Act as a liaison to organizations inquiring about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education programs (SNAP-Ed) and clarify policies, procedures, and services. Plan, coordinate, and teach nutrition education programs to SNAP-Ed eligible populations. Develop and promote SNAP-Ed programming through outreach to, and participation in, local community committees and advisory boards. Use standardized curriculum materials based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to teach food and nutrition-related subject matter to individuals receiving SNAP benefits or those eligible for these benefits. Teach participants in groups at 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 to youth in groups at community settings including but not limited to schools, summer food service programs, recreation programs, after-school programs, and YMCAs/YWCAs. Support target-audience and nutrition-related policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions in the community. Maintain accurate and complete records/reports for all activities. Use standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and program impacts. Regular travel will be required throughout the county from the County Extension office and occasionally to the state office and other regional locations around the state. This is a grant-funded position which is renewable annually by the sponsor and by OSU Extension.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; community outreach and teaching experience with diverse audiences; excellent organizational, data entry, email, and written/oral communication skills; knowledge of the low-income community and its infrastructure and culture; ability to partner with other individuals and agency representatives; ability to recruit schools and participants for nutrition classes; ability to serve on local committees and advisory boards to promote SNAP-Ed in the community; skills to adapt to change as the audience and/or the program changes.
Target Salary: $15.51 - $19.23 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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