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

Temporary Administrative Assistant

On a temporary basis, the WIC Program temporary Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing clerical tasks to support the administration of the program. The administrative assistant will work closely with the WIC team, to process program participants efficiently to maximize program flow.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g., video, audio, computers, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and database software, etc.)
  • Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with employees and external customers.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents written in English such as instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants.
  • Ability to ensure confidentially of information relating to program participant matters.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, be resourceful and self-motivated as well as function highly in a team work setting.
  • Able to meet deadlines and prioritize work.
  • Ability to meet the 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 for incumbents who utilize their own or Association vehicles for work related travel.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, and climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to constantly work in an open office without walls setting, with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.
  • Ability to remain in s stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a copy machine, and 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the community in which the program delivers services and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the program planning area.

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

To apply, please send resume and completed Employee_Application.pdf to 

Human Resources

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County

107 Nott Terrace, Suite 301

Schenectady, NY 12308

Closing date: November 18, 2016 or until acceptable applicant pool

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 December 21, 2016