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SNAP Education Nutrition Assistant

Company: Cornell University
Location: Oriskany
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a USDA funded Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program. The SNAP-Education program is designed to assist and encourage the SNAP recipients and persons eligible for SNAP to choose healthy diets and active lifestyles through the provision of behaviorally-focused nutrition education and obesity prevention activities. Nutrition education is provided in group settings in eligible areas and sites throughout our coverage area known as the Central Region. In addition to direct education the program also provides Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) initiatives. PSE initiatives are a set of comprehensive activities that address barriers that make healthy food and physical activity choices harder for the SNAP population to put into action. The SNAP Nutrition Assistant provides support services such as, assisting nutrition educators during classes and activities and assisting nutrition educators with preparing class materials.

Required Qualifications


  • Associate's Degree in Marketing, Nutrition, Human Services or related field. High School Diploma/GED and one year transferrable program/functional experience can substitute for Associate's Degree.

  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • 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

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and Excel.

    • Website and social media maintenance and analytics.


      Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
      Administrative Coordination/Operation - 95%

      • Perform routine data collection and entry into software system utilized by program.

      • Collect and prepare program evaluation and assessment paperwork from community members, organizations and businesses.

      • Draft standard communications for supervisor use for website, Facebook, texting, program promotional flyers, newsletter, press releases and other social media platforms and traditional media use as directed.

      • Assist with the organization and coordination of SNAP Ed. core program messaging activities and support the educators in their delivery of established program goals.

      • May provide input to support the implementation of mass media efforts for the SNAP Ed. program.

      • May assist with the identification and recruitment of program participants and agencies in an effort to meet or exceed funder targeted education and messaging goals including but not limited to partnering and maintain contacts with community based organizations and schools.

      • Assist in maintaining updated schedule of events.

      • Assist in the coordination of identified administrative aspects of the SNAP Ed. Program including, but not limited to: mailing correspondence, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.

      • Assist in the coordination, compilation, and organization of existing program resources and program materials.

      • Perform general coordination activities including but not limited to attending staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff and general marketing of Extension programs.

      • Assist the educators in maintaining communication with constituents and the community through a variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.


        Professional Improvement - 5%

        • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.

        • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.


          Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions

          • Support the Association to maintain a safe 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 - Applies 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 adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oneida County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.

            • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.


              Position Details
              This position is located in Oriskany, NY. This is a full-time, non-exempt positiion, 37.5 hrs./week.

              Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

              • Paid Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
              • Paid Holidays
              • NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
              • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
              • Long-Term Disability Insurance
              • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
              • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
              • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
              • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
              • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
              • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
              • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
              • Voluntary Pet Insurance
              • Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
              • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

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Keywords: Cornell University, Syracuse , SNAP Education Nutrition Assistant, Education / Teaching , Oriskany, New York

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