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Kansas State University SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator, Grant County in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator, Grant County\ \ Department: 3670035110 Extension Nutrition Progrm\ Job no: 515323\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)\ Location: Other\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Health Profession, Nutrition, Extension Agent / Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Safety, Food Systems\ Pay Grade: 06A\ \ \ About This Role:\ The Extension Nutrition Program, within K-State Research and Extension, is currently seeking a full-time Nutrition Educator. The Nutrition Educator serves to meet the Kansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) mission of empowering low-income Kansans using evidence-based strategies to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. Specific strategies include direct education in various settings; community-based projects to address policy, system, or environmental changes; and public health approaches to help children, families and adults improve dietary quality and food resource management skills and increase physical activity. This position reports to the Grant County family and community wellness extension agent.\ \ Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with local extension agent(s) to assess the nutrition and health needs of low-income residents.
  • Coordinate, prepare and deliver curriculum-based nutrition education programming to limited resource groups and individuals of various ages in settings such as: Housing Authorities, Food Banks, Schools, etc.
  • Develop partnerships and contacts with local service agencies, school districts and other community organizations.
  • Serve as the local SNAP-Ed program and K-State Research & Extension representative for Grant County.
  • Participate in local community coalitions to promote, implement and support initiatives for Policy, System and Environmental changes related to SNAP-Ed goals and objectives.
  • Gather data and compile county SNAP-Ed reports and records for submission to the state SNAP-Ed office on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

\ Location and Worksite Options:\ This position will serve Grant County. Primary office location will be in Ulysses, KS. Regular travel to various sites within Grant County is required, along with occasional overnight travel for trainings (approximately 3-4 times per year).\ \ This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment locations.\ \ Why Join Us:\ The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance. In addition, we promote, implement and support initiatives for Policy, System and Environmental changes to improve dietary quality, prevent obesity and increase physical activity. SNAP-Ed is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by K-State Research and Extension (KSRE). For more information go to ksu.edu/ks-snaped/\ \ This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off-vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more visit: www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits.\ \ We Support Diversity and Inclusion:\ Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks i dividuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ What You\'ll Need to Succeed:\ Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent).
  • Two years of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the hiring manager.

\ Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor\'s Degree, preferably in Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Health, Education, or closely related field.

Knowledge of, and experience working with, limited resource families, diverse audiences and subject matter including food safety and nutrition.

Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, confident speaking in front of groups and facilitating meetings.

Demonstrated leadership skills in community health promotion and delivery of educational programs.

Experience complying with grant