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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.


Position Announcement

Title: Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Outreach Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is seeking a talented individual passionate about assisting municipalities to address climate change through climate mitigation, adaptation and resiliency actions. The Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Outreach Specialist will work with the Clean Energy Communities team to assist communities throughout the Southern Tier in becoming certified Climate Smart Communities. This position will actively work with existing Climate Smart Communities task forces in the Southern Tier in addition to educating other municipalities about the benefits of working with the program. The individual will also be responsible for implementing a pilot program to recruit and train volunteers as “Climate Stewards” who would then work with elected officials to promote climate smart actions.

Position Description:

The occupant of this position will be responsible for providing direct assistance to municipalities in completing a number of actions including: Greenhouse House Gas Inventories, Climate Action Plans, Natural Resource Inventories, Climate Vulnerability Assessments, and more. We require an individual with strong experience in GIS, an understanding of issues related to climate adaptation and resiliency, and the ability to recruit and train volunteers to work with communities to accomplish a wide range of climate-related activities. The requirements for the position are listed in the accompanying position description but additional questions about the specific job duties and responsibilities may be directed to Terry Carroll, Clean Energy Communities Program Manager at tc629@cornell.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of transferrable relevant experience, in community development, city and regional planning, natural resources, environmental science, sustainability, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software including use of the Internet, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with co-workers, advisors, community members and project partners.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools and methods.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which occasionally includes evenings and weekends.

This is a part-time, 30 hours per week,  benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $18.00-$20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Application: Individuals interested in this position should apply online. For a full description and link to apply visit: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Climate-Adaptation-and-Resiliency-Outreach-Specialist---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00024834

All applications must be received on-line by Cornell University by March 11, 2021


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 chj7@cornell.edu. 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:  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/SNAP-Ed-Nutritionist---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00024092. Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2020.


Position Announcement

Title: RYS Assistant Coordinator

Responsibilities: This individual will assist the Rural Youth Services (RYS) Program Coordinator with program coordination responsibilities for the RYS Program. RYS Programs are community and school-based programs that provide 4-H Youth Development to youth throughout Tompkins County. This person will work closely with the RYS Coordinator and Tompkins County Youth Services Department liaisons to manage RYS youth programs. This individual will support program educators who deliver programs to youth.

This individual will assist in the management and direction of a small volunteer base and will assist in coordinating a youth workforce development program across several communities. This individual will also provide oversight for transportation management and logistics, providing support for the 4-H Youth Development van fleet.

This individual receives ongoing support and supervision from and is accountable to the Rural Youth Services Coordinator and 4-H Youth and Community Development Issue Leader.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Associate’s Degree and experience relevant to the role of the position. A GED/High School Diploma plus 1 year of transferrable skills/experience may substitute for an Associate’s Degree. Ability to meet background check requirements. Ability to meet motor vehicle check requirements and ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include weekends and or evenings as appropriate. Highly organized and motivated. Strong teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to manage complex systems. Computer skills: high level of word processing, spreadsheets, database and internet software. Demonstrated ability to perform advanced MS Excel and database functions including creating, manipulating, reporting, and maintaining electronic spreadsheets and databases. Ability to use good judgement in work situations. Ability to create and manage complex budgets with multiple funding sources, including grants. Ability to collaborate and work effectively with stakeholders. Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and with electronic technology and be able to apply those skills to grant writing and/or review. Appreciate,respect and embrace diversity and inclusion in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers and the public (including rural populations). Ability and willingness to drive CCE 12-passenger van after training. Ability to work as a team member with local planning groups, schools, professionals and support staff, youth, parents, volunteers,and representative of other community agencies and organizations. Ability to handle administrative details, to work under pressure, and organize work into priorities with emphasis on effective time management. Demonstrated ability to work independently, and work effectively as a team member. 

    Inquiries: Questions in advance of application should be directed to Shelley Lester Rural Youth Services Coordinator,607-272-2292 or email sjl44@cornell.edu

    Application: Individuals interested in this position should apply online. A link to the full position description and application process is available at: A full position description and link to apply is available at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. The posting will remain open until we have a suitable pool of candidates


    Position Announcement

    Title: 4-H Urban Outreach Educator 

    Responsibilities: This individual will deliver a community-based 4-H youth development program which focuses on safe, educational, and fun activities within an after-school setting at West Village in Ithaca, NY. S/he will manage/facilitate the delivery of youth services that address locally developed priorities. 4-H activities include homework and literacy tutoring, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) recreation and life skills, arts and crafts, multicultural education, and community service projects, among many others. S/he is responsible for providing input to program planning and development and for implementing activities to youth ages 5-12.

    This individual will recruit, train and provide supervision to college students, and interns, and guide volunteers and parents to implement a wide range of hands-on learning activities for youth. Additional responsibilities include record keeping, writing reports, collecting data, communicating with families, developing relationships with community partners, coordinate buses for field trips, buying supplies, preparing and leading activities, preparing snacks, developing schedules and fliers, and assist in soliciting donations and fundraising activities.

    Must have competency in Word and Excel. Ability to drive 12 passenger van.

    This position provides youth with programming after school and will include some night and weekend programming. Planning and office hours are flexible.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree plus 4 years transferable relevant evidence based research experience or a Master’s Degree. Ability to motivate, develop and relate to youth and the ability to recruit participants for programs. Ability to organize, implement, and teach informal educational programs to a wide variety of youth.

    Hours/Benefits: Position is part-time (20 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 Megan Tifft, 4-H and Community Development Association Issue Leader, 607-272-2292 or email megan.tifft@cornell.edu

    Application: Individuals interested in this position should apply online. A link to the full position description and application process is available at: A full position description and link to apply is available at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. The posting will remain open until we have a suitable pool of candidates


    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 sjl44@cornell.edu.

    To Apply: Individuals interested in this position must apply on-line. A full position description and link to apply is available at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage. 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 February 17, 2021