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Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator Bilingual English and Spanish - Elmsford, NY in Elmsford, New York

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County Nutrition Educator implements 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 6-8 lessons that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Nutrition education may take place at Cooperative Extension, or local agencies and organizations. Recruitment of participants is required and is included as part of job expectations. 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). Programmatic oversight and consultation provided by Regional EFNEP Coordinator Capital/Hudson Valley.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and one year volunteer or work related experience. High school diploma or equivalent with 2 years transferrable volunteer or work experience is acceptable.

  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

  • Ability to move and transport equipment and supplies.

  • Ability to drive and have vehicle to transport supplies and equipment to educational sites throughout Westchester County.

  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.

  • 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.

  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Must have NYS or locally issued driver’s license and vehicle registration in good standing.

  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

  • Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.

  • Competency with windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background preferred.

  • 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.

  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

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.

  • May assist with creation of lesson plan to deliver high quality Nutrition Education programming within established framework.

  • 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 Responsibilities:Coordination/Operation - 5%

  • Maintain record of class participants, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.

  • Report the data in the EFNEP system, as well as to supervisor on a timely basis meeting all deadlines.

  • 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.

  • Maintain extreme confidentiality of participant information and data collected.

  • Submit collected data for entry into “WebNEERS” tracking program.

  • Submit program expense reports in a timely manner.

  • Transport teaching supplies and resources to program sites.

  • 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.

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 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 - 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.

  • 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 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, 40 hours per week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. Compensation starting at the rate of $25.90 per hour up to $30.00 per hour dependent on qualifications.

    Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time

  • Paid Holidays

  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)

  • NYS Retirement

  • 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

    Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page:

https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs

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 Westchester County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/. For details on how to apply, visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs/apply

All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.

All applications must be received on-line by July 5, 2022. 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. For additional questions or if you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.

Job Title:

Association Prog Educator II

Level:

005

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Leah Cadwallader

Number of Openings:

1

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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs) . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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. As provided in New York State County Law Article 5, Section 224, the independent county and regional extension service associations are locally operated under the direction of Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. County and regional extension service association employees are employed by their association to engage in educational work and are not employees of Cornell University. Look for us on the web at cce.cornell.edu/.

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