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Education Program Administrative Coordinator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County is seeking an Education Program Administrative Coordinator to support delivery of its stream and watershed education program located at a field office in Shokan, NY. The Education Program Administrative Coordinator will work directly with the stream program leader and educators to administer educational programs and events. Typical stream program events include stream walks, stream snorkeling, site tours,, and multi-day conferences, trainings, and workshops with outdoor activity components for youth and adults. In addition, the program produces educational publications, materials, and reports. The education program is particularly active from spring through fall seasons. Some events are held during evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and organized self-starter who is comfortable and experienced with writing and computer use. The candidate must be able to use discretion and judgement to implement and coordinate the implementation of CCEUC administrative policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will enjoy getting their hands dirty and feet in the water from time to time.

The Education Program Administrative Coordinator will use moderate levels of initiative to both coordinate and perform business activities needed for delivery of education events and projects. This may include event-related purchasing, internet and computer needs, communications and marketing, event registration and payment, facility arrangements, publication printing and distribution, and oversight of staff or volunteers working an event. The Education Program Administrative Coordinator will assist with procurement activities such as obtaining quotes and proposals and developing facility and instructor agreements.

Other support for education events and projects includes coordination and implementation of safety procedures and notifications, participant screening and liability, obtaining proof of insurance and permits, and arranging catering and other support services. The Education Program Administrative Coordinator will assist with administrative staff hiring and coordinate administrative assignments for events.

The Education Program Administrative Coordinator will supervise a part-time, AWSMP Administrative Assistant responsible for general administrative assistance, maintenance of the program office and vehicle, staffing the front desk, supplies purchases, event registration, processing payment of event fees, and delivery of event administration, as available. The part-time AWSMP Administrative Assistant position is currently not staffed. Training will be provided to both positions in all CCEUC procedures during the first year of employment.

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) is funded through a five-year agreement with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The AWSMP serves the Ashokan Reservoir watershed located in the Catskills region of Ulster County and part of the NYC Water Supply System for 9 million New Yorkers. The AWSMP works in partnership with communities to protect and restore stream corridor stability and ecosystem integrity in the watershed. The program engages in a range of activities such as technical education and public outreach, research and monitoring, community grants, flood response and planning, stream assessment, stream restoration projects, and more.

The AWSMP office located in Shokan, NY is normally open to the public from 8:00-4:30 M-F. The office is shared by staff and interns from several government agencies participating in the AWSMP, including CCEUC, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and Ulster County Department of Environment. Some duties may include logistical support and coordination with partner agency staff involved with AWSMP events and projects.

The Education Program Administrative Coordinator (40 hours/week) will report to the AWSMP Program Leader (Issue Leader) at CCEUC. A full benefits package is available. The position is located at the AWSMP office in Shokan, NY. The position requires some travel from Shokan to Kingston or to locations in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed. A program vehicle may be available to perform work-related travel or personal mileage is reimbursed. 

Applications must be received on-line by May 17, 2021.

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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 the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at:

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

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Leah Cadwallader
Human Resources, Regional
845-340-3990 ext. 314

Last updated April 29, 2021