4-H Educator

Location: East Meadow, NY

Number of Openings: 1

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a 4-H Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will implement existing educational programming and activities. Program topics include but are not limited to: Garden Based Learning, 4-H programming, marine and environmental science, STEM Literacy, Early Childhood Development, Family Health & Wellness, Skills for Success and Team Leadership. The Educator will deliver research-based programs utilizing existing curriculum and resources at East Meadow Farm (EMF), Eisenhower Park and throughout Nassau County. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the Program and will assist the Team Leader with marketing efforts for programming. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Coursework or experience in education and teaching to youth audiences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with youth audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Physical ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially digging soil, regularly stooping and kneeling, ability to carry 20 lbs. (soil, tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tool, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Bi-lingual with a preference of Spanish.  

Position Details:

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $18.00 - $20.00 depending upon experience.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Complete Temporary Application and send with resume and cover letter to:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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 government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Erika Hulver
HR/Payroll/Office Coordinator
516-832-2591 Ext. 17

Last updated August 2, 2021