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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Indy Li and Taile Mugambee at the Beyond the Box Job Fair
Image by Diane Duthie

You'll find our staff out in the community...

Nancy Potter (right) tabling at a housing project event
Image by Sandy Repp

meeting our neighbors...

tabling at Juneteenth; Gibrian Hagood (left) with CCE interns Abby Yatsko (right) and (unknown)
Image by Sandy Repp

and sharing information about what we do.

meeting about CHANCE program in Room C at CCE
Image by Sandy Repp

Back at CCE-Tompkins, we're planning new programs...

Role playing in the Dec. 2015 Family Development Credential training.
Image by Sandy Repp

leading workshops...

Carole Fisher presenting on Radon to a group during Radon Event
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and classes...

Adam Michaelides at Compost Booth at Home Builders show
Image by Kenneth McLauren

and creating resources to share with the community.

Anna Steinkraus (standing) facilitates a parenting skills discussion, Ithaca NY
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We work with adults...

Seed to Table group with Josh Dolan & Emma Frisch, Summer 2014

and with youth...

primitive pursuits camping

in a wide variety of settings.


All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system (see information at left). We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.

Position Announcement

Title: Preschool program Coordinator and Camp Director

Ithaca Forest Preschool Coordinator/Educator - Application deadline: 4/1/21

Ithaca Forest Preschool (IFP) is one of the longest running "Forest pre-schools" in the country and is a program of CCETC, in partnership with the 4-H Primitive Pursuits program. We are seeking an individual to take on the leadership for this program, which continues through the summer as a week long summer camp, Growing Wild.

Applicants should: have experience providing educational experienced for young children in the outdoors: be able to demonstrate an understanding of how experiences in nature are beneficial for children; and should be comfortable and enthusiastic about leading outdoor programs through all the seasons and in all types of weather. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are guiding principles for IFP, and individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional training in specific outdoor skills and professional development opportunities will be provided as necessary.

Ability to arrive at programming sites reliably each day is a  requirement of the position. During the school year typical program educator hours are 8-1, Monday- Thursday, with additional hours for administrative responsibilities being more flexible. During the summer camp season, program times are longer and run Monday-Friday.

More information about Ithaca Forest Preschool can be found here and more information about the qualifications and responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

Position commitment ranges from a 30 hrs./wk. position up to a full-time position. Benefits are included. Pay rate starts at $15-$18.50/hr., commensurate with experience.

More information is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent (Associates Degree and 2 years transferrable/ functional experience).
  • Minimum of years’ experience in outdoor and nature program delivery, administration, program management, or related field.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with racially and culturally diverse audiences and across organizations and sectors through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional and electronic tools and methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service, outreach and marketing.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and sustaining respectful working relationships with people from different racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, email, internet and social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of racial and cultural equity & Inclusion
  • Experience in working effectively in collective team efforts.
  • Experience in directing and collaborating with volunteers and interns.
  • Ability to identify and utilize local resources from the community.
  • Former experience in Nature-connection affiliated schools and specific skill sets related nature awareness and survival skills educational programming.
  • Be able to participate in rigorous outdoor physical education activities.
  • Willingness to cope with all types of weather conditions.


Position Announcement

Title: Human Resources Manager

The primary responsibilities for this position are: Overall direction of Human Resources in relation to changing legislation, development and revision of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE Tompkins) policies and procedures, Human Resource Information System (HRIS) implementation and use, creation and revision of position descriptions, and development of other Association wide systems and processes related to HR. This person will be the primary Administrator for Human Resources related issues, Association policy implementation and interpretation, and implementation of changing employment related legislation. This person will serve as a resource for management and employees in all areas related to Human Resources, including but not limited to: staff development and training, recruitment, workplace investigations, performance management, and personnel issues. This person will provide supervision for the Operations Coordinator II for HR.


  • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent (Associates Degree and 2 years’ functional experience).
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Human Resources or Business Management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop policy and/or procedure related to employment law.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a management team.
  • Experience promoting equity and inclusion and working within a diverse community.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or Business Management.
  • SHRM and/or HRCI Certifications.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization or academic environment.

Hours/Benefits: Position is part-time (30 hours/week) and includes full benefit package including health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance and more.

Inquiries: Questions in advance of application should be directed to Karen Yearwood, Operations Effectiveness Manager, 607-272-2292 or email

Application: Individuals interested in this position should apply on-line. A link to the full position description and application process is available at: 0025173

The posting will remain open until we have a suitable pool of candidates.

Position Announcement

Title: SNAP-ED Nutritionist 

Would you like a job supporting your local community to have healthier diets and more active lifestyles? The SNAP-Ed New York - Southern Finger Lakes Region is currently seeking a full-time SNAP-Ed Nutritionist to be based in CCE Tompkins County. 

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for leading the delivery of educational programming to improve healthy food and physical activity choices among families and individuals of all age groups who are eligible for SNAP. We are looking to attract a diverse range of applicants including those who may not have any of the “preferred” qualifications but who bring other life experiences or transferable skills, and are interested in developing professionally.

Core Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree plus 2 years transferable experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings.
  • Ability and desire to work with diverse populations of all ages.
  • An interest in designing and delivering online classes.

This position is full-time, a salary of $20 per hour, and includes a full benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.

Inquiries: Questions in advance of application should be directed to Chris Kai Jones Academic Partnerships & Community Well-Being Coordinator, at 607-272-2292 or email Please include a phone number where you can be reached.

Application: Individuals interested in this position should apply online. For a full position description and link to apply visit: Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2020.

Position Announcement 

Title: Dryden OURS Senior Program Manager

Responsibilities: This individual will coordinate and facilitate a community- and school-based 4-Hyouth development program for a specific town within Tompkins County and in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. This individual is responsible for directing a New York State Certified Summer Camp in Groton to resume in 2021. This person will implement educational youth programs that address locally developed priorities, using materials developed and/or identified by the 4H Issue Leader. This person is responsible for the planning (under direction of Issue Leader), implementation, and data collection for evaluation of innovative approaches to reach youth and families and to build community-wide support for youth and families.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent education. (BS/BA + 4 yrs. transferrable relevant evidence based research experience. Experience working effectively with middle and secondary school-age youth; Ability to identify needs of youth, particularly youth in at-risk environments.Excellent teaching skills that are effective in a variety of settings.

Minimum Salary: $19.03/hour

Hours/Benefits:Position is full-time (40 hours/week) and includes full benefit package including health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance and more.

Inquiries:Questions in advance of application should be directed to Shelley Lester, Rural Youth Services Coordinator, 607-272-2292 or email

To Apply: Individuals interested in this position must apply on-line. A full position description and link to apply is available at: The posting will remain open until June 16 2020 or until we have a suitable pool of candidates. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.

Last updated April 7, 2021