The ESNY Nutritionist position will implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups in various locations throughout the Southern Tier Region. Under the direction of the Resource Educator, the educator will teach nutrition education with a focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible or SNAP recipients via workshops, events or food demonstrations. Nutrition education may take place at a variety of locations including but not limited to County agencies, libraries, schools and community agencies. This position may provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality. The educator embraces the Skills for Success, demonstrating inclusiveness, adaptability, self-development, communication skills, teamwork, service mindedness, stewardship and motivation.
Associate's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health and 1-2 years volunteer or work related experience (GED/High School Diploma plus one year transferable program/functional experience may substitute for an Associate's Degree).
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to meet the travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to read and write in English.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Basic computer and word processing skills.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs.
Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally or in writing.
Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 85%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach a specified number of workshops, events and food demonstrations and educate a targeted number of adult and youth participants who are SNAP eligible or SNAP recipients.
Implement lesson plans using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials.
Implement programs that address participant's needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Provide research based materials and resources to participants, staff and other groups, as they are identified.
Deliver SNAP-ED programming at health fairs, community events and other events as needed.
Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Recommend program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist supervisor in the interaction with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Complete necessary written documentation for program evaluation as required by programs and funders.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information and data collected.
Coordinate short- and long-term work schedule for programming.
Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs and funders.
Perform program evaluation as designed by providing intent to change forms, demographic forms, surveys, pre/post tests, retro-pre surveys to program participants.
Professional Improvement & Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Chenango County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
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This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. Hourly rate of pay based on an annual salary of $30,000 based on experience.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
This position requires travel throughout Cortland, Chenango and Madison County. The office base for this position is located at Cornell Cooperative Extension Chenango County, 99 North Broad St., Norwich, NY. This position requires a valid driver's license.
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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 government 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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00017762
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