Community Nutrition Educator

Location: Jericho, NY

Position Summary:

Implement Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-NC) public education programs to help improve healthy food and lifestyle choices for all age groups. This includes presenting classes and workshops that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety, food preserving and farm to table. These nutrition education programs will take place at various community sites throughout Nassau County and at CCE-NC offices in Suffolk County. Marketing and recruitment of participants for classes is also required as a part of this position. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two years transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietitian.
  • Master Food Preserver certification.
  • Familiarity with preparing foods/culinary experience.
  • Familiarity with farm to table and food systems.
  • Familiarity with purchasing foods utilizing business expense accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This is a non-exempt, part-time position, 25 hours per week position. 

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Valerie at vs324@cornell.eduwith questions.

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 that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:

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.


Jane Kraus
Assistant to Executive Director
516-433-7970 Ext. 16

Last updated September 7, 2018