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The Senior Nutritionist is responsible for providing leadership and a high level of disciplinary knowledge in planning, coordination, and implementation of public education to improve health and wellness among individuals and families and encompassing all age groups throughout long Island in Community Education and issues for the public, in areas of Nutrition, Health, and Wellness. Represents Cornell Cooperative Extension Association before the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University. This position also helps develop and implement social marketing and environmental change initiatives in collaboration with other nutritionists in the Long Island region.
This person is also expected to secure grants and outside funding to support the Program's educational priorities under the direction of the supervisor for the Long Island Region Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed), Nutrition Education, and Obesity Prevention. The SNAP-Ed program is grant-funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Reports and receives supervision and guidance from the Community Education Sr. Issue Leader, Program Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors. May supervise or coordinate the activities of other professionals and clerical staff within the Program.
Master's degree required in Nutrition /Health Education or Public Health or related field.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Advanced knowledge of subject-matter principles, theory, and research in Nutrition
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult/youth educational programs for diverse audiences.
Ability to communicate effectively using a digital platform and oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Ability to define, conduct, and interpret original and applied research/demonstration projects.
Highly developed personal skills to relate effectively with co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, targeted audiences, faculty, and researchers.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse individuals and groups of various ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, educational levels, and learning abilities.
Demonstrated practical skills in grant writing and budgeting.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts
Proven ability to utilize innovative program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated experience in low-income audiences.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
Degree in Dietetics with current Registration status as RD.
Ability to speak and understand Spanish.
Knowledge of and experience in the Cornell Cooperative Extension system is preferred. Experience in CCE at the Management and program level is preferred. Experience administering financial, personnel, and other related CCE policies preferred.
Familiarity with the community where the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Program Assessment - 15%
Assess the Program's progress and accomplishments of CCE/Suffolk, and if appropriate regional programming for local and state use.
Analyze program needs.
Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, or improvements
Identify program needs with the Issue Leader, the program advisory committee, advisory groups, and program participants.
Program Development - 15%
Work with local groups on the development of effective programs.
Develop and enhance relationships with appropriate community agencies, schools, and community leaders to create innovative educational programming.
Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts to address priority issues in community Education.
Develop strategies and approaches that are DEI inclusive for implementing programs, utilizing a variety of proven educational methodologies
Research, identify and select existing resources for the Program.
Lead the development of program outreach materials as needed.
Develop educational strategies, maintaining direct linkage with Cornell, and other land-grant universities to address diverse audiences
Program Delivery - 25%
Work with local and regional municipalities and inter-municipal groups on the implementation of effective stormwater programs
Provide educational programming
Develop networks of volunteers and professionals to extend program implementation efforts.
As identified, serve as an expert subject matter to program committee, staff, and clientele, including schools, agencies, and other groups/associations, on a local, regional, and statewide basis.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Utilizing the subject matter to provide leadership in evaluating major programs and recommending changes to emphasize improvement.
Communicate evaluation results, findings, and recommendations to educators, program committees, Executive Director, clientele, Cornell faculty, and Extension Administration.
Prepare reports on program progress and programming accomplishments for local, state, and federal use.
Applied Research - 5%
Collaborate with Cornell faculty to design, create, and implement the applied research collection framework outlined in CCE Program's definition and standard.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
Communicate social and economic changes to Cornell University Specialists that may be studied performed.
Ensure applied research is within the scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
May be involved in multidisciplinary and multiple Association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
Direction - 10%
Seek out proposals to secure additional funding, actively involving the Executive Director, Issue Leader, program committee, Board of Directors, Cornell faculty, Extension Administration
Provide leadership to the staffing plan and development process, including planning new positions as needed.
Establish goals, priorities, and objectives for programs.
May provide highly complex administrative tasks to the total regional program effort to plan and implement educational programs, social media activities, and environmental change initiatives.
Provide leadership in planning public awareness initiatives in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, or news releases.
Provide leadership in the planning the delivery of established educational program goals
Assist in developing or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, and community leaders for the Program.
Assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens, which expresses the community's demographics.
Management - 10%
Supervise Educators in the teams as needed
Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to the Association's policies and objectives and is research knowledge-based.
Ensure achievement of all project deliverables within budget.
Provide counsel and support to extension educators within CCE/Suffolk and other associations to foster organizational confidence and competence in program processes and impact
Coordination/Operation - 5%
May coordinate the activities of professional staff as a multi-county team leader
Prepare, and submit proposals to secure additional funding, actively involving the Executive Director, Issue Leader, program committee, Board of Directors, Cornell faculty, and Extension Administration.
Compile data and written reports and work plans.
Submit proposals for grants and contracts that will fund new and existing program activities.
Attend meetings, Association special events, and participate in staff development opportunities, as requested.
Support association(s), statewide, and federal extension system marketing efforts.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, Cornell faculty, students, organizations, and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that support 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 follow applicable federal, state, and local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement, and standards.
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 Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Salary: $60,000.00 - $62,000.00 annually
Schedule: Exempt (40+ hours per week)
Date Position Available: Position open until filled - Immediate vacancy
Benefits: Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System -NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.
HOW TO APPLY:
A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to:
Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will be unable to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.
Internal Applicants: Current Cornell Cooperative Extension Association employees indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext 242 or via email at HR-CCESuffolk@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. 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.
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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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
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