SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor - Fort Peck Reservation/Roosevelt County

Montana State University

United States

July 12, 2021

Description

Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21047

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Carrie Ashe at (406) 994-2015 or carrie.ashe@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor Working Title SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor - Fort Peck Reservation/Roosevelt County Brief Position Overview

Montana State University Extension, through a partnership with and funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), serves individuals who are on SNAP benefits or eligible for SNAP. The SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor's primary function is to partner and collaborate with local agencies, schools and organizations to implement the SNAP-Ed program on the Fort Peck Reservation/ Roosevelt County. The Extension Instructor will teach youth and adults about nutrition, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management using a series of approved lessons. Position specific training and orientation will be provided to the successful candidate to prepare them to carry out job responsibilities in the communities served.

Faculty Tenure Track No Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track Position Number 4BXXXX Department Extension Nutrition Education Division Extension Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE .75 - 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary range of $34,000 - $35,360 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type LOA If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

This position is located in Poplar or Culbertson. Montana State University Extension, through a partnership with and funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), serves individuals who are on SNAP benefits or eligible for SNAP. The SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor's primary function is to partner and collaborate with local agencies, schools and organizations to implement the SNAP-Ed program on the Fort Peck Reservation/Roosevelt County. The Extension Instructor will teach youth and adults about nutrition, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management using a series of approved lessons. Position specific training and orientation will be provided to the successful candidate to prepare them to carry out job responsibilities in the communities served.

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program in the county and reservation by organizing all SNAP-Ed activities, from marketing, recruitment, teaching nutrition education, and collaboration with local agencies that provide services to SNAP recipients or those eligible.
  • Develop and maintain working partnerships with local organizations that serve families with limited-resources.
  • Recruit adults with low income to participate in the nutrition classes that cover healthy eating, food safety, physical activity, and a hands-on food demonstration.
  • Teach youth in Title One schools, afterschool programs, or in other programs throughout the county and reservation using approved youth curricula.
  • Collaborate with local organizations and relevant coalitions to support changes that improve the food and physical activity environment for persons and families with low income. This may include working on projects with food pantries, school wellness committees, farmers markets, community or school gardens, or other applicable community project work.
  • Complete all reports on time including travel, purchasing, activity and time reports, and mid-year progress reports. Maintain current and accurate records and reports.
  • Travel to various sites in the county and reservation to teach classes and meet with local organizations, agencies, and community coalitions to complete the position goals and duties as required.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, health, social work or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and build effective collaborations with partners.
  • Demonstrated ability motivating adults and children to participate in the learning process.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess participant needs and responses and to adjust lessons to the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to lead and interact effectively with adults in small group settings and youth in the classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology (computer and programs) to accurately input data, establish and maintain records and reports, and use a computer in the classroom.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Previous experience with Extension.
  • Previous experience teaching nutrition to adult and youth.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Communicate positively and effectively with the public in person, through email, and over the phone
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public
  • Exercise good judgment and self-motivation
  • Represent SNAP-Ed and MSU Extension to others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurate follow instructions and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.

    Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points), or have other reliable means of transportation. Must have access to a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum vehicle liability insurance. Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    Be able to transport minimum of 25 lbs.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program

    Through a series of nutrition classes, county and reservation-based nutrition educators lead interactive lessons for adults and youth across the state to help families with:

  • Easy meal planning according to MyPlate
  • Stretching limited food dollars
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Discovering tasty ways to eat healthy
  • Improving skills for safe food handling and preparation
  • The Department The College

    MSU Extension's mission is to improve the lives of Montana citizens by providing unbiased, research-based education and information that integrates learning, discovery and engagement to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin on July 12, 2021 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions

    Please note – for this position – Five (5) references have been requested.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmativeaction/ .

    FLSA Details FLSA Status Exempt Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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