EFNEP Bilingual Nutrition Educator

EFNEP Bilingual Nutrition Educator, Suffolk County, NY

Position Summary:

The ExpandedFood and Nutrition Educationprogram (EFNEP ) Nutrition Educator will primarily be responsible for delivering established EFNEP public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families throughout Suffolk County This position will also include assisting with marketing efforts for EFNEP programming. Given the geographic location of this position, many of the constituents will be Spanish-speaking individuals. Therefore, bilingual skills are required.

This position is grant-funded position. Funding for the EFNEP program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in the field of Nutrition, Health Education, or Public Health or equivalent. GED/High School Diploma plus one year of transferrable program/functional experience is acceptable.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in Spanish.
  • 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 a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment,and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • Familiarity with purchasing and preparing foods.
  • Familiarity with reviewing and following recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.

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Salary: Non-exempt $20.00

Hour: Full-time (35 hours per week)

Benefits: Full Benefits

Date Position Available: Approximately October 15, 2021


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.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

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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.


Valerie J. Smith
Human Resource Director
631-727-7850 x 326

Last updated October 8, 2021