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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Jobs

All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system. We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.


Current Openings

Healthy Schenectady Families Family Support Educator II Full Time – Schenectady, NY

CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a full-time, 35 hours per week qualified and experienced educator who primarily provides program delivery, and assists with program development and evaluation to improve healthy family and parenting choices among eligible families and individuals in Schenectady County.

The educator also performs administrative responsibilities related to program direction, management and coordination and provides supervision to Healthy Schenectady Families Family Support Educators I.

As part of the Healthy Families New York and Healthy Schenectady Families Programs, this position works closely with the team of educators and other supervisors to promote the well-being of parents, children and families through the use of existing evidence-based health education and parenting curricula delivered through home visits and by the supervision of others performing similar work.

Positive, persistent and individualized outreach from the educator keeps families involved in the program and leads to improved outcomes for children, parents, and the community.

Required Qualifications

  • •Master’s degree in Human Services or related field. A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research experience may substitute for a Master’s degree.
  • •Ability to teach evidence-based health education and parenting curricula to participants and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • •Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with other team members, the Supervisor, and for supervisees.
  • •Computer skills; Moderate level skills with Microsoft Office suite, database and internet software.
  • •Ability to effectively lead professional team efforts and supervise staff.
  • •Commitment to working in limited-income urban settings with diverse program participants in their homes and surrounding communities.
  • •Ability to identify and utilize program resources within the community.
  • •Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, community and professional leaders, and program participants.
  • •Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., computers, audio, video, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, employees and others.
  • •Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions, safety and procedure manuals.
  • •Ability to manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines. Ability to organize work and set priorities; ability to handle multiple tasks; and to work under pressure.
  • •Ability to occasionally lift, move and/or transport program supplies and equipment, and climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to remain in a stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and a computer printer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets/file documents, office machinery, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to work in a busy open office with occasional and frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.
  • •Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with the position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • •Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • •Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, and occasional overnight travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • •Supervisory experience or providing leadership and guidance to others.
  • •Familiarity with the community in which the work takes place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • •Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
  • •Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the target community.

Position Details

This is a full time, 35 hours/week position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

All applications must be received on-line by June 2, 2017.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Schenectady-County-Healthy-Schenectady-Families-Family-Support-Educator-II-Full-Time---Schenectady--NY_WDR-00010891

Full instructions on how external applicants may apply through Workday may be found here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Temporary Program Assistant Grower (Part Time) - Schenectady, NY

On a temporary basis and as part of a team, assist the Program Coordinator, Sustainable Living Center & Fehr Ave Garden t in Association youth agriculture/horticulture education programs, designed to engage the diverse population of Schenectady County – particularly youth – in serving their community and the support of a sustainable local food system.

This is a temporary position, with scheduled work hours which may fluctuate depending on the program needs and growing season.

Required Qualifications:

Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 months volunteer or work experience working with youth participants (teens aged 14-18) or in the field of agriculture.
  • Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work independently, be resourceful and self-motivated as well as function highly in a team work setting.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform the following functions, primarily during the growing season, with or without reasonable accommodation: frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; frequently lift, move or transport program & facility /gardening materials and produce; and constantly perform and demonstrate agriculture and horticulture techniques (for example preparing garden beds, planting, weeding, harvesting and washing vegetables and herbs, pest management, composting) by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) in greenhouses, garden beds and other program areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.

  • Some college experience preferred.

Temporary Program Crew Leader -  Part Time - Schenectady, NY

On a temporary basis and as part of a team, assists the Sustainable Living Center & Fehr Ave Garden Program Coordinator with program delivery and coordination of the Roots and Wisdom Program, designed to engage the diverse population of Schenectady County – particularly youth – in serving their community through the support of a sustainable local food system. Assists participants to experience personal growth and development, leading to positive social change. Responsibilities also include preparing garden beds, growing and harvesting vegetables & herbs, winterizing beds, pest management, and composting, either directly or by providing oversight for the involvement of youth program participants to do the same. Program is located at the Sustainable Living Center in Central Park and at the garden on Fehr Ave.

This is a temporary/seasonal position running from June to August annually, with scheduled work hours which may fluctuate depending on the program needs and growing season.

Required Qualifications:

Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 months volunteer or work experience working with youth participants (teens aged 14-18) or in the field of agriculture.
  • Ability to assist in teaching existing informal garden/agricultural based youth programs.
  • Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work independently, be resourceful and self-motivated as well as function highly in a team work setting.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform the following functions, primarily during the growing season, with or without reasonable accommodation: frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; frequently lift, move or transport program & facility /gardening materials and produce; and constantly perform and demonstrate agriculture and horticulture techniques (for example preparing garden beds, planting, weeding, harvesting and washing vegetables and herbs, pest management, composting) by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) in greenhouses, garden beds and other program areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.

  • Some college experience preferred.

Operations Coordinator Part Time – Schenectady, NY

CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a part time (21 hours per week) qualified and experienced coordinator to provide administrative direction, management and coordination for all Association operations as well as assigned local human resources, finance and information technology responsibilities.

This position will also provide high-level support to the Board of Directors and Executive Director.This position will perform a moderate amount of highly complex tasks to support the Association, within the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology areas.This position will work closely with the SBN Finance, Human Resources and IT Managers to ensure that functional area best practice recommendations are implemented in accordance with established timeframes.

This position will reach out to SBN functional area Leads for assistance and troubleshooting, as needed.This position will perform job duties with a high level of initiative and discretion, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or Equivalent Education (High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of transferrable functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet occasional travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS Driver’s license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English. Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the public, employees, board members and others.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate Supervisor.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Ability to work in an office setting, with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public; and by operating office equipment like a computer, copy machine, etc. without or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to regularly lift, move or transport office supplies and equipment, including climbing stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

All applications must be received on-line by April 28, 2017.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Schenectady-County-Operations-Coordinator-Part-Time---Schenectady--NY_WDR-00010270

Full instructions on how external applicants may apply through Workday may be found here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Last updated May 19, 2017