Location: LEWIS COUNTY EXTENSION, THURSTON COUNTY EXTENSION
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Under general supervision, the SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) nutrition education and policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change interventions with a focus on community-led change. The Extension Coordinator will conduct community needs assessments, adhere to SNAP-Ed guidelines and collaborate with agencies and groups within the community to deliver nutrition education programming and develop PSE interventions in a culturally responsive manner. The Extension Coordinator organizes, conducts, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and reports on program activities related to PSE strategies, health promotion, and direct education at food banks, schools and farmers market sites.
The Extension Coordinator reports directly to the SNAP-Ed Program Manager, and works closely with other Extension staff, community partners, and program participants to ensure that activities meet community needs, honor participants' lived experiences, and are appropriate within FNS guidance for SNAP-Ed programs. The position contributes to local, University, state and national recognition of WSU Extension and the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Program as an essential nutrition education resource and contributes to the recognition of WSU as a premier Land-Grant University.
This is a temporary position expected to end on September 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on satisfactory performance and annual background check, the need for Extension to complete the project and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Related program experience includes public health, nutrition, and food science.
Washington State Food and Beverage Worker Permit.
Valid driver's license and ability to travel within targeted counties.
While using a private or WSU-owned vehicle for official business, must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090).
Ability to maintain confidentiality, to the extent allowed by law.
Employment is contingent upon passing an annual background screening.
Lived experience or experience working with diverse communities using a strength-based approach, showing sensitivity to those experiencing poverty, racism, marginalization, and trauma.
Experience in recommended nutrition practices.
Experience developing and demonstrating effective teaching methods for children of various ages and for adults.
Experience using distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities.
Proficiency with computer software applications such as email and Microsoft Office.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated success in working with community organizations.
Experience speaking articulately before a group.
Demonstrated experience working successfully as a team member.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
$2,925.66 | Commensurate upon qualifications and experience
Temporary End Date:
This is a temporary position expected to end on September, 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin June 27, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to the online application. 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all the required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for the references within the application.
(2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Part time
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