Temporary 4-H Youth Development Educator

Location: East Meadow, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as 4-H Youth Development Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will implement 4-H Youth Development programming in the Village of Hempstead, specifically in the areas of agriculture, garden based learning, 4-H programming, Jr. Master Gardener, marine and environmental science for a menu of existing educational programs and activities. Will prepare and present established educational programs in limited income urban settings with diverse groups of Nassau County youth. Under the direction of the Supervisor, the 4-H Youth Development Educator will be responsible for the delivery of established programming in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program, and will deliver other established 4-H programming and activities (i.e. trips to the DPF 4-H Camp, East Meadow Farm, Marine Camps at Jones Beach and Oceanside), both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area’s Plan of Work. This position will also coordinate many administrative aspects of the 4-H Youth Development Program and will assist the Supervisor with marketing and fundraising efforts for 4-H Youth Development Programming. 

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.
  • Coursework or experience in education and teaching to diverse urban youth groups.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Physical ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially digging soil, regularly stooping and kneeling, ability to carry 20 lbs. (i.e. soil, tools).
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse urban 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.
  • Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
  • 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 identify and 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 clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the organization and community.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Non exempt, full time position

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:

Human Resources at eh482@cornell.edu

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

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 July 3, 2019