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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]

4-H Urban Outreach Educator

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The 4-H Urban Outreach Educator 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.  This position provides youth with programming after school and will include some night and weekend programming. Planning and office hours are flexible. 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 Megan Tifft, 4-H and Community Development Association Issue Leader, 607-272-2292 or email megan.tifft@cornell.edu.  This position is part-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


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.


Children's Horticulture Outreach Educator

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, resume review will begin on August 26, 2019. This individual will be responsible for assistance with development, delivery, and evaluation of outreach programming for preschool-age children in Tompkins County. Programming topics may include horticulture, environmental education, ecology, art, science, and play. The Outreach Educator’s responsibilities include planning (under the supervision of Subject Educator III and Issue Leader), implementation and evaluating (under guidance of Subject Educator III) preschool programs to ensure that program goals are met.  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 Erin Marteal, Subject Educator III, 607-319-4203 or email enm6@cornell.edu. This position is part-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.


Primitive Pursuits Program Coordinator

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, resume review will begin on August 26, 2019. The Program Coordinator is responsible for direct program delivery and for assisting in all aspects of coordinating programs at schools, public events, 4-H Acres and other venues throughout the school year, as well as preparing for organizing and delivering summer camp programs. This position also involves program delivery, filling in for other educators when they are absent or there are staff vacancies. Significant areas of responsibility include communicating with schools and representatives of other organizations to arrange programs, managing a program calendar, assisting the program directors with assigning and coordinating instructor teams, and providing input toward creating new programs that broaden the educational mission of the organization in service to a diverse community, as well as assisting with summer camp coverage (direct education) as needed.In addition, this position is responsible for creating and following excellent customer service practices in all interactions, and for being a spokesperson and marketer of 4-H programs in his/her interactions. 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 Sarah Birnbaum, Primitive Pursuits Program Leader, 607-272-2292 or email sb2275@cornell.edu. This position is part-time and includes full benefit package including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement.


Wilderness Instructor, Primitive Pursuits

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however, resume review will begin on August 26, 2019. The role of this position is to deliver experiential educational programs related to outdoor survival skills to youth.This position collaborates with other Primitive Pursuits educators to educate groups of youth in ways to explore natural areas, away from facilities and without modern gear, engaging them in self-directed inquiry into basic, personal and group survival.This position’s key role in this task will be mentoring youth in naturalist skills and knowledge, promoting stewardship and building healthful relationships in the outdoor environment. 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 Melissa Blake, Primitive Pursuits Youth Program Director, 607-272-2292 or email mjm463@cornell.edu. This position is part-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 August 15, 2019