Association Res Educator
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Nutrition Program Supervisor/Association Resource Educator

Posiiton Summary:
This position provides leadership for the nutrition educators, oversees the Nutrition program to ensure that all grant responsiblities are met, develops additional innovative educational programs and resources and markets the program to the community. This position is responsible for being the nutrition connection betwen CCE Westchester and Cornell Universtiy Extension Administration, as well as CCE Westchester and funding sources (county and state). This position is also a program delivery position for the newly developed one-time educational outreach opportunities. This position reports to the Executive Director. The duties herein are a summary and not inclusive of all tasks. Other related tasks can be assigned by the Executive Director as apppropriate for the assoicaiton, including monthly activity reports fo rhte Board of Directors.

Master's degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position. Experience relevant to the position, including supervisory experience is necessary. A working knowledge of community based learning and adult learning is needed. Must be able to meet travel and transportation demands of the position and must be flexible regarding the days and times required for the job, including out-of-town travel. Must be available for some weekend work. Must be able to transport one's own teaching materials and equipment to job sites. Must be a self-starter. Ability to meet deadlines is necessary.

Coursework in education and research methodolgy are desired but not required. Must be able to work with little or no supervision. Ability to: initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate information educational programs. Ability to identify and involve appropriate people in determining program direction. Ability to understand, interpret and apply research. Ablility to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability to relate to diverse audiences. Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to each individuals and groups of various ages. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools and methods. Familiarity with electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.). Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership. Ability to utilize program resources within the community.

Program Development & Priority Setting 15%

Provide advice and education in the nutrition field for nutrition educators and the community.. Set priorities for nutrition staff and make arrangements accordingly. Plan the delivery of short and long range educational programs. Contribute to the association's plan of work. Create and update educational materials. After assessing the potential audience composition, create and modify programs in order to deliver the educational component to the target audience. Continue to acquire and update expertise in subject matter, and use that expertise to create new progrms and approaches.

Subject Matter Resource & Program Delivery 50%

Market the program to diverse audiences in accord with the grant guidelines. Provide nutrition education in one-event terms for diverse audiences. Maintain liaison with community agencies and develop new sources to receive our programs. Conduct educational programs using a variety of methods. Participate in mass media related efforts. Serve as the subject matter expert to provide nutrition advice to the public in person, telephonically, and using current information technology and media. Disseminate educational materials as needed. Create and update educational materials. Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies within the community.

Program Management & Coordination 15%

Oversee and supervise, with the front-line supervisor, the day-to-day activities of nutrition staff, evaluate their teaching skills and use of materials, evaluate their performance at least once annually in writing and discuss same with Executive Director. Maintain program records. Provide reports as needed. This position supervises five (5) full time Association Program Educators.

Research & Program Evaluation 5%

Interact with program participants, program committee, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders and nutrition staff members to obtain their evaluation and feedback about our nutrition programs. Collect data on the outcomes, program delivery methodology and target audiences on an ongoing basis, and analyze the data to evaluate the effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses of the program. Use the analysis to modify the approaches as needed.

Administrative Management (Finance, Budget) 10%

Monitor, approve/reject and maintain financial documents submitted by nutrition educators. Monitor staff activities for fiscal compliance with funding sources and others related to the program. Develop budget for grants and ensure expenditures are in line with grants. Work closely with finance staff to meet this goal.


Ensure that nutrition programs address the diverse needs of the community including but not limited to the ethnic, language and economic diversities. Market the program to diverse audiences in accord with the grant guidelines.

Professional Improvement & Other Duties 5%

Maintain and increase competencies of self and nutrition educators on staff through training opportunities locally, regionally and statewide. Attend relevant in-service education programs as needed. Provide in-service training to staff as needed. Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director.


Any questions please contact Peggy Kral at


This is a full-time 40 hour week benefits eligible position.

Salary Range: $55,000-$64,000.


Masters degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position. Coursework in education and research methodology highly preferred. Experience relevant to the role of the position.

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 governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE

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