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SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor-Silver Bow/Deer Lodge Counties

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For assistance in applying, please contact: Linda Shott at (406) 994-1752 linda.shott@montana.edu

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18003
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9126
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Linda Shott at (406) 994-1752 linda.shott@montana.edu

Classification Title
Working Title SNAP-Ed Extension Instructor-Silver Bow/Deer Lodge Counties
Brief Position Overview

The location of this position is Butte, MT. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is one of MSU Extension’s Nutrition Education Programs (NEP). Montana State University Extension, through a partnership with and funding from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services serves low-income individuals who are on SNAP benefits or eligible for SNAP. The SNAP-Ed Instructor’s primary function is to partner and collaborate with local agencies that serve low-income residents in order to plan, develop, implement and evaluate the SNAP-Ed program in Silver Bow and Deer Lodge Counties. The Extension Instructor will provide and teach a specific curriculum to both adults and youth covering topics including nutrition education, physical activity and food resource management. Classes are taught in groups, to eligible low-income residents residents and youth in Title One schools.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Instructor NTT
Position Number 4B5011
Department Extension Nutrition Education
Division Extension
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester
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FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation
FTE 0.75
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary 23400
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The location of this position is Butte, MT. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is one of MSU Extension’s Nutrition Education Programs (NEP). Montana State University Extension, through a partnership with and funding from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services serves low-income individuals who are on SNAP benefits or eligible for SNAP. The SNAP-Ed Instructor’s primary function is to partner and collaborate with local agencies that serve low-income residents in order to plan, develop, implement and evaluate the SNAP-Ed program in Silver Bow and Deer Lodge Counties. The Extension Instructor will provide and teach a specific curriculum to both adults and youth covering topics including nutrition education, physical activity and food resource management. Classes are taught in groups, to eligible low-income residents residents and youth in Title One schools.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Independently manage and coordinate the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program in the counties 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 counties using the approved adult and 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 Counties, and MSU Extension.
  • Travel to various schools and other sites to conduct educational programs within the county; perform related duties as required.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Bachelor’s 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.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Previous experience with Extension
  2. Previous experience teaching nutrition to adult and youth
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; and 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

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 lift and carry minimum of 25 pounds, with or without accommodation, including nutrition education tools to provide food tasting samples, educational materials, and handouts for participants.

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.

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.

The Program

Through a 6-9 week 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.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on or before July 28, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

For assistance in applying, please contact: Linda Shott at (406) 994-1752 linda.shott@montana.edu

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 .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Response to Each Required and Preferred Qualification
  2. Resume
  3. List of Five (5) Professional References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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