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Title of Position:                     SNAP-ED NUTRITION EDUCATOR ASSISTANT
Details of Position:                 F/T, 40 hrs/wk, $19.00/hr
Locations of Position:             CCE Jefferson County, 203 N. Hamilton St., Watertown, NY
About the Position:
This position will serve as the SNAP-ED New York Nutrition Assistant for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will assist the nutrition team with the implementation of public education messages and content to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups in various locations throughout the North Country Region. Under the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, this position will assist with the dissemination of nutrition education messages and concepts with a focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting, to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible or SNAP recipients via workshops, events, social media, both print and digital materials, and other communication platforms. Nutrition education may take place at a variety of locations including but not limited to County agencies, libraries, schools, community agencies, and through digital platforms. This position will also provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality. 
Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and one (1) year transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs.
  • Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Excellent benefits package upon employment and based on eligibility, to include, but not limited to: New York State Health Insurance Program; dental insurance; New York State Employee Retirement System; vacation, personal and sick leave; etc.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention Applicants:  Please be aware of the following – If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  PSLF forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
All Applicants must apply online to be considered for this position by April 16, 2024. and click on “jobs.”
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