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Cornell Cooperative Extension CCE of Warren County Nutrition and Food Systems Educator – Warrensburg, NY in Warrensburg, New York

The Nutrition and Food Systems Educator is responsible for assessing, developing, delivering and evaluating programs that address community (adult and youth) nutrition and food system related needs. Programs are developed utilizing input from various consumer groups that represent both youth and adult populations in Warren County. Provides subject matter expertise in the area of nutrition and related topics.

The Educator develops educational materials, program outlines, and utilizes existing resources for implementation when available. Works with Cornell University and other Land grant colleges to foster community-campus collaborations. Deliver current curriculum programs as defined and innovative programs with discretion. Assure that the programs strive to meet the nutrition needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities of diversity while also staying within the University program plan of work.

Collaborates in delivery of educational programs with other members of the Warren Cornell Cooperative Extension team, colleagues in regional (multi-Association) and statewide programs, and Cornell faculty related to youth development, agriculture & natural resources and parenting/family life.

Application Instructions

In the My Information section be sure to enter your full name, address, email, and phone number(s).

Include a cover letter, resume and at least three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher). To attach documents, under the My Experience section use the Select Files button to search for files or use the Drop Files Here box to drag documents into your application. If you plan to upload more than one document, click the Upload icon for each additional document. Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. If you would like to add or update documents to your online application after submission, please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail jpm373@cornell.edu.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to Applying for a Job with Cornell Cooperative Extension (External Candidate) (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs/apply) for additional guidance.

All Internal Applicants: Those who are currently employed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting must apply online via their employee Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/

Apply By

All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on October 18, 2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nutrition, health education, public health, or related field.

  • Experience relevant to the role of position.

  • Ability to help ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs. Commitment to working in a variety of settings (including rural, urban and suburban) with diverse program participants and the community-based agencies that serve them.

  • Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

  • Program Skills – Ability to asses, develop, deliver, and evaluate programs. Ability to effectively participate in and assist in leading professional team efforts.

  • Communication Skills - Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels, use traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g. computers, audio, video, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with external partners, program participants, employees and others.

  • Technology Skills - Proficiency with or ability to learn Microsoft Office suite, database, internet and virtual presentation software.

  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program-related materials and equipment. This position occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions, especially during spring, summer, and fall growing seasons.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of nutrition science, food systems, youth development, and education.

  • Previous experience in marketing and communication related to Cooperative Extension and 4-H.

  • Familiarity with programs like Women, Infants, and Children, Food Stamps, and Farm to School.

  • Familiarity with food systems, including wild game.

  • Working knowledge of food preservation techniques.

  • Coursework in education highly preferred.

    Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions

Program Responsibilities:

Program Assessment – 15%

  • Apply subject matter knowledge to identify gaps and trends in community.

  • Analyze program needs.

  • Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, or improvements.

  • Involved in multi-association and multidisciplinary team efforts to assess programming.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty program units for program assessment guidance.

Program Development – 20%

  • Apply subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies.

  • Research, identify and select existing resources (teaching materials, games, etc.) for the program.

  • Use a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.

  • Interpret program direction to ensure program development is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.

  • Structure programs to meet the need of diverse program participants.

  • Involved in multi-association and multidisciplinary team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program development guidance.

  • Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.

Program Delivery – 20%

  • Apply in-depth subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver nutrition and food systems educational programs. Collaborate with community agencies as requested or required to facilitate programs and activities, such as garden-based nutrition, farm-to-school, wild harvests, and food preservation.

  • Teach the existing educational program as defined. Teach the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the existing nutrition and food systems programs ensuring that required program client numbers are achieved quarterly and annually.

  • Teach the innovative educational program with discretion.

  • Implement nutrition and food systems programmatic policy and environmental change initiatives within the county and/or region.

  • Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.

  • Provide educational program efforts via mass media.

  • Serve as subject matter expert in discipline; provide highly complex nonstandard responses. Serves as a point of contact between Food Service Directors and regional Farm to School Services.

  • Deliver volunteer trainings, including but not limited to presentations, workshops, seminars, conferences, individual consultations, electronic and digital media in support of program delivery.

  • Interact with program participants. Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.

  • May be involved in multidisciplinary and multi-Association team efforts to deliver program.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.

  • May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.

  • Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies. Ensure program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.

Program Evaluation – 10%

  • Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluate Nutrition, Food Systems, and Healthy Living programs; make recommendations for improvements.

  • Design, create, and implement program evaluation.

  • May be involved in multi-association and multidisciplinary team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.

  • Interpret and communicate evaluation data to the constituencies.

  • Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.

  • Ensure program evaluation is within scope of the Plan of Work.

Applied Research – 5%

  • Collect and process program research data related to grants and multi-Association partnerships as needed.

  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University and with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research as outlined in CCE program definition and standard.

  • Communicate social and economic changes to Cornell University specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.

  • Ensure applied research is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.

  • Assist in conducting applied research in conjunction with Land Grant University Faculty as outlined in CCE program definition and standard.

  • Assist in the collaboration with Cornell faculty to design or create applied research collection framework.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction – 10%

  • Lead and plan the delivery of established program goals; recruit community partners to conduct direct and indirect education activities, including CCE Associations and staff.

  • Interpret program direction to plan programs.

  • Plan the structure of delivering programs via various methods.

  • Provide input to planning program budget.

Management – 10%

  • Develop, enhance, and expand relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for nutrition, food systems, farm to school and other programs.

  • Provide guidance for the educational activities of interns, seasonal staff, volunteers, and others as applicable.

  • May assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to research base, policies and objectives of the Association and is research knowledge-based.

  • Managed assigned program budgets.

  • Support gardening/food security volunteers and Master Food Preserver volunteer recruitment, and involvement.

  • Provide supervision and guidance to interns and seasonal staff as needed.

  • Coordination/Operation – 5%

  • Compile existing resources into educational program materials.

  • Maintain updated schedule of workshops, demonstrations, and events on the Association calendars.

  • Recruit the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the nutrition and healthy living programs.

  • Coordinate CCE Warren farm-to-school efforts in collaboration with others.

  • Implement established program schedule. Schedules educational outreach directly with community and constituent groups.

  • Maintain program related records; complete required documentation, expense reports, etc.

  • Collect evaluation data from program participants.

Coordination/Operation – 5%

  • Compile existing resources into educational program materials.

  • Maintain updated schedule of workshops, demonstrations, and events on the Association calendars.

  • Recruit the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the nutrition and healthy living programs.

  • Coordinate CCE Warren farm-to-school efforts in collaboration with others.

  • Implement established program schedule. Schedules educational outreach directly with community and constituent groups.

  • Maintain program related records; complete required documentation, expense reports, etc.

  • Collect evaluation data from program participants.

Professional Improvement – 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 and Association priorities.

  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.

  • Be familiar with 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 Warren 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.

    Position Details

This is a full-time, exempt position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)

  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Group Universal Life Insurance

  • Personal Accidental Insurance

  • Legal Plan Insurance

  • Long Term Care Insurance

  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

  • New York’s College Savings Program

  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail jpm373@cornell.edu or phone (518) 765-3503.

http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/

Job Title:

Association Resource Educator

Level:

002

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Jim McNaughton

Number of Openings:

1

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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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