Diabetes Bilingual Community Educator

Diabetes Bilingual -Community Educator, Suffolk County, NY
Suffolk County community agencies - Sun River Health Centers and CCE offices

Position Summary:

Serve as a Community Education Team(Comm-ED) Program member to assist with implementing, and evaluating the Diabetes Education Program. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives in Community Ed areas, emphasizing diabetes education and diabetes self-management in both Health Center and community settings in Suffolk County. The main objective is to provide prevention-focused and research-informed diabetes education to meet Suffolk County residents and professionals' diverse needs. The position will follow research-based information from the ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations and the National Standards for Educational Programs to enhance the diabetes self-management practices of those who live with or work with pre-diabetes or diabetes to optimize health outcomes. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. This position is funded by a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in the field of Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health or equivalent. Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Experience in diabetes education, community outreach, and health care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a digital platform and oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proficient with windows-based software, including the use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
  • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: Non-exempt $20.00 (per hour)

Hour: Part-time 24 hours (3 days a week)

Benefits: Full Benefits

Date Position Available: Approximately April 1, 2021 (two positions available)

Questions, please contact:

Jane Juran
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
631.727.7850 x 340 Riverhead
631.852.4957 Yaphank


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 23, 2021