Montana State University Extension Services SNAP-Ed Instructor in POPLAR, Montana

The purpose of the Extension Service Nutrition Education Programs (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed) is to assist limited resource individuals in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets. Requirements:1. Bachelors degree in nutrition, health, social work or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.2. Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and build effective collaborations with partners.3. Demonstrated ability motivating adults and children to participate in the learning process.4. Demonstrated ability to assess participant needs and responses and to adjust lessons to the audience.5. Demonstrated ability and experience to lead and interact effectively with adults in small group settings and youth in the classroom setting.6. 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.Duties:?Independently manage and coordinate the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program in the county and reservation by developing and 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.?Promote the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program with designated community agencies; develop and maintain working partnerships with local organizations, providing education and services to limited-resource families. Maintain a positive working relationship with local agencies and follow-up on agency referrals for education activities.?Recruit low-income adults to participate in the nutrition education classes that cover in-depth meal planning, food safety, physical activity, and a recipe demonstration.-Teach low-income eligible youth in Title One schools throughout the county and reservation using the approved youth curricula. Collect and submit participant evaluations for reporting required by the SNAP-Ed grant guidelines.-Facilitate multi-level programming with a focus on healthy foods and physical activities to comply with the SNAP-Ed requirement of working towards policy, systems and environmental changes.-Collaborate with local Title I schools to improve the school nutrition environment through projects such as Smarter Lunchrooms and Montana Harvest of the Month. Be an active member on the School Wellness Policy committee. Work with other local groups in the communities to improve the food and nutrition environment for SNAP eligible persons and families.-Provide budget oversight within SNAP-Ed grant guidelines for class materials, travel, and grocery purchases.-Complete all reports on time including travel, purchasing, monthly activity reports and mid-year progress reports. Maintain current and accurate records and reports as required by SNAP-Ed, the county and reservation, and MSU Extension.-Travel to various schools and other sites to conduct educational programs within the county; perform related duties as required.Position will be in Poplar or in Culbertson (TBD)