Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.


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

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:


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 April 25, 2017