Utah State University

Create Better Health Summer Intern Iron County

City Iron County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/10/2022 6:48 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5128
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Cedar City
Category (Portal Searching)
Extension
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours per week
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Nutrition Dietetics & Food Sciences
Advertised Salary
$14.50 per hour

Overview

 

The Utah State University (USU) Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) program seeks a candidate for a Summer Internship in Iron County. Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) 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 (Your County Here) 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.

Responsibilities

  • Work with a positive attitude, including interaction with state office, supervisor, county team and 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.
  • 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, attend county planning and staff meetings, and participate in Create Better Health inservices.
  • 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 to 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 trainings and certificates current.
  • Participate in multiple platforms (example: social media, live classes, zoom, face-to-face, etc.) 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A basic knowledge of food preparation and nutrition.

Required Documents

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 to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

$14.50 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

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.

 

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.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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 visit https://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

 

*updated 04/18/2022

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