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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.



Current Openings [Apply through Cornell]


Agriculture Issue Leader

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. 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. 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.


Food Business Development Program Manager

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Key position providing technical assistance and program leadership to help small food and beverage manufacturing businesses grow to reach wholesale markets. The Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network (FLRPnet) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County are partnering to pilot a food manufacturing sector development program. The Director of the Food Processing Business Incubation Program (FoodBIP) is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a dynamic outreach and technical assistance network. The Director will also curate an online database, adding current resource information such as co-packer capacity, distribution networks, companies offering package design, etc. FoodBIP is a business development program, targeting farm-based and factory-based food and beverage manufacturers. By connecting businesses with regional assets and technical assistance, FoodBIP will create an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the food sector and a regional identity as a good place to grow a food manufacturing business. Program goals include creating good jobs and careers, and fostering business investment in this rural region.

Ideal candidate will have food manufacturing knowledge, economic development experience, and commitment to revitalization of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. You must be an organized self-starter with the ability to develop and manage an innovative program to help small food and beverage processors expand to reach regional wholesale markets. You must thrive on connecting with business people to help them succeed. The initial contract is for a one year 1 FTE position serving 9 counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York. The position is based in Ithaca, however the Director may operate flexibly out of other locations in the region.

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 the application process should be directed to Ken Schlather, CCE-Tompkins Executive Director, 607-272-2292, ks47@cornell.edu. Questions about the position in advance of applying should be directed to Martha Armstrong, VP, Tompkins County Area Development, 607-272-0005 or email marthaa@tcad.org. This position is full-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Rural Youth Services Subject Educator (Danby)

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Deliver a community- and school-based 4-H youth development program for the town of Danby, in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. Deliver educational youth programs that address locally developed priorities, using materials developed and/or identified by the 4-H Issue Leader. Responsible for the planning, implementation, and data collection for evaluation of innovative approaches to reach youth and families and to build community-wide support for youth and families. 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 Shelley Lester, Rural Youth Services Coordinator, 607-272-2292 or email sjl44@cornell.edu. This position is full-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


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 November 4, 2019