Natural Resource Educator

Location: East Meadow, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a Natural Resource Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County (CCE-Nassau) and will assist with implementing existing CCE-Nassau natural resource educational programming and activities at our East Meadow Farm (EMF) and throughout Nassau County. Program topics include but are not limited to: urban and community forestry, professional horticulture, turf grass management, marine science and sustainable energy. The Natural Resource Educator will deliver research-based programs utilizing existing curriculum and resources at East Meadow Farm (EMF) and throughout Nassau County. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the Program and will assist the Supervisor with outreach efforts for programming. This position will work closely with other CCE Nassau program areas, especially 4-H and East Meadow Farm to coordinate overlaps in program areas. This position will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau to the general public, community leaders and government officials in a professional manner. Will appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public. This position will also assist with other miscellaneous projects/duties at EMF and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year 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 and adult audiences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with audiences of diverse backgrounds.
  • 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 urban and community forestry 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.

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 full-time, non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $23.00 - $25.00, commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation and sick leave.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 15, 2023 and until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

Click here to Apply.

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

Last updated July 19, 2023