This position will be employed by CCE Tompkins County but the successful candidate will work in the Monroe County CCE Office.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This position is part time (20 hours per week), and benefits eligible, including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement. Pay range is: $17.00-19.23 per hour depending on skills and experience.
The Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY (FLESNY) Garden Educator is responsible for delivery of established Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) Community and School Garden PSE (Policy, Systems and Environment) plan with the goal of improving access to and consumption of vegetables and fruits with SNAP and SNAP eligible groups through edible gardens. With guidance from supervisor this Garden Educator will implement the garden environmental strategies in an 11 county Finger Lakes area, primarily in the Rochester area. This position will assist supervisor and the FLESNY Team to increase the Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York (FLESNY) capacity to support sustainable gardens in low income communities.
This individual will be employed and supervised by Tompkins County CCE but will be located and work out of the Monroe County CCE offices for the convenience of the program.
Bachelor's degree in Associate's Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.)
Experience working with community and/or school organizations to implement edible gardens
Ability to plan, organize, implement and present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, and work with diverse audiences of all ages
Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Experience and familiarity with logic models
Proficient in engaging partners and collaborators in working toward long range goals
Proficiency in the use of basic modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.)
Ability to read and write in English
Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Ability to regularly lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 20 pounds and climb stairs, with or without reasonable accommodation
Understanding of Policy, Systems and Environmental strategies (PSE's) and potential impact on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) audiences
Understanding of how Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE's) are evaluated
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language
Previous experience as a successful (Eat Smart New York) ESNY Nutritionist who consistently provided quality education and met productivity standards
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Delivery (70%):
Utilize existing evidence- and practiced-based curricula and educational framework to implement the teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Eat Smart New York (ESNY) on education.
Under guidance of supervisor and Issue Leader, collaborate with other organizations that serve target audiences in order to effectively implement programs for impact.
With guidance from supervisor and the Sr. Nutritionist, implement the PSE strategy.
Deliver high quality programming to individuals and groups utilizing existing, approved materials and resources through a variety of delivery methods.
Deliver a defined number of nutrition education events per week/per month, as described by the Sr. Nutritionist.
May occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational program.
Work to foster acceptance of the Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Educate and provide support to targeted schools and communities on policy, systems, and environmental change efforts to improve access and remove barriers to securing health food and physical activity opportunities.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Nutrition to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery efforts.
Program Evaluation (5%):
Implement program evaluation as designed; perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
May assist in the process of analyzing data for reporting and program improvement purposes using establish policies and procedures.
Assist with making recommendations for strengthening and improving programs.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Provide input into the planning of Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) initiatives.
Provide program delivery feasibility details as input to program leaders to assist in planning delivery of programs.
Provide input for communication strategies related to program marketing.
Provide input for planning of program budget based on feasibility needs.
Assist supervisor to manage a defined number of nutrition education events per week/per month, as described by Issue Leader/ program team.Assist supervisor to solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise during program delivery.
Coordination/ Operation (10%):
Assist supervisor to organize and coordinate nutrition program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
Recruit program participants.
Transport self and materials to multiple program delivery sites.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of nutrition 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.
Record Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) activities in the Qualtrics program.
Provide monthly and quarterly narrative reporting.
Maintain records, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Submit program related expense receipts for recording.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
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 and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform 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 Tompkins 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.
PLEASE NOTE- This position's physical location will be in Monroe County (Rochester), but will be employed by CCE Tompkins.
CCE Tompkins offers 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
Vision Access Program
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
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.
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.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
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