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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
Image by Sandy Repp

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
Image by Sandy Repp

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.

Current Openings [Apply through Cornell]

Nutrition Issue Leader

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County seeks a Nutrition Issue Leader to provide innovative leadership for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the association’s nutrition education and food security initiatives, including SNAP-Ed, EFNEP and Healthy Food for All. The Nutrition Issue Leader is part of the association’s Leadership Team, sharing responsibilities for overall association programming, governance, and operations.

The successful candidate will connect with local and regional coalitions, other Extension associations, Cornell faculty, and regional teams to develop collaborative projects and to conduct research related to Extension mission, priority programs and community issues. The successful candidate will also engage public and private organizations to address high priority issues and maximize effective use of community resources to improve community food security. This includes leadership for regional Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) strategies that promote health and prevent or postpone the onset of diet-related chronic disease among the SNAP population in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Yates counties.

The Nutrition Issue Leader represents the association with the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University in achieving the vision and mission of the association. The Nutrition Issue Leader is supervised by the Executive Director, operates as an educational and managerial professional, and is subject to association policies. Guidance and direction are provided by the Program advisory committee, Board of Directors, and with support from the association's Leadership Team. The Nutrition Issue Leader supervises a team of program managers, educators and volunteers working in collaboration with staff in Agriculture/Horticulture, Environment, 4-H, Family & Community Development issue areas.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County serves our community’s diverse needs through responsive programs run by committed and passionate staff. With about 250 employees and over a thousand volunteers, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County strengthens youth, adults, families and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Our office offers a friendly work environment that welcomes all forms of diversity, and places a value on work-life balance. It is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Read the Position Announcement for more information. For a full position description and link to apply visit Questions about this position before applying should be directed to Ken Schlather, Executive Director, 607-272-2292, 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.

Last updated January 23, 2020