Grant Writer - Suffolk County, NY

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (SNAP-Ed) Grant Writer will primarily be responsible for delivering established SNAP-Ed public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals of all age groups throughout the Long Island SNAP-Ed Region. This position will also assist with marketing efforts for SNAP-Ed programming in collaboration with other nutrition educators in the SNAP-Ed region. Given the geographic location of this position, many of the constituents will be Spanish-speaking individuals, so bilingual skills are required.

Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in 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 and climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (speak, read, and write proficiently) in Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the community where 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 ensuring compliance with federal and state guidelines.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, and Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: $22.00 - $23.00 Per Hour

Dates: 5/15/24-9/30/24


A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contact info for three references to the online application in 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.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is 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 an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County HR Department at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with 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 July 9, 2024