Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Wayne County

Eat Smart NY Nutritionist

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Posted On: Friday, 26th May 2017
Category: Health Care
Location: Newark, NY
1581 Route 88 North Newark, NY 14513
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP) Nutritionist will primarily be responsible for delivery of established SNAP public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Finger Lakes SNAP Region and Wayne County. This position will also assisting with marketing efforts for SNAP programming in collaboration with other nutritionists in the SNAP region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education, and/or Public Health or Equivalent Education. (Associate Degree with 2 yrs transferable program/functional experience may substitute).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards and DMV check.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to transport supplies and equipment with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, and work with diverse audiences of all ages.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietician preferred.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and deliver informal and formal educational programs.
  • Knowledge of family budgeting and financial management; and/or demonstrates a willingness to learn.
  • Experience working with the target audience.
  • Ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in Spanish.
  • Ability to understand and communicate CCE’s mission.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
  • Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
  • Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.)
  • Demonstrate initiative to pursue continuing education.

Program Delivery (80%):

  • Conduct creative educational programs, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods.
  • Deliver program/lessons to groups at various locations.
  • Implement the teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the nutrition program, utilizing existing program materials and educational framework.
  • Extend subject matter resources to the staff, program participants, and other groups, as they are identified.
  • Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
  • Serve as subject-matter resource to the staff and clientele and other groups, as they are identified.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the Issue Leader, adapt already established curriculum and materials into resources as needed to meet established program objectives.
  • Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery efforts.
  • Provide Eat Smart NY educational programs via mass media, including displays and promotion of Eat Smart NY electronic platforms.
  • Provide existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
  • Work to foster acceptance of the Eat Smart NY program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs, considering diverse audiences.

Program Evaluation (5%):

  • Implement program evaluation as designed; perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
  • Provide program evaluation data to Issue Leader, assist in data analysis and assist with making recommendations to supervisor for strengthening and improving programs.
  • Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.

Direction (5%):

  • Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational Eat Smart NY programming via various methods.
  • Provide input to Issue Leader for planning the nutrition program budget.
  • Assist in the planning and promotion of public events and programs including, but not limited to, assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.

Coordination/Operation (5%):

  • Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders.
  • Maintain extreme confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
  • Maintain record of class participants, complete predetermined reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for all parts of the program delivery and evaluation processes.
  • Submit program-related expense receipts for recording.
  • Organize, coordinate, and compile Eat Smart NY program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations, and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties (5%):

  • In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountability and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
  • Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
  • Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc.
  • 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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

How To Apply:  Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button at the top of this website: CCECareerPage. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here:

IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for)and a RESUME. Please indicate in your cover letter, resume, or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.

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:

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