The SNAP-Ed, Nutritionist is primarily responsible for the delivery and implementation of established public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among SNAP-eligible families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the SNAP-Ed New York Southern Finger Lakes Region, with a specific focus on Steuben County. As part of the federally grant funded SNAP-Ed New York program, this position works closely with other members of the Southern Finger Lakes regional team to meet the program goals, including assisting the Senior Nutritionist and the Project Director with program implementation, evaluation, management, and marketing. Specific focus on implementing nutrition education and reaching target population through various forms of programming, including, but not limited to: in-person workshops, digital education in the form of virtual lessons, and other electronic methods, as assigned.
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education or major appropriate to the responsibilities of the position, OR an Associate's Degree as described above plus two years transferable program/functional experience.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, as well as virtually, and work with diverse audiences of all ages. Must be able to purchase and prepare foods for programming, 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 carry/transport supplies and materials to multiple program sites throughout Steuben County.
Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Basic computer and word processing skills. Ability to read and write in English. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Registered Dietitian preferred.
1 year work or volunteer experience in a related professional field.
Ability to plan, organize, implement, and deliver informal and formal educational programs. Knowledge of family budgeting and financial management; and/or demonstrates a willingness to learn. Experience working with the target audience.
Ability to relate to diverse audiences. Ability to understand and communicate CCE's mission. Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community. Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor. 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. Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.) Demonstrate initiative to pursue continuing education. Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language.
This is a full time, non-exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $22 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Suite of voluntary benefits available: Tax Deferred Annuity, Flexible Spending Accounts, Group Universal Life Insurance, Personal Accidental Insurance, Legal Plan Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Auto and Homeowner's Insurance, Pet Insurance, New York's College Savings Program
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**APPLICATION EXTENDED** All applications must be received on-line by 11:59pm on January 7, 2021.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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Conduct creative educational programs, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods, including digital education efforts.
Deliver program/lessons to groups at various locations, requiring the transportation of program materials and oneself to the locations.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the nutrition program.
Extend subject matter resources to the staff, program participants, and other groups, as they are identified.
Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community while fostering acceptance of the SNAP-Ed NY program, methods, and policies
Serve as subject-matter resource to the staff and clientele and other groups, as they are identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Issue Leader, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery efforts.
Promote awareness of program through effective communication in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, news releases, radio interviews, etc.
Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation 10%
Implement program evaluation tools and methods as designed; perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
Provide program evaluation data to Issue Leader, assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisor for strengthening and improving programs.
Communicate program evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Provide input to assist in planning the delivery of established SNAP-Ed NY nutrition education programming via various methods to meet programmatic goals.
Provide input to Issue Leader for planning the nutrition program budget.
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.
Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
Maintain record of class participants, complete pre-determined reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for all parts of the program delivery and evaluation processes.
Submit program-related expense receipts for recording.
Organize, coordinate, and compile SNAP-Ed NY program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist supervisors in program coordination activities, as assigned.
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.
Participate in required orientation programs and attend in-services or professional development opportunities as necessary to stay current in role.
Pursue professional growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills related to the position.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures, including Staff Skills for Success.
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 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 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 Steuben County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
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