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Prog Asst, SNAP-Ed

Experience

Associate, 1+ Years

Industry

Education

Employment Type

Full Time

Location

Columbus, OH

Job Responsibilities

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  • Job Title:

    Prog Asst, SNAP-Ed



    Department:

    FAES | Family and Consumer Sciences



    This is a grant funded position which is renewable by the sponsor agency and by OSU.

    The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP food benefits will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity. 


    Works with limited supervision and works with community partners to identify and implement education programs and Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) intervention efforts. 


    Uses standardized curriculum materials to teach nutrition, food resource management and other related topics to adults, youth and/or families of lower income in a variety of community settings. Uses standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and impacts. 


    Identifies needs and opportunities to implement and sustain PSE efforts to address access to healthy food and physical activity in the community. 


    Participates in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful teaching methods for nutrition education. Participates in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge and implementation of PSE efforts in the local community. Refers program participants to appropriate assistance programs. 


    This position is located in Morgan County, McConnelsville, OH


    Starting hourly rate is $16.00/hour.


    Use standardized curriculum materials based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to teach food and nutrition-related subject matter (physical activity, food safety, food resource management and healthy eating practices) to individuals eligible for SNAP-Ed programming. Teach adults in community settings including but not limited to: Job and Family Services locations, homeless shelters, job training programs, food pantries, senior centers, etc. 


    Use standardized curriculum materials based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to teach food and nutrition-related subject matter (healthy eating practices and physical activity) to eligible youth in community settings including but not limited to schools, summer food service programs, recreation programs, after school programs, YMCAs/YWCAs. 


    Works with PSE Specialists to assess needs for Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) efforts in the local community. Works with partners to identify and implement PSE efforts.


    Teaching/programming is carried out in-person; job duties may include online teaching/programming.


    Maintains accurate and complete records and reports for all activities, as required by the sponsor agency and by OSU Extension.  Uses standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and program impacts. Maintains confidentiality of participant and individual records. Submits reports electronically in a timely manner.


    Recruits youth by targeting schools serving 50% or more free and reduced meals. Recruits adults by networking with community agencies and organizations that serve SNAP-eligible participants. Maintains confidentiality of participant and individual records.


    Attends staff meetings and in-service training programs at the local, regional, and state level as required by supervising Regional Program Specialist and/or Program Director. Implements changes as required by the sponsor agency and by OSU Extension.


    Demonstrated ability to utilize computer and video technologies for educational, data entry, and communication purposes; experience with Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams), Adobe Acrobat, and online data entry programs; knowledge of Zoom software; knowledge of the community’s infrastructure and culture, including the culture of poverty; ability to teach in classroom settings to children in-school and after-school, in group settings, and to a general adult audience, to parents and caregivers of young children, and/or to older adults; ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision; ability to network with individual and agency representatives, to recruit schools and participants for nutrition classes, and to learn nutrition and nutrition-related information as outlined in the project; skills to adapt to change as the audience and/or the program changes.  


    State Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).


    This position reports to the SNAP-Ed Regional Program Specialist.





    Additional Information:



    Location:

    OSU Extension - Morgan (1550)



    Position Type:

    Regular



    Scheduled Hours:

    40



    Shift:

    First Shift



    Salary Grade:

    A&P Hourly 59



    Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.



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