This position will serve as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement SNAP-ED programming for a menu of existing SNAP-ED educational programs and program activities. This position will implement already-existing educational programming to the public to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Jefferson and Lewis counties. 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, in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area's plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the SNAP-ED Program and will assist the Nutrition Issue Leader and Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist with marketing efforts for SNAP-Ed programming, to include the environmental change initiative in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-ED program in the North Country Region.
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All applicants must apply by close of business on June 27, 2017 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 Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $18.75. 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 or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Experience with and understanding of the military community.
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.
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%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement existing SNAP-ED programming to community groups at schools, food pantries, Department of Social Services (DSS), etc.
Implement already-established SNAP-ED 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.
Utilizing existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment and teaching of the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP-ED Program. The target is 40 nutrition activities per month and act as an integral member to assist the team to reaching 75 direct participants per month.
Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Issue Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Issue Leader, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Provide SNAP-ED educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP-ED Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist the Nutrition Issue Leader in multi-association team efforts through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver the SNAP-ED 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 goals.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all SNAP-ED Programs.
Assist Nutrition Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Nutrition Issue Leader.
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.
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 Nutrition Issue Leader and Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist 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.
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 Jefferson 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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