Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Nutritionist will primarily be responsible for delivery of established Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Hudson Valley SNAP Region. This position will also assist with marketing efforts for SNAP programming in collaboration with other nutritionists in the SNAP region.
This is a grant-funded, full time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. This position will be an employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County and works in Rockland County. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health. Associate's Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
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.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods, utilizing business expense accounts and pragmatic use of resources.
Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages maintaining cultural sensitivity.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Program Delivery - 75%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the teaching of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP Program.
Deliver high quality programming to individuals and groups utilizing existing SNAP program materials and resources.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Implement already-established SNAP educational programing and program activities in support of other nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing existing program information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
Provide SNAP educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist in multi-association team efforts through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver the SNAP Program.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Nutrition to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
Assist in the process of analyzing collected program data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Assist with making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational SNAP programming via various methods.
Provide input to assist supervisor with planning program budget and needs.
Assist in the planning and promotion of public events and programs including, but not limited to, assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate SNAP program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
Submit accurate program related expense receipts as required.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the SNAP Program including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of SNAP programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, multi-media efforts and the environmental change initiative in collaboration with other nutritionists.
Maintain records, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
Submit program expense and mileage reports in a timely manner.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP Program.
This position may require the transport of program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement - 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 attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local health fairs, community activities, etc. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Rockland 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.
This is a full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $21.44. 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
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference.Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by June 29, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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