The EFNEP Nutrition Educator delivers public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Herkimer County. This includes presenting a series of 8 to 10 lessons that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Nutrition education may take place at local organizations or in participant homes. Recruitment of participants is also included as part of the workday. The individual will 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's Degree or equivalent. High School Diploma/GED and one year transferrable program/functional experience can substitute for Associate's Degree.
One year volunteer or work related experience.
Proficiency with Windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers.
Ability to regularly move/transport supplies and equipment.
Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write 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.
Experience with various social media platforms (including Facebook)
Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and 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)
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.
Good judgment and problem solving skills and ability to keep information confidential.
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.
Position Responsibilities and Essential Functions
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.
Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
Collaborate with community agencies that serve the target audience.
Utilize facilitation skills from Navigating for Success to assist in program delivery.
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.
Serve as a subject matter resource on EFNEP subjects and provide standard educational responses to program participants.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Maintain record of class participants and accurately complete reports.
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to recruit and graduate the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
Collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Collect enrollment (entry) and exit data for all adult and youth participants.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information, participant information and data collected.
Submit collected data for entry into "WebNEERS" tracking program for EFNEP.
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 Herkimer 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.
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.
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.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
All applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work/professional references.
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
Application review will begin January 22, 2020. The position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is reached. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
This is a part-time, 20 hours/week, non-exempt position. Hourly rate of $12.00.
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
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.
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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Internal Number: WDR-00022029
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