Utah State University

  • Nutrition Education Assistant- Sanpete County

    City Ephraim
    Posted Date 10 months ago(4/1/2019 12:34 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
    Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
    Advertised Salary
    $12.00 per hour then $12.25 after training is complete
  • Overview

    The USU Food Sense nutrition education program teaches nutrition lessons and cooking skills to low-income adults and youth who are Food Stamp eligible. Utah State University Extension Food Sense nutrition education program in Sanpete County is seeking a qualified individual to work part-time (20 hours per week depending on available grant funding) teaching nutrition and cooking skills to limited income adults and youth who are Food Stamp eligible. Familiarity with Food Stamp procedures and food distribution sites is desirable. Successful applicants will be required to recruit the clients they teach.


    Dependably teach Food $ense Create Better Health basic nutrition, food safety, food money budgeting and educate about physical activity to groups of low-income individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP benefits.


    • Provide community outreach to agencies and organizations in targeted areas with the purpose of motivating participants to develop healthier habits for themselves and their families. This includes policy, systems and environment, (PSE) work.
    • Requires computer skills for communication, reporting and planning.
    • Requires regular travel within assigned county and district. Occasional travel to state trainings will also be required.
    • Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and available funding.
    • Work under County Extension supervisors.
    • Must follow Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.



    • Work with a positive attitude, including interaction with supervisor, county team and general public.
    • Recruit clientele for program participation through personal contact, advertising in public areas, brochures, local media, social media and Department of Workforce Service (DWS) client list, which will be provided by the state office.
    • Accurately collect and report evaluation data to the Food $ense, SNAP-Ed, state office through the PEARS reporting system.
    • Participate twice a month in statewide Zoom staff meetings in the 1st and 3rd Mondays @ 10am, attend county planning and staff meeting, and participate in Food $ense in-service through Zoom on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
    • Attend regional trainings in January, April and July and annual conference in October.
    • Teach approximately 3-6 lessons per 20-hour work week, depending on county circumstances and programming needs.
    • Participate in approved PSE work and report to the state office.
    • Contribute to the county Google calendar, whether by submitting entries or by providing class information to another NEA or staff assistant assigned to submit entries.
    • Submit P-card receipts and accompanying documentation to supervisor or enter into Banner Workflow within a week of purchase.
    • Accurately submit travel and work hours in a timely manner.
    • Plan and coordinate with USU, DWS, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Local Department of Health, Senior Centers, Head Start, Title 1 schools with minimum 50% students eligible for free/reduced lunch, church auxiliaries and other government and community organizations and agencies.
    • Request referrals, provide information on upcoming classes, and network with other agencies to build local partnerships.
    • Be aware of and familiarize clients with available community resources, specifically DWS, WIC, local food banks and food pantries and Extension programs.
    • Facilitate booths and workshops for public events such as farmers' markets where SNAP is accepted, county fairs, 4-H, churches and other organizations as invited to do so.
    • Participate in social marketing campaigns and support statewide social marketing efforts.
    • Understand policies and procedures and be willing to follow USDA and USU guidelines. Follow code of conduct required by DWS. Keep confidential information confidential.
    • Keep trainings and certificates current.


    • A basic knowledge of food preparation and nutrition is recommended
    • Job requires willingness to learn, work will with people, keep accurate records and do reports
    • Personal internet access and some skill with computers and other electronic devices necessary
    • Flexible hours
    • Car and current insurance, valid driver's license or access to transportation to meet with clients required. Mileage will be reimbursed
    • Employees will be required to attend a two to three-day in-service training conference each year, which may be held on the USU campus
    • Spanish Speaking Preferred

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    2. Cover Letter 


    Please do not attach cover letter in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter later on in the application. 


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    $12.00 per hour then $12.25 after training is complete

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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