Environmental Urban Forestry Educator

Classification Title: Subject Program Educator I

Job Title: Environmental Urban Forestry Educator

Location: East Meadow, NY

Benefits: Full Benefits Package

Number of Positions: One

Position Summary:

The Environmental Educator is primarily responsible for Urban Forestry education and program delivery under the Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALB) grant. The Environmental Educator will also deliver programs in the areas of environmental science and marine science and present learning opportunities to residents in Nassau County with an emphasis on urban programming. Under the guidance of the Supervisor, the Educator also collaborates with other Association staff, Master Gardner volunteers, County and town representatives, schools, agencies and other partners in Nassau County. The Educator will also assist with CCE 4-H environmental program delivery at East Meadow Farm (EMF) and the DPF 4-H camp. The Educator also performs general administrative responsibilities including program direction, management and coordination.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Environmental Science or related field (Associate’s degree in Environmental Science or related field plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree) and experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver’s license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Ability to deliver and coordinate informal educational programs to targeted audiences, especially urban youth.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
  • Ability to market the program including through the use of social media.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate Supervisor.
  • Ability to regularly lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, including climbing stairs and/or in outdoors/garden based settings with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, especially during growing season/during 4-H camp program.
  • Ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially during the growing season, by regularly standing; walking; sitting; using hands to finger, handle, dig soil or feel; reaching with hands and arms; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling and ability to talk and hear.
  • 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 identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.


  • Experience working in public settings and with a variety of community groups and businesses

Other:  Position is full time, 40 hours per week. Must be able to work some nights and weekends

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please be sure to include all information that you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know before you click SUBMIT. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments.

Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should be submitted online by September 1, 2017 for priority consideration. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

How to Apply:

Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association interested in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/

External candidate, go to:

Reference position:

  • Environmental Urban Forestry Educator - East Meadow, NY

Full instructions on how External Applicants may apply through Workday may be found here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

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 you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

For additional questions, please contact dam72@cornell.edu;

Last updated August 16, 2017