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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)
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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).
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
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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


Newfield Rural Youth Services Program Educator

This position 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 Association Administrator for Rural Youth Services, the 4-H Issue Leader, and 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 require supervision of program assistants and direction of volunteers and interns to meet program needs.

  • This is a part-time, 25hrs/week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. 
  • Pay of $16.64/hr, commensurate with experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education (Associates Degree with 2 years transferrable program/functional experience)
  • .All applications must be received on-line by December 20, 2022.

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


Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will strategize, build, and execute a communications strategy for CCE Tompkins including external messaging, internal communication, web and social media content development, and other public relations and marketing deliverables which align with CCE Tompkins mission, vision and priorities. The position will write, design, and place communications to reach a diverse audience of county residents, program participants, employees, and other stakeholders.

The Communications Manager will work closely with supervisor, Executive Director, Leadership Team, and staff across CCE Tompkins to guide and support a coordinated communications and branding strategy. This will be achieved by staying up to date on CCE Tompkins activities, current events, and trends and assisting with processes to provide timely, consistent messaging across multiple communication channels. Excellent judgment, as well as accuracy and care in the dissemination of information, is critical. The position will also support crisis communication messaging and strategy as needed. The ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and respond quickly and professionally under pressure are also essential for this role. The Communications Manager must have excellent written, visual, interpersonal, and verbal communications skills.

  • This is a full time, 40 hours per week, benefits eligible, exempt position. 
  • Pay of $51,480.00 per year. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and experience relative to the role
  • All applications must be received on-line by December 8, 2022.

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


Transportation Educator

The Transportation Educator will provide program delivery and coordination for transportation programming for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County under the Supervision of the Way2Go Team Leader. The position will deliver transportation educational and outreach programs that enhance and increase awareness, viability, and sustainability of local transportation systems. This will be achieved through presentations and relevant educational lessons in group settings that engage diverse audiences of all ages. This role requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, work independently, and participate effectively in professional team efforts.

  • This is a full time, 40 hours per week, benefits eligible, exempt position.
  • Pay of $18.72 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • All applications must be received online by December 8, 2022.

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


Trumansburg Ulysses Youth Services Senior Program Manager

This position will coordinate a community- and school-based 4-H Youth Development program for Trumansburg/Ulysses in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. A primary responsibility will be coordinating a workforce development program for youth across several communities, and directing a large volunteer base.

This person receives on-going support and supervision from and is accountable to the Administrator for Rural Youth Services, 4-H Issue Leader as part of program development, and CCETompkins Board as the employer.

This person receives on-going support and supervision from and is accountable to the Administrator for Rural Youth Services, 4-H Issue Leader as part of program development, and CCETompkins Board as the employer.

  • Pay of $19.80/hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Master’s or Equivalent Education (BS/BA + 4 yrs. transferable relevant evidence-based research experience)
  • This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, benefits-eligible position.
  • Schedule is flexible with possibilities of working remotely some of the time.
  • All applications must be received on-line by December 8, 2022.

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


Groton Youth Services Senior Program Manager

This position will coordinate a community- and school-based 4-H Youth Development program for Groton in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. A primary responsibility will be coordinating a workforce development program for youth across several communities, and directing 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 person receives on-going support and supervision from and is accountable to the Administrator for Rural Youth Services, 4-H Issue Leader as part of program development, and CCETompkins Board as the employer.

  • Pay of $19.80/hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Master’s or Equivalent Education (BS/BA + 4 yrs. transferable relevant evidence-based research experience)
  • This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, benefits-eligible position.
  • Schedule is flexible with possibilities of working remotely some of the time.
  • All applications must be received on-line by December 5, 2022.

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


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 December 2, 2022