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SNAP-Ed Resource Educator - Kingston, NY

Preferred Qualification: Bilingual in Spanish; Read, Write, and Speak

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Position Summary:

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County SNAP-Ed Resource Educator primarily provides strategic and innovative program development, implementation, planning, and coordination of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Hudson Valley region. As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, this position will work closely with program leads in CCE Orange, and is an integral player in program design and development, assessment, evaluation, management. This position also leads the county development and implementation of social marketing and environmental change initiatives in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the Hudson Valley region. This position receives programmatic leadership and coordination by the SNAP-Ed Project Manager based in Orange County, but is supervised by CCE Ulster County Healthy Communities Program Leader.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health.

Experience relevant to the role of the position.

Ability to plan and present effective and relevant educational lessons to target low-income audiences of all ages.

Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural sensitivity.

Ability to work independently, and also work effectively as a professional team member within the regional program.

Able to budget for purchase and perform preparation of foods for demonstration utilizing business expense accounts and pragmatic use of resources.

Must be able to review and follow recipes, and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.

Ability to transport supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.

Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.

Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.)

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.

Bilingual in Spanish; read, write and speak.

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail or (845) 340-3990x314.

Livestock/4-H Livestock & Natural Resources Educator

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Livestock/4-H Livestock & Natural Resources Educator develops, designs, implements and evaluates educational and applied research programs for livestock producers and 4-H Youth including, but not exclusive to: beef, sheep, swine, equine, and poultry; develops, designs, implements and evaluates educational and applied research programs in the areas of natural resources related to regenerative agriculture and climate resilience in the areas of livestock production and pasture management. Conducts extension education programs utilizing a variety of informal education methodologies. Makes connections between Cornell and other land grant/research institutions and livestock producers in the Hudson Valley region. This position will require the use of multiple delivery methods and the individual employed must have the ability to manage multiple projects. This position is grant funded.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position such as animal science, or agricultural systems management.
  • Coursework in animal science, soil science, meat science, agronomy, or similar courses.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to develop, initiate, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult and youth educational programs to address diverse audiences.
  • Ability to identify and utilize program resources within the community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., computers, audio, video, etc.).
  • Computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, database and internet software.
  • Ability to lead and to delegate.
  • Ability to manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities; to handle multiple tasks; and to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with and support volunteer leadership and advisory committees.
  • Ability to participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and identified clientele.
  • Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
  • 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:

  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in animal science related field.
  • 4-H Program experience.
  • Volunteer/4-H Volunteer management experience.
  • Coursework in research methodology, education and management experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with meat processing or marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience and success with grant writing. Demonstrated ability to manage resources.

Apply Here by August 16th 2021

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.

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.


Leah Cadwallader
Human Resources, Regional
845-340-3990 ext. 314

Last updated July 9, 2021