Title: SNAP-Ed Educator
Classification: Extension Program Associate 2 (8316A2)
Program Area: Extension Center for Family Development
Office Location: Northwest Region: Moorhead
Application Deadline: May 20, 2016 or until filled
ABOUT THIS POSITION
One significant effort within the Health and Nutrition program area is the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant. Using grant dollars, educators work throughout the state to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources. For more information on the SNAP-Ed program, visit www.extension.umn.edu/family/health-and-nutrition/partner-with-us/snap-ed/.
The Extension Center for Family Development is in need of a SNAP-Ed Educator to work in the Northwest region. SNAP-Ed Educators promote and improve individual and community health by promoting healthy eating behaviors and physical activity in low-income communities. The person in this position is responsible for delivering partner agency education primarily with Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI); designing program to fit audience; determining and implementing program delivery process; and delivering, evaluating, and revising programs. In addition, the person in this position will utilize the full spectrum of prevention strategies, including public health approaches. Public health approaches promote policy, system, and environmental changes that improve access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities in order that individual behavioral change is possible.
This position is a part-time position and will report to the SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator. This position will be based out of the Moorhead Regional Extension Office in Moorhead. Some travel will be required to attend staff development meetings and lead partner trainings in the region.
Program Delivery (70%)
*Recruit and provide sessions on practice-based curricula for community professionals. Once trained, provide technical assistance to community professionals on implementation and evaluation of curricula.
*Analyze available evidence-based curricula for partner and SNAP-Ed audience fit, and use independent analysis and judgment to plan the most effective program.
*Adapt and deliver education with fidelity, exercising independent judgment when adapting to the learning environment, and employing a high level of cultural competency and sensitivity to issues associated with living on a limited income.
*As needed, adapt and deliver educational curricula to non-English speaking audiences by using an interpreter or teaching in the language.
*Analyze the need for public health approaches that complement direct education to address critical community health issues, implementing public health strategies to promote environmental and systems level changes on health and nutrition issues.
Communications and Community Partnership (15%)
*Build, and strengthen local and/or regional partnerships with CCRI for the purpose of providing partner agency education.
*Develop a marketing plan to promote health and nutrition educational programs and initiatives to CCRI employees.
*Develop a communications cultivate the ongoing CCRI partnership for continually improving programming by reporting outcomes, securing partner feedback, and providing feedback to partners.
*Leverage the insights and information from CCRI to work with program team to refine, enhance, or inform the development of curricula, resources, programming materials, programming priorities, evaluation, and program operations and systems.
*Represent Extension and federal SNAP-Ed in a professional manner.
Implementing Procedures and Protocols (15%)
*Comply with University of Minnesota, Extension, grant funding agency, and community partners’ policies, procedures, and requirements.
*Implement SNAP-Ed programming in accordance with program plans and guidance documents, exercising independent judgment within the bounds of established protocols and ensuring fidelity of all programming and research data needs.
*Implement planned reporting and evaluation protocols to assess outcomes, utilizing expertise to collaborate on the development and implementation of the evaluation plan.
*Ensure audience eligibility, and negotiate and establish terms of programming.
*Plan and implement an independent schedule to meet project strategies and meet outcomes.
*Secure program participant information related to demographics, eligibility, attendance, assessment, and program evaluation using established privacy and security procedures.
Other Responsibilities Assigned as Needed
This is a part-time, 24 hour/week, Civil Service position at the level of Extension Program Associate 2 (8316A2). The position is funded through November 2016, with the possibility of continuation on a 6 month basis depending on program funds and reaching programmatic goals. This position is funded by the SNAP Education grant. This is a University of Minnesota appointment without benefits. This position will be located in the Moorhead Regional Extension Office in Moorhead.