This position will serve as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement EFNEP programming for a menu of existing EFNEP educational programs and activities for low income individuals and families. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established EFNEP programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area's Plan of Work to include, but not limited to: one-on-one teaching, home visitation, demonstrations, newsletters, tours, and group workshops. Program topics will include, but are not limited to: food and nutrition throughout the lifecycle, breastfeeding education, food safety, food preparation, and basic budgeting. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the EFNEP Program and will assist the Nutrition Issue Leader with marketing efforts for EFNEP Programming. This position is part of a regional effort and may include multi-county responsibilities.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on September 5, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 50% FTE, 20 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.35 per hour. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 80%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Work to foster acceptance of the EFNEP program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline and provide standard responses.
Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Issue Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified to deliver educational programs. Delivery methods include, but are not limited to:
Assist in providing EFNEP educational programs via mass media.
Implement, existing EFNEP programming to include, but not limited to: health, nutrition, food preparation, food safety, food security, household budgeting and parenting skills. This includes nutrition throughout the lifecycle such as infant nutrition and breastfeeding, adult nutrition and wellness, basic fitness and nutrition for seniors.
Implement already-established EFNEP educational programing and activities in support of other Nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Nutrition Program staff to achieve Association program goals.
Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all EFNEP programs.
Assist Nutrition Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Assist in the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile, edit and format existing program resources and program materials.
Compile, tally and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Provide input to Nutrition Issue Leader for program budget preparation and submit program expense reports.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Organize and coordinate activities related to EFNEP Programming (i.e. health, nutrition, food preparation, food safety, food security, household budgeting and parenting skills. This includes nutrition throughout the lifecycle such as infant nutrition and breastfeeding, adult nutrition and wellness, basic fitness and nutrition for seniors).
Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work, as appropriate.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional 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 including but not limited to, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with 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 Jefferson County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
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