Community Nutrition Educator

Location: East Meadow, NY

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a Community Nutrition Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County. The Community Nutrition Educator will primarily be responsible for the delivery of nutrition education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices through our Community Nutrition Education program and the Nassau County Office for the Aging senior grant. Participants will include all age groups, including adults, seniors, 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; promotion of programs by providing assistance in outreach and social media; collection and management of participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times; assistance in program content development; assistance in developing and maintaining relationships with community agencies; participation in on-going in-service education and staff meetings in Nassau County. This position will also assist with marketing efforts for programming in collaboration with supervisor and other nutrition educators.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Previous nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the 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 utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes, including Zoom and GoToMeeting for virtual program delivery.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences 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:

  • Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
  • Registered Dietitian or RD-eligible preferred.
  • Master Food Preserver certification.
  • Familiarity with preparing foods/culinary experience.
  • Familiarity with farm to table and food systems.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in Spanish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills and ability to keep information confidential.

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 temporary, non-exempt, part-time position, 25% FTE, 10 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position ranges from $21.00-$23.00 per hour depending upon experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers enrollment for the NYS retirement.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


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

Complete Temporary Application and send with resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources at

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:

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.


Erika Hulver
HR/Payroll/Office Coordinator
516-832-2591 Ext. 17

Last updated April 27, 2022