Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has an opening for a part-time (30hrs per week) SNAP Educator.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP) Nutritionist will primarily be responsible for delivery of established SNAP public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Western SNAP Region and Niagara County. This position will also assist with marketing efforts for SNAP programming in collaboration with other nutritionists in the SNAP region.
This is a .80 FTE grant-funded position. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health. Associate's Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
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 clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.
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.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Program Delivery - 75%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement teaching of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP Program.
Deliver high quality programming to individuals and groups utilizing existing SNAP program materials and resources.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt lesson plans and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Implement already-established SNAP educational programing and program activities in support of other nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
Provide SNAP educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
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 subject-matter resource in the area of Nutrition to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire association and nutrition program staff to achieve association and program goals.
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 the process of analyzing collected program data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Assist with making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational SNAP programming via various methods.
Provide input to assist supervisor with planning program budget and needs.
Assist in the planning of public events and programs including, but not limited to, assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Administrative Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials)
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate SNAP program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP Program.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the SNAP Program including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Transport self and/or program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
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 SNAP 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 and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Prepare and submit accurate mileage reports and supporting documentation in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
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 collaboratively with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
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
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.
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.
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