Human Development Educator

Parenting Educator/ Human Development Educator, Suffolk County, NY

Position Summary:

The Human Development Subject Educator is a member of the Human Development Team under the Community Ed Issue Leader's supervision. Responsible for supporting educational program needs, assisting in delivering program goals and objectives, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for adults with a subject matter focus on child development, family health, and wellness. Work as an Extension Association team member in addressing local, regional, and statewide programming priorities. In addition, this individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's family health and wellness programs to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. This position is funded by a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Development (Child Development) emphasizes infancy through adolescence or Equivalent degree and experience relevant to the role of this position.
  • Fluency in child development and family relationship research
  • Ability/experience in curriculum development
  • Experience in blog writing and podcast scriptwriting, and production
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Detail-oriented. Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proficient with windows-based software, including the use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Development during the Life Span (infancy through old age)
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
  • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Grant writing experience
  • Ability to speak understand Spanish.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: Non-Exempt - $20.00 per hour

Hour: Part-Time (21 Hours per week)

Benefits: Full Benefits

Date Position Available: Approximately August 1, 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 Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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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 collaborates 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 July 8, 2021