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 Columbia Greene County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system (see information at left). We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.


Applying for a Job - EXTERNAL/Non-CCE-Columbia Greene Candidates

Applying for a Job - INTERNAL/CCE-Columbia Greene Employees

Current Openings

Environment & Natural Resources Team Leader – Acra, NY

CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking a full time qualified and experienced Team Leader responsible for overall leadership and management in the Association’s Environmental and Natural Resources regional program areas including forestry, agroforestry, watershed, invasive species management, biodiversity preservation, and energy conservation. The Team Leader supervises a team of program staff with additional oversight to a large team of volunteers. Key responsibilities include program assessment, development, delivery, evaluation, and research with particular emphasis on administrative responsibilities including program direction, management and funding.

The Team Leader oversees the Association’s relationships and collaboration with key partners including Watershed Agriculture Forestry Program, New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection, and other partners.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources or related field and 4 – 5 years related experience 3 years supervisory experience is required.
  • Familiarity with theory and practice of the environment and natural resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain substantial program funding through successful grant research, writing and management.
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, database and internet software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels and educational tools.
  • Ability to develop, initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability to identify and involve stakeholders and partners in determining program direction.
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise professional team efforts.
  • Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to successfully market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to plan and organize individual and subordinate staff work responsibilities.
  • Ability to regularly work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
  • Ability to regularly lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, including climbing stairs and/or in outdoor/natural environmental settings with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred training and experience in Forest Management, Forest Ecology or Agroforestry
  • Experience in both educational program design and delivery
  • Two years of experience with volunteer oversight
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, organization, and operation of Cooperative Extension system

This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $55k annually. 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 February 2, 2018.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

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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.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia Greene 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.

Last updated December 27, 2017