This position will serve as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) Subject Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County and will provide input into the planning for, and conduct the implementation of, public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Oswego County. 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, and through remote digital education. As part of the Federal SNAP-ED Regional Program this position works closely with Regional Nutrition Resource Educators, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego Human Ecology Team Leader and the Regional Project Manager, to assist in program evaluation, management and marketing. This position also assists the Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist in implementing the social marketing and environmental change initiative in collaborations with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the North County region.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on August 5, 2021 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County office at 315-963-7286 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
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.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
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.
Delivery - 70%
Occasionally apply subject matter knowledge to create and conduct creative lesson plans, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods.
Deliver program/lessons to groups at various locations.
Under guidance of the Association Team Leader and Regional Project Manager, adapt and deliver curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Extend subject matter resources to the staff, program participants and other groups, as they are identified.
Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner.
Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services as part of program delivery efforts.
Contribute actively to the total CCE program effort through joint implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and association activities.
Evaluation - 10%
Provide program evaluation data to Regional Project Manager, assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
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.
Provide input toward the development of marketing materials for educational events.
Consult with association staff, Cornell faculty and other agency partners and collaborators in assisting in the planning for program implementation and material selection.
Collaborate with other organizations that serve target audiences in order to effectively assist in the planning and implementation of programs for impact.
Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Association Team Leader and/or Regional Project Manager.
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, maintain files, etc.
Utilizing existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP-ED Program. The target is 35-40 nutrition activities per month and act as an integral member to assist the team to reaching 75 direct participants per month.
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 Association Team Leader and/or Regional Project Manager 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 of the SNAP-ED program in the North Country Region.
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.
Coordinate with the Association Team Leader and Regional Project Manager to address clientele needs and to select program materials from available pre-designed resources.
This program may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources, and will exercise care when utilizing any Association owned property and/or resources while performing position responsibilities.
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 and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform 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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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