This position will serve as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) Nutritionist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and will implement SNAP-ED programming from a menu of existing SNAP-ED educational programs and program activities. This position will implement already-existing educational programming to the public to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established SNAP-ED programming to community groups, and will deliver other established SNAP-ED programming and activities, both on-site and off-site, in the community, in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area's plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the SNAP-ED Program and will assist the Senior Nutritionist and Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist with marketing efforts for SNAP-Ed programming, to include the environmental change initiative in collaboration with other Nutritionists of the SNAP-ED program in the North Country Region.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Nutrition or Public Health.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
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.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the general community.
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.
Position Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement existing SNAP-ED programming to community groups at schools, food pantries, Department of Social Services (DSS), etc.
Implement already-established SNAP-ED educational programming and program activities in support of other Nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach a targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP-ED Program. The target is 40 nutrition activities per month and act as an integral member to assist the team to reaching 75 direct participants per month.
Under the direction and oversight of the Senior Nutritionist, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Senior Nutritionist, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Provide SNAP-ED educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP-ED Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist the Senior Nutritionist in multi-association team efforts through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver the SNAP-ED Program.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Nutrition to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Nutrition Program staff to achieve Association goals.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all SNAP-ED programs.
Assist the Senior Nutritionist in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning of major public events and programs including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Administrative Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Senior Nutritionist.
Administrative Coordination /Operation- 5%
Organize and coordinate program activities related to SNAP-ED programming (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the SNAP-ED Program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, etc.
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 the Senior Nutritionist and Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of SNAP-ED 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 in the SNAP-ED Program in the North Country Region.
Utilize existing program materials to recruit adult and youth participants to the SNAP-ED Program. Materials will be distributed throughout the community at places to include, but not limited to, grocery stores, housing complexes, and DSS.
This position may require the transport of program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Assist in the promotion of major public events and programs including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
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 attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, 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 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 Oneida County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
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
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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.
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