Association and Taste NY Administrative Assistant

Location: Jericho

Position Summary:

This position will serve as an Association and Taste NY Administrative Assistant for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County. This position will be responsible for providing routing office assistance to members of the Nassau County Administrative Team, focusing on assisting the IT Communication Coordinator with miscellaneous office administrative and printing needs. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to answering phones, copying, word processing, database manipulation, spreadsheet development, and coordination and maintenance of the Association Print and Mail rooms. This position also supports the Long Island Taste NY Market place/Welcome Center. Primary responsibilities include assisting customers in a food service setting, self-check-out, maintaining clean and organized work stations and ensuring a clean guest area. The Taste NY Clerk assists with quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all Taste NY standards, follows health safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues. Inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The Taste NY clerk is expected to discuss Long Island agriculture and local foods with customers, utilizing provided information and engage them in the areas of local agriculture products sold in the store.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Must be able to drive personal or Association vehicle for pick-up and delivery of product from the warehouse to the CCE Nassau Market (hand cart may be used for transportation purposes).
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities with immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgement, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Ability to complete basic math in a fast paced environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or technical/vocational school degree in business and/or secretarial science and three (3) years of relevant experience.
  • One (1) year retail sales experience.
  • Experience working in customer service and retail environments.
  • Experience with mailing equipment.
  • Understanding of basic marketing.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices.

Position Details:

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 87.5% FTE, 35 hours per week.

Pay Rate:  Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on April 24, 2019 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Erika at 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:

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
516-433-7970 Ext. 17

Last updated April 19, 2019