Part-Time Diabetes Educator

Part-Time Diabetes Educator, Suffolk County, NY

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 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 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, including 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:

  • Registered Dietitian, Bilingual. BS Dietetics or related field of study.
  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations
  • Familiarity with the community where 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 and Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: $25.00 per hour

Schedule: non-exempt (21-24 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 cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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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 June 24, 2022