Communications Assistant

Location:  East Meadow, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Communications Assistant for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County (CCE-NC) under the supervision of the Association Operations Manager. The Communications Assistant will assist with marketing and communications outreach efforts for CCE-NC, including social media activity, and CCE-NC events and programs (virtual and in person). This position will assist with the development of marketing, outreach and communication strategies and will promote events and activities through public relations initiatives and networking/collaborating, social efforts, etc. CCE-NC Program Areas to include: Food Systems, LI Taste NY, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, East Meadow Farm, Natural Resources, Urban Forestry, Marine, 4-H Youth Development, D.P.F. 4-H Camp, etc. This position will collaborate with all CCE-NC Program areas to effectively market programs and activities. This position will support program activities and requirements consistent with CCE-NC and LI Taste NY policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in a field directly relating to marketing/public affairs or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience running successful events and fundraisers.
  • Experience with social media and graphic design.
  • Experience working with community organizations and agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Demonstrated strong ability to utilize a variety of marketing channels to effectively target outreach for fundraisers and other events.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist with writing a marketing plan, and have effective marketing practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes (i.e. Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, etc).

Equal Opportunity Employment

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

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This position is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position, 52.5% FTE, 21 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $18.65. 

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on June 28, 2024 and until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

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

Human Resources at

Sponsorship for employment visa status is not available for this position.

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
Human Resources/Payroll Manager
516-832-2591 Ext. 104

Last updated June 11, 2024