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 Essex 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

Executive Director of CCE Franklin County (serving Essex County as well)

The Executive Director for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County represents and is accountable to the Association Board of Directors and the Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension System. The Executive Director is expected to be an effective leader, helping to develop and project a compelling and contemporary vision for extension programming to stakeholders, both internal and external. The Executive Director must be engaged with decision makers both locally and at Cornell in order to be effective. The Executive Director is expected to provide high level administrative leadership and management of the Association as well as high-level program development and delivery for the Agriculture programming area within Cornell and local policy direction. The Executive Director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension Associations, the North Country Region Shared Business Network, Extension Administration, Cornell faculty, and stakeholders. This position will build positive relationships with legislators, local government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, and civic groups. The Executive Director exercises professional judgment and executive skills in administering overall Association operations. This position provides leadership in overall educational program development and implementation, establishes program priorities, and provides leadership for the ongoing development of a welcoming and inclusive organizational climate for diversity, and program integration across disciplines and within the broader Extension System. The Executive Director is expected to develop enhanced revenue streams to sustain and grow Association programming. This position will also serve as leader of the agriculture program and will provide limited direct programming as required.

To see required qualifications and to apply please click here.

Application deadline has been extended to close of business on February 28, 2019

4-H After-School/Nutrition Educator:

This position will serve as the 4-H After-School and Nutrition Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County and will assist the 4-H Tribal Mentoring Site Coordinator with coordinating assigned tasks related to programming efforts. This position will also assist the Nutrition Educator in the coordination and implementation of existing, research-based Nutrition Education programs and activities as outlined under the 4-H Healthy Habits Grant Program. This position will utilize existing Nutrition Program activities and research-based curriculum and resources in assisting with programming efforts. Please visit the website below for a detailed description of this position.

This position is a full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

Required Qualifications:

∙Associate's Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program/functional experience).

∙Experience relevant to the role of the position.

∙Valid New York State Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

∙Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).

∙Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.


All applicants must apply by close of day on February 14, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

For a more detailed position description and to apply:


Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated February 14, 2019