CCE of Albany County is seeking a full time Community Nutrition Educator II to collaborate closely with the Albany County Office for the Aging to provide nutrition and food safety education to constituent food service staff at senior meal sites to ensure that food quality, sanitation, and safety standards are met. This position also provides additional community based nutrition programs as assigned.
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All applications must be received on-line by December 4, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Master's Degree in related field. A Bachelor's degree in related field plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience may substitute for a Master's degree.
Ability to meet the frequent 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 work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
Knowledge of diverse audiences (particularly seniors) and Capital Region communities.
Commitment to working in diverse settings including urban and rural areas, with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Program Skills - Ability to develop, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs. Serve as an effective subject matter resource for outside organizations, program participants, and others. 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 volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Communication & Marketing Skills - Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including marketing the program and use of social media. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Computer Skills - Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and email, etc.). Working knowledge of or ability to learn nutritional analysis programs (i.e. Nutritionist Pro).
Administrative Skills - Ability to effectively support program efforts including: data entry; shopping for food, supplies and other program needs; scheduling and coordinating programs and events; compiling and maintaining materials and resources; and following financial reporting requirements.
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. The position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly shops for program materials & food.
Registered Dietitian or Certified Dietetic Nutritionist.
Food service knowledge.
Knowledge of nutritional concerns of seniors.
Knowledge of nutrition related programs available to seniors i.e. Commodity Supplemental Foods, Senior Farmers' Market and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs.
Familiar with guidelines and nutritional requirements for seniors.
ServSafe training and certification.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply nutritional research.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Development - 10%
Assist with the development and creation of assigned nutrition programs based on client and constituent needs and changing issues.
Assist in ensuring program development is within the Association's Plan of Work.
Program Delivery - 60%
Serve as subject matter resource in senior and other nutritional programs as assigned including but not limited to the following: senior meal site operated kitchens, home delivered meal programs, and packaging sites; food quality, quantity; food preparation methods; diet prescription and care plan reviews; adherence to menus; use of standardized recipes and portion control; handling of leftovers; inventory and storage; temperature monitoring, guidance and education on sanitary code and equipment maintenance; and at constituent meetings.
Teach existing senior and other assigned nutrition programs as defined. Teach innovative assigned programs with discretion.
Prepare a quarterly educational newsletter for Office for Aging participants as part of program delivery.
Foster acceptance of assigned programs, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Represent CCE before constituent audiences, the public, community leaders, and government officials as part of program delivery. Attend meetings and provide guidance on related policies and procedures.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Albany County Office of the Aging and other partnership agencies for program delivery guidance.
Participate in outreach activities as part of the program delivery process.
Assist in ensuring program delivery is within scope of the Association Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed by observing clients and soliciting feedback on senior meal programs and communicating the results and findings.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Albany County Office of the Aging and other partnership agencies for program evaluation guidance.
Direction - 5%
Assist in planning the structure and delivery of assigned nutrition programs.
Management - 10%
Provide management support for assigned programs.
Demonstrate judgement and discretion to independently solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Provide nutrition policy interpretation and guidance.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Prepare and disseminate assigned program reports in a timely manner.
Compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
On a frequent basis transport self to various program sites.
On a regular basis lift, move and/or transport program supplies and materials.
Submit accurate program related expense receipts as required.
Professional Improvement - 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 and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with 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 - Applied 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 Albany County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension 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, nonexempt position, 37.5 hours/week. Compensation of $22 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Paid time off: 21 Vacation days, 12 Sick days, 12 Holidays, and 3 Personal days annually - plenty of time for work/life balance!
NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
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
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
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: [email protected].
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail [email protected] or phone (518) 765-3503.
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.
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