The Nutrition Program Educator delivers public education for improving healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals, encompassing all age groups throughout Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery Counties. Nutrition education may take place at Association offices, county agencies or in participant homes. Program marketing and recruitment of participants is also included as part of the workday. The individual will collect and manage participant data, ensuring confidentiality at all times. The individual will assist supervisor with program activities as assigned. The Nutrition Program Educator represents the association to diverse public audiences. The Educator is an employee of the Association, an affiliate of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell University, and as such is employed under the policies and supervision of the Association. The Nutrition Program Educator embraces the core values of Cornell Cooperative Extension (Staff Skills for Success) demonstrating health and safety, inclusiveness, adaptability, self-development, communication skills, teamwork, service-mindedness, stewardship, and innovation. The position is grant-funded and efforts are delivered in fulfillment of funding. Funding for the position is through a grant from the Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego & Montgomery Counties (RHENSOM) in contract with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties.
Associate's Degree or equivalent. High School Diploma/ GED and one year transferrable program/functional experience can substitute for Associate's Degree.
Ability to communicate effectively using traditional educational tools and methods.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor, and to meet deadlines.
Ability to work individually as well as cooperatively in team environments.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages. Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
Ability to work effectively with a wide diversity of program participants in a variety of settings.
Proficiency with Windows-based software, including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office proficiency including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
Ability to regularly transport/move supplies and equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.
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.
Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Experience with marketing or recruitment.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 85%
Identify and utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach targeted adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
Implement lesson plans using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials and tailor appropriate programming based on identified participant needs.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to recruit and graduate the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience to deliver education.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Serve as a subject matter resource on nutrition subjects and provide standard educational responses to program participants.
Employ a variety of methods and strategies to inform participants, community agencies, and services, about Cornell Cooperative Extension services.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain accurate records of class participants, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process in a timely manner.
Collect enrollment entry and exit data for all participants.
Maintain confidentiality of participant information and data collected.
Submit program expense reports in a timely manner.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Professional Improvement - 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. Trainings will require travel throughout the region.
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 health 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 with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and 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 Schoharie and Otsego 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.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references.
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.
Located in our Cobleskill office, this is a part time (32 hours/week) nonexempt position. 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) 255-6120, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Mayra Richter, Association Finance & HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00017438
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