Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. The salary for this position will range from $73,000.00 to $76,000.00 annually commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

Position Description

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County, NY seeks a dynamic Executive Director to provide overall leadership and management for a non-formal education organization (Extension) in the Adirondacks, a scenic, rural region with spectacular recreation, food, history, culture and beauty. Candidates should demonstrate success with fund development, management of community-based organizations, volunteer engagement and partnership with local, county, and state government.

Required Qualifications

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Preferred Qualifications

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Other Requirements

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Contact Name

Jerilynn Cross

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Application Instructions

Please upload cover letter and resume with application.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

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.

About Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County

Since 1919, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County (CCE-Essex) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Essex County.

CCE-Essex is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer, governed by an elected Board of Directors, and is responsive to county government with general oversight from Cornell University. All associations work to meet local needs as well as state and national goals.

CCE-Essex is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is considered under New York State’s County Law Section 224 subsection 8 as a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York.