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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 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:


Family & Community Educator

The Family and Community Educator will assist in the development and implementation of grant-funded parenting education projects, will implement evaluation tools, and assist with administrative tasks for the program. S/he is responsible for delivering community-based family programming for parenting skills, parent/child interaction, and family social support, of all family forms, including biological and adoptive parents, custodial and non-custodial parents, relative caregivers, and foster parents. This person collaborates with existing community-based organizations for optimal learning opportunities. S/he is part of the CCETC Family & Community Development team for overall planning, professional development, evaluation and reporting.

This community-based education program utilizes current research and the most appropriate practices to strengthen familial bonds between parents/caregivers and their children. The program is for all families with the intention of involving parents who have higher risk factors for child abuse and other domestic violence. Parents will be integral in determining the specific on-site parent/child programming and parenting education topics through parenting workshops, family and life skills workshops (e.g., nutrition, health, financial management, household management), home visits, information and referral about community resources and support services. The family development approach engages parents in setting realistic goals and identifying their strengths, needs, and community support services. Positive outcomes of the program will improve parenting skills, parent/caregiver and child interaction, family social supports, and family self-sufficiency.

For a full position description and the online application, visit:  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Family-and-Community-Educator---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00028249


Payment for Ecosystem Services Educator

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Educator is responsible for assisting with the development of a Tompkins county-wide pilot ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ (PES) program as well as creating and disseminating educational programming and materials in support of this and similar programs for agricultural and landowner audiences. Works under the direction of the Agriculture and Horticulture Issue Leader and with support and guidance from the Finger Lakes Payment for Ecosystem Services Work Team (‘PES Work Team’). Responsible for representing the Association and Program to the public, agricultural stakeholders, government officials, and Cornell University. May work as a team member in addressing local, regional and statewide programming priorities.

For a full position description and the online application, visit  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Payment-for-Ecosystem-Services-Educator---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00027983


Family Resource Connections Tompkins Program Director

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC) Family Resource Connection Tompkins Program Director will assist in the development of educational strategies to implement grant funded family and community development programs. The director will support and guide a team to implement a three-year grant. The director will develop relationships with community organizations and members to develop strategies to meet the needs of families in fragile situations. Director will assist in structuring programs to meet the needs of diverse program participants. Director will serve as subject matter resource in Family and Community Development to meet the goals of a New York State Office of Children and Family Service 3 year grant (August 1, 2021-July 31, 2024). They are part of the CCETC Family and Community Development team for overall planning, professional development, evaluation and reporting.

This community-based education program utilizes current research and the most appropriate practices to strengthen familial bonds between parents/caregivers and their children. The program is for all families with the intention of involving parents who have higher risk factors for child abuse and other domestic violence. The family development approach engages parents in setting realistic goals and identifying their strengths, needs, and community support services. Positive outcomes of the program will improve protective factors including parenting skills, parent/caregiver and child interactions, family social supports and family self-sufficiency.

For a full position description and the online application, visit  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Family-Resource-Connection-Tompkins-Program-Director---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00027701


Two Generation Family and Community Educator

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Two Generation Family Educator is responsible for assisting to develop, delivering, and evaluating educational programs in two – generation parent and child programming. This position will be part of a program working at Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County (CCETC) on the Institutional Challenge Grant, Protecting Vulnerable Families and Children in the Crosshairs of the Opioid Epidemic: A Research-Practice Partnership in Upstate New York, funded through the William T Grant Foundation. This project will, in partnership with the Cornell Fellows, work closely with community partner agencies in order to gain first-hand experience in how to implement two-generation parent and child programming, how to craft research agendas and products that are relevant to the community, and develop a replicable model for research/practice partnerships, with this position playing a key role in outreach to the community and direct education. This person will provide a strong connection between Association programs and initiatives and the communities they will impact.

For a full position description and the online application, visit  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Two-Generation-Family-and-Community-Educator---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00027703


Primitive Pursuits Client Services Coordinator

  • This is a full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position
  • All applications must be received on-line by October 12, 2021
  • Learn more and apply online: Client Services Coordinator

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County Client Services Coordinator will be responsible for customer communication, correspondence, record keeping, facility rental, and enrollment and registration while supporting the administrative efforts of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Primitive Pursuits program. The majority of this support will come from implementing client relations management software, managing spreadsheets, cultivating communication with clients, intake coordinating and maintaining accurately detailed accounts and reports. This person will also provide administrative support to fundraising and marketing projects in the program.

For a full position description and the online application, visit  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Client-Services-Coordinator---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00027549


Rural Youth Services Danby Subject Educator

  • This is a part-time, 35 hr/week, benefits-eligible non-exempt position.
  • Applications will remain open until June 21, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and apply online: RYS Danby Subject Educator Posting & Application

The Rural Youth Services Danby Subject Educator will deliver a community and school-based youth development program, in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. This person will deliver educational youth programs that address locally developed priorities, using materials developed and/or identified by the 4-H 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.


This person receives on-going support and supervision from and is accountable to the Sr. Administrator for Rural Youth Services, the 4H Issue Leader, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC) Board as the employer. CCETC committees may also provide program guidance and policy decisions. This person receives guidance from the local Youth Commission to implement and evaluate the program. This position will supervise 3 program assistants and direct volunteers and interns to meet program needs.

For a full position description and to apply online, visit: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Rural-Youth-Services-Danby-Subject-Educator---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00026315


Environment Issue Leader

  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
  • Application deadline: The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and apply online: Environment Issue Leader Posting & Application

The Environment Issue Leader is responsible for providing leadership for the environment program area and serves as a member of the organization’s Leadership Team. Environment program area leadership includes supervision and programming support for environment team staff who provide education related to composting, climate change and resilience, energy, transportation, water resources and workforce readiness for green jobs.

In addition, the Issue Leader shall develop and deliver programs in one of the following: Energy, Climate Change and Climate Resiliency, Environmental Justice, Water Quality and Quantity--recognizing that the issues are often cross-cutting. They shall engage with, develop and facilitate local community groups, networks, and partnerships to address at least one of these high-priority topics. The work includes facilitating awareness, education and critical analyses of pressing and emerging public issues to achieve better-informed decisions and actions.

This person connects with other associations, Cornell faculty, and regional teams to develop collaborative projects and conduct research related to Extension’s mission and priority community issues.

The Environment Issue Leader shall provide a broad range of high-level administrative direction and management functions for program area. This person is responsible for securing program funds and effective management of resources available to the program unit including maximizing the use of resources to bolster community and economic development. They are responsible for assuring accountability and equity and inclusions standards are met within the program unit and, as a member of the Leadership Team, across the association.

This person represents the association with the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University in achieving the vision and mission of the association.

This person 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 Environment Program Advisory Committee, Board of Directors and the Executive Director, and with support from other members of the Association Leadership Team.

For a full position description and to apply online, visit  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Environment-Issue-Leader---Ithaca--NY_WDR-00026178


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 October 19, 2021