Part-Time Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Bilingual Nutrition Educator, Long Island, NY

Part Time


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 lessons in English and Spanish, Mandarin or Creole 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).


  • Associates degree and one year volunteer or work-related
  • 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.Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: Non-exempt $20.00 per hour

Hour: 21 hours per week

Dates: March 2022 (Two Openings)


Review of applications will begin immediately, and 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 Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts 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.

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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 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 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 June 24, 2022