Northeast SARE Grant Administrator @ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties

Northeast SARE Grant Administrator


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties

Northeast SARE Grant Administrator

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking a Grant Administrator to provide leadership for recruitment, review, award, and implementation of one or two grant programs funded by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. The Grants Administrator supports Northeast SARE’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals including engagement with under-served communities. They collaborate to develop and improve policies and procedures in support of Northeast SARE grant program effectiveness and commitment to the organization’s outcome statement.

Northeast SARE is a United States Department of Agriculture grants program administered by the University of Vermont (UVM) that serves 12 Northeast states and Washington DC. The program administers seven grant programs, making awards to farmers and other agricultural businesses, researchers, educators, graduate students, and people in organizations and institutions working to improve our food system. The current annual budget is $11 million.

This is a full-time, exempt position funded through 2-year subawards. Compensation is in the range of $68,000 to $72,000 annually with an excellent benefits package (see application link for more information). This position reports to the CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties Northeast SARE Professional Development Coordinator and receives program oversight from the Northeast SARE Associate Director at UVM. This position is housed in the CCE Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra, NY. Remote work may be possible, contingent on candidate needs and CCE requirements. This position is available on or about January 22, 2024.

Northeast SARE and CCE believe that diversity and inclusion among our staff is critical to our success as an organization , and we seek to recruit, hire, and retain talented applicants from a diverse candidate pool. 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to help ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs.
  • Ability to meet the occasional travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver’s license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends especially during peak periods of grant administration activity.
  • Ability to administrator and manage grants and budgets; provide rigorous programmatic oversight.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to produce reports and manage data.
  • Ability to use independent judgement, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work with a team, and coordinate projects.
  • Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, grant program related software, prepare reports and manage data using spreadsheets, MS Office.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment.

All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on November 13, 2023.* Position closing dates may change based on Association needs. *

To Apply & For Further Details:

Applications are submitted online and include uploads for a cover letter, resume and at least three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher) here: Other/CCE-of-Columbia—Greene-Counties-Northeast-SARE-Grant- Administrator—–Acra–NY_WDR-00040719


Acra, New York, United States




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