LI Shellfish Restoration Volunteer Coordinator

LI Shellfish Restoration Volunteer Coordinator

This position is intended to coordinate a Long Island wide volunteer corps to help maintain shellfish nursery sites in support of the LI Shellfish Restoration Program. Responsible for identifying, training and coordinating this volunteer corps in towns throughout Suffolk and Nassau. Generally provide outreach and education services to the public relating to the LISRP at events as needed. Aid in capturing photo, video, and other digital media at field sites, public events, and fundraisers. Aid in the design and lead dissemination of Marine Program newsletters, blog postings, and social media posts in support of the LISRP and other related programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associates plus 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience with working with the public.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of marine activities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to learn marine science and natural science subject matter
  • 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 pass Motor Vehicle Screen
  • Ability to lift 20-50lbs


  • Knowledge of shellfish culture methods
  • Desire to work with the public
  • Knowledge of basic marine biology
  • Biology or education background
  • Knowledge of social media tools and programs
  • Ability to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of camera equipment. Basic web design skills.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Salary

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 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:

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last updated November 17, 2017