Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings Advisor – Oriskany, NY

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Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) is a multi-faceted obesity prevention strategy that educates parents, their preschool children and child care program staff on the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. The EWPHCCS Registered Dietitian (RD) Advisor will use existing evidence based curriculum to provide nutrition education in child day care programs in an effort to support families in making the healthier choice to eat better and play more. The EWPH Central Region covers Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Chenango, Broome and Tompkins Counties. The majority of programming efforts will be delivered in the southern part of the coverage area. Approximately 70% of the work will be conducted in the field providing programming with the remainder of the time spent working out of the CCE Oneida office or remotely (30%). The individual will assist the supervisor with administrative direction and management.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education or related field. Associate’s Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • 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
  • Registered Dietitian.
  • Experience implementing policy, systems, and environmental strategies that support sustained healthy behavior changes.
  • Knowledge of community resources and groups that effect change.
  • Experience working with the target audience (limited resource) or courses in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience.
  • 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 developed with immediate supervisor.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery – 70%
  • Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge in food, nutrition, and food systems to deliver programming.
  • Teach the existing educational program as (EWPHCCS) defined in approximately 16-week cycles during which three child day care programs can receive the intervention.
  • Interact with program participants to foster an acceptance of the program with youth and adults, and specifically with students, parents, and school food service workers, their managers, and day care center administrators, and agricultural producers.
  • Serve as subject matter resource to staff, clientele and other groups as they are identified.
  • Use a variety of proven educational methodologies appropriately with youth and adult audiences.
  • Improve the nutrition and physical activity environment of child day care programs through the delivery of specific lessons for children, and training for child care center staff and parents.
  • Coach and mentor classroom teachers to deliver child lessons directly, as part of program delivery.
  • Deliver education to center directors and staff to improve menu planning in line with NYS CACFP Healthy Child Meal Pattern requirements, USDA My Plate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Provide education on how to incorporate health and wellness standards, including nutrition and physical activity, into center policies.
  • Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension before the public, community members, and government officials to deliver programming.
Program Evaluation – 5%
  • Implement program evaluation as designed.
  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
  • Assist in the process of analyzing collected program data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
  • Assist with making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.
  • Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction – 5%
  • Provide input to assist in planning the delivery of established program goals.
  • Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
  • Assist in planning mass media efforts to reach targeted Day Care Centers, community partners, Cornell faculty and staff, and others as appropriate to advance the EWPHCCS Program.
Administrative Management – 5%
  • Resolve issues that may arise in the program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation – 10%
  • Collect program evaluation and program needs assessment data from program participants based on existing framework.
  • Assist in the coordination of EWPHCCS activities and planning efforts.
  • Coordinate marketing and promotion of EWPHCCS program with other organizations and agencies as appropriate.
  • Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
  • Transport program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • Prepare materials for report submission to meet funding agency requirements.
  • Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
  • Submit program expense and mileage reports in a timely manner.
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 – Applied 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 – Applied 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 is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), benefits eligible, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $26.00 – $28.00/hr. commensurate with experience. The EWPHCCS Advisor will work on-site at the CCE Oneida office in Oriskany, NY. The individual will deliver assigned programming throughout the EWPH Central Region (Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Chenango, Broome and Tompkins Counties). The majority of programming efforts will be delivered in the southern part of the coverage area. Registered Dietitian required. This position does not support remote work.
Paid time off includes 12 Vacation days, 15 Sick days, 4 Personal days, 12 Holidays, and 2 Floating Holidays annually. Additional benefits based on eligiblity, include:
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 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
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