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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.


Healthy Schenectady Families (HSF) Family Support Educators – Schenectady, NY

Healthy Schenectady Families (HSF) Family Support Educators provide support to improve healthy family and parenting choices among eligible families and individuals in Schenectady County.

As part of the Healthy Families New York and Healthy Schenectady Families Programs, these positions work closely with the team of educators and 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. 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.

Multiple positions available.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree. An Associate’s Degree and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Travel Requirements - Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to frequently work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to help ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs. Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants in their surrounding communities.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff and outside organizations.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with presenters, program participants, employees and others. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, volunteers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
  • Technology Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position frequently performs in-person home visits within the assigned communities. When not in the field, this position works in a typical “open” office environment with occasional to frequent distractions. This position occasionally lifts, moves, or transports program materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or coursework in human services or related fields
  • 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

Multiple positions available. These are full-time, nonexempt positions. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Legal Plan Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by May 26, 2022.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

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 16, 2022