Marine Camp Director & Educator, Northport, NY

Sea Stars Marine Camp Director & Educator, Northport, NY

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating youth education efforts at the Marine Program facilities based in Huntington (Coindre Hall) and Northport (Fuchs Pond Preserve). Provide high-quality marine science programming focusing on Long Island's local marine environment. Work with CCE resource specialists, local organizations, and partner agencies to educate youth and community groups. Administer and oversee Marine Summer Camp and staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree with experience relevant to the position. A Bachelor's Degree plus four years of transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience may substitute.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software, including the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
  • Proven in-depth knowledge in the field of marine environmental education.
  • Ability to maintain and handle live marine animals for educational and demonstration purposes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community, and funding partners.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written, and visual channels using traditional methods, educational tools, and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Obtain/maintain lifeguard certification, Advanced First Aid & CPR/AED certifications, and other certifications that may become required for the position to meet Suffolk County and New York State youth camp standards.
  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.

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 are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: Non-exempt $25.00 - $27.00 per hour (based on experience)

Hour:35-40 hours per week

Dates: April 1, 2023


Full Benefits: 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.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and 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 Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • 2.Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • 3.Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in 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.


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 HR Department at (631) 727-7850 ext 252 or email at

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 January 4, 2023