Animal Science Educator

Animal Science Educator, Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting with the planning, development and implementation and evaluation of the youth education efforts for animal sciences at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center based in Yaphank. Provide high-quality animal science programming with a particular focus on veterinarian career exploration, chicken embryology teacher trainings, chick incubation and weekend animal science programs. Provide general education programming, as needed, to support the efforts of the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.

Coordinate all BOCES and college student interaction and use of farm animals for their practicums.

Provide guidance and support to the BOCES, LaGuardia and Suffolk County Community College youth by either direct (teaching of program) or indirect interaction (assisting the professors).

Work with CCE resource specialists, local organizations and partner agencies to educate youth and community groups.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with experience relevant to the position. Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience may substitute.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to pass motor vehicle screen, including valid driver’s license.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • 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.
  • Proven in-depth knowledge in the field of animal science education.
  • Ability to maintain and handle live farm animals for educational and demonstration purposes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Full-Time: Non-exempt

Salary Range: $20 per hour

Benefits: Full health benefits

Work dates: Varied


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 (ExternalCandidate) document for additional guidance apply here Apply Here.

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.

Questions please contact: Valerie Smith, HR Director –

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.

Last updated June 10, 2019