Climate Change and Energy Issue Leader

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County Published: June 1, 2024
Voorheesville, NY
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Climate Change / Energy / Program Management
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Since 1916, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County 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.

Position Overview

The Climate Change and Energy Issue Leader provides leadership for programs designed to inform the public of clean and efficient energy programs, and preparing for, adapting to, and building resiliency to climate change. Key responsibilities include oversight of assigned staff and programs, supporting county and community-based initiatives, securing and maintaining funding, overseeing grant and contract deliverables, managing relationships with funders, ensuring program reporting requirements are met, and leading marketing efforts to ensure robust program participation.

The Issue Leader represents CCE Albany before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell University, and others. This position serves as a subject matter expert, proactively implementing programs based on the needs of the community and new or emerging energy and climate change issues.

We strongly believe in diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs, job candidates must be committed to the same.

Qualifications include a Master's degree plus four years related experience. A PhD may substitute for 2 years’ experience.All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm June 7, 2024. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.


We firmly believe in work-life balance and provide generous paid time off.

This position is full-time, on-site, and exempt. Compensation is paid at the rate of $80,000 annually and includes 21 Vacation days, 14 Holidays, 3 Personal days and 12 Sick days annually. Excellent benefits package includes health insurance, free dental insurance, NYS Retirement (NYSLRS), and much more.

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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. 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.

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