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WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Educator Full Time – Schenectady, NY

CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a full time, 35 hours per week qualified and experienced educator who provides participant-centered nutrition education to WIC participants utilizing a variety of methods.

The educator also serves as a team member and assists in evaluating the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program). The educator also performs administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to staff supervision, maintaining participant confidentiality and performing routine data collection utilized by the program. Under the guidance of the Supervisor, the WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Educator is responsible for promotion and support of breastfeeding activities through program delivery, evaluation and administration of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.

The educator helps to establish a positive, supportive environment for breastfeeding in the WIC program through the use of visual and educational resources, verbal encouragement, and conveying breastfeeding as the standard.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition or related field. A Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research experience may substitute for a Master’s degree.
  • Travel Requirements - Ability to meet occasional travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association 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.
  • Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants in their surrounding communities.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff and outside organizations.
  • Administrative & Management Skills – Ability to manage and provide oversight to the Association’s WIC nutrition education program. Ability to exercise frequent discretion and independent judgment in managing programs and employees.Ability to assist with budget oversight.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with presenters, program participants, employees and others through a variety of media. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, volunteers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
  • Computer Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment with occasional lifting, moving and transporting program materials. This position requires the ability to work in a busy open office with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience providing education to breastfeeding individuals. Must attend a 40-hour lactation counselor course within the first year of appointment or hold the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential.
  • Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) or IBCLC credentialed
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the target community

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • 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

All applications must be received on-line by June 24, 2019.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Schenectady-County-WIC-Nutrition-and-Breastfeeding-Educator--Schenectady--NY_WDR-00019290

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 governmental 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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Last updated June 18, 2019