The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) Project Manager will provide in-depth programmatic leadership for the Southern Finger Lakes (SFL) Region SNAP-Ed program based at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County.
The Project Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership in the planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating educational programs and supervision of the Educator Staff supervisor (12 staff as part of the 6 county Southern Finger Lakes SNAP-Ed Grant Program: Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Yates). -Represents the Southern Finger Lakes Cornell Cooperative Extensions Associations before the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in conjunction with program area responsibilities -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. -Responsible for grant writing to meet Associations' and SNAP-Ed priorities. 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. -Develops and facilitates 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. -Maintains existing community partnerships and collaborations already in place to help bolster community and economic development across the Finger Lakes region. -Provides educational programming in the area of environmental nutrition and nutrition policy. -Participates as a member of the Association's management team
This is a 1.0FTE grant-funded position. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-ED-Ed) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance (OTDA).
Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Education, Community Development, or closely related areas.
4 years of relevant work experience. PHD may substitute for 2 years' experience.
Knowledge of the principles, theory, research, and application of subject-matter appropriate to area of nutrition.
Understanding and knowledge of the regional SNAP-ed program model.
Demonstrating ability to operate within the SNAP - ed Funding model and understanding of OTDA and USDA allowable and unallowable expenses.
Demonstrated ability to provide supervision and guidance to staff.
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 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 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 clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.
Background or course work in leadership, management, education, grant writing/management and non-profits.
Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods, utilizing business expense accounts and pragmatic use of resources.
Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
Program Assessment - 5%
Develop program needs assessment within scope of the Plan of Work.
Lead the process of identification and planning for local and regional program needs in collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents.
Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, and/or improvements based upon assessment.
Maintain direct linkage with sub-contract agencies, Cornell faculty and OTDA for program assessment guidance.
Program Development - 15%
Provide overall leadership for program development, including adherence to plans-of-work, work with the Executive Director and the regional leadership team, for the SNAP-Ed education program activities within the SFL region.
Develop high quality SNAP-Ed educational regional programs based on requirements outlined by the USDA SNAP-Ed resources, OTDA and other funder documentation using proven educational methodologies as well as innovative techniques to reach diverse target populations within the community and region.
Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes to meet the need of diverse program participants.
Assist in multidisciplinary team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.
Program Delivery - 10%
Serve as subject matter expert in the area of nutrition for staff, volunteers, participants, community organizations, general public and professionals working within the SFL SNAP-Ed region.
Participate in delivery of innovative and multi-disciplinary program efforts utilizing a variety of teaching methods, including formal and informal workshops, seminars, and consistent with identified educational needs and requirements of funders.
Provide SNAP-Ed and Nutrition program education information to bring awareness to the public in the form of workshops, demonstrations, one-time lessons, impact statements, news releases, etc.
Work to foster acceptance of the SNAP-Ed Programs, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
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 - 10%
Develop program evaluation to measure program impacts and gain input/insight for continuous improvement.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
Analyze and interpret collected program data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to Supervisor and/or constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 20%
Provide leadership for process of determining program priorities and goals in consultation and collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents.
Identify and make recommendations for policy and environmental changes to address identified gaps/needs in the community, county and/or region.
Lead the development and enhancement of community partnerships to encourage the incorporation of nutrition education programming and special events in classrooms, after-school programs and other appropriate venues.
Lead the development and planning of effective strategic communication and marketing efforts to reach target audiences and meet program objectives through public relation initiatives including networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and community organizations.
Identify, develop, and secure community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Provide leadership to the process of planning the structure of delivering educational SNAP-Ed programming via various methods.
Plan, develop, and implement educational programs to train SNAP-Ed educators within the region.
Administrative Management - 30%
Serve as point of contact for and interact with OTDA management regarding all fiscal, personnel, training, reporting, program evaluation, resolving issues and other decisions during contract period.
Implement policy and environmental changes to address identified gaps/needs in the community, county and/or region.
Lead and guide staff, using a high level of administrative and subject matter expertise, in effective program development, delivery, and evaluation methods.
Identify activities and resources needed to carry out program priorities and goals in consultation and collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents.
Provide programmatic guidance and support to subcontracting Associations SNAP-Ed nutritionist staff within the SFL Region and interact on a continual basis with their direct Supervisors in the delivery of appropriate established educational programs to achieve program objectives and meet the needs of the target population.
Provide supervisory duties to include continuous feedback, coaching, and performance management to the Issue Leader who provides programmatic oversight tothe nutrition staff in the region. .
Contribute, participate in, and provide feedback during annual performance reviews for subcontracting Associations SNAP-Ed nutritionist staff within the Southern FLESNY Region.
Provide guidance to leadership of subcontracting Associations during hiring interviewing, selection process and orientation of new Southern FLESNY Region SNAP-Ed Nutritionist educators for consistency of philosophy and implementation of SNAP-Ed expectations.
Effectively manage program budget allocations. Provide fiscal management and budget development leadership to ensure expenditure of funds is in compliance with funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of Work.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Utilize effective marketing and communication strategies in the promotion of SNAP-Ed programming to include, but not limited to, print media, news media, social media, multi-media efforts and the environmental change initiatives.
Organize and coordinate SNAP-Ed program implementation activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) and planning efforts to support delivery of established program goals.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the SNAP-Ed 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 to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Actively serve on appropriate regional, state and national committees and task forces that support overall educational and organizational efforts of the Cornell Cooperative Extension system.
Prepare and submit grant funding proposals as required.
Complete required financial documentation to meet the grant or budget requirements.
Schedule, coordinate, facilitate and/or participate in project-related meetings, trainings and conference calls as required or as needed.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
Prepare and submit expense reports, mileage reports, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
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%
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.
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 health 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.
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.
This is a full time, exempt, benefits eligible position. 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 Steuben 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 October 14, 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: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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