This position will serve as a Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement nutrition and physical activity educational programs and program activities. This position will implement educational programming to the public to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among youth, families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Fort Drum and Jefferson County. This position will be responsible for the delivery of programming to individuals (adults and youth) and community groups in a variety of settings to include, but not limited to one-on-one teaching, home visitation, food demonstrations, cooking classes, grocery store tours, and group workshops. This will also include providing information via social media via Facebook, electronic newsletters, and other relevant venues. Program topics will include but are not limited to food and nutrition throughout the lifecycle, breastfeeding education, how parenting techniques impact health, food preparation, physical activity awareness, and chronic disease prevention. The educator will deliver nutrition related programming and activities, both on-site and off-site and in the community in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area's plan of work. This position will assist the Nutrition Issue Leader with marketing efforts for nutrition and chronic disease prevention programming.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on September 30, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE at 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.31. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Experience with and understanding of the military community.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods for educational purposes through food demonstrations and/or cooking classes.
Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assuring compliance to federal, state, and local guidelines.
Demonstrated knowledge of specific chronic disease prevention (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, Crohn's disease, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the general community.
Demonstrated ability to plan, 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 organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to use computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 70%
Use program materials and approved educational frameworks to implement the recruitment and teaching of the targeted number of activities each month (40 activities).
Use innovative and non-traditional methods of reaching audiences (adults and youth) with nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and physical activity information such as cooking classes, physical activity sessions, and unique community partnerships. Delivery methods include, but are not limited to: one-on-one teaching, home visitation, food demonstrations, cooking classes, food preservation classes, health fairs, grocery store tours, and group workshops.
Implement programming to include (but not limited to) subjects such as: health, wellness, nutrition, food preparation, chronic disease prevention (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, Crohn's disease, etc.) breastfeeding, the impacts of parenting techniques on health, and basic fitness.
Work to implement initiatives that modify the environment and/or subsequent policies and systems to make healthy choices available to all community members.
Utilize approved program resources and materials in program work.
Implement educational programing and program activities in support of other nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Issue Leader, apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans.
Under the direction and oversight of the Nutrition Issue Leader, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Provide educational programs and information via mass/social media; such as Facebook, Instagram, Newsletters, etc.
Work to foster acceptance of chronic disease prevention programming, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist the Nutrition Issue Leader in multi-association team efforts through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease prevention programming.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of nutrition, chronic disease prevention and physical activity to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Nutrition Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors.
Assist Nutrition Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs including, but not limited to assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Nutrition Issue Leader.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate program activities related to healthy lifestyle programming (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the healthy lifestyle program to include, but not limited to preparing correspondence, maintaining files, etc.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist the Nutrition Issue Leader in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
This position may require the transport of program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, 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.
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 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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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