Career Opportunities


All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga 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.

Job Posting

The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) Watercraft Stewards

The Capital Mohawk PRISM is in year three of administering a five-year contract (2018-2022) funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) via the Environmental Protection Fund. As part of the agreement with the NYSDEC, we are administering a Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Spread Prevention Program and are looking to hire a team of 20 AIS Watercraft Inspection Stewards along with 6 Lead AIS Watercraft Inspection Stewards.


Watercraft stewards work independently at various boat launch locations along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Counties of employment include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, and Westchester.

Watercraft Stewards work on a full-time, seasonal basis from May through September. Work schedules are typically Thursday - Monday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (40 hours/week); schedules may also vary depending on program needs. Holidays and weekends are mandatory. The Watercraft Steward program runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, with several days of required programmatic training from May 18th to May 20th.
Duties and Responsibilities

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards and Lead Stewards provide environmental education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Stewards interact daily with visitors at the launch sites utilizing knowledge gathered from the New York State Watercraft Steward Program Handbook.


Watercraft Stewards $13.50 per hour.

Lead Water Craft Stewards $15.75 per hour.

Mandatory Training May 18th – May 20th at Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, NY 12580.

Click here for more information and to apply

Animal Science Resource Educator – Ballston Spa, NY

CCE of Saratoga County is seeking a full time Animal Science Resource Educator responsible for developing, planning, implementing and evaluating the 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine educational programming. The Educator is responsible for identifying and assessing educational program needs, developing program goals and objectives, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for youth (4-H Animal Science) and adults (primarily CCE Equine).

This position also provides support and management for program volunteers, seasonal staff and interns as needed. The Educator works as an Extension Association team member in addressing local, regional, and statewide programming priorities. The Educator leads, oversees and carries out fund development and fundraising efforts related to 4-H Animal Science, CCE Equine, and Association general fundraising activities (in collaboration with other Association staff fundraising efforts). The Educator interacts with the public through delivery of programs and through individual participant assistance.

The Educator collaborates with educational partners including Cornell University and community agencies or program development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation guidance.

This position receives direct supervision and 4-H oversight from the 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences Issue Leader and receives program oversight in CCE Equine matters from the Agriculture Issue Leader.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in animal science, education, youth development, or related discipline plus experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools and methods.Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants’ employees and others.
  • Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions, safety and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to identify and make use of program resources within the community and to establish a leadership role.
  • Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community.
  • Ability to identify and secure funding that supports programs, including grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, engage and motivate volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully market program though social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation.
  • Ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation: regularly work in agricultural and outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold – especially during the growing and fair seasons; frequently lift, move or transport program materials.
  • Ability to work in an office setting, with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public; and by operating office equipment like a computer, copy machine, etc. without or without a reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years’ experience with grant management, evaluation and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the geography, demographics and unique needs of county.
  • Knowledge of and experience/skills in: Policy, environmental and systems change approaches Healthful lifestyles for youth; Cultural competency, disability awareness; Strategic planning, program development, coordination and management; Leadership, communication and writing

Applications must be received online by March 18, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.To apply and for further details:

Position Details

This position is full-time, exempt position. 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 

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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Last updated February 28, 2020