The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP) 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 Finger Lakes SNAP Region and Steuben County. This position will also assisting with marketing efforts for SNAP programming in collaboration with other nutritionists in the SNAP region.
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Health Education, and/or Public Health. Associate's Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
Experience relevant to role of the position.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Must be able 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.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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 meet acceptable background check standards and DMV check.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Registered Dietitian preferred.
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.
Program Delivery 80%
Assist in the innovative established educational SNAP program delivery to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods.
Deliver program/lessons to groups at various locations.
Implement the teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the nutrition program, utilizing existing program materials and educational framework.
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.
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.
Provide Eat Smart NY educational programs via mass media, including displays and promotion of Eat Smart NY electronic platforms.
Provide 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 Eat Smart NY program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs, considering diverse audiences.
Program Evaluation 5%
Implement program evaluation 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 evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational Eat Smart NY programming via various methods.
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.
Administrative Coordination/Operation 5%
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 Eat Smart 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.
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.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
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.
POSITION DETAILS: This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. Hourly wage is $21/Hr to $23/Hr. Excellent benefits, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
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