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Climate Smart Farming Outreach Coordinator

Cornell University – Climate Smart Farming Program


Opportunity summary

Term length

09/01/24 - 08/31/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24


Ithaca, New York

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The WLCC member will help our CCSF team with outreach and education for CCSF, Cornell Extension’s Agriculture and Climate Change Program Work Team, the AI-CLIMATE Institute, and the USDA Climate Adaptation Mitigation fellowship program, to teach farmers about NRCS conservation planning practices and CSA, and help promote the availability of financial and technical assistance programs from NRCS and other CSA programs.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications


Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree/background in communications, environmental science, agriculture, or related fields. Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to create clear, compelling, and accurate content for various audiences. Proficiency in multimedia content creation tools and platforms, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and video editing software. Research skills, with the ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from diverse sources. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively. Proactive attitude and willingness to learn, adapt, and take on new challenges in a dynamic work environment. Passion for sustainability, climate change mitigation, and agriculture, with a desire to make a positive impact through effective communication.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor