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

Local Agriculture Coordinator – Ballston Spa, NY

CCE of Saratoga County is seeking a Local Agriculture Coordinator to serve as a member of the Association team to effectively coordinate and deliver local agriculture programs in the communities of Saratoga County.

This position will effectively deliver, market, and provide strong ongoing support for agricultural enterprise development, sustainable rural development and preservation, Farm to School, and other local agriculture related programs by working closely with farmers, schools, program participants, and other program staff to help ensure robust, sustained program participation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Associate Degree in related field and two years’ transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Travel Requirements - Ability to meet 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. Regularly transports youth participants to county and state fairs, trips, etc.Frequently uses personal and/or Association vehicles.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and training. Serve as an effective resource for farmers, schools and others. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with farmers, schools, program participants, employees and others through a variety of media.Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to recruit farmers, producers, schools and others for the program. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Computer Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment.The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including heat and cold, precipitation, and in environments like farms, schools and community events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in agriculture, food systems, or related areas.
  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.

This is a full time position. Compensation in the range of $20 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • 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
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

All applications must be received on-line by September 18, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

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 September 4, 2020