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); 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.
USU Extension Create Better Health program in Sanpete 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(mentioned above). Reporting program progress and impacts is an essential part of this work. 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.
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.
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 (funding is grant funded)
Work under County Extension supervisors.
Must follow Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.
Provide accurate and timely reports.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter (this should speak to how you plan to meet the responsibilities of the position) to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
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