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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
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.

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).
Image by Sandy Repp

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
Image by Kenneth McLauren

and creating resources to share with the community.

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 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

Executive Director

The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the Association — setting 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 Executive Director successfully navigates competing priorities while also building and maintaining tactful, collaborative relationships with multiple audiences. 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 of Tompkins County.

  • This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible, exempt position. Compensation starts at $110,000 - $135,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • Master’s Degree plus a minimum of six (6) years of related experience, including four (4) years in a leadership capacity. A PhD may substitute for 1 year of experience. 
  • Qualifications include the ability to regularly provide in-person organizational leadership and oversight, and a commitment to being a strong physical presence in the county to build community connections with constituencies, local organizations, and community leaders
  • All applications must be received online by September 29, 2023. 

See full details of the position responsibilities and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Family and Community Educator

The person in this role will assist in the development and implementation of grant-funded parenting education projects, implement evaluation tools, and assist with administrative tasks for the program. They are 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.

  • This is a full time, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20 per hour.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent (BS/BA from an accredited institution plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research experience) required. 
  • Qualifications include coursework and/or experience in child development, family development, parenting education, or related fields of study; experience in community-based education; and experience with the local community and knowledge of resources for families.
  • Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

See full details of the position responsibilities and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Move Together New York Program Manager

The Move Together New York Program Manager is responsible for restarting Way2Go’s regional transportation program, Move Together New York, which has been on hold since 2021. The MTNY project reaches up to seven counties to extend Way2Go’s Transportation Education online platform, identifies programmatic needs, and develops resources available to the region that solve these needs. 

The Program Manager will support the development of innovative education and outreach tools and content that can easily be shared in a multi-county region of upstate New York. The Program Manager will act as a subject matter resource on regional transportation issues for regional partners, decision makers, and community members. 

  • This is a full time, benefits eligible, exempt position. This is a hybrid position based in Ithaca, NY but with the flexibility to conduct the majority of the work remotely, if desired. Successful candidates must have the ability to travel throughout the region of Tompkins, Cortland, Tioga, Schuyler, Chemung, and Steuben counties as needed. Compensation paid at the rate of $56,000 - $62,500 per year depending on experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related volunteer or work experience required. 
  • Qualifications include the demonstrated ability to effectively support and manage a team, experience forming and facilitating a steering committee to develop and guide a project, and the ability to network and build relationships with a diverse group of community members, faculty and stakeholders while maintaining cultural competency.
  • Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

See full details of the position responsibilities and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Groton Youth Services Senior Program Manager

The Senior Program Manager will coordinate a community- and school-based 4-H Youth Development program for a specific town within Tompkins County and in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. A primary responsibility for this individual will be coordinating a workforce development program for youth across several communities, and direction of a large volunteer base. This person may also be responsible for the operation and direction of a certified Summer Camp, including supervisory duties of camp staff. 

  • This is a full time, 40 hours per week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. Compensation starting at $21 per hour.
  • Master’s or equivalent education (BS/BA + 4 yrs. transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience) required.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in organizing and implementing programs to meet the identified needs of youth, and the ability to motivate, develop and relate to middle and secondary school-age youth, grades five through twelve.
  • Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

See full details of the position responsibilities and APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Urban Outreach Program Lead

The Urban Outreach Program Lead will provide 4-H youth development programing to children ages 5-19 in after school and summer program settings, providing creative programs that promote positive youth development in areas such as social and emotional learning, citizenship, career preparedness, literacy, life skills, mastery, self-knowledge, STEM and teamwork. The Program Lead will also cultivate working relationships with community members, parents, community leaders and other stakeholders, and deliver positive youth development programs that are relevant to community needs. This position provides youth with programming on a daily basis and will include some night and weekend programming.

  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt position. Compensation paid at $21 per hour. 
  • Master's Degree with experience relevant to the role of the position required. Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years transferrable, relevant, evidence-based research experience may substitute. 
  • Must have ability to motivate, develop and relate to youth ages 5-19; to actively recruit participants for programs; and to work as a team member with local planning groups, schools, professionals and support staff, youth, parents, volunteers, and representatives of other community agencies and organizations.
  • Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

See full details of the position responsibilities and  APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Ag Energy NY Program Manager

The Ag Energy NY Program Manager is responsible for the programmatic and administrative direction, management and coordination of Ag Energy NY, a state-wide energy education program for farmers, in collaboration with multiple CCE associations across the state. This position provides administrative support, program guidance, and manages and guides the Ag Energy NY team in their delivery of programs in communities, negotiates and develops program agreements with county associations and regional agriculture teams and trains and supports ag educators on those teams.

  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt position.
  • Compensation paid at $55,600-$57,900 per year, commensurate with experience. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Energy, or related field, or relevant experience required. Must be able to create and manage complex budgets with multiple funding sources, including grants, and have knowledge and experience with emerging issues in energy and agriculture. 
  • All applications must be received online by August 4, 2023.

See full details of the position responsibilities and  APPLY ONLINE through Cornell University.

Internship Opportunities

4-H Archivist Internship (8/24/2023)

As an Archivist Intern with Tompkins County 4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension, you will play a crucial role in preserving and organizing historical documents, photographs, and artifacts related to the organization’s rich history. Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating a Classification System
  • Digitizing and Preserving Materials
  • Storing and Organizing
  • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Research and Documentation
  • Creating Exhibits for Internal and External Audiences

Position is part-time (20 hours/week) for two semesters or a calendar year. Read the full position description, qualifications, and how to apply.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Last updated September 19, 2023