Implement Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-NC) public education programs to help improve healthy food and lifestyle choices for all age groups. This includes presenting classes and workshops that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety, food preserving and farm to table. These nutrition education programs will take place at various community sites throughout Nassau County and at CCE-NC offices in Suffolk County. Marketing and recruitment of participants for classes is also required as a part of this position.
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and two years transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License.
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
Master Food Preserver certification.
Familiarity with preparing foods/culinary experience.
Familiarity with farm to table and food systems.
Familiarity with purchasing foods utilizing business expense accounts.
Demonstrated ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, 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 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.
Program Delivery-75 %
Implement and deliver paid nutrition programming to community groups at schools, libraries, child care centers, CCE-NC offices (East Meadow Farm, DPF 4-H Camp in Riverhead, and Taste NY Market at the LI Welcome Center), community agencies, etc.
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
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 program delivery goals.
Work closely with farm stand and programs at East Meadow Farm.
Program Evaluation-5 %
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data to evaluate the effectiveness of classes.
Assist Supervisor in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Supervisor.
Recruit locations/participants for paid nutrition programming.
Assist with marketing and registration for nutrition programs.
Assist with assignments as assigned by Supervisor, including but not limited to assisting with local health fairs, community activities, etc.
Assist Supervisor 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.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Organize and coordinate nutrition program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct classes to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
Transport program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
Submit accurate program related expense receipts and mileage reports in a timely manner.
Assist Supervisor in preparing correspondences, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc.
Complete reports, as requested.
Accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
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 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.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
This is a non-exempt, part-time position, 25 hours per week position.
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
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