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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

We are currently searching for an Executive Director:

This position will be located in the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County office in Lewis, NY. This position will also have responsibilities in the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County office in Malone, NY.

The Executive Director 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 to enhance the rural economic and community viability for communities with Essex and Franklin Counties. The Executive Director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension Associations, the Central, and 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 area and will provide limited direct programming as required.

Deadline Extended! All applicants must apply online by close of day on August 5, 2021 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

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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 July 16, 2021