As a member of the Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York (FLESNY) leadership team, the Environmental Nutritionist will lead the implementation of the school wellness Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) plan and related school wellness strategies across the Finger Lakes region in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY (FLESNY) Project Director, Sr. Nutritionists and Nutritionists. This position will lead and support a Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) reporting system for all FLESNY PSE work that meets the needs and requirements of funder and provides feedback for program improvement and development.
Bachelor Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education or NYS Certified Teacher in Elementary Grades + (plus) 1 year volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position
Ability to plan, organize, implement and present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, and work with diverse audiences of all ages
Experience working with schools, the elementary classroom and staff and Physical Education (PE) teachers and other school staff
Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Experience and comfort level with logic models
Comfortable engaging partners and collaborators in working toward long range goals
Proficiency in the use of basic modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.)
Ability to read, write and speak in English
Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Ability to regularly lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 20 pounds and climb stairs, with or without reasonable accommodation
Master's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health + 3 to 4 years of related work experience relevant to the role of the position
Understanding of Policy, Systems and Environmental strategies (PSE's) and potential impact on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) audiences
Understanding of how Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE's) are evaluated
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
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.
Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language
Program Responsibilities: Program Delivery 85%
Implement the existing school wellness Policy, System & Environmental (PSE) educational program
Serve as subject matter resource in school wellness and the Policy, System & Environmental (PSE) discipline
Provide highly complex non-standard responses, support, resources and information to schools, agencies and others designed to improve access and remove barriers to securing healthy foods and physical activity opportunities
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences
Utilize a variety of proven educational and Policy, System & Environmental (PSE) change methodologies such as teacher trainings, secondary facilitation of school wellness meetings and assisting school wellness groups in planning for the sustainability of implemented strategies.
Apply subject matter knowledge to assist ESNY educators to create lesson plans and adapt approved curricula and materials to deliver ESNY nutrition education programming
Foster acceptance of the Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of the program delivery
Represent the Association to the public, program participants, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University, and others in a professional manner at all times
Work with teachers and other school staff, which includes 18 elementary schools within the Finger Lakes Region, in the implementation of Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) and other evidenced based school wellness programs and provide them with curriculum, professional advice and assistance in procuring teaching materials and equipment, and provide basis for evaluating their progress
Utilizing a team of Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) trainers (FLESNY staff and school personnel), train an additional six (6) more elementary schools how to implement CATCH
Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to the newsletter, utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings
Assist schools in implementing other strategies that improve student access to healthy foods, nutrition education and physical activity such as Smarter Lunchroom, Active Recess and School Gardens.
Program Evaluation 5%
In consultation with FLESNY Leadership, design or create a PSE program reporting system for all PSE strategies that meets reporting requirements and demonstrates impact of PSE's
Implement Eat Smart New York (ESNY) related program evaluation
Assist with the analyzation of Analyze collected Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program evaluation data
Make recommendations for improvement
Coordinate all of the reporting (quantitative and qualitative) for the school wellness of all Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) strategies for the Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York (FLESNY) program; Prepare monthly and quarterly reports demonstrating program progress, accomplishments and the impact on the community
Coordinate the implementation of school wellness PSE strategies with ESNY Nutritionists working in local communities
Routinely communicate with Sr. Nutritionists and Project Director
Effectively maintain professional relationships with schools, other agencies and organizations to promote effective communication and facilitate Eat Smart New York (ESNY) programming efforts
Performs general coordination activities including but not limited to attending staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, and general marketing of extension programs
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information, participant information and data collected
Provide input for the development of written marketing materials to highlight program(s).
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 - Applies 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.
POSITION DETAILS: This is a regular full-time, benefits eligible, exempt level position.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, all applicants, internal and external must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. All applications must be submitted online.
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