CCE of Albany County is seeking full time Community Nutrition Educator for Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program.
This position provides input into the planning for and conducts the implementation of public nutrition education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among SNAP and SNAP-eligible families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Greater Capital Region. As part of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York Program (ESNY), this position works closely with the team of Nutrition Educators, administrative staff, and the Project Manager. This position also collaborates with the ESNY staff conducting social marketing and policy, systems, and environmental change activities.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references(at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants:Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by March 23, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education, or related field (Associate's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education, or related field plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree) and a minimum of 1 year related work or volunteer experience providing nutrition or health education to target audiences.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
Must be able to purchase and prepare foods utilizing business expense account and pragmatic use of resources.
Must be able to review and follow recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and email, etc.).
Ability to work independently, and to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to read and write in English.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including marketing the ESNY program and use of social media.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
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 meet background check requirements.
Knowledge of diverse audiences (including at-risk audiences) and Capital Region communities.
Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
Ability to frequently lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and a driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Knowledge of family budgeting and financial management and demonstrates a willingness to learn
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.
Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize existing evidence- and practiced-based curricula and educational framework to implement the teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Eat Smart New York Program.
Deliver high quality programming to individuals and groups utilizing existing, approved materials and resources through a variety of delivery methods.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor and/or Resource Educator, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Meet or exceed targeted education delivery goals assigned by the supervisor as indicated by the funding source.
Demonstrate meal preparation techniques and recipes for targeted audiences to help foster acceptance of ESNY Program core messages.
Work to foster acceptance of the ESNY Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Implement already-established ESNY educational programing and program activities in support of other nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in multi-association team efforts through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver the ESNY Program.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Nutrition to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
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.
May assist in data analysis and may assist in making recommendations to supervisor for strengthening and improving programs.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate
Direction - 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational ESNY programming via various methods.
Provide input to assist supervisor with planning program budget and program needs.
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.
Coordination/Operation - 15%
Organize and coordinate ESNY program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) directly with community-based agencies, to support delivery of established program goals.
Identify and recruit program participants in an effort to meet or exceed funder targeted education and caseload goals including but not limited to partnering and developing contacts with community based organizations and schools for referrals.
Purchase appropriate food and materials in a cost effective manner for approved recipes and food demonstrations, by traveling to the grocery store on a frequent basis. Occasionally prepares recipes prior to educational events.
On a frequent basis transports self, also frequently lift, move or transport program materials and resources to community based settings.
Maintain updated schedule of workshops, demonstrations, and events on the regional calendar.
Submit accurate program related expense receipts as required.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the ESNY Program including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
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 in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of ESNY 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.
Maintain records, complete reports, accurately collect, prepare, and submit paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Performs general coordination activities including but not limited to attending staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff and general marketing of Extension programs.
Professional Improvement - 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 Albany 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.
This is a full time position, 37.5 hours per week. Compensation of $20.77 per hour.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
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
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
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