CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a part-time (21 hours/week) Community Nutrition Educator responsible for conducting nutrition education to improve healthy food and choices among senior citizens and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) and other assigned groups. Educational efforts also include local foods, farmer's markets, cooking from scratch, growing your own food, navigating a grocery store, and understanding the complexities of the food systems. Programs and nutrition education are provided at senior meal sites, group homes, farmer markets, schools, and other community locations.
This position collaborates closely with the Schenectady County Office for the Aging and other agencies that provide services to individuals with I/DDs in an effort to fulfill contract requirements which include but are not limited to: constituent education and training, food safety, and menu reviews. The Community Nutrition Educator provides nutrition and food safety education to constituent food service staff at each site to ensure that food quality, sanitation, safety standards are met. The Nutrition Educator has oversight for Association nutrition/dietetics student interns.
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All applications must be received on-line by May 17, 2021. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Health Education, and/or Public Health. Associate's degree and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Travel Requirements - Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Program Skills - Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings. Commitment to helping to ensure inclusive programs and reach diverse audiences. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Ability 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. Maintain program participant and data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff and outside organizations.
Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to appropriately communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, employees and others through a variety of media. Ability to assist with marketing programs through social, print and other media, resulting in diverse, robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Coordination Skills - Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
Technology Skills - Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies, including for virtual programming. Ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Work Environment - In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in typical office and educational environments. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly shops for and prepares program materials & food.
Food service knowledge.
Knowledge of nutritional concerns of seniors and individuals with development disabilities.
Knowledge of nutrition related programs available to seniors i.e. Commodity Supplemental Foods, Senior Farmers' Market and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs.
ServSafe training and certification.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply nutritional research.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 70%
Deliver existing educational programs including but not limited to: food safety education to constituent food service staff to ensure that food quality, sanitation, safety standards are met. Programs also include local foods, farmer's markets, cooking from scratch, growing your own food, navigating a grocery store, and understanding the complexities of the food systems.
Serve as subject matter resource for staff, program participants, schools and other organizations; provide standard responses. May assist in providing moderately complex nonstandard responses.
Purchase and prepare foods as part of program delivery.
Review menus and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines as part of the program delivery process.
Meets or exceeds targeted program delivery goals to help ensure inclusive, robust, sustained program participation reaching diverse audiences.
May occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational program.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the Association staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Represent CCE Schenectady before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell in a professional manner.
Provide educational programs via mass media (including virtual programs, social and print media).
May occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational program.
Work to foster acceptance of community nutrition programs, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist the Supervisor to help ensure program delivery is within the Plan of Work as designated by the program and funder requirements.
May be involved in multidisciplinary teams to deliver programs.
May assist in the delivery of innovative programs.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement existing evaluation tools as designed.
Based on established parameters, provide program evaluation data to the Supervisor, assist in data analysis and assist in making recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs
Interact with program participants, program committee, work groups, and county and community leaders to obtain their evaluation of programs.
May assist in multi-association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluations.
Direction - 5%
Assists the Supervisor in planning assigned programs.
Management - 5%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within assigned programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisory guidance as needed.
Assist with intern and volunteer recruitment, training and management.
Provide guidance to staff, including those performing similar work.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Coordinate assigned projects, programs, trainings, events, and meetings.
Collaborate with the Supervisor and partner organizations to identify locations (i.e. schools, community agencies, etc.) and make contacts to schedule and deliver programs.
Effectively collaborate with, develop, and maintain professional relationships with partner organizations, schools, and others.
May assist in the development of marketing materials for assigned programs.
Assist Supervisor with public awareness by drafting impact statements, social media posts, web updates, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases.
Complete and submit all required reports, records, and documentation (e.g. program data, evaluation data, incident reports, expense reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
Travel to various locations in an effort to meet program needs. Examples include but are not limited to purchasing groceries and ingredients, program materials, etc.
On a regular basis, transport self in personal vehicles.
On a regular basis lifts, moves, and/or transports program supplies and materials.
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 Schenectady 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 part-time (21 hours/week), nonexempt position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal leave
NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
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
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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