Ithaca, New York

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC) Nutrition Director is responsible for leading projects focused on promoting nutrition including assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of programming. This position will also supervise team members working on nutrition-related projects. The Nutrition Director is expected to develop Association capacity around nutrition in accordance with the CCETC strategic plan. They will engage with, develop, and facilitate networks, partnerships, and collaborations. The Nutrition Director will also work with community groups and CCETC staff to develop engaging programs and deliver the resulting educational programs, including training, engaging and supervising staff, and directing volunteers and interns in program delivery. They will work with Extension program areas, staff, and other community stakeholders to develop and support innovative programming to address racial and other inequities. This person will also serve as a subject matter expert and carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding requirements. This position will engage public and private organizations to address high priority issues and maximize effective use of community resources across the region. This includes development, delivery and evaluation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) strategies that promote health and prevent and/or postpone the onset of diet-related chronic disease among the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible population. The primary PSE strategy that this position is involved with builds collaborations, offers trainings, and provides technical assistance around nutrition education and obesity prevention to organizations in a 6-county region (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Tioga, and Yates). This position connects with other Associations, Cornell faculty, and regional teams to develop collaborative projects and to conduct research related to Extension mission, priority programs and community issues. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position. Required Qualifications: Master's Degree. 2 years of work experience relevant to position. Experience working independently and as a team member. Ability and willingness to build relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural competency. Demonstrated experience and skills in verbal and written communication. Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor. Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with educational programming about nutrition. Experience establishing and working with an advisory committee. Experience working with municipal and agency staff at local, regional and state levels. NYS driver's license. Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities: Program Assessment - 15% Apply subject matter knowledge to lead nutrition team and other stakeholders to identify gaps in knowledge and other barriers to increase food security and the adoption of healthy eating practices and other SNAP-Ed goals. Scan the region for new trends, advancements and state policy developments in order to identify upcoming programming needs around nutrition. Maintain knowledge about local county needs, as well as statewide and national initiatives related to nutrition to assess needs for comprehensive and relevant programs. Program Development - 25% Using in-depth expertise in nutrition topics, create innovative programs to address barriers to food security and SNAP-ed goals including engaging diverse partners and collaborators. Create or adapt materials to address program needs in alignment with the Association's strategic plan. Structure program to meet the needs of diverse program participants including those with a low-income, rural residents and those from traditionally marginalized communities. Make changes to program content based on evaluation feedback. Maintain working relationships with project partners, community members, the University, municipalities and other interested groups to collect and develop program materials. Program Delivery - 20% Apply subject matter expertise and information gained during program assessment and development to deliver the resulting program. Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, trainings, public events, private meetings, articles, web pages and social media to deliver programs. Represent the team to the public and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery. Adapt existing materials to create lesson plans that meet local community and individual needs, and consider diverse audiences. Maintain linkages with Cornell and other SUNY institutions as part of program delivery. Engage volunteers and interns in program delivery Serve as subject matter expert and respond to questions in this area of expertise. Program Evaluation - 10% Interact with program participants to gather informal program evaluation information. Interpret evaluation information and make recommendations for improvement. Work with existing SNAP-Ed and other program evaluation frameworks implementing the evaluations, analyzing data, and communicating results to stakeholders. Administrative Responsibilities: Program Direction - 10% Assist supervisor to design a system of ongoing collaboration with external stakeholders who represent and communicate the demographics of the communities served. Assist supervisor to plan for program expenses, communications and strategic marketing of programs. Assist supervisor to plan effective strategic external and internal communication efforts. Set priorities for the program Management - 10% Monitor and report on program expenses to ensure spending is within program budget constraints, including meeting match requirements. Recruit, supervise and support staff and interns involved with program outreach and delivery including matching tasks to the individuals, providing informal feedback, problem-solving and regular communication. May guide volunteers and interns in program delivery and involvement. Provide performance feedback to regular staff, including performance evaluations, regular written and verbal communications, and disciplinary action if necessary. Using set priorities, supervise the work of interns. Coordination / Operation - 5% Collect, compile and submit to supervisor the information needed for narrative and financial reports to meet funding agency requirements. Create and coordinate staff and intern schedules as required. Train support staff as needed. 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 in programming and association priorities. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform 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. Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County policies and procedures, and Skills for Success. Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position. 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 Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/ . For details on how to apply, visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs/apply All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs. 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 you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu For additional questions please contact CCE Tompkins HR at Tompkins-HR@cornell.edu 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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. Job Title: Association Resource Educator Level: 002 Pay Rate Type: Salary Company: Contract College Contact Name: Leah Cadwallader 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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

Ithaca, New York

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