Utah State University

CBH Ambassador - Weber

City Weber County
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/20/2024 5:16 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-7556
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT
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
$15.50 per hour
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Join the USU Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-ED) program and be a part of a comprehensive initiative dedicated to supporting low-income individuals and families. We offer direct education focusing on basic nutrition, culinary skills, and physical activity, catering to both youth and adults in both online and face-to-face settings, contingent upon current conditions. Collaborating closely with community partners, we aim to enhance healthy food access and physical activity opportunities (PSE work) within communities. Furthermore, we extend our outreach and educational efforts through various social media platforms, acting as influencers in these spaces.

 

We are seeking a qualified individual in Weber County to work part-time (approximately 20 hours per week, subject to available grant funding). Reporting program progress and impacts is integral to this role. Preferably, candidates should have familiarity with SNAP procedures and local community food distribution sites.

 

Key Responsbilities:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant agencies to effectively implement the program.
  • Engage and educate clients, ensuring alignment with federal guidelines and program objectives.
  • The role involves adherence to grant policies, protocols, and procedures integral to SNAP-ED's grant-funded status.

 

This role requires a proactive approach in engaging partners and clients, coupled with a commitment to meeting federal guidelines. The SNAP-ED program operates within the framework of grant funding, making adherence to policies, protocols, and procedures essential.

 

If you're passionate about making a positive impact in the community, have the necessary qualifications, and are committed to promoting health and nutrition education, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

Teaching and Education:

  • Deliver established and approved Create Better Health curriculum covering basic nutrition, food safety, food budgeting, and physical activity education to groups eligible for SNAP benefits.
  • Conduct face-to-face classes aimed at low-income individuals and families.

Cultural Competency and Community Engagement:

  • Effectively communicate and engage with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Commit to providing culturally relevant services.
  • Work with community partners to enhance healthy food access and physical activity opportunities within the county (PSE work).

Program Management and Reporting:

  • Ensure the healthy choice is easily accessible for clients.
  • Continue employment based on performance, need, and available grant funding.
  • Operate under the supervision of a County Extension supervisor.
  • Adhere to Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) policies and procedures.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports and evaluation data to the state office.

Outreach and Partnerships:

  • Recruit program participants through various channels like personal contact, advertising, social media, and collaborating with agencies like DWS.
  • Plan and coordinate with various organizations and agencies, including USU, DWS, WIC, local health departments, senior centers, schools, churches, and community organizations.

Resource Awareness and Event Facilitation:

  • Familiarize clients with available community resources, including DWS, WIC, food banks, Extension programs, etc.
  • Facilitate workshops at public events like farmers' markets, county fairs, and other community gatherings.
  • Support statewide social marketing initiatives.

Compliance and Professional Development:

  • Understand and adhere to USDA and USU guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with the code of conduct required by DWS.
  • Keep certifications and trainings up-to-date.
  • Utilize multiple platforms for program delivery (e.g., social media, live classes, zoom, face-to-face).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Personal internet access and some skill with computers and other electronic devices are necessary
  • Car and current insurance, a valid driver's license, or access to transportation to meet with clients required. Mileage will be reimbursed
  • Attendance at a two to three-day in-service training conference each year, possibly held on the USU campus in Logan, Utah
  • Requires computer skills for communication, reporting, and planning
  • Requires regular travel within the assigned county and district (occasional travel to state trainings will also be required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Create Better Health and SNAP-Ed
  • Experience in health and/or nutrition education

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of food preparation and nutrition (recommended)
  • Job requires willingness to learn, work well with people, keep accurate records, and do reports
  • Flexible hours

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

$15.50 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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023

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