Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position in the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The faculty member works as a member of a regional and statewide team of the FCH/SNAP-Ed program, and serves Umatilla and Morrow counties. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Director.
Extension programs in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences align toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of OSU to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. The incumbent joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement.
The mission of the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program is to build individual assets and environmental supports that promote health and wellness.
The primary focus of this position will be the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. SNAP-Ed provides evidence-based interventions including hands-on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change.
The Program Coordinator is expected to provide overall leadership to the Extension SNAP-Ed program in Umatilla and Morrow counties. Specifically, the faculty member maintains a robust portfolio of programming related to statewide focus areas of food systems, physical activity, and health leadership, working collaboratively with peer educators and researchers to address regional and statewide issues. The specific areas of programming are determined in conjunction with representatives of local communities.
The Program Coordinator is considered to be a member of the team of Extension faculty and staff serving Umatilla and Morrow counties. Collaborative work across disciplines, organizational units, and Extension programs areas is expected.
As a land-grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. Oregon State values the inclusion of multiple, diverse communities in meaningful and collaborative enterprises.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that ensures equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor's degree with at least one degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Education, or another field directly related to the work of this position. Degree must be completed prior to application date.
Strong expertise and interest in delivering community education relating to health promotion and nutrition, garden-enhanced nutrition education, strengthening families, and improving the well-being of limited income populations.
Demonstrated ability to build effective collaborations with others including diverse clientele, other agencies, advisory groups, professional peers, classified staff and volunteers.
Demonstrated effective communication skills, including ability to effectively use electronic and printed mass media.
Demonstrated experience in teaching and program management.
Demonstrated experience using multiple forms of electronic communication.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing technological environment.
Demonstrated ability to successfully plan, organize, and teach programs for diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work independently to plan, delegate, implement, and evaluate effective programs.
Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate groups.
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, evaluate, and delegate details associated with the management of programs and offices.
Demonstrated experience working as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement
Duties will require travel to various county sites to deliver the programs, as transporting curriculum materials up to 40 lbs.
Flexibility to perform work in a variety of settings and on evenings and weekends.
This position requires travel.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with training, education and experience.
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