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Education Program Assistant 1

Oregon State University
Salem, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: To apply visit the full posting on Oregon State University's webpage: The Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for two part-time (approximately 32 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA) positions with the Extension Family and Community Health program (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences). One position is based in OSU Extension Marion County office in Salem serves Marion County. The other position is based in the OSU Extension Polk County office in Dallas and serves Polk County. Both positions have a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate skills.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. These EPAs join a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement. Purpose of the PositionThese positions are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) Program, a nutrition education program in Extension Family and Community Health (FCH). Extension educators provide evidence-based interventions through SNAP-Ed, a nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Programs are designed to promote healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. All programming is done in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, food banks and pantries, and government and non-profit agencies. Funding is provided in part by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services. In addition, the Polk Education Program Assistant will have duties related to the SNAP Outreach program. Through SNAP Outreach activities, the EPA will raise awareness of SNAP and provide outreach to limited-resource individuals providing application assistance and other approved outreach services. These positions will work under the supervision of the FCH/SNAP-Ed Managing Faculty Member for Marion, Polk and Yamhill. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections. These positions require travel to various sites within the counties they serve. Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:OSU Extension Service OSU Moving Forward Together Position Duties The Education Program Assistant embeds the commitment of the university to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed. This individual collaborates with the managing faculty member to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation. 50% – Program Implementation This position has a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate skills. Nutrition Education Delivery:Delivers pre-approved curriculum/programs for managing food resources, making/preparing healthy food choices, encouraging physical activity, plant science/gardening and handling food safely to adults, youth and families in a variety of community settings. This will require travel to various county sites to deliver programming. Uses OSU Extension Service/SNAP-Ed approved curricula, materials and information. Prepares and delivers educational programs to all populations in an inclusive and culturally responsive manner, including promoting a respect for native foods and other traditional food ways using a trauma-informed and health equity approach. Delivers programming discussed above in-person, virtually or in a hybrid (virtual/in person) format. Obesity Prevention Efforts (Policy, System, Environmental Change):Works with SNAP-Ed Managing Faculty Member and community partners to identify areas for policy, system, and environmental change and implement OSU/SNAP-Ed preapproved processes that will influence change. Works as part of a team to conduct nutrition and physical activity needs assessments within the community. Works as part of a team to implement strategies/interventions in the school/community environment that support and encourage healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles, such as implementing the Food Hero campaign strategies. Actively participates in school and/or community committees/coalitions to encourage healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles, as directed by SNAP-Ed Managing Faculty Member. Provides trainings to partners/community with approved curriculums SNAP Outreach and Education Delivery – Polk County ONLY – (10%) Provides outreach to limited-resource individuals to determine if they qualify for the SNAP program and provides application assistance and other approved outreach services using OSU Extension Service and SNAP approved curricula, materials, and information. 35% – Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention — Planning, Preparing, and Evaluating Works with faculty/staff on marketing and recruitment for group/class set up and nutrition topics/lessons with site contact. Assists in preparation and ordering of instructional supplies needed for classes. Assists in assembling and purchasing materials needed for classes and other nutrition education activities. Participates in evaluation of program effectiveness. Utilizes state SNAP-Ed approved materials and approaches to implement nutrition education interventions for youth, adults and/or families, following federal and state SNAP-Ed and OSU Extension Service guidelines. Actively engages with faculty, staff and volunteers in the delivery of SNAP-Ed interventions/strategies to SNAP-Ed eligible youth, adults and families. Contributes positively to team projects in SNAP-Ed and the OSU Extension Service in the County. Engages community partners and community members in a culturally responsive manner. Contributes to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of educational delivery and programming. Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in quarterly/annual program reports. 10% – Nutrition Education Program RecordsRecord-keeping – Maintains class, meeting, and assessment records, attendance records, evaluation data, paperwork; verifies for accuracy; submits all required records upon completion of classes, meetings, and assessments for state and federal reporting; submits quarterly success stories -“Stories from the Field”; reports activities and their impacts into the Extension’s reporting system, coordinating with their managing faculty member; personal vehicle mileage for work travel, supplies purchased; other data/statistical information/records as requested. 5% – Meetings & Trainings and Other Duties as assigned Attends scheduled SNAP-Ed meetings and trainings. Participates in relevant statewide/regional conferences, workshops, meetings and trainings. Attends County Extension staff meetings and participates in regional/state OSU Extension Service activities, as directed. Contributes to a welcoming and respectful workplace culture. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adultsOR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functionsANDDemonstrated oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences.Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications. Additional Required Qualifications Bilingual (English and Spanish). Demonstrated ability to engage Spanish-speaking audiences through the utilization of bi-literate and bicultural skills.A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team, including with other professionals and/or volunteers. 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. 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. Preferred (Special) Qualifications Two y

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