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All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system. We post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience. 

Available positions:

4-H Youth Educator

Yates County 4-H is hiring a Youth Educator. The 4-H Youth Educator works as a part of the 4-H Youth Development team to deliver hands-on programming utilizing established evidence-based and/or research-based curricula. Program recruitment and promotion are also areas of emphasis. For more information or to apply, visit

Applications MUST be in by April 18th, 2024.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree and one year volunteer or work-related experience relevant to the role of the position. (High school diploma or equivalency with 2 years volunteer or work experience may substitute).
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to carry supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of positive youth development principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and involve youth and adults of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Highly developed sense of responsibility, sound judgement, ability to anticipate potential issues, handle multi-tasking, and work with confidential information.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office proficiency including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in Youth Development or knowledge/experience/background preferred.
  • Experience working with youth ages 5-19.
  • Experience implementing the experiential learning model.
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to youth audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and over the phone
  • Excellent customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
  • Ability to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision and within prescribed directives and timeframes.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
This is a part-time (25h/week) non-exempt position. Compensation is $17.50-18.25 per hour.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

For additional questions please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail

Finger Lakes Shared Business Network Lead IT Manager – NY

The Finger Lakes Shared Business Network (FLSBN) Lead IT Manager provides high level IT expertise, leadership, direction, management, and coordination of information technology (IT) operations of the Finger Lakes Shared Business Network which includes Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties.

The Lead IT Manager is part of a customer-focused team that serves as a supportive, cooperative model for shared business services. He or she works closely with the FLSBN team members and Executive Directors to ensure the technology needs of the member Associations and staff are met in a timely and efficient manner.

For more information or to apply, visit

All applications must be received online by 11:59 pm on April 25, 2024. Position closing dates may change based on the Association's needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or a directly related area or Equivalent Education. (Associate Degree in Information Technology or directly related area plus 2 yrs. transferable functional experience).
  • Three to five years directly related, demonstrated IT experience which includes network interface and administration, operations and software training, security systems, hardware installation and upgrades, teleconferencing, distance education and learning system installation and management, website development and maintenance, and evidence of readily adapting to new technologies and upgrades. Experience in supporting Microsoft Windows, Apple operating systems and various desktop software programs; managing physical and virtual networks; producing resource materials and providing training to a wide range of skill levels; and creating and implementing IT-related policies. Experience with support of Android and Apple Mobile devices. Experience with support of networking infrastructure, wireless networks as well as telecommunications equipment, including phone systems.
  • Knowledge of current IT systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment, discretion, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents written in English such as instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to frequently, effectively, and promptly communicate verbally and in writing with employees and external customers. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional methods, as well as electronic technology such as WebEx, Skype and Zoom.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training and training materials using various techniques and technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret technical instructions and information for non-technical users.
  • Ability to lead technological changes/updates as well as suggest modifications to Extension Administration and local associations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as independently.
  • Ability to lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with vendors, consultants, co-workers, local Association IT staff, Directors and Leaders, campus staff, advisors, other IT Leads, and community members.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Windows-based software, including the use of the Internet and the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment, which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting supplies, work-related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) system.
  • Comp TIA Network Certification / Comp TIA A+ Certification.
  • Willingness to keep a flexible schedule that includes some evening and weekend hours.
  • Internal and external customer service experience.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs for diverse audiences.
  • Good leadership, time management, and motivational skills; helpful attitude at all levels.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance time equitably across Associations.
  • Ability to support both Mac and PC environments/equipment.

This is a full time (40h/week), exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $62,125.00 annually.

Last updated April 4, 2024