The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP) Temporary 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 Erie County. This position will be primarily responsible for delivering SNAP-Ed programming virtually and/or at summer youth program sites and farmers markets during weekdays and occasionally on weekends, typically between 7am and 7pm.
This is a grant-funded, temporary position, approximately 40 hours per week with expected employment June 2021 through September 2021. 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).
Enrolled in, or completed, a Bachelor's degree program in Nutrition, Health Education, and/or Public Health, must have completed at least one year of the program. Associate's Degree with program/functional experience may substitute.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to follow and prepare a recipe for samples to be provided at markets- must be able to follow all food prep. and safety standards.
Must be able to review and use program assessment tools.
Ability to work independently and to effectively collaborate with SNAP-Ed team members and extension staff in multiple counties.
Access to computer and internet that allows educator to communicate via email and join virtual meetings regularly.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences, and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to work in an environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting supplies, materials, or equipment; navigate stairs; navigate uneven ground; sit or stand for long periods with or without accommodation. 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.
Ability to plan, organize, and deliver informal and formal educational programs.
Knowledge of farmers' markets, food access points, family budgeting, and financial management, or demonstration of a willingness to learn the above.
Familiarity with Cornell Cooperative Extension agriculture and/or SNAP-Education programs.
Previous experience working with or at nutrition education programs, food banks, farmers markets, or food pantries.
Ability to understand and communicate CCE's mission.
Ability to identify, contact, and collaborate with potential partners in different communities.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Program Delivery - 85%
Utilize 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 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 already established curriculum 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.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
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 materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
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 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.
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.
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.
Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected.
Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
This position may require the transport of self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
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 with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
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
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.
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.
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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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