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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

Facilities Coordinator

Under the general supervision of the Operations Effectiveness Manager (OEM), the Facilities Coordinator has primary responsibility for maintaining the grounds and physical facilities to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, participants, and the public at the CCE-Tompkins Education Center. The position also provides support and guidance for the facilities representatives at the 4-H Acres and Arnot Forest locations as well as the commercial kitchens.

The position also assists in overall facilities management under the guidance of the Supervisor; position provides coordination and oversight for contractors who clean, remove snow, and perform landscaping; drafts bids, contacts contractors, and provides coordination and oversight for contractors on major improvement projects; performs minor maintenance tasks, such as repairs, painting, light bulb replacement, fire extinguisher maintenance, and other tasks. In addition, the position monitors the cleanliness, appearance, and safety of the facilities and makes recommendations to their supervisor and the Board Facilities committee for improvements. The Facilities Coordinator is also responsible for preparation of facilities for meetings, rentals, & events; snow removal from walkways and entrances; maintenance of equipment; set up/breakdown; and coordinating facility needs with the Leadership Team and/or designated staff and volunteers.

This position is responsible for managing and coordinating OSHA/NY Public Employee Safety & Health (PESH) safety regulations under the guidance of the Supervisor and the Executive Director. The position will serve as Safety Officer, serve on the Safety Committee, and provide safety training as needed to staff.

Contact CCE Tompkins HR at Tompkins-HR@cornell.edu with questions.

  • Compensation starts at $23.75 /hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Associate's degree or  equivalent education (High School/GED and 2 years related experience).
  • This is a part-time, 30 hour per week, benefits-eligible non-exempt position.
  • The search will remain open until October 13, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

PowerHouse Educator

The PowerHouse Educator will be directly responsible for managing Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC)’s tiny home PowerHouse to provide clean energy education to multiple audiences in Tompkins County and surrounding counties in the region. This person will build relationships and work collaboratively with community partners to ensure the success of the program.

This person will use the tiny home and existing curricula and materials, revise these materials, and develop new materials and curricula, to engage students and adults in energy- and climate-change-related education in Tompkins County and the surrounding region. Engagement will be held in schools, libraries, and other community venues. The person will build and manage relationships with community partners, provide information for generating invoices and receipts for fee-for-service work. The person will work closely with other members of the CCETC Energy & Climate Change team to support other projects with the PowerHouse, when appropriate. The position requires a high degree of independent judgment, adaptability, and ability to learn from experience and enhance the programming.

The position is responsible for safely transporting the PowerHouse to all events, using a dedicated truck for this purpose, as well as setting up and breaking down after events. The person is responsible for all aspects of maintaining the PowerHouse and truck, including regular cleaning, and occasional painting and repairs.

This person works under the Get Your GreenBack Tompkins Program Leader to implement programs, supervises volunteers and interns and possibly one educator, and attends meetings as relevant to the position. This person also serves as a member of the CCETC Energy & Climate Change Team and develops working relationships with other staff working at CCETC.  Contact Karim Beers at kwb6@cornell.edu with questions.

  • Compensation starts at $23.50/hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and relevant experience are required.
  • This is a part-time, 28 hour per week, benefits-eligible non-exempt position.
  • Schedule is flexible with possibilities of working remotely some of the time.
  • The search will remain open until October 17, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Energy Team Communications Coordinator - Tompkins

The Energy Team Communications Coordinator will support a number of community-based collaborative initiatives that help the community reduce waste, energy use and carbon emissions, and transition to renewable forms of energy. These initiatives include Ithaca’s Green New Deal, NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities, and other Energy & Climate Change Team programs. The Energy Team Communications Coordinator will, under the counsel of a group of community stakeholders, develop and execute a plan to inform residents about clean energy alternatives, current and future programs and incentives, workforce development opportunities, and opportunities to become engaged as a volunteer in making community-level changes. This position will manage and execute communications media including website(s) development and management, newsletters, articles for print media, and a variety of social media.

Examples of tasks include writing case studies using content provided by other team members; developing websites and editing pages; developing print materials--flyers, brochures, and posters for use in programming; taking photos and creating videos that educate and inspire; developing a shared social media strategy and providing regular content; managing social media accounts, and creating a posting schedule and content for them.

The position will be an employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County. The Communications Coordinator will receive ongoing support and direct supervision from the Energy Team Leader, as well as additional input and support from community partners. Contact Guillermo Metz at gm52@cornell.edu with questions.

  • Compensation starts at $21.50/hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Associate’s degree or GED/High School Diploma plus 1 year transferrable program/functional experience.
  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible non-exempt position.
  • Schedule is flexible with possibilities of working remotely some of the time.
  • The search will remain open until October 10, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Regional Clean Energy Hub Communications Manager

The Shared Regional Hub Communications Manager will provide marketing and communications strategy, materials and content to five regional initiatives in New York State that are part of a statewide program. The Manager will, under the counsel of a group of regional representatives, and with the support of Cornell Cooperative Extension Communications staff, develop and execute a multi-regional communications plan to inform residents about clean energy alternatives, current and future programs and incentives, workforce development opportunities, and opportunities to become engaged as a volunteer in making community-level changes. This position will be in charge of branding, web development, brochure, poster and flyer design, marketing materials, writing stories for broad diffusion in local and regional outlets, and a variety of social media.  Contact Karim Beers at kwb6@cornell.edu with questions.


Regional Clean Energy Hub Program Leader

Housed at Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins, this position will lead and support a team focused on helping residents and small businesses across an 8-county Southern Tier region--especially those with limited income and from disadvantaged communities--reduce energy use and transition to renewable energy, and lift their voices to shape local and state policy. Funding of $3 million over four years (with possibilities of extensions) comes from NYSERDA’s Regional Clean Energy Hub program. The Southern Tier Hub Program Leader will be responsible for supporting a team of 15 full-time and part-time staff working out of several organizations in the region by setting up systems and processes that help with reporting, invoicing, and reflecting on experience and sharing this learning with others. They will also represent the team in statewide meetings, and manage the contract. The Hub Program Leader will be supported by a Hub Leadership team, a supervisor, and an Advisory Committee. Since the focus is on supporting and engaging people from disadvantaged communities, candidates of color, those raised poor, and others with lived experience and strong relationships with such communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Karim Beers at kwb6@cornell.edu with questions.


SNAP-Ed Nutritionist

Are you enthusiastic about improving the food security and health of your community? Do you love teaching both youth and adults all about food and physical activity? Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County is seeking an educator with interest in these areas to serve as the county’s SNAP-Ed Nutritionist. As a member of the 6 county Southern Finger Lakes SNAP-Ed team, this person will be responsible for teaching youth and adult programming based on existing SNAP-Ed curriculum to SNAP-eligible populations throughout Tompkins County. Program delivery might be in-person, virtual, or a combination of both! This role will have the opportunity to partner with other community development staff both within and outside of Extension on their programming and connect with a network of other educators. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching, a history of working with diverse audiences, and local connections and experience within Tompkins County. Contact Aly Trombitas, CCE Tompkins Nutrition Director at art228@cornell.edu with any questions


Finance Manager

This position will serve as a Finance Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County and will provide administrative direction, management, and coordination for Association Financial Operations. This position will liaise with Extension Admin and statewide finance leads for high-level guidance and recommendations on Finance expectations and compliance. This position will play an integral role in grant and contract financial efforts. This position works closely with the Association Executive Director and Board of Directors in financial record keeping, financial analysis, management, and decision making. The Finance Manager will work closely with both administrative and program staff to ensure proper financial accounting procedures are followed and will assist with grant and contract development and implementation. This position is responsible for constructing complex financial statements and reports for Association Executive Director to track, monitor and verify all accounts assigned. This position is required to use automated systems and be familiar with software to accomplish job functions. This position will provide oversight of financial procedures when working with administrative and program staff as required. This position will implement finance best practices and identify procedures to carry those out. The Finance Manager will supervise two regular staff and provide guidance and supervision to other staff assisting with finance tasks.


Client Services Coordinator (Primitive Pursuits Program)

The Cornell Cooperative Extension 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.

  • This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position.
  • Compensation range of $16.30-18.04/hr depending on experience.
  • The search will remain open until August 5, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Learn more and APPLY ONLINE


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 3, 2022