Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, Riverhead, NY
The Educator will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery, evaluation, coordination, and management of the Agricultural Stewardship Program in Suffolk County. This person will be responsible for administrative and programmatic staff supervision and effectively manage resources available to the program. Target communities are commercial agriculture and ornamental horticulture enterprises. The program's focus is on developing, implementing, and educating environmentally sound agriculture practices to minimize the impact of agricultural inputs on surface water and groundwater. The Educator will identify Agricultural Stewardship Program needs and set goals and priorities with program advisory committees, program participants, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, Cornell faculty, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel, and other partner organizations and associations. In cooperation with CCE Resource Educators, this individual will coordinate applied research and on-farm demonstration projects and assist with ongoing projects. This individual will also develop and assist with educational and outreach materials and programs specifically oriented to Long Island agriculture.
The Educator will maintain direct linkage with Cornell and County extension staff to develop and enhance relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, and other groups on a local, regional, and statewide basis in agricultural, environmental stewardship.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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 support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: Typical Salary range $55,000.00 - $62,000.00 (based on experience)
Schedule:Exempt (40+ hours)
Date Position Available: Position open until filled; applicant review will begin in late January 2022
Benefits: Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System-NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
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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 of Suffolk County Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with 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 May 3, 2022