The Diabetes Educator position provides program delivery for diabetes education and diabetes self-management in clinical and community settings in Suffolk County as part of the Community Education Program and under the Community Ed Issue Leader's supervision. The main objective is to provide prevention-focused and research-informed diabetes education to meet Suffolk County residents' and professionals' diverse needs. The position is responsible for using current and established research-based information from the ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations and the National Standards for Educational Programs to enhance the diabetes self-management practices of those who live with or work with pre-diabetes or diabetes optimize health outcomes. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's family health and wellness programs to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. This position is funded by a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Bachelors or Equivalent Education. Associate Degree and 2 years transferrable program/function experience are acceptable.
Degree in Dietetics (RD).
Experience in diabetes education, community outreach, and health care.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Proficient with windows-based software, including the use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) credential or can obtain within the first three years of employment.
Program Delivery - 70%
Teach existing educational programs as defined by supplied curricula.
Assist in teaching innovative educational programs.
May apply established subject matter knowledge occasionally to create lesson plans to deliver the educational program.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse resources.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media with direction from supervisor.
Serve as a subject matter resource in all areas of diabetes self-management.
Provide standard responses to inquiries and requests.
Assist supervisor in providing moderately complex non-standard subject matter responses.
Interact with program participants for effective program delivery.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell, or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May participate in multi-disciplinary and multi-association team efforts to deliver the program.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Assist in ensuring that program delivery is within the scope of the statewide and local Plans of Work.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Based on established program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituencies.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for recommending improvements.
May assist in multi-disciplinary and multi-association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation for recommending improvements.
Applied Research - 5%
Assist in conducting applied resources in conjunction with land grant university faculty or funders.
Direction - 5%
Provide administrative guidance on tasks that support the planning of educational programs.
Provide delivery feasibility details as input to supervisor to assist in the planning established educational program goals.
Provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs.
May provide low complexity administrative tasks in planning for mass media efforts related to the program.
Management - 5%
Provide moderately complex administrative management support to the overall organization.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the program's operation, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
May guide volunteers and staff, specifically those performing similar work or addressing a similar target population.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Provide moderately complex routine tasks to support the delivery of educational program goals.
Provide low complexity limited tasks to support program budget implementation, including researching pricing, supplies options, and estimating program expenses.
Prepare program-related expense receipts for recording.
Professional Improvement - 5%
Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
Participate in staff evaluation processes as instructed.
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 living and 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 adhered to the established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,
Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Salary: Non-exempt $24.00 (per hour)
Hour: Part-time 24 hours (3 days a week)
Benefits: Full Benefits
Date Position Available: Approximately April 1, 2021 (two positions available)
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to:
Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
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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.
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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 their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to 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].
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. 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.
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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.
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