Utah State University

Create Better Health Ambassador - Summit

City Summit County
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/15/2020 4:31 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2955
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Coalville
Category (Portal Searching)
Extension
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
$12.50 per hour

Overview

USU Extension Create Better Health program in Summit County is seeking a qualified individual to work part-time (20 hours per week depending on available grant funding) providing complementary elements of the program. Reporting program progress and impacts is an essential part of this work.

The Utah State University (USU) Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) program is a comprehensive program that helps low-income individuals and families by providing direct education on basic nutrition, cooking skills, and physical activity to youth and adults both online and face-to-face (as situations allow). They will collaborates with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities within communities (PSE work); provides outreach and education through social media platforms.

 

Familiarity with SNAP procedures and local community food distribution sites is desirable. Successful applicants will be required to recruit agencies they partner with, recruit clients they teach, and follow federal guidelines. SNAP-Ed is a grant funded program and adherence to policies, protocols and procedures are essential. Dependably teach Create Better Health established and approved curriculum which covers: 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. Classes are offered virtually, as well as face-to-face.

 

Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and available funding (funding is grant funded).

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with community partners to improve healthy food access and physical activity opportunities in your county (PSE work). Help make the healthy choice, the easy choice for your clients.
  • Work with a positive attitude, including interaction with state office, 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.
  • Must follow Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports.
  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements.
  • Accurately collect and report evaluation data to the Create Better Health(SNAP-Ed) state office through the PEARS reporting system.
  • Participate twice a month in statewide Zoom staff meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays @ 10am, attend county planning and staff meetings, and participate in Create Better Health in-services.
  • Attend regional trainings and annual conference in October.
  • Complete approximately 3-6 activities 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.
  • Submit supply receipts and accompanying documentation to supervisor, or enter it 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in multiple platforms (example: social media, live classes, zoom, face-to-face, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Access to a computer with internet service, some skill with computers and other electronic devices necessary.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Access to reliable 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work independently.
  • Effective time management.
  • Manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Alter recipes to increase nutrition.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of application

 

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

Advertised Salary

$12.50 per hour

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.

 

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.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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