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Student SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant

The Extension Nutrition Program, within K-State Research and Extension, is currently seeking a part-time Student Nutrition Assistant. The Extension Nutrition Assistant serves to meet the Kansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) mission of empowering low-income Kansans using evidence-based strategies to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. Specific strategies include direct education in various settings, community based projects to address policy, system or environmental changes and public health approaches to help children, families and adults improve dietary quality and food resource management skills and increase physical activity. This position reports to the Wildcat District EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Extension Agent.

About This Role

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborating with County Extension Agent(s) to assess the nutrition and health needs of low-income residents.
  • Coordinate, prepare and deliver curriculum-based nutrition education programming to limited resource groups and individuals of various ages in settings such as: Housing Authorities, Food Banks, Schools, etc.
  • Develop partnerships and contacts with local service agencies, school districts and other community organizations.
  • Serve as the local SNAP-Ed program and K-State Research & Extension representative for Wildcat District.
  • Participate in local community coalitions to promote, implement and support initiatives for Policy, System and Environmental changes related to SNAP-Ed goals and objectives.
  • Gather data and compile county SNAP-Ed reports and records for submission to the state SNAP-Ed office on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

HOURS

This is a part-time, student position that is not benefits eligible.  The selected candidates will be expected to work approximately 18 hours per week.

SALARY

$15.00/hour

LOCATION

This position will serve the Crawford County, KS as a member of the Wildcat District, which has offices in Altamont, Fredonia, Girard, Independence, and Pittsburg. The primary office location will be in Pittsburg, KS. Regular travel to various sites within Crawford County is required.

 

Why Join Us

OUR PROGRAM

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance.  In addition, we promote, implement and support initiatives for Policy, System and Environmental changes to improve dietary quality, prevent obesity and increase physical activity. SNAP-Ed is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE).   For more information go to k-state.edu/ks-snaped/.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

 

What You'll Need to Succeed

MIMIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • At least 16 years old
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation
  • Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary education program outside of Kansas State University
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours during the academic year.
    During the summer session, students must (a) be enrolled in at least one credit hour, (b) have been enrolled in six credit hours the preceding spring semester, or (c) be pre-enrolled in at least six credit hours in the upcoming fall semester.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a degree in Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Health, Education or a closely related field
  • Knowledge, experience, or interest in working with limited resource families, diverse audiences and subject matter including food safety
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, confident speaking in front of groups and facilitating meetings
  • Knowledge, experience, or interest in public health approaches to promote policy, system and environmental changes and improve access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both English and Spanish-Speaking learners.

 

Application Instructions:

 

Apply Now

Be prepared to submit the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

 

Employment Information:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.