Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County has an opening for a full-time (40hrs/wk) EFNEP Nutrition Educator for the Belmont, NY office.
The Educator will implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the County. This includes presenting a series of 6 to 8 lessons that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Nutrition education may take place at County agencies or in participant homes. Recruitment of participants is also included as part of the workday. Collect and manage participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times.
This is a grant-funded position. Funding for the program is through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Associate or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma plus one year of transferrable program/functional experience)
Experience relevant to the role of the position
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
Must be comfortable purchasing, preparing foods, reviewing, and following recipes.
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).
Program Delivery - 90%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to teach the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
Implement lesson plans using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials, and tailor appropriate programming based on identified participant needs.
Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Maintain record of class participants, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to recruit and graduate the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
Collect enrollment (entry) and exit data for all adult and youth participants.
Submit collected data for entry into ‘Webneers’ tracking program.
Prepare and submit mileage reports, expense reports and/or vouchers to Supervisor for review/approval in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
This position requires the transport of self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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.
Successfully complete required in-service training on current nutrition, food safety, budgeting and teaching skills prior to participant contact.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required. Trainings will require travel throughout the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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