This position will serve as a program educator with responsibilities in local nutrition and youth development education within SNAP-ED and 4-H Healthy Lifestyle programming for a menu of existing educational programs, events, and activities. Responsibilities will entail implementing public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups in various locations throughout the North Country Region. This will include teaching nutrition education with a focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and food budgeting to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible populations including local schools and youth groups via workshops, events, or food demonstrations. This position will help aid in expanding nutrition education into local schools that qualify for the National School Lunch Program, as well as 4-H Afterschool in three (3) school districts (4th-8th grades) of St. Lawrence County using established ESNY and 4-H curriculum and activities, and will work closely with the Team Leader and Association program staff. This position may provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on March 5, 2018 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
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This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Heath or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and one (1) year transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to read and write in English.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Basic computer and word processing skills.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs.
Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge and experience working with and educating youth through experiential learning.
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition or Public Health.
Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Delivery - 85%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach a specified number of workshops, events, and food demonstrations and educate a targeted number of adult and youth participants who are SNAP eligible or SNAP recipients.
Implement lesson plans using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials.
Implement programs that address participant's needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development and Nutrition Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Teach existing educational after-school programs and activities as needed in the after-school programs to include, but not limited to: nutrition; health lifestyles, life skills development, violence prevention; community service; STEM; cultural activities (i.e. art, music and theatre), and other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all ESNY programs.
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 the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Complete necessary written documentation for program evaluation as required by programs and funders.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information and data collected.
Coordinate short- and long-term work schedule for programming.
Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs and funders.
Perform program evaluation as designed by providing intent to change forms, demographic forms, surveys, pre/post tests, retro-pre surveys to program participants.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in 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 in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Participate in required training to meet SACC (School Age Child Care) licensing regulations.
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 St. Lawrence County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
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