Assistant Camp Director, Suffolk County Farm

Assistant Camp Director for Program, Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for assisting in developing and delivering quality educational and recreational camp programs that are safe, fun, and encourage kids to grow and learn in a supportive environment; provide overall supervision for the camp program. Lead compliance with all camp policies and procedures that protect camper and staff health and safety; take corrective actions to reduce risks and ensure safe camp management. Assist in administering the daily schedule effectively, balancing activities and daily routines, ensuring adequate staff coverage, and adjusting for weather-related or other exigencies. Lead problem-solving, and conflict resolution processes effectively address camper, parent, staff concerns, behavioral problems, and personal conflicts.Assist in staff guidance and communication, including conducting staff meetings, directing staff evaluation processes, implementing performance improvement strategies as needed, recognizing outstanding performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Animal Science, Education, or other related field and at least 21 years old.
  • Two years or more experience working with youth.
  • One year of paid or volunteer experience working with children or the public.
  • Ability to lift 10-20 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional education and training in education or youth camp.
  • Two years of administrative or supervisory experience in an organized camp.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $19.67-$23.42 for full summer ONLY (rate based on experience)

Hours: 20 hours per week

Benefits: No Benefits

Date Position Available: June 28, 2021 – August 31, 2021


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references 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.

Questions, please contact:

Brittany Naumann, 4-H Education Program Manager
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

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 their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to 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 New York State residents. 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 February 9, 2021