Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Job Opportunities

We post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.

Current Openings:

4-H Youth Development Sr. Issue Educator 

The 4-H Youth Development Sr. Issue Educator is a lead team member providing in-depth subject matter leadership and knowledge to the assessment, development, planning, delivery and evaluation for 4-H and Youth Development education programming. 

Responsible for identifying and assessing educational program needs, providing leadership to the development of program goals and objectives, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for youth and adults who work with youth with emphasis on club and after-school initiatives, volunteer training, recruitment, camping as well as traditional 4-H Youth Development mission mandates including community service and leadership. Work as an Extension Association team member in addressing local, regional, and statewide programming priorities. 

Consult with, and receive subject matter guidance from, Cornell University campus faculty, departments and staff including NYS 4-H Director and NYS 4-H Work Team.


  •  Master’s degree in Youth Development, Education, or related discipline.
  •  4 years volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position. PHD may substitute for 2 years’ experience.
  •  Knowledge of the principles, theory, research, and application of subject-matter appropriate to area of nutrition.
  •  Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  •  Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  •  Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  •  Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  •  Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  •  Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional methods as well as electronic technology.
  •  Demonstrated experience with fund management.
  •  Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
  •  Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate informal education programs for diverse audiences. 
  •  Ability to effectively lead and participate in professional team efforts and highly functioning work teams. 
  •  Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders and clientele groups.
  •  Ability to identify and make use of program resources within the community and to establish a leadership role within the community and association.
  •  Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
  •  Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.


  • Experience and/or background with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
  • Background or course work in leadership, management, education, and/or grant writing/management.
  • Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers.
  • Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.

This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. $40,000 annualized salary. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.

See the complete job description and required qualifications HERE.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application and upload/attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

All applications must be submitted online by July 12, 2017.
Contact Kimberly at wsbn-recruiter@cornell.edu with questions.

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.

Regional Systems and Support Specialist

Exciting opportunity available for a skilled individual to join an innovative business team to provide technical support and assistance in the area of IT and HR for nine Cooperative Extension Associations in the Western NY area (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming) plus small satellite offices.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Serve as initial “Point of Contact” to provide end-user support; troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software, application, network, router, user access, encryption, printer, online conferencing and/or related issues within the region.
  • Assist with maintaining and/or updating Association websites. Provide training and resource materials to staff as necessary.
  • Provide support and training for setup and use of online conferencing technology. Troubleshoot issues related to online conferencing tools.
  • Deliver IT and HR technical training in both one-on-one settings and in group settings.
  • Assist with management and monitoring of computers, network and other Association IT assets.
  • Install and configure software and hardware (Windows OS, drivers, printers, etc.).
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining access permissions including e-mail, file server, and websites.
  • Coordinate new staff onboarding processes (NetID activation, e-mail setup, user access, computer navigation, payroll and HRIS systems introductions, etc.) within the region.

**Please note that position requires frequent travel within the region to successfully deliver the key components of this position**

Preferred Skills/Knowledge include, but not limited to:

  • Solid knowledge of IT systems and applications including
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and Access
    • Online Conferencing tools (currently Zoom)
    • Hardware (computers, printers, routers, switches, etc.)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with creating instructional documentation
  • Attention to detail
  • Certification (CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ etc.)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

See the complete job description and required qualifications HERE.

All applications must include a complete online application along with cover letter, resume and references attached in PDF or Word format for consideration.

Deadline for consideration is July 10, 2017.

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.

All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system (see information at left)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee 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.


Bev Mancuso
Executive Director
585-343-3040 x110

Last updated June 20, 2017