Nutrition Educator

Nutrition Educator, Long Island, NY


Implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited-resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Suffolk County, emphasizing the northern portion of Suffolk County and surrounding areas. This includes presenting a series of 6 to 8 English and Spanish, Mandarin, or Creole lessons that focus on general nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and food budgeting. Nutrition education may take place at County agencies or in participant homes. Recruitment of participants is also included as part of the workday. Collect and Manage participant data, always ensuring confidentiality.

This is a grant-funded position. Funding for the program is through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


  • Associate’s degree and one year of volunteer or work-related experience
  • Proficiency with windows-based software, including use of the internet and navigation with various browsers, and Microsoft Office proficiency, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish, Mandarin or Creole)
  • Ability to carry supplies and equipment.
  • The ability to converse in English.


  • Nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background preferred
  • Must be comfortable purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes
  • Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place
  • Experience working with the target audience (a limited resource)
  • Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills and ability to keep the information confidential
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $20.00 - $21.00 per hour

Schedule: Non-exempt (30 hours per week)

Date Position Available: Position open until filled – Immediate vacancy

Benefits: Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System -NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.


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 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 be unable 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 Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext 242 or via email 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 January 23, 2023