CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a part-time, 21 hours per week qualified and experienced educator who provides input into the planning for and conducts the implementation of public nutrition education to improve healthy food and choices among senior citizens and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ("I/DDs") throughout Schenectady County. Program delivery and nutrition education is provided at senior meal sites (for seniors receiving home delivered meals) and at group homes (for individuals with I/DDs) and other supervised facilities.
This position collaborates closely with the Schenectady County Office for the Aging and other agencies that provide services to individuals with I/DDs in an effort to fulfill contract requirements which include but are not limited to: constituent education and training, food safety and menu reviews. The Nutrition Educator provides nutrition and food safety education to constituent food service staff at each site to ensure that food quality, sanitation, safety standards are met. The Nutrition Educator has oversight for Association nutrition/dietetics student interns and volunteers.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references(at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by September 25, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Master's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health. Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research experience may substitute for a Master's Degree.
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.
Must be able to purchase and prepare foods, utilizing business expense account and pragmatic use of resources.
Must be able to review and follow recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to effectively provide oversight to interns and volunteers.
Proficiency in the use of basic modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.)
Communication Skills: Ability to read and write in English. 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. Ability to effectively market the program including through websites.
Ability to utilize program resource within the community.
Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and a driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
Knowledge of and ability to relate to diverse audiences (including senior citizens and I/DDs and the staff who support them) and Schenectady County communities.
Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
Ability to frequently lift, move and/or transport program supplies and equipment, and climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to remain in a stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and a computer printer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to regularly move about inside the office to access file cabinets/file documents, office machinery, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to work in a busy open office with occasional and frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.
Food service experience.
Knowledge of nutritional concerns of seniors and/or individuals with I/DDs.
Familiar with guidelines and nutritional requirements for seniors and/or individuals with I/DDs.
ServSafe training and certification.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply nutritional research.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 0%
Program Development - 10%
Assist in development of nutrition educational strategies and programs to meet grant requirements and identified needs within Schenectady County.
Assist in creation of innovative nutrition educational program.
Assist in research, identification and selection of existing resources for the program.
Assist in creation of program materials to address clients' needs.
Assist in interpreting Association program direction to create nutrition educational programs.
Assist to ensure program development is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Assist in structuring programs to meet the need of diverse program participants.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Schenectady County Office of the Aging and I/DDs partner agencies for program development guidance.
Assist in developing well-integrated Association educational efforts.
Assist in development of program to meet changing local issues.
Assist in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.
Assist in using a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.
Program Delivery - 60%
Apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver nutrition educational program.
Teach the existing educational program as defined. Teach the innovative educational program with discretion.
Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Serve as subject matter resource in discipline; provide standard to moderately complex nonstandard responses; may assist in providing highly complex nonstandard responses. Interact with program participants as part of program delivery.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery. Represent the Association before the Schenectady County Office of the Aging and other partnership agencies (for example, Schenectady ARC, The Alternative Living Group, etc.) as part of the program delivery process.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program.
Participate in outreach activities as part of the program delivery process.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Assist in ensuring program delivery is within scope of the Association Plan of Work.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Schenectady County Office of the Aging and other partnership agencies (for example, Schenectady ARC, The Alternative Living Group, etc.) for program delivery guidance.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to the constituencies.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Assist in applying subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational program.
May assist in the design or creation of program evaluation framework.
May assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data.
Assist in making recommendations for improvements.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Schenectady County Office of the Aging and other partnership agencies (for example, Schenectady ARC, The Alternative Living Group, etc.) for program evaluation guidance.
May assist in ensuring program evaluation is within scope of the Association Plan of Work.
Applied Research - 0%
Direction - 5%
Program Direction: May provide moderately complex administrative tasks to plan the educational program.
Assist with interpretation of Association program direction to plan educational programs.
Assist in planning the delivery of established educational program goals.
Assist in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods
Management - 5%
General Management: May provide moderately complex administrative management support to the overall organization.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program/ function, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Program Management: May provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the guidance of educational program.
May assist in monitoring program to ensure that educational content conforms to research base, policies and objectives of the Association and is research knowledge-based.
Financial Management: May provide complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program budget.
Assist the monitoring of program income/ expense to ensure the spending is within the program budget constraint.
Communications/Marketing Management: May provide low-complexity administrative tasks to assist in guiding the implementation of communication strategies on particular program/ function.
Staffing Management: Perform low-complexity tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable.
Give guidance and provide oversight to nutrition/dietetic interns and volunteers.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain records, complete documentation and reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required by programs and funders.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the nutrition programs including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all program and participant information.
Submit accurate program related expense receipts and mileage as required.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with the Schenectady County Office of the Aging other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
Frequently transports self, also lifting, moving and/or transporting program materials and resources to community based settings, including meal sites and group homes as needed.
Train and orient new nutrition/dietetic student interns and volunteers.
May assist in the development of marketing materials for educational events.
Assist Supervisor with public awareness in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases.
Assist in preparing materials for grant/contract proposal submission.
Perform general coordination activities including but not limited to attending staff meetings, working with other staff and general marketing of Extension programs.
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 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 Schenectady 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.
This is a part-time, 21 hours/week position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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