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__________________________________________________________________________________Local Foods Program Coordinator

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This position will serve as the Local Foods Program Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Chemung County and will provide program coordination and support to the Community & Economic Vitality Program, including the Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver programs, Farm Market and Veggie Van outreach, Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver volunteer projects and activities, and other programming as assigned. This position will organize and coordinate activities relating to the Community & Economic Vitality program; provide administrative assistance in coordination of Farm Market and Veggie Van outreach, the recruitment of new Master Gardener & Master Food Preserver Volunteers in Chemung County; coordinate Master Gardener & Master Food Preserver program events; maintain regular communication with volunteers to ensure volunteer needs are met; and serve as an accessible resource to program volunteers, including assisting in providing orientation and ongoing support and follow-up, and to assist in ensuring initial and continued success.



All applicants must apply online by close of day on February 29, 2024 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.

All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here:

Please contact Katie Curren, Association Operations Coordinator at 607-734-4453 with questions.


This position is a full-time non-exempt position, 80% FTE. The hourly rate for this position will range from $21.00 to $22.50, 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Physical ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially digging soil, regularly stooping and kneeling, ability to carry 50 lbs. (soil, tools).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in plant and/or environmental science.
  • Experience with Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the general community.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

Last updated February 26, 2024