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EFNEP Nutrition Educator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County has an opening for full-time EFNEP Nutrition Educator based from the Batavia, NY office.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator will implement public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among limited resource families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the County. This includes presenting a series of 6 to 8 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 ensuring confidentiality at all times.

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 or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma plus one year of transferrable program/functional experience)
• Experience relevant to the role of the position
• Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
• Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
• Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
• Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
• Ability and comfort purchasing and preparing foods and reviewing and following recipes.
• 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.
• Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
• 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.
• Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
• Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

• Nutrition-related knowledge/experience/background.
• 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 (limited resource).


$19.00 per hour

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

All other qualifications and job responsibilities can be found HERE.  

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position may remain open for applications until satisfactory  pool has been identified.  Apply online by 11:59pm EST on August 5, 2024.

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 are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University employment system. We post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.

Last updated July 11, 2024