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Current Openings

Environment Educator & No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Program Manager

For more information and to apply:

As a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment & Energy Program team, this position will serve as the Dutchess No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Program Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and will be part of the team managing environmental and energy projects through the CCE Climate Resilience Partnership, the Dutchess County Greenway Connections Project, and similar programs. This position will work under the direction and supervision of the Association Environment & Energy Issue Leader.

This position will provide direction, organization, coordination, and management of all aspects of the assigned Dutchess NCLI Program, a youth work force development program working to connect City of Poughkeepsie High School students with the outdoors while training them to be youth environmental educators. Responsibilities for this aspect of the position to include, but not be limited to: direct supervision of youth staff; youth career and workforce development; providing training on STEM and outdoor topics; developing and leading community projects with the youth environmental educators; networking with research projects and other environmental education projects in the County and region; and other youth educational programs administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. This position will manage and coordinate collaborations with other CCEDC programs and partner organizations. The position will be responsible for enhancing the NCLI program, resources and collaborations including community-based and after school programming..

This position will also provide guidance and technical support to municipal officials and volunteers through the CCE Climate Resilience Partnership and the Dutchess County Greenway Connections Project. This includes providing guidance and support to municipalities to complete climate related actions as part of the NYS Climate Smart Communities Program. The position also provides education and outreach to Dutchess County municipal officials and volunteers on a wide variety of natural resource management and land-use planning topics relevant to the Dutchess County Greenway Guide. Methods of delivery include: in person and virtual forums, trainings and workshops; development of brochures, flyers and other education materials; communication with audiences via listservs; and more. This position is stationed at the Farm & Home Center in Millbrook, NY but spends a significant amount of time working in the City of Poughkeepsie. Finally, this position represents the Association to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University.

All applications must be received online by March 7, 2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail or (845) 340-3990x314.

Applicants must apply online. Please go to above link for the application and other pertinent information.

Todd Hill Market Sales Clerk

The Taste NY at Todd Hill Market Sales Clerk supports the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill. Primary responsibilities include assisting customers in a food service setting, maintaining clean and organized work stations and ensuring a clean guest area. Clerk provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards, follows health safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues. Inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The clerk is expected to discuss Dutchess County agriculture and local foods with customers, utilizing provided information and engage them in the areas of local agriculture products sold in the store. Candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with managers and co-workers.

There are four positions available - 15-18 hours per week each.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Ability to complete basic math in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to work with the public;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register;
  • Ability to use or learn to use MS Word and Excel;
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Applicants must apply online. Please go to the application and other pertinent information. If you have any questions you may call 845-677-8223 x136.


4-H Green Teen Educator- Beacon, NY

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County's 4-H Green Teen Educator works under the supervision of the Green Teen Program Manager to deliver educational programs that provide life and work skills and related education to targeted youth with the focus on the food systems and gardening. Primary program responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gardening, recruitment of participants and delivering educational programs. The Educator also coordinates and facilitates operations as well as assists with the Green Teen Program evaluations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree and two years paid or volunteer experience. GED/High School Diploma and three years transferrable program experience is acceptable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database management;
  • Must be committed to creating and maintaining an environment that fosters positive youth development;
  • Must enjoy working in agricultural settings and be physically capable of doing frequent/daily manual labor. May be working in challenging weather conditions;
  • Ability to complete project reports and keep accurate physical and digital records;
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to meet frequent (potentially daily – depending on the season) travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage and to transport youth are required;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights and/or weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A general knowledge of youth education using positive youth development strategies;
  • Previous experience working in a youth development programs;
  • Conflict resolution skills;
  • Previous experience in an agricultural setting, or related industry with retail experience;
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.

All applications must be received on-line by March 22, 2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail or (845) 340-3990x314.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.

Last updated May 13, 2022