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Part-Time Community Nutrition Educator – Schenectady, NY
CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a part-time (21
hours/week) Community Nutrition Educator responsible for conducting nutrition
education to improve healthy food and choices among senior citizens and
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) and other
assigned groups.Educational efforts
also include local foods, farmer's markets, cooking from scratch, growing your
own food, navigating a grocery store, and understanding the complexities of the
food systems. Programs and nutrition education are provided at senior meal
sites, group homes, farmer markets, schools, and other community locations.
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 Community 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.
degree in Nutrition, Health Education, and/or Public Health. Associate’s degree
and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a
relevant to the role of the position.
Requirements - Ability to meet regular 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
Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings.
Commitment to helping to ensure inclusive programs and reach diverse audiences.
Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Ability 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. Maintain program participant and data confidentiality. Ability to
effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent
collaboration with staff and outside organizations.
& Marketing Skills - Ability to appropriately communicate verbally and in
writing with program participants, employees and others through a variety of
media.Ability to assist with marketing
programs through social, print and other media, resulting in diverse, robust
program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, 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 - Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies, including for virtual
programming. 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 typical office and educational environments.
In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related
materials and equipment. The position regularly shops for and prepares program
materials & food.
of nutritional concerns of seniors and individuals with development
of nutrition related programs available to seniors i.e. Commodity Supplemental
Foods, Senior Farmers’ Market and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs.
training and certification.
to understand, interpret and apply nutritional research.
a part-time (21 hours/week), nonexempt position. Excellent benefits, based on
Vacation, Sick & Personal leave
Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
Group Universal Life Insurance
Personal Accidental Insurance
Legal Plan Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
New York’s College Savings Program
Credit Counseling Solutions
applications must be received on-line by May 17, 2021.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 April 28, 2021