4-H Club Educator/Weekend Coordinator

4-H Club Educator/Weekend Coordinator, SCF Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

Participate in planning and delivery of special events, festivals, and specialized family programs to be held on weekends at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.Provide weekend education opportunities for the general public on weekends and school holidays.Book and coordinate the birthday party program. Serve as lead person for team of educators, assistants, and volunteers involved in these weekend family and public education programs.

Participate in discussions and provide input surrounding delivery, evaluation, marketing, and community connections regarding weekend family and public education.

Help coordinate all 4-H Club events including, but not limited to Public Presentations, Junior Iron Chef, Taste of 4-H, Suffolk County 4-H Fair, and Rally Day.

Travel to Ithaca, NY and Syracuse, NY for Career Explorations and New York State Fair to serve as a chaperone for 4-H Youth.Attend other training and events around the state, as needed.

Lead farm based 4-H clubs on the subjects of already established 4-H curriculum.

Generate the monthly 4-H newsletter.Complete 4-H Club data entry.Field 4-H club inquiries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent of high school diploma/GED and one year transferrable education experience is acceptable.
  • 2 years related volunteer or work experience in youth education field.
  • Experience in youth work, teaching, counseling or other related field.
  • Volunteer or paid experience working with volunteers.
  • Ability to learn how to drive van and horse trailer and truck and livestock trailer.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds in program materials as programs are often held offsite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • Significant experience teaching youth and adults in formal or informal settings.
  • Additional education in the areas of agriculture, animal sciences, natural sciences, human development and consumer sciences.
  • Experience teaching subjects related to agriculture, animal sciences, natural sciences, human development and consumer sciences.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This is a Full-time non-exempt position 35 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

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 Valerie at vs324@cornell.edu 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) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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.


Valerie J. Smith
LI-SBN Human Resource Lead
631-727-7850 x 344

Last updated May 9, 2018