The SNAP-Ed Senior Nutritionist is the Regional Supervisor responsible for providing in-depth leadership for the assessment, development, planning, implementation, management and evaluation of the Northern Finger Lakes (NFL) Region SNAP-Ed program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County. The individual will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County before the public, community leaders, government officials, grant funders and Cornell University in conjunction with program area responsibilities. The Senior Nutritionist is responsible for the effective management of resources available to the program and for assuring accountability and affirmative action requirements are met as part of Association and grant requirements. S/he will connect with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams to examine and develop regional efforts in program and research related to Extension mission, priority programs and issues. The Senior Nutritionist will develop and facilitate local community task forces/networks to bring together agencies with the goal of combining resources for local programming, cutting back on duplication of services while increasing services available to the community. S/he will maintain existing community partnerships and collaborations already in place to help bolster the nutrition and health status of the region. The Senior Nutritionist is the Regional Supervisor supervising CCE Wayne County NFL SNAP-Ed staff and providing programmatic oversight for other regional staff of the NFL SNAP-Ed Program.
Master's Degree with 4 years related experience. A relevantPh. D. may substitute for 2 years' experience.
3 years of experience providing direct employee supervision.
Demonstrated ability to research, write and manage grants.
Ability to work with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional methods as well as electronic technology.
Demonstrated experience in effective supervision and management.
Demonstrated experience with fund development, management and grant writing.
Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate informal education programs for diverse audiences.
Ability to effectively lead, manage, and participate in professional team efforts and highly functioning work teams.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders and clientele groups.
Ability to identify and make use of program resources within the community and to establish a leadership role within the community and association.
Ability to identify and secure funding that supports programs, including grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
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 organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Relevant Public Health or Nutrition certifications such as Servsafe, Certified Lactation Consultant (and/or IBCLC), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES/MCHES), or other health and fitness certifications.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities:
Program Assessment - 5%
Lead the application of nutrition subject matter knowledge to identify gaps and trends in the community.
Develop program needs assessment with input from various committees and staff.
Analyze program needs based on assessments and input from community groups, staff and other interested parties.
Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements or improvements.
Participate in multi-disciplinary, multi-association efforts to assess program. Assist in regional team efforts to assess program.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty or other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program assessment guidance.
Ensure program assessment is within scope of Association and statewide Plans of Work.
Program Development - 15%
Provide overall program leadership in the application of subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies.
Lead the application of high level disciplinary subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies in support of Nutrition programming.
Create innovative or alternative (to existing delivery models) educational programs that meet programmatic and community needs, and changing regional and statewide issues.
Research, identify and select existing resources for Nutrition programming that meet the needs of diverse program participants.
Create program materials to address participant needs.
Interpret Association and University program direction to create educational programs.
Ensure program development is within scope of the Association statewide Plans of Work.
Ensure program structure meets the need of diverse program participants.
Maintain direct linkages with Cornell University faculty and program units for program development guidance.
Develop relationships with partner agencies, organizations, industries, and community leaders in order to obtain their assistance in program development.
Based on program evaluation data, formulate and implement specific strategies to improve overall program quality, deliverables and impact.
Program Delivery - 5%
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell and other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Serve as a subject matter expert as it pertains to the health and nutrition department programs.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational program.
Design and/or create program evaluation framework.
Implement program evaluation, analyze collected data and make recommendations for improvements.
May be involved in multi-Association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
Interpret evaluation data to constituencies and communicate evaluation results and findings.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Ensure program evaluation is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Direction - 35%
Work alongside the SNAP-Ed Project Director and the Executive Director in a shared leadership role (Management Team) to identify, prioritize and develop organization operational and system needs that improve overall program delivery, operational efficiencies, and organizational culture in line with the organizational strategic plan.
Develop educational strategies that use proved educational methodologies and consider the diversity of the community.
Provide leadership to support the planning of marketing and communications maintaining effective strategic external and internal program communication/marketing efforts and developing or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders.
Work closely with the SNAP-Ed Project Director to project and develop expenses based on funding sources, expenditures, guidelines and procedures and propose a unit budget based on these.
Develop staffing plans that manage the complexities of program delivery coupled with fluctuations of staff availability.
Provide complex administrative leadership to support the planning of educational programs and activities.
Provide leadership into the planning of the delivery and structure of established educational programs and goals via various methods.
Design a system of ongoing involvement of citizens which expresses and/or reflects the demographics of the community.
Initiate and manage grant-writing and contract development activities in order to secure funding.
Management - 25%
Lead and guide staff, using a high level of administrative and subject matter expertise, in effective program development, delivery, and evaluation methods.
Evaluate performance of direct reports and provide input into the review process of other NFL SNAP-Ed program staff.
Provide guidance on the evaluation process to subordinates who provide supervision to others.
Provide continuous feedback, coaching, and performance management to staff.
Provide direct supervision and support to staff in assigned program area.
Provide programmatic oversight and support to staff in assigned program area employed by other CCE counties.
Provide leadership to facilitate problem solving and conflict resolution that arise utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Provide high level leadership to implement a program staffing plan. Perform complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility.
Monitor income/expense to ensure that spending is within budget constraints.
Manage allocation of resources according to established financial strategies.
Ensure compliance with established financial requirements, including grant and contract provisions.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Develop required written reports on activities and accomplishments and communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
Perform complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable, providing high level leadership in implementing a program staffing plan.
Prepare grant documents and submit for funding to maintain existing programs and/or create new priority programs.
Maintain effective working relations with legislators, local government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, etc.
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 Wayne 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 full time, exempt, benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $48,000 - $55,000 per year dependent on experience.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
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
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
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All applications must be received on-line by November 7, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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