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EFNEP Nutrition Educator - Kingston, NY

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Nutrition Educator is responsible for implementing public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource adults raising children in their homes and qualified school aged youth throughout Ulster County. This includes presenting a series of 6-8 lessons that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety and food budgeting. Nutrition education is currently taking place online, but will take place in the future at Cooperative Extension, local agencies and organizations, or in participant homes. Recruitment of participants is required and is included as part of job expectations. Recruitment strategies will currently include online networking via meetings, website and social media. Future strategies will include networking through community meetings, and tabling events, as well as through website and social media. Collect and manage participant data ensuring confidentiality at all times.

This is a grant-funded position. Funding for the program is through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Programmatic oversight and consultation provided by Regional EFNEP Coordinator Capital/Hudson Valley.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and one-year volunteer or work-related experience. High school diploma or equivalent with 2 years transferrable volunteer or work experience is acceptable.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
  • Ability to communicate through email, social media, and cell phone texting
  • Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to move and transport supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
  • Competency with windows-based software including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Competency with online meeting platforms such as Zoom or Facebook Live.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
  • Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.

Learn more and apply here

Full Time Administrative Assistant - Kingston, NY

**Search Extended until April 21, 2022.**

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Association with primary responsibility for reception. Acts as the first point of contact for visitors & callers and is responsible for providing them with superior customer service. Serves as part of the administrative support team under the supervision of the Finance Manager with additional administrative responsibilities related to the Healthy Communities programs under the general direction of the Educators. Work involves diverse duties including correspondence, statistical summaries and reports, general record keeping such as preparing vouchers, Accounts Receivable cash receipts log, program registrations, and maintenance of database for the Association and all program areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Database maintenance and coordination experience.
  • 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 manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines. Ability to organize work and set priorities; work independently, attend to details; handle multiple tasks; work under pressure.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to work as part of a team and to relate and work effectively with diverse people and groups.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, Internet and visual channels.
  • Ability to display commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of CCE.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude and appearance. Maintain a positive public image of CCE when dealing with clients, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and general understanding and use of Internet.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Database experience.

Learn more and apply here

Natural Resources Educator - Kingston & Millbrook, NY

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Natural Resources Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating, research based natural resources educational programs to promote positive stewardship of the environment, addressing issues in water, energy and climate change. The Natural Resources Educator will work with the adults and youth in the community, municipalities and legislators, and will coordinate efforts with other agencies and organizations where applicable, to achieve program goals and objectives. The position includes coordination and facilitation of committees and coalitions, grants management, including budget management, research, and writing reports for funders. Working under the supervision of, and with guidance from, the Association Issue Leader, the Natural Resource Educator develops program goals and objectives, plans of work, applies for and manages funding, within the assigned areas of responsibility.

This position will also provide guidance and technical support to municipal officials and volunteers through the CCE Climate Resilience Partnership. This includes providing guidance and support to partners to complete climate related actions as part of the NYS Climate Smart Communities Program. Methods of delivery include: in person and virtual forums, trainings and workshops; development of brochures, flyers and other education materials; communication with audiences via listservs; and more. This position is stationed at CCE Ulster main office in Kingston, NY (remote work options possible) but spends a significant amount of time working in communities across Ulster and Dutchess Counties, and will work closely with and receive input from CCE Dutchess County staff. Finally, this position represents the Association to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University. May work as a team member in addressing local, regional and statewide programming priorities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology or Related Field.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to relate effectively to program staff, co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, clientele and diverse groups/audiences and involve people in determining program direction.
  • Ability to assist in grant writing, and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as digital media.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, local governments, community and funding partners.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position including travel to Dutchess County
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GIS and/or digital tools to facilitate outreach and education

Read the full Natural Resources Educator position description and apply online by May 5. 2022.

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 April 18, 2022