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Careers in HR:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hiring a SBN HR Lead Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and is responsible for providing high-level leadership and human resources operations management and guidance for the Leatherstocking Shared Business Network (SBN). The position develops and maintains effective working relationships among staff at each association within the SBN, including HR administrators and Executive Directors, working in conjunction with Extension Administration Human Resources and other SBN HR Leads from across New York State to lead the human resources operation locally, regionally, and statewide to its optimal state. The SBN HR Lead exercises professional judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in leading the regional HR operations. Facilitates successful policy/procedure changes driven by compliance requirement or local/regional/statewide need. Provides leadership to implement system-wide initiatives at a regional level and remains consistent with Extension Administration guidance while problem solving and offering HR solutions at the individual association level as requested by respective Executive Directors. This position may also work within individual Associations to provide local HR support as time and capacity permit.


Careers in the 4-H Program:

The 4-H Program is seeking a Dairy in the Classroom Educator.  The individual will be responsible for  teaching dairy curriculum and promoting the dairy industry to students & teachers at assigned schools in Oneida County.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field OR Associate Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience.
  • Experience relevant to the role of this position including but not limited to a dairy background or current dairy farming involvement as well as relevant credits/experience in education. Ideally the degree would reflect dairy or agricultural experience/knowledge
  • Ability to meet travel requirements, including valid driver’s license and DMV check
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards
  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include weekends and evenings, possibly overnight travel

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools and methods
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings
  • Ability to carry supplies and equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • Ability to work with interpreters to facilitate conversations in multiple languages

  • The is a part-time (20 hrs./week), benefits eligible position.  Hourly rate $20.50.  Please submit cover letter & resume to Lisa Farney

    Careers in the Nutrition Department:

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is seeking a SNAP Ed. Nutritionist to provide programming primarily in Herkimer County. This position will serve as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed.) Nutritionist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and will implement SNAP Ed. programming from a menu of existing SNAP Ed. educational programs and program activities. This position will implement already-existing educational programming to the public to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established SNAP Ed. programming to community groups, and will deliver other established SNAP Ed. programming and activities, both on-site and off-site, in the community, in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area’s plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the SNAP Ed. Program and will assist program staff with marketing efforts for SNAP Ed. programming, to include the environmental change initiative in collaboration with other Nutritionists of the SNAP Ed. program in the Central Region. This position is primarily located at the CCE Herkimer County Office in Herkimer, NY with the majority of programming efforts being delivered in Herkimer County.


    Careers in the Child Care Council / Family Development Department:

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hiring a Family Development Educator. The Family Development Educator serves as a member of the Family Development Team to deliver programming and assist with the evaluation, planning and management of Family Development programs to child care providers and parents in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties. The educator will deliver established educational programs to childcare providers and parents on topics including, but not limited to: Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) guidelines, nutrition education, importance of physical activity, menu planning, engaged learning environments, program organization and routine, parent and provider communication, developmentally appropriate practice, program development, business practices, professionalism and responsibility. This position will provide data entry of participant data requiring confidentiality. The Educator will provide information to participants regarding other Extension programs, community agencies, and services as needed.


    CUNY is hiring a Leadership Initiative Regional Coordinator for the Mohawk Valley The Regional Coordinator will report to the Institute’s Assistant Director of Leadership Initiatives to coordinate a system of supports for individuals seeking to develop their leadership skills and competencies. The Regional Coordinator will work with a statewide team of colleagues at the Institute who are providing these same services in other regions. The Regional Coordinator will also work closely with local partner organizations to refine the project models and services to meet local needs. This position will be based in Oriskany, NY, and the projects will serve Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, and Otsego, and Schoharie counties. NOTE: This is not a CCE job, hiring will be done by CUNY, but the position is based out of the CCE Oneida Office.


    CUNY is hiring a Quality Improvement Specialist for the Mohawk Valley The Quality Improvement (QI) Specialist is responsible for providing key support in the implementation of QUALITYstarsNY. The QI Specialist is assigned a caseload of participating programs to provide ongoing technical assistance and resources to as part of continuous quality improvement. The QI Specialist works in partnership with the leadership of participating programs to effectively use data to create and implement an individualized Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). The QI Specialist works in their assigned region(s), visiting participating program sites to support their continuous QIP. The central office provides each QI Specialist with the equipment needed to manage extensive record keeping and filing timely reports. QI Specialists also participate in regular virtual meetings and on-site meetings as needed. The Director of Quality Improvement and Regional Quality Improvement Coordinator supervise the QI Specialist. The QI Specialist collaborates with regional QI Specialist teams as well as the central office staff. This position will be based in Oriskany, NY, and the projects will serve Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, and Otsego, and Schoharie counties. NOTE: This is not a CCE job, hiring will be done by CUNY, but the position is based out of the CCE Oneida Office.


    Careers in the Energy and Environment Program Team:

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hiring a NYSERDA Hub Program Coordinator.  The Association Program Coordinator II is primarily responsible for providing coordination for the NYSERDA Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Hub. The Coordinator will support the NYSERDA Hub Director and assist with financial recordkeeping for the programs and contracts. Handle general recordkeeping and database management, performing routine data collection and compilation. The primary audience will include residential utility customers of owner-occupied and rental housing, residents living within Environmental Justice and Disadvantaged Communities, community-based organizations, small businesses, and local institutions including schools, religious organizations, and local governments. Direct constituents to Hub energy advisors and resources throughout the Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Hub region. The individual will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, will assist in preparing various educational materials, and coordinate event registration and catered and non-catered events. The position also includes some program delivery, direction and management responsibilities.


    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hiring a Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Program Leader. The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a social innovation that yields high rates of return on the integration of energy and health-based investments in lower income communities. The GHHI integrated service delivery system has fast become a national model for health, energy and housing programs at the local level. The GHHI approach achieves multiple benefits, including healthier and more energy efficient homes, higher quality green jobs, increased economic opportunities for low income communities, and better health outcomes for children and families. These benefits are attained by leveraging the nation’s investment in weatherization, energy efficiency, lead hazard reduction, housing rehabilitation and Healthy Homes interventions. GHHI focuses on the reduction of asthma, lead poisoning and trip and fall injuries to improve health, economic and social outcomes for families, children and seniors. The GHHI Program Leader will assist in ensuring the successful development and implementation of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative at GHHI Utica-Oneida County. The Program Leader will work closely with the Lead Free Mohawk Valley (LFMV) Coalition as well as other partner organizations and agencies to assist in formulating and implementing GHHI goals, objectives, and strategies. The stakeholders typically involved in GHHI sites are diverse and include municipal and state governments, local philanthropies, community-based organizations, healthcare providers, utilities, weatherization, housing rehabilitation and lead remediation contractors, academia, and others. The Program Leader will work with partners to coordinate and leverage their collective resources to ensure the success of GHHI Utica-Oneida County in part by facilitating round table discussions, leading educational work group initiatives, educating the community to ensure an understanding of healthy housing and environmental safety, and identifying overall training needs to ensure the success of the healthy housing initiative. The Program Leader will work with the supervisor to create local, regional and statewide networks that enable innovative shared programming development and delivery opportunities. 


    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hiring Community Energy Educators (multiple positions open).The Community Energy Educator will primarily assist with the teaching of energy efficiency and clean energy education programs in the Mohawk Valley Region, specifically in Oneida, Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This position is also responsible for working as a team member and provides input to his/her/their supervisor on implementation and evaluation of these energy programs. This position, alongside other Energy Team members, will work to inform residents, multifamily building owners, and small businesses, with an emphasis in low-to-moderate income and priority communities, of the options for adopting clean energy strategies in their homes and businesses.  


    Last updated February 2, 2023