Nutrition Educator - K-State Research and Extension

Job Title: Nutrition Educator - K-State Research and Extension

Salary range: $17.00-$18.00/Hour

Location: Phillips County

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Extension Nutrition Program, within K-State Research and Extension, is currently seeking a full-time Nutrition Educator. The Nutrition Educator 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 Northwest Area Regional SNAP-Ed Specialist. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Collaborate 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 Northwest Kansas. • 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.

Location: This position will serve communities in Northwest Kansas, including but not limited to Post Rock Extension District which has offices in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne and Smith Center, and Phillips-Rooks Extension District, which has offices in Phillipsburg and Stockton. The primary office location is negotiable within the service area. Regular travel to various sites within the service area is required, along with occasional overnight travel for trainings (approximately 2-3 times per year).

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