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Nutrition Community Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension - Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island

Cornell University

Cornell University

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. Cornell Cooperative Extension programs serve all of New York’s counties and the five boroughs of New York City.

Cornell Human Ecology explores the complexity of human life. We bring together a wide range of perspectives to understand the full context of the human experience and improve lives at every scale, from cells to society. Our research and academic programs focus on the interaction of humans with their biological, economic, social and physical environments. Using Cornell’s far-reaching extension network and the college’s translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) engages NYC communities in experiential learning opportunities. CUCE-NYC’s programs are the fruit of a long-standing partnership of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Human Ecology to support extension education in NYC. CUCE-NYC offers programs in Nutrition & Health, Family & Youth Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. CUCE-NYC engages Cornell programs, students and faculty to partner with NYC communities in generating, using and translating cutting edge research.

The Opportunity

The Community Educator facilitates nutrition and health education workshops in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island burrows. Workshops are conducted remotely and/or in person, as needed, to both adult and youth audiences in a variety of community settings, such as schools, churches, and not for profit sites. This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health and share it with your community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and marketing to community agencies.

  • Teaching food, nutrition, budgeting and food safety to workshop participants.

  • Evaluation and documentation of nutrition programs and planning new initiatives.

This is a fully on-site position located at 445 East 145th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. Regular business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm. Some evenings and weekends as scheduled.

The pay range is $19.59 - $25.78 per hour.

This is a full-time, 35 hours/week, one-year appointment with the possibility of extension depending on funding, available work, and successful performance.

No Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.

What You Will Do

Success Factors

You will shine in this role if you are familiar with the local communities and schools in the Bronx, Manhattan or Staten Island (preferably, you would have lived there for a while), you are passionate about the topic you are teaching, and you teach from your heart. Having a general computer knowledge and familiarity with Power Point, Microsoft applications, and calendaring will aid greatly in the work you will do.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.

  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  • Formal training beyond High School of 6 months -1 year with minimum 6 months’ work experience - or equivalent combination.

  • Ability to teach in an informal setting and communicate effectively with a diverse audience.

  • Ability to travel throughout NYC and work out of doors in a variety of weather conditions. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English.

  • Basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in nutrition preferred.

A cover letter and resume, including bilingual skills, are required for consideration.

Rewards and Benefits

Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.

Follow this link to learn more about the Total Rewards of Working at Cornell: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/your-total-rewards.

Our leave provisions include health and personal leave, three weeks of vacation, and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.

Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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University Job Title:

Program/Extension Aide II

Job Family:

Academic Support



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$19.59 - $25.78

Remote Option Availability:


Contact Name:

Krassimira Hernandez

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