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4-H Natural Environment Educator – Hudson, NY

CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking a full time (35 hours/week) qualified and experienced incumbent responsible for providing youth-centered garden-based and environmental awareness education utilizing a variety of methods for the 4-H club program and community sites including schools, libraries and after-school programs. The educator also serves as a team member and assists in evaluating the Association’s 4-H Youth Development Program. The educator also performs 4-H management and other administrative responsibilities, with emphasis on volunteer recruitment, training, and support.

All applications must be received on-line by August 23, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

4-H Natural Environment Educator application and details.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Development, Education, Horticulture, Environmental Studies or related field (Associate’s Degree in Youth Development, Education, Horticulture, Environmental Studies or related field and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree) and one-year related experience
  • Travel Requirements: Ability to meet frequent 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 is required. Transports youth participants to county and state fairs, trips, etc. Frequently uses personal and/or Association vehicles.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and training. Serve as an effective subject matter resource for youth, volunteers, schools, community youth organizations, committees, and others. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • 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.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with youth, volunteers, community youth organizations, employees, and others through a variety of media. Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to recruit youth, volunteers, schools, community youth organizations and others for the program. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Computer 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 works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program-related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, precipitation, and in environments like county and state fairs, farms, schools and community events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in Youth Development, Horticulture, or Environmental Studies.
  • Additional youth development experience such as a camp counselor, afterschool program educator, or related experience.
  • Experience working with volunteers and volunteer management.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

Position Details

This is a non-exempt, full time (35 hours/week) position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: Paid time off; NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance); NYS Retirement; Long-term Disability Insurance; Tax-Deferred Annuity; 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

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Taste NY Market Clerks


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties has openings for part-time Taste NY Market Clerks at the Taste NY Market located at the Capital Region Welcome Center in New Baltimore on the NYS Thruway (2 miles north of Coxsackie). Depending on the number of hours per week, benefits may be available including health insurance, NYS retirement, paid leave and more. $15 per hour.

Taste NY Market Clerks work under the direction and supervision of the Taste NY Market Manager and Taste NY Assistant Market Manager. Primary responsibilities include assisting with management of inventory, operation of cash register, cash controls, transportation of inventory to the store, customer service, food service and record keeping.

Under the guidance of the supervisor, helps to keep the store visually distinctive and impeccably maintained – cleaning, preparing product demonstrations, restocking, refilling supplies, etc.

Clerks also discuss Columbia County & Greene County agriculture and local foods with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store.

Taste NY Clerk application and details.

CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated August 12, 2019