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The Subject Educator I (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention, or SNAP-Ed Nutritionist) is primarily responsible for the delivery and implementation of established public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among SNAP-eligible families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the SNAP-Ed New York Southern Finger Lakes Region, with a specific focus on Chemung County and the City of Elmira. As part of the federally grant funded SNAP-Ed New York program, this position works closely with other members of the Sothern Finger Lakes regional team to meet the program goals, including assisting the Senior Nutritionist and the Project Director with program implementation, evaluation, management, and marketing. Specific focus on implementing nutrition education and reaching target population through various forms of programming, including, but not limited to: in-person workshops, digital education in the form of virtual lessons, and other electronic methods, as assigned.



All applicants must apply online by close of day on June 26, 2023 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.

All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here:

Please contact Katie Curren, Association Operations Coordinator at 607-734-4453 with questions.


This position is a full-time, hourly position, 100% FTE. The hourly rate for this position will range from $21.00 to $24.00 commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Nutrition, Public Health or Health Education, appropriate to the responsibilities of the position and a minimum of one (1) year related work or volunteer experience in related professional work.
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings, and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Must be able to purchase and prepare foods for programming, utilizing business expense account and pragmatic use of resources.
  • Must be able to review and follow recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
  • Ability to transport materials to multiple program sites throughout Chemung County.
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Must be able 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:

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and deliver informal and formal educational programs.
  • Knowledge of family budgeting and financial management and demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Experience working with the target audience (limited resource).
  • Ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to understand and communicate CCE’s mission.
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities development with team members and immediate supervisor.
  • Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
  • Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, Microsoft Office Programs, etc.).
  • Demonstrate initiative to pursue continuing education.
  • Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language.

Last updated June 6, 2023