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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Volunteers with the Beautification Brigade care for a planting near the Ithaca Commons in 2021.

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...

Workshop participants dis an "Irish Lazy Bed" for potatoes, in a workshop with Chrys Gardener (red hat), horticulture program educator at CCE-Tompkins (March 2013).
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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 regular employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system(see information at left). Instructions for applying to temporary positions will be provided in the position announcement. We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.

Cornell Cooperative Extension 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. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions

Human Resources Coordinator

This position will serve as Human Resources Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County. Working closely with the HR Team, this position will be responsible for the coordination of HR functions including hiring processes; conducting background checks via established protocol; orientation processes; payroll and benefits functions; insurance processes (i.e. Workers Compensation, Unemployment); updating digital and paper HR information systems and ensuring appropriate document retention; maintaining and streamlining digital HR processes, and other duties as assigned.

The HR Coordinator will work with the HR team to coordinate all aspects of summer camp HR processes and will work closely with 4-H staff to ensure hiring, orientation, payroll and termination of summer staff is completed on time and in accordance with established protocol and timelines. This position requires substantial in-office work to complete digital and paper filing, onboard new employees, and receive and process paperwork.

  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
  • The search will remain open until May 11, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Compensation starts at $21.63/hour, depending on experience.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE

Interim Executive Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. Rooted in every county of the state, CCE Associations bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York state families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

CCE Tompkins County is a NYS subordinate governmental agency, under the oversight of Cornell University, with an annual operating budget of eight million dollars, with approximately 130 staff and 630 volunteers.

The Interim Executive Director provides overall leadership for the Association and sets local program priorities in collaboration with the Board of Directors. This position also ensures equitable, diverse, and inclusive programs and practices, operational compliance and risk management, fiscal oversight, and effective people management. The Interim Executive Director successfully navigates competing priorities while also building and maintaining tactful, collaborative relationships with multiple audiences. Responsibilities also include managing accreditation, compliance and audit review, annual budgeting, strategic recruiting and succession planning, improving external relations with key stakeholders and funders, strategic planning and risk mitigation. This position can sometimes be “hands-on” with no task too big or too small to tackle, helping to ensure constituents value the expertise and vital work of CCE Tompkins County.

This position will be located onsite in the CCE Tompkins County office. This position will be a two-year appointment with possibility of extension. The appointment is an at-will appointment and thus is subject to performance, need for the position, and the availability of funds.

  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
  • The search will remain open until May 11, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found. 
  • Compensation starts at $95,000/year, depending on experience.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE.

4-H Issue Leader

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County 4-H Issue Leader is responsible for the overall high-level program and administrative leadership, direction, and management of all 4-H Youth Development (4-H) educational programming. The Issue Leader serves as a member of the organization’s Leadership Team and will provide overall leadership for the application of subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies for the assigned areas of programming.

The Issue Leader will provide leadership and direction in the procurement of program support funds and the effective management of the 4-H resources and staff. They will develop program evaluation tools and provide leadership for program assessment and analysis in assigned program areas including, but not limited to Rural Youth Services, After-School Programs, 4-H Clubs, Primitive Pursuits, and 4-H Community Outreach. In addition, this position will be responsible for development and oversight of any other programming that is directly related to youth and their families.

The Issue Leader will participate in and encourage connections with other county associations regional teams, and Cornell and other Land Grant University faculty in developing collaborative projects and conducting applied research related to Cooperative Extension’s mission and strategically important community issues. This position will ensure that the 4-H educational programs reflect the diversity of people in Tompkins County and is accountable for assuring the equity and inclusion standards are met within the program unit, and, as a member of the Leadership Team, across the association. As a representative of the association with the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University, the Issue Leader ensures the program areas conform to the objectives and mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension and this Association. Guidance and direction are provided by the 4-H Program Committee, Board of Directors, and the Executive Director, with support from other members of the Association Leadership Team.

  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
  • The search will remain open until May 2, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE.

Groton Camp Hiring For Summer 2022

Groton Camp is now seeking staff for the Summer 2022 season! Learn more and apply online at the links below:



Primitive Pursuits Day Camp Hiring For Summer 2022

Looking to spend your summer connecting with like-minded people and youth in the outdoors? Consider working in the woods with us! With an exceptional core of seasoned year-round staff, low instructor to student ratios and a supportive environment, a job with Primitive Pursuits offers many opportunities to grow and master valuable skills. Learn more and apply online at the links below:


Cornell Cooperative Extension 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.

Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last updated May 10, 2022