Cornell Cooperative Extension SNAP Ed Nutritionist - Riverhead, NY in Riverhead, New York

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) Nutrition Educator will primarily be responsible for delivery of established SNAP-Ed public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Long Island SNAP-Ed Region and Suffolk County. This position will also include assisting with marketing efforts for SNAP-Ed programming in collaboration with other nutrition educators in the SNAP-Ed region.

This is a 1.0 FTE grant-funded position. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

Program Responsibilities*:*

Program Assessment 0%

Program Development 0%

Program Delivery 75%

  • Deliver high quality programming to individuals and groups utilizing approved SNAP-Ed curricula and existing SNAP-Ed program materials and resources.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt lesson plans and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
  • Assist with implementing environmental program initiatives, such as community and school gardens.
  • Assist in multi-association team efforts to deliver the SNAP-Ed Program.
  • 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.
  • Implement lesson plans in region with multicultural needs using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials, and tailor appropriate programming based on identified participant needs as applicable.

Program Evaluation 5%

  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to assist in obtaining evaluation data for programs.
  • Assist in communication of evaluation results and findings.
  • Make recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.

Applied Research 0%

Administrative Responsibilities*:*

Direction 0%

Management 0%

Coordination/Operation 15%

  • Utilize existing program materials to recruit the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the SNAP-Ed Program.
  • Organize and coordinate SNAP-Ed program activities (i.e. food demonstrations, direct lessons to adults and youth, etc.) to support delivery of established program goals.
  • Submit accurate program related expense receipts and mileage reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist Supervisor in identified administrative aspects of the SNAP-Ed Program including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
  • Transport program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • Assist in providing marketing materials in the promotion of SNAP-Ed programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, multi-media efforts and the environmental change initiative in collaboration with other nutrition educators.
  • Complete reports, as requested.
  • Accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
  • Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, etc.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned 5%

  • In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
  • Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
  • Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, including but not limited to local health fairs, community activities, etc. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety Applies to all duties and functions

  • Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar 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 Applies 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.
  • Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
  • At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.

Required Qualifications:Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • Associate's Degree inthe field of Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health or equivalent. GED/High School Diploma plus one year of transferable program/functional experience is acceptable.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.

  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods.
  • Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.


This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 35 hours per week.Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.


Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should be submitted online by December 13, 2016 for priority consideration. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants should attach/upload a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Eileen at with questions. No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:

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.

Background check may be required.

  • Posted 4 Days Ago
  • Full time
  • WDR-00009501

Job Title: Association Prog Educator II

Level: 005

Pay Rate Type: Hourly

Company: Contract College

Contact Name: Eileen Heely

Number of Openings: 1