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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Indy Li and Taile Mugambee at the Beyond the Box Job Fair
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You'll find our staff out in the community...

Nancy Potter (right) tabling at a housing project event
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meeting our neighbors...

tabling at Juneteenth; Gibrian Hagood (left) with CCE interns Abby Yatsko (right) and (unknown)
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and sharing information about what we do.

meeting about CHANCE program in Room C at CCE
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Back at CCE-Tompkins, we're planning new programs...

Role playing in the Dec. 2015 Family Development Credential training.
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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
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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.

Jobs

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.


Temporary Positions [Apply through CCE-Tompkins]

Nutrition Educator

Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York is looking for a full-time, dynamic nutrition educator to facilitate interactive and fun educational workshops that support healthy eating and active living on a budget with families and youth eligible for SNAP in Tompkins County. This is a temporary position, with the possibility of becoming a regular full-time position in the new fiscal year (October 1, 2019).  More details in the Position Announcement (PDF).  Salary starts at $18.00 per hour, with higher rate possibly available depending on qualifications. Resume review will begin on March 6, 2019.


Current Openings [Apply through Cornell]

Agriculture Issue Leader

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, review of applications will begin March 28, 2019. The Agriculture Issue Leader is responsible for providing in-depth program leadership for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the agriculture and horticulture program area of the association. In addition, this person shall develop and deliver programs in a specific subject of broad importance to the Agricultural program area (Agriculture Economic Development, Food Systems, Ag & the Environment (e.g. climate smart agriculture, carbon farming, water issues, etc.) and Farmland Protection); and shall provide a broad range of high level administrative direction and management functions for programs and the staff within them. This person is responsible for securing program funds and effective management of resources available to the program unit. S/he is responsible for assuring that accountability and affirmative action requirements are met within the program unit and across the association. This person will engage with, develop and facilitate local community groups, networks, partnerships, and collaborations. S/he will engage public and private organizations to address high priority issues and maximize effective use of community resources to bolster community and economic development across the region.This person connects with other associations, Cornell faculty, and regional teams to develop collaborative projects and to conduct research related to Extension mission, priority programs and community issues.This person represents the association with the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University in achieving the vision and mission of the association.Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Ken Schlather, Executive Director, 607-272-2292, ks47@cornell.edu. This position is full-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Community Ag/Local Foods Awareness Educator

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, review of applications will begin April 24, 2019. The Community Ag/Local Foods Awareness Educator will:

  • Assist with developing and providing delivery of educational programming in the field of community agriculture and local foods awareness.
  • Assist the Agriculture Issue Leader to coordinate with county and town government, and with local agricultural and environmental groups and agencies to identify issues of concern to agriculture producers and local communities and help develop action plans to address key needs.
  • Assist with gathering relevant information and data to prepare agriculture status reports to share with key stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Support the work of the Tompkins County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board in implementing the goals of the Tompkins County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan.
  • Work with all towns on matters related to farming and land use, supports the work of town agriculture committees where they are operating.
  • Assist Issue Leader in securing grants to help implement county and town agriculture goals, and works closely with local agriculture organizations such as Farm Bureau, Tompkins County Soil & Water District, USDA NRCS and others serving the agriculture community.
  • Collaborate with Agriculture and Food Business Development staff and Nutrition staff, and key stakeholder groups in the county to support local food systems, identifying issues of concern for both producers and consumers and working with all parties to address key needs.
  • A key function of this position is to increase public understanding and appreciation of agricultures’ contributions to the local economy, local foods, and the environment by coordinating local farm and food tours, Ag awareness events and educational programs, panels and forums, media outreach and publications.
  • This individual is a member of the Agriculture and Horticulture team of CCE Tompkins and will work closely with nutrition and 4-H ag educators.
  • Works with the regional dairy and field crops team serving Tompkins County, and with relevant Cornell faculty and staff.The position may supervise students, staff and volunteers.

Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Matthew LeRoux, Interim Agriculture Team Leader, 607-272-2292, mnl28@cornell.edu. This position is full-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Energy Warriors Educator

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, review of applications will begin April 8, 2019. Energy Warriors is an educational program of CCE designed to introduce youth presently residing in juvenile facilities of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to the science of Green Energy and sustainability. Youth who have successfully participated in the program upon release, work with the Reentry educator to connect through job placements, apprenticeships, further education and paid internships to the Green job sector.  The Energy Warriors Educator will be responsible for implementing the delivery of the training curriculum at each OCFS site. Energy Warriors educators will promote program objectives and plans to OCFS staff and youth. Additionally, Energy Warriors educator will assist the Program Coordinator in activities to promote the program to local community leaders and discover best practices for successful program delivery. Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Aloja Airewele, Energy Warriors Program Coordinator, 607-272-2292, aaa247@cornell.edu. This position is part-time (30 hours/week) and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Horticulture Program Assistant

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, review of applications will begin March 20, 2019. Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative garden educator to implement the work plan of the horticulture program. Duties include: Delivery of educational programs in the field of home and community horticulture, addressing topics such as: ecological gardening, food gardening, ornamentals, managing pests and invasive species, climate smart gardening, and other garden and homestead related topics.This person helps arrange and deliver public workshops and garden tours focused on educating the public and volunteers about suitable plants and sustainable gardening practices.They will work closely with the supervisor to engage volunteers, including Master Gardeners and Seed to Supper volunteers, in program delivery and community service projects. Also, this person interacts with CCETC nutrition and youth educators, Cornell Horticulture staff, and community organizations/groups interested in ornamental and food gardening to collaborate on program outreach. This person provides support for answering gardening questions, identifying plants and pests, and processing soil samples, contributes content for the Garden Post newsletter and the CCETC Horticulture Program website, and uses a variety of outreach methods for delivery of current garden information.  Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Jennie Cramer, Horticulture Program Manager, 607-272-2292, jrc10@cornell.edu. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Summer Day Camp Director, 4-H Primitive Pursuits Program (temporary with benefits)

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. The Summer Day Camp Director will oversee most aspects of staffing, programming, and camper relations for our summer camp season. Duties include staff hiring and training, site and resource organization and program management. Responsibilities include directing staff trainings, weekly staff planning meetings, managing camper information and groupings, maintaining fiscal records and working within a budget, maintaining camp resources and supplies, and interacting with parents, campers, staff and administration as needed. The director is accountable for the overall management of the program and are specifically responsible for personnel management, program development and health and safety management in accordance with NYS Health Department and Cornell Cooperative Extension policies. This position are approximately 9 months and exact dates are negotiable. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Sarah Birnbaum, Primitive Pursuits Program Director, 607-272-2292, sb2275@cornell.edu. Scheduled hours will be 20 hours/week from January to April and 40 hours/week from April to September. This position is benefits eligible for the duration of the role.


Transportation Educator, Way2Go

This posting will remain open until we have a suitable candidate pool. Seeking a community facilitator and educator to foster transportation equity and sustainability across the county and region. The Transportation Educator will part of the Way2Go team doing community mobility education by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Way2Go's mission is to expand access to transportation by connecting people to existing options and helping develop new community solutions. The selected candidate will engage a diverse range of community members and successfully employ an array of strategies to increase awareness of transportation options while promoting cultural change, policy change, and new service development. Work includes facilitating dialogue and partnerships between transportation stakeholders and other sectors including housing, human services, health care, education and food, to highlight and engage transportation as a key social determinant of health. Position is full-time and includes full benefit package. The position has flexible hours, with some possibility of working from home as part of the schedule.  Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Dawn Montanye, Way2Go Team Leader, dm773@cornell.edu.

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.

Contact

Theresa Emerick
Human Resources Manager
tee1@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext.136

Last updated April 17, 2019