EFNEP Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Classification Title: Association Program Educator I

Job Title:EFNEP Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Location: Jericho

Benefits: Full Benefits package

Number of Positions: 1

Position Summary:

Implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices for limited resource parents, care givers with children under the age of 19 and youth; focusing on Hispanic communities throughout Nassau County. This includes presenting a series of lessons in English and Spanish that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Nutrition education will take place at various community sites throughout Nassau County. Recruitment of participants is also included as part of the workday. Collect and manage participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times. Participate in ongoing in service education and staff meetings in Nassau County, NYC, Ithaca and other locations as required.

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).

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree and 1 year volunteer or related work experience; or high school diploma or equivalency with 2 years volunteer or work experience.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English and Spanish.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office proficiency including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Meet acceptable background check standard, if required.
  • Must be comfortable preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
  • Ability to transport supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English and Spanish.


  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to 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 is a part time term agreement for 21-31 hours per week.

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please be sure to include all information that you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know before you click SUBMIT. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments.

Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should be submitted online by April 30, 2017 for priority consideration. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

How to Apply:

Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association interested in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/

External candidate, go to:

 https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage

 Reference position: EFNEP-Bilingual Nutrition Educator – Jericho, NY

Full instructions on how External Applicants may apply through Workday may be found here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

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) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

For additional questions, please contact dam72@cornell.edu;

Last updated April 11, 2017