The ESNY Program Manager is responsible for providing leadership in program direction and management, assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation utilizing research and existing resources to create educational programs for the SNAP-ED Program, under the guidance of the Health & Nutrition Issue Leader. The individual will manage the day-to-day operations of the North Country Region Eat Smart New York, SNAP- ED (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) Program, and other grants as assigned. He/she will develop and implement the marketing plan for on and off site education programs, and special events. The NCR ESNY Program Manager will provide the supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process for the program. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all nutrition education programs and Cornell Cooperative Extension compliance requirements are met through effective management of program resources and staff. The individual will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County before the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in conjunction with program area responsibilities and will delivery education programs as needed.
Master's Degree in Nutrition, Education, Public Health or related field.
2 years volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Valid driver's license and ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods.
Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Proven ability to work with and support volunteer leadership and advisory committees.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups of various ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, educational levels and learning abilities.
Demonstrated effective skills in grant writing and budgeting.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Knowledge of social media and communication tools, including press releases, website development.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes, including Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to work with and utilize internal and external collaborators at multiple levels within an organization and across communities.
Registered Dietitian or NYS Certified Teacher.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 5%
Analyze program needs and make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements or improvements.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Health & Nutrition Issue Leader, maintain direct linkage and connection with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program assessment guidance.
Program Development - 15%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to develop educational programs and strategies maintaining direct linkage to Cornell faculty and program units for program development guidance.
Research, identify and select existing resources for the SNAP- ED Program and other assigned grants.
Ensure program development adheres to Plans-of-Work, involving Executive Director, and Health & Nutrition Issue Leader.
Create innovative educational programs that are reflective of and responsive to the needs of the diverse community.
Use a system of ongoing involvement of key constituents in schools and communities to develop approaches on policy, systems, and environmental change efforts to improve access and remove barriers to healthy food.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Health & Nutrition Issue Leader, work with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program development guidance.
Program Delivery - 10%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver SNAP-ED programs.
Provide educational programming to targeted audiences.
Deliver information to community members through formal and informal networks, such as through relevant committees, community groups, networking, formal presentations, etc.
Conduct joint programs with other CCE program areas, as appropriate.
Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Lead the interaction with various constituencies by conferring with program participants, community partners, Association committees, county and community leaders to obtain their evaluation of the program.
Analyze and evaluate the content and effectiveness of program delivery, and expenses associated with the program. Make recommendations to the Executive Director and Health & Nutrition Issue Leader to strengthen and improve the program.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
Direction - 25%
Provide leadership to the staffing plan and development process, including planning new positions, as needed.
Establish goals, priorities and objectives for the SNAP- ED Program and other assigned grants.
Work with grant partners and other Senior Educators in developing a system to capture program activities and progress, to include metrics for reporting.
Develop marketing and publicity plans to build programming partnerships with other agencies/organizations in order to increase participation in the SNAP-ED Program and generate additional public support.
Management - 25%
Manage the daily operations of the SNAP-ED Program, including, but not limited to:
Monitor marketing and publicity plans to ensure programming partnerships with other agencies/organizations are increasing public knowledge and generating additional public support.
Monitor and maintain program education income/expense to ensure the spending is within program budget constraint.
Ensure achievement of all project deliverables within budget.
Chair staff meetings to ensure coordination and communication.
Ensure that program activities conform to the Association Plan of Work.
Complete the performance review process for each employee.
Responsible for working with the Executive Director, and Health & Nutrition Issue Leader for the effective management of resources available to the SNAP-ED program and for assuring accountability and affirmative action requirements are met within the area.
Provide guidance and leadership during hiring and orientation of new educators for consistency of philosophy, implementation and expectations of the SNAP-ED Program.
Supervise assigned staff to provide programmatic oversight/support to foster the development of confidence and competence.
Work closely with the Health & Nutrition Issue Leader to ensure budget management and monitoring of expenditures.
Understand, interpret and uphold the rules and regulations of the SNAP-ED Program to comply with grant requirements.
Create job descriptions, as appropriate.
Responsible for time management and approval of staff time cards.
Responsible for approving and ensuring accuracy of mileage payments for assigned SNAP-ED staff.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Submit proposals for grants and contracts that will fund new and existing program activities.
Maintain appropriate records and make reports to administrators and committees, as requested.
Complete necessary paperwork including purchase orders, monthly impact reports and implementation plans.
Prepare and submit expense vouchers.
Attend meetings, Association special events and participate in staff development opportunities, as requested.
Collect evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Provide new staff and ongoing training for staff and volunteers.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, Cornell faculty and students, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Implement marketing and publicity plans to build programming partnerships with other agencies/organizations in order to increase public support and participation in the nutrition education programs.
Attend meetings to facilitate conversations with schools and communities on policy, systems, and environmental change efforts to improve access and remove barriers to healthy food.
Coordinate, write and submit articles for newsletters, as needed.
Responsible for submitting mileage payments for SNAP-ED staff.
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 Oneida 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.
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