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Temporary CUCE-NYC Summer Nutrition Community Educator

Cornell University

Cornell University

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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.

What You Will Do:

Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York City has immediate openings for temporary nutrition educators to work in locations across NYC. Positions are 35 hours per week and will begin June 15, 2024 (tentative), through September 30, 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify and establish partnerships with community partners with access to EFNEP eligible families and youth

  • Implement nutrition program activities at schools, after school programs, and community-based organizations and at Farmers' Markets throughout NYC as assigned

  • Assist in the implementation of nutrition education lessons with youth and adults in community-based agencies and support other program activities as assigned

  • Prepare materials and set up exhibits

  • Conduct food-tasting demonstrations

  • Inform public about Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC Nutrition & Health Programs and refer individuals, as appropriate, to various programs for which they may be eligible

  • Prepare program reports

  • Provide support to community educators, volunteers and interns as appropriate

  • Participate in Navigating for Success (new frontline educator training) and other in-services in NYC, Ithaca and other locations as required.

  • Position is full-time (35 hours per week); however, there may be some flexibility with the hours

Required skills & qualifications:

  • Must be available to work evenings, and Saturdays and/or Sundays, if assigned.

  • Able to work well as a team member.

  • Able to communicate in English (written & spoken).

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Able to work with diverse populations.

  • Reliable, dependable.

  • Willingness to travel to program sites throughout New York City and work outdoors in a variety of summer weather conditions (i.e., under a canopy/tent in high temperatures).

Preferred skills & qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, and/or English/Creole.

  • Successful completion of CUCE-NYC Nutrition & Health program series.

  • High school diploma/GED enrollment.

TO APPLY: please submit a resume and cover letter, including information about bilingual skills.

These are fully on-site, benefits eligible positions. The pay range is $19.00 - $22.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications.

No Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for these positions.

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Krassimira Hernandez

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