Camp Counselor, Diabetes Camp

WDR-00043139 Camp Counselor, Diabetes Camp - Yaphank, NY

Assist in teaching educational camp programs at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center. Assist with day-to-day operations of the Diabetes Camp Program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and/or the public.
  • Experience with diabetes education and/or issues related to the disease.
  • Must be at least 16 years old to comply with New York State Department of Health regulations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, animal science, agriculture and/or natural science.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Ability to assist with teaching and a keen interest in educating youth.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • A positive and energetic attitude.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Program Responsibilities:
Program Delivery – 80%

  • Assist with teaching of classes with diabetes summer campers at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.

Administrative Responsibilities:
Management – 5%

  • Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times.
  • Lead campers through daily activities with a positive and fun attitude.

Coordination/Operation – 10%

  • Responsible for assisting with program set-up, material preparation, clean-up.
  • Assist in maintaining proper site appearance and safety conditions.

Professional Improvement – 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement, and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.

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: $20 per hour

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT – TEMP: July 15, 2024 – July 26, 2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available


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

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. 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.

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 (631) 727-7850 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 March 14, 2024