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WIC Nutritionist – Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County is seeking a full time, 35 hours/week qualified and
experienced WIC Nutritionist to provide participant-centered nutrition
education to WIC participants utilizing a variety of methods. This position
also serves as a team member and assists in evaluating the Special Supplemental
Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program). The WIC
Nutritionist also performs administrative coordination responsibilities,
including but not limited to maintaining participant confidentiality and
performing routine data collection utilized by the program.
Degree in Nutrition or appropriate health related field (Associate’s Degree in
Nutrition or appropriate health related field and two years transferrable
program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree) and one
year related experience.
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.
to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as
to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants
in their surrounding communities.
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.
& 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.
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
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.
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.
Degree with at least 6 credit hours in Nutrition strongly preferred
degree with a Dietetic Technician, Registered strongly preferred
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.
with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize
program resources within the community.
to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other
non-English language as is spoken in the target community.
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
- Voluntary Group Universal Life
- Voluntary Personal Accidental
- Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
- Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Voluntary New York’s College
applications must be received on-line by September 25, 2019. Position
closing dates may change based on Association needs.
To Apply & For Further Details:
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.
Last updated September 10, 2019