The ESNY Nutrition Assistant position will implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups in various locations throughout the North Country Region. Under the direction of the Program Manager and ESNY Senior Nutritionist, the educator will teach nutrition education with a focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible or SNAP recipients via workshops, events or food demonstrations. Nutrition education may take place at a variety of locations including but not limited to County agencies, libraries, schools and community agencies. This position may provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality. The educator embraces the Skills for Success, demonstrating inclusiveness, adaptability, self-development, communication skills, teamwork, service mindedness, stewardship and motivation.
Associate's Degree or Equivalent in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health.
1-2 years volunteer or related work experience.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to meet the travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to read and write in English.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Basic computer and word processing skills.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs.
Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally or in writing.
Meet acceptable background check standard, if required.
Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 85%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach a specified number of workshops, events and food demonstrations and educate a targeted number of adult and youth participants who are SNAP eligible or SNAP recipients.
Implement lesson plans using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials.
Implement programs that address participant's needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Recommend program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Complete necessary written documentation for program evaluation as required by programs and funders.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information and data collected.
Coordinate short- and long-term work schedule for programming.
Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs and funders.
Perform program evaluation as designed by providing intent to change forms, demographic forms, surveys, pre/post tests, retro-pre surveys to program participants.
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.
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.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local health fairs, community activities, etc.
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 Oneida County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
How to Apply
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This is an non-exempt, full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time, Health and Dental Insurance, NYS Retirement, Disability Insurance, and more.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Please contact Lori North, Association SBN Human Resource Lead, email@example.com, with any questions. No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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-00014663
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