| This position will serve as the Southern Tier Region Environmental Nutritionist/Supervisor for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Onondaga County and will be responsible for providing regional leadership in the planning, assessment, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of educational programs in Onondaga County. This position is responsible for the supervision of Nutrition Educators in Onondaga County, and will collaborate with other Nutritionists under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) Program as part of the Southern Tier Nutrition Region to lead the development and implementation of social marketing and environmental change initiatives in Onondaga County. This position will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County before the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in conjunction with program area responsibilities.|
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All applicants must apply by close of business on February 23, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Kathleen Dischner, Association Team Leader at 315-424-9485 with questions.
This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
- Master's Degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health.
- Two (2) years of volunteer or related work experience.
- Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and Criminal Background Checks).
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Certification as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.
- Familiarity with the community in which the work takes place and ability to utilize and leverage program resources within the community.
- Ability to communicate effectively to Spanish-language speaking audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, supervision and guidance to staff.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, initiate, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult/youth educational programs to address diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
- Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and SNAP-eligible participants, individually or in a group setting.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., computers, audio, video, etc.).
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse people and groups, including varying socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to resolve conflicts.
- Ability to manage program goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines.Ability to organize work and set priorities; ability to handle multiple tasks; ability to work under pressure.
- Demonstrated ability to manage program budget and allocate expenses to meet program deliverables and manage resources effectively.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy, integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
- Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.
- Ability to employ program data systems for the purposes of monitoring progress, improving program interventions and reporting to stakeholders.
Assessment - 10%
- Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to identify local and regional program needs, along with the Southern Tier Eat Smart New York (ST ESNY) Leadership Team, program committee, community agencies, and program participants.
- Work in collaboration with ST ESNY Project Manager to identify program needs.
- Make recommendations for program improvements based upon program assessment.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director and the ST ESNY Project Manager, maintain linkages and connections with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program assessment guidance.
Development - 10%
- Lead the development of nutrition education programming to meet identified needs within the county and region and to meet grant requirements.
- In collaboration with Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Project Directors and Educators with environmental nutrition responsibilities across the Southern Tier Region, develop policy and environmental change initiatives within the county and/or region to serve as the focus for new and improved programming efforts.
- Provide program leadership in the application of subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies in collaboration with the ST ESNY Project Manager.
- Lead the creation of innovative educational programs that are reflective of, and responsive to, the needs of the diverse community.
- Involve 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 the ST ESNY Project Manager, work with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program development guidance.
Delivery - 10%
Evaluation - 10%
- Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to analyze and evaluate program efforts in Onondaga County and as a support for the Southern Tier Region Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Program; make recommendations to the Southern Tier Region Project Manager, Executive Director, program committee, and other stakeholders.
- Based on program evaluation data, make recommendations to improve overall program quality.
- Communicate evaluation results and findings to the Executive Director, Association committees, and county and community leaders, as appropriate.
Direction - 20%
- Determine program priorities and goals in consultation with the Executive Director, program committees, ST ESNY Regional Coordinator, Cornell faculty, agency partners and other community constituents.
- Provide leadership to the planning of the delivery of established educational program goals within the tri-county region
- Provide leadership to staff in the development of marketing strategy and program delivery methods.
- Plan and direct program delivery implemented by direct reports following the ST ESNY Region's Plan of Work.
- Collaborate in Association team efforts through joint planning of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver SNAP-ED programming.
Management - 25%
- Under direction from the Executive Director and ST ESNY Project Director, advisory and/or program committee, assist in the program and fiscal management of the Association's Nutrition Program.
- Work with the Nutrition Issue Leader/ST ESNY Project Director, for the effective management of resources available to the program areas, and to ensure accountability and affirmative action requirements are met within the program areas.
- Evaluate performance and conduct annual performance conferences with assigned staff; provide feedback, coaching and performance management to assigned staff.
- Work with Nutrition Issue Leader/ ST ESNY Project Director and other Nutritionists in the Southern Tier Region to develop systems to capture program activities and progress, to include metrics for reporting.
- Recruit and hire qualified candidates for ST ESNY Nutrition positions following Cornell established EEO practices; orient and direct new educators to ensure consistency of philosophy and implementation of SNAP-ED expectations with support from the ST ESNY Program Manager.
- Supervise, coach and direct all ESNY Nutrition educators for the Association; foster the development of confidence and competence in program delivery and interaction with diverse audiences.
- Manage and monitor the budget expenditures for the Association Nutrition Program.
- Supervise and manage the expenditure of funds consistent with Association policies and funders; plan for the purchase of supplies and equipment.
- Provide guidance to staff on the implementation of evaluation strategies for program improvement.
- Oversee program marketing for tri-county region following the ST ESNY Region's Social Marketing Plan, including feedback for which print and social media outlets to utilize.
- Manage the Association's efforts to recruit targeted number of qualified adults/youth for SNAP-ED programs.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
- Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations, and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
- Market program outcomes and impacts to decision-makers and the public by posting to print and social media utilizing ST ESNY Marketing Plan guidance.
- Work with collaborators that serve SNAP-ED audiences to coordinate programming and increase reach to target groups.
- Provide input to the ST ESNY Project Manager to secure funding proposals to secure additional program funding as appropriate.
- Attend meetings and facilitate conversations with schools and communities on policy, systems, and environmental change efforts to improve access and remove barriers to healthy food.
- Work with ST ESNY Project Manager and other Supervising Nutritionists to implement systems to capture program activities and progress, to include metrics for reporting.
- Work to reduce duplication of services while increasing services available to the community, in conjunction with the Nutrition Issue Leader and partner agencies.
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 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 Onondaga 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Team Leader
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:1
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.