Front Desk Receptionist

WDR-00041027 Front Desk Receptionist

Job Description Summary:

Under the direction of the HR Director, this position works to provide quality telephone reception service and serves as a member of the association support staff team that provides clerical/administrative support to the overall association and educators as needed.
Responsibilities include diversified duties including receiving and greeting customers/clientele and providing basic information on programs and events, answering the telephone daily, directing calls to appropriate staff, and providing overall customer service for the Association. Oversees the Riverhead vehicle fleet maintenance/service, coordinates staff defensive driving classes, and assists community service workers.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate Supervisor.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • 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:

  • High School Diploma or technical/vocational school degree in business and/or secretarial science and 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe products and zoom.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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


Salary: $18.00 per hour

Schedule: Non-Exempt (24 hours per week)

Date Position Available: Immediate vacancy

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.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.


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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 November 1, 2023