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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.


All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga 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

There is currently 1  job openings at CCE Onondaga.


Master Gardener Program & Volunteer Coordinator (PT)

This position will serve as the Master Gardener Program and Volunteer Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Onondaga County and will implement the Master Gardener volunteer educational programs and activities. This position will implement and promote already-existing educational programming. Under the direction of the Natural Resources Team Leader, the Master Gardener Program and Volunteer Coordinator will organize Master Gardener certification programing via direct teaching, workshops, demonstrations, newsletters, the internet and will assist in teaching via mass media. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Master Gardener programming to community groups, and will deliver other established programming and activities, both on-site and off-site, in the community, in accordance with the Plan of Work. This position will also coordinate many administrative aspects of the Master Gardener program and will assist the Team Leader with marketing and fundraising efforts for the Master Gardener Program. This position will also provide support for training and oversight of Master Gardener volunteers. This position will require the application of Association policy and coordination with outside organizations and counties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions and exposure to insects.
  • Experience with managing others or volunteer management.
  • Knowledge of Horticulture/Environmental Science.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with website management or a willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of entomology or household/garden pests.
  • Ability to communicate in the Spanish language is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups; adults and youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means in accessible ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for business, educational, and communication purposes.
  • Willingness to expand programming.
  • Ability to manage reporting and maintain proper filing methods.

All applicants must apply online by close of day on December 2, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references. Application link:

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.


Hillary Chartron-Bartholomew
Director of Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, & Operations
315-424-9485 x234

Last updated December 5, 2019