Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County has an opening for a full-time SNAP-Ed Nutritionist to be based out of the Batavia NY Cooperative Extension office.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) Nutritionist will primarily be responsible for delivery of established, evidence-based SNAP-Ed nutrition education and obesity prevention programming and initiatives to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Western SNAP-ED Region (specifically Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties).
The Nutritionist will work closely with the Program Manager, Senior Nutrition Educator, and the Assessment and Evaluation Educator to assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of social marketing and policy, system, environmental efforts to affect behavioral change in the Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans counties.
The Nutritionist will provide nutrition educational programming, partner and community outreach through workshops, presentations, demonstrations, and lessons. The Nutritionist will conduct virtual and in-person programming which follows current statewide guidance for the safety of the Association and the community.
This is a 1.0FTE grant-funded position located in Batavia, NY. This position will require travel between Erie, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance (OTDA).
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education, or Public Health. Bachelor's Degree with 4 years transferrable relevant evidencebased research experience may substitute. * Experience relevant to the role of the position including knowledge and experience with program delivery, nutrition or health education using evidence-based curriculum, social marketing background, and administrative background * Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. * Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. * Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English. * Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity. * Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods. * Demonstrated ability to effectively assist with planning, developing, initiating, and teaching adult/youth educational programs. * Ability to plan, organize, implement, and present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in a group setting. * Ability to use technology to teach virtual education. * 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 work independently and effectively as a professional team member within the regional program. * Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor and regional staff. * Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. * Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * 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. * Experience in a marketing/communications role. * 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Program Development - 10% * Assist with development of nutrition education strategies and programming to meet identified needs within the county, region, and to meet grant requirements. * Utilize subject matter knowledge to assist with developing educational strategies that consider the diversity of the community to reach the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the nutrition program. * Apply in-depth subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans and adapt established curriculum and materials to meet program objectives. * Assist in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes to meet the need of diverse program participants. * Assist with development of nutrition policy and environmental change initiatives within the county and/or region.
Program Delivery - 55% * Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment and teaching of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP-Ed Program ensuring that required program client numbers are achieved quarterly and annually. * Deliver high quality educational programming to individuals and groups utilizing existing SNAP program materials and resources. * Implement SNAP educational programing and program activities in support of other nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work. * Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of nutrition to staff, other nutrition educators, participants, community organizations and the general public. * 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 team member and cooperate with the entire Association and nutrition program staff to achieve SNAP/Nutrition grant delivery goals as well as overall Association goals. * Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP and SNAP-Ed Programs, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences. * 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 applying subject matter knowledge to evaluate program and assist in making recommendations for improvements. * Make recommendations for changes/improvements to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings. * Communicate evaluation results and findings to Supervisor and/or constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 10% * Assist in identifying and making recommendations for policy and environmental changes to address identified gaps/needs in the community, county and/or region. * Assist with planning the delivery of established educational program goals. * Assist in identifying and developing community partnerships to encourage the incorporation of nutrition education programming and special events in classrooms, after-school programs and other appropriate venues. * Assist in identifying coalitions or appropriate partners with whom to collaborate with on programmatic efforts, including policy and environmental changes to address community gaps/needs. * Assist with developing and planning marketing strategies to reach target audiences and meet program objectives through public relation initiatives including networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and community organizations. * 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 such as National Nutrition Month. * May provide moderately complex administrative tasks in planning for communication and marketing efforts related to program/ function.
Administrative Management - 5% * Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise from programs, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures. * Assist in monitoring program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the Association and funder Plan of Work. * Collaborate with program and support staff to assist with ensuring program goals and objectives are met * Assist with monitoring program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, program budget, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of work. * Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association. * Make recommendations to Supervisor regarding program budgetary needs.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 10% * Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the SNAP-Ed Program including, but not limited to preparing correspondence, maintain files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information. * Organize and coordinate SNAP-Ed program activities (i.e., food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals. * Assist with coordinating, compiling, and organizing existing program resources and program materials. * Assist 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. * Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts. * Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts with program staff. * Assist with coordination of reporting by demonstrating program progress, accomplishments, and the impact on the community. * Maintain records, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process. * Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures. * Maintain extreme confidentiality of all information and data collected. * Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested. * This position requires the transport of self and/or program materials/resources throughout Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties to perform position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5% * In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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. * 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 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. * Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies to all duties and functions * Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans. * 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. * Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner. * Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success. * Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner. * At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
POSITION DETAILS: This is a non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. Position requires travel and work within the Western NY region specifically traveling within Erie, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS: Hourly wage based on experience.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: * Vacation, Sick and Personal time * Paid Holidays * NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance) * NYS Retirement * 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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