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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 or as directed in the job description. 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:

Taste NY Welcome Center Associates – Queensbury, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County’s Taste New York (TNY) Adirondacks Welcome Center promotes the region's local tourism industry, rich history, food, and beverages. The Center is a partnership between CCE of Saratoga County, Cornell University, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), and the NYS Empire State Development Corporation.

Associate responsibilities include assisting customers with vending machines, cleaning, restocking, refilling supplies, etc. Associates also discuss NYS agriculture and local foods with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively work in an informal, educational-based retail environment, ensuring positive public educational and customer service experiences.
  • Ability to maintain an inclusive, diverse environment for staff and customers.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Communication Skills - Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully.
  • Ability to constantly work flexible hours related to the Center schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • 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 constantly in a retail setting - ability to maneuver around the sales floor, stockroom, and office, service vending machines, use computers, and other equipment. This position frequently performs stocking and cleaning job functions. This position frequently lifts, moves and/or transports products, supplies, and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with retail environments, agriculture, and agri-tourism.

Position Details

Multiple positions available 20 - 37.5 hours/week.These positions are nonexempt. Compensation paid in the range of $18-20 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Legal Plan Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on May 28, 2024.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To apply and for further details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Saratoga-County-Taste-NY-Welcome-Center-Associates---Queensbury--NY_WDR-00045432

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.


Taste NY Welcome Center Assistant Manager – Queensbury, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County’s Taste New York (TNY) Adirondacks Welcome Center promotes the region's local tourism industry, rich history, food, and beverages. The Center is a partnership between CCE of Saratoga County, Cornell University, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), and the NYS Empire State Development Corporation.

The Assistant Manager works as part of a dynamic and flexible team, serving as a positive, proactive role model for staff and others. The Assistant Manager manages inventory, ordering, and equipment needs, reduces shrink and waste, assists with local Taste NY vendor relationships, and provides oversight to the Center and its staff in absence of the manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree or GED/High School Diploma plus 1 year of related experience.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to help maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Ability to effectively assist in managing the Market, perform assigned responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to constantly work flexible hours related to the Center schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather.
  • Ability to meet the regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with others.
  • Ability to use vending sales and inventory systems, QuickBooks, internet, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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 constantly in a retail setting. This position frequently lifts, moves and/or transports products, supplies and equipment. This position frequently works in cold environments like walk in freezers and refrigerators. This position frequently performs stocking and cleaning job functions. This position frequently maneuvers around the sales floor, stockroom, and office. This position frequently operates point of sale systems, computer systems, and other equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with retail environments, managing vendor relationships, agriculture, and agri-tourism.

Position Details

This is a nonexempt position, 37.5 hours/week. Compensation paid at the rate of $25-$27 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Legal Plan Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on May 28, 2024.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To apply and for further details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Saratoga-County-Taste-NY-Welcome-Center-Assistant-Manager---Queensbury--NY_WDR-00045431

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.

Taste NY Welcome Center Manager – Queensbury, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County’s Taste New York (TNY) Adirondacks Welcome Center promotes the region's local tourism industry, rich history, food, and beverages. The Center is a partnership between CCE of Saratoga County, Cornell University, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), and the NYS Empire State Development Corporation.

The Taste NY Welcome Center Manager oversees all aspects of the Center and helps ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for staff and customers. The Manager frequently builds and maintains tactful, collaborative relationships with vendors, NY State agencies, Cornell University, and other CCE associations.

The Manager leads and motivates staff resulting in informal programs and education about NYS farmers and other producers; positive customer service to members of the public; generation of sales; minimizing losses; and ensuring the store and website is visually distinctive and impeccably maintained.

This position works in-person including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays based on the Center schedule ensuring appropriate staffing and supervisory coverage levels.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to create and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for staff and customers.
  • Ability to effectively manage an informal, educational-based retail environment, ensuring positive public and customer service experiences.
  • Travel Requirements: Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to constantly work flexible hours related to the Market schedule, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully through verbal, written, and electronic methods.
  • Ability to use windows-based software, QuickBooks, internet, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and complete work with integrity, accuracy, and within established deadlines.
  • 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 constantly in a retail setting. This position frequently maneuvers around the sales floor, stockroom, and office. This position frequently operates point of sale registers, office computer, and other equipment. This position frequently lifts, moves and/or transports products, supplies and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with retail environments, managing vendor and/or governmental relationships, agriculture, and agri-tourism.

Position Details

This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation paid in the range of $60,000 - $70,000 annually. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Legal Plan Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on May 13, 2024.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To apply and for further details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Saratoga-County-Taste-NY-Welcome-Center-Manager---Queensbury--NY_WDR-00045002

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.


Watercraft Stewards 

CCE of Saratoga County Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Stewards – Along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, NY

As part of CCE Saratoga’s Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards provide public education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Watercraft Stewards collect research data daily from interactions with the public using the Survey123 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Application (WISPA).

The Capital Region PRISM includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Washington counties.

Watercraft Stewards work independently at various boat launch locations throughout the Capital Region PRISM.

Watercraft Stewards work on a full-time, seasonal (temporary) basis from May through September. Work schedules are typically Thursday-Monday, including holidays, from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm with a 30-minute meal period, though schedules may also vary depending on program needs.

The Watercraft Steward program runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with several days of required programmatic training on May 17, 20, and 21, 2024.

Compensation

Compensation paid at the rate of $18.55 per hour.

To Apply & For Further Details

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Watercraft-Stewards---Along-the-Hudson-and-Mohawk-Rivers--NY_WDR-00042744


Contact

Hannah Coppola
Aquatic Species Program Manager PRISM
hwe22@cornell.edu

Last updated May 13, 2024