Careers with New York State Integrated Pest Management
As a global authority on community and agricultural pest management, we’re building a culture that embraces inclusivity, champions collaboration, and leverages world-class research and innovation to bring ecologically-friendly, sustainable pest management practices to New Yorkers. We’re changing lives and economies through extension and invite you to be a part of the transformation.
Who We Are
Our agricultural IPM experts bring dynamic solutions for common pest problems to New York’s farmers and growers, helping them understand and adopt ecologically-friendly, sustainable solutions to minimize environmental, health, and economic risks.
Our community team is a one-of-kind resource, ensuring that all of New York’s 20 million residents find safe and effective ways to manage the pests that infest our schools, damage our landscapes, contaminate our food and living spaces, and pose risks to human health.
Where We Are
Headquartered in Geneva, NY—the heart of the Finger Lakes—we enjoy the resources, access, and benefits of Cornell University's main campus, in a close-knit community that values collegiality, cross-disciplinary work, and collaboration. Our premiere location affords direct access and interaction with our stakeholders and easy travel to Rochester, Syracuse, and Ithaca, in one of America’s Best Small Cities.
As an innovative and experienced educator, you will expand knowledge and access to sustainable pest management practices in fruit agroecosystems. You will work collaboratively, across disciplines, and with a variety of stakeholders, to develop, demonstrate, and guide IPM implementation efforts in fruit crops across NYS. You will champion diversity, equity and inclusion by providing unbiased access to world-class research, industry expertise and pest management strategies to all New York farmers and growers and serve as a trusted resource, enabling stakeholders to build knowledge and develop skills to successfully implement IPM approaches to crop protection.
As an innovative and experienced educator, you will expand knowledge and access to sustainable pest management practices in livestock production systems (primarily dairy and beef cattle). You will work collaboratively, across disciplines, and with a variety of stakeholders, to develop, demonstrate, and guide IPM implementation efforts in livestock across NYS. The state is ranked #3 nationally in milk production, and first in specialty dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream. There are 620,000 dairy cattle and 110,000 beef cattle. You will champion diversity, equity and inclusion by providing unbiased access to world-class research, industry expertise and pest management strategies to all New York livestock farmers and serve as a trusted resource, enabling stakeholders to build knowledge and develop skills to successfully implement IPM approaches to livestock production.
Work with a team of innovative educators to help us share IPM information with New Yorkers. Support our efforts to engage public audiences through a virtual series of monthly presentations and our website. Primary duties include: creating social media posts, overseeing a monthly photo challenge, editing auto-generated closed captions, uploading YouTube videos, responding to accessibility requests, and mailing a package once a month for the What’s Bugging You First Friday virtual series. You will also provide support for the NYSIPM and Biocontrol website migrations and other activities to support Community IPM outreach and educational efforts.
This is a temporary position requiring 39 hours of work per week, compensated at $18-20 per hour (based on qualifications). The start date is flexible but projected to be approximately from May 2022 to February 2023.
Required: Ability to work independently and complete objectives in a remote or hybrid (part home/part office) work environment. Proficiency with the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Familiarity with Zoom, and the ability to meet with supervisors on a regular basis. Ability to promptly respond to emails. Willingness to adhere to all current and future Cornell COVID policies, including: proof of vaccination and booster shot requirements; weekly surveillance testing (free to employees; currently optional); and correctly wearing appropriate face coverings in certain settings.
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Interest in nature, gardening, and familiarity with pest issues. Experience using photo and video editing software. Some familiarity with website editing and basic HTML.
The successful applicant will work with Matt Frye, Amara Dunn, Jody Benedict, and Alejandro Calixto and will be based in Geneva, NY. Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for two references to Matt Frye at email@example.com. You may also contact Matt with any questions.