EFNEP Nutrition Educator

Location: Jericho, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Nutrition Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County. The EFNEP Nutrition Educator will primarily be responsible for the delivery of established EFNEP public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices for EFNEP program participants. Program participants will include limited resource parents, care givers with children under the age of 19 and youth throughout Nassau County. Educational programming includes, but is not limited to: general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Other position responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruitment of participants; collecting and managing participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times; participate in on-going in-service education and staff meetings in Nassau County, New York City, Ithaca, and other locations as required. This position will also assist with marketing efforts for EFNEP programming in collaboration with other nutrition educators in the EFNEP region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • 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.

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 and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods.
  • Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
  • Ability and willingness to maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills and ability to keep information confidential.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a non-exempt, part-time position, 52.5% FTE, 21 hours/week. 

Pay Rate Type: Hourly

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on November 11, 2019 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Click here to Apply.

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 Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with 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) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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.

Contact

Erika Hulver
HR/Payroll/Office Coordinator
eh482@cornell.edu
516-433-7970 Ext. 17

Last updated October 24, 2019