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NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR Cornell Cooperative Extension Jeff

  • Date Posted August 17, 2023
  • Location Watertown, NY
  • Category Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County educates youth, families, farmers, and communities using research-based knowledge for practical application and lifelong learning.

At CCE Jefferson we pride ourselves in being able to offer something for just about everybody—including information about agriculture, gardening, home, energy, nutrition, parenting, teen issues, opportunities for young people, as well as programs to enhance the lives of our military families. We serve thousands of people every year through school and community programs, publications, new technologies, facilitated discussion groups, mass media, and other means. We help people use knowledge to enhance their own lives, as well as the lives of their families and communities.

Job description

Title of Position:                    NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR                                

Details of Position:                 F/T, 40 hrs/wk, $18.75/hr

Locations of Position:            CCE Jefferson County, 203 N.          Hamilton St., Watertown, NY

About the Position:

This position will serve as one of the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement nutrition, food demonstration, and cooking programming using pre-approved lesson plans and curricula aimed at improving healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families, individual, and youth groups throughout Jefferson and Lewis counties. Programming will take place both on-site and off-site in the community, in accordance with the Nutrition Program Area’s plan of work and federal and NY state SNAP-Ed guidelines. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the SNAP-ED Program and will assist the Nutrition Program Manager with marketing efforts and monthly reporting for SNAP-Ed, in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-ED program in the North Country Region. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional experience) or above in nutrition, dietetics, community and behavioral health, health education, public health, or nursing. This includes persons certified as RD, RDN, CCN, CNS, and RN as well as other individuals with college level coursework in nutrition and/or health education with training and experience to communicate nutrition and obesity prevention topics.
  • Strong understanding of community nutrition education topics and obesity prevention delivery methods.
  • Experience with and understanding of rural, low-income populations.
  • Experience with addressing nutrition/food insecurity.
  • 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, as appropriate.

Excellent benefits package upon employment and based on eligibility, to include, but not limited to: New York State Health Insurance Program; dental insurance; New York State Employee Retirement System; vacation, personal and sick leave; etc.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Attention Applicants:  Please be aware of the following – If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  PSLF forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

All Applicants must apply online to be considered for this position by September 5, 2023. and click on “jobs.”

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Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
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DeadlineSeptember 05, 2023

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