| This position will serve as the Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County and will teach existing education programs and activities to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups in various locations throughout Oswego County. The focus of programming will be on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible or SNAP recipients, in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area's Plan of Work to include, but not limited to: 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 works closely with Regional Nutrition Resource Educators, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego Human Ecology Team Leader and the Regional Project Manager, to assist in program evaluation, management and marketing. This position also assists the Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist in implementing the social marketing and environmental change initiative in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the North County Region. This position may provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality.|
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All applicants must apply by close of business on May 24, 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 Cynthia Walsh, Association Team Leader at 315-963-7286 with questions.
This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. 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.
- Associate's Degree in Nutrition or related field of study.
- Nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background.
- Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
- Demonstrated ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize technology (i.e. basic computer and word processing skills).
- Demonstrated ability to comfortably purchase and prepare foods and review and follow recipes.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
- Demonstrated ability and experience with adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
- Demonstrated ability and experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
- Demonstrated ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Delivery - 80%
- 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.
- Work to foster acceptance of the ESNY program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
- Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in the Nutrition area, and provide standard responses.
- Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Association Team 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: workshops, events or food demonstrations.
- Assist in providing established ESNY educational programs via mass media.
- Implement existing ESNY programming to include, but not limited to: general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting.
- Implement already-established ESNY educational programing and activities in support of other Nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Nutrition Program Area's Plan of Work.
- Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Nutrition Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
- Implement program evaluation as designed.
- Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all ESNY programs.
- Assist Nutrition Association Team Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
- Assist in the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Management - 5%
- Provide input to Nutrition Association Team Leader for program budget preparation.
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.
- Submit program expense reports.
- Organize and coordinate program activities related to ESNY Programming (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.).
- Utilizing existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the ESNY program. The target is 35-40 nutrition activities per month and act as an integral member to assist the team to reaching 75 direct participants per month.
- 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, and events related to ESNY Programming (i.e. general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting).
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information and data collected.
- Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs funders.
- Coordinate with the Association Team Leader and Regional Project Manager to address clientele needs and to select program materials from available pre-designed resources.
- Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
- This position will exercise care when utilizing any Association owned property and/or resources while performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
- In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Association Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
- Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
- Participate in required orientation programs; work with supervisor and work team staff to gain pertinent skills and information for specific on-job skills.
- Attend relevant in-service education programs.
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 Oswego 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Prog Educator II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:1
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.