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Nutrition Educator - EFNEP Yellowstone County

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, submit letter of application addressing each qualification, resume, plus names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of five (5) professional references. Screening begins August 14, 2017. If you have questions about the position, please contact Linda Shott or Mary Fran San Soucie at (406) 994-1750 or;

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18019
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For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Linda Shott (406) 994-1752,

Classification Title Program Asst
Working Title Nutrition Educator - EFNEP Yellowstone County
Brief Position Overview

This position is located in Billings, MT. The Nutrition Educator is required to recruit participants for classes and market the EFNEP program in the county. Adult lessons are taught in a series of eight lessons using the Eating Smart Being Active curriculum on the following topics: nutrition, food preparation, food safety, meal management and physical activity. Youth lessons are focused on eating healthy and increasing physical activity. Also required is collecting evaluations and regular reporting to the state office. The Nutrition Educator works with the guidance of an EFNEP Extension Agent and the MSU Extension Nutrition Assistant Coordinator. EFNEP is funded annually for the federal fiscal year. Continuation of the grant is based on program evaluation and needs. This is a 10 month position, September – June.

Position Number 4M0197
Department Extension Nutrition Education
Division Extension
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation MPEA
FTE .75
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $11.50 per hour
Contract Type Classified Salary
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The purpose of the Montana Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is to assist limited-resource families in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

The Montana State University Extension Service is an educational resource dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives by providing research- based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and agricultural enterprises.

Montana Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a nutrition education program for limited-resource families focused on helping participants in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets and healthier lifestyles in Yellowstone County.

Duties and Responsibilities

The EFNEP Nutrition Educator is required to recruit adults with young children and pregnant women for the series of 8 nutrition classes which includes food prep, food safety, and physical activity. Youth classes in the Title One schools also require recruitment and teaching in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades with nutrition and physical activity as a part of each lesson. Office duties include data entry, collecting and organizing evaluation data, accurate record keeping and monthly reports. Travel to schools and other sites throughout the Billings area to teach programs and perform related duties are required.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. High school diploma or G.E.D. plus experience working with low income persons and/or minorities. Familiarity and knowledge of programs such as SNAP, Head Start, WIC, FDPIR, etc. is preferred.
  2. Experience effectively relating knowledge of food preparation and nutrition.
  3. Experience using technology (computer and programs) to accurately input data, establish and maintain records and reports.
  4. Experience leading and interacting effectively with youth and adults in small group settings or classrooms.
  5. Experience accurately following instructions and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
The Successful Candidate Will
  • have the ability to communicate positively and effectively with the public both in person, through email, over the phone; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public; exercise good judgment and self-motivation; and represent EFNEP and MSU Extension to others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • have demonstrated ability motivating adults and children to participate in learning process through effective recruitment, communication and demonstration.
  • have demonstrated ability to assess participant needs and responses and to adjust lessons to the audience.
  • have 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). Must have access to a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), or have access to another reliable source of transportation, and have minimum vehicle liability insurance. Do not send a copy of the driver’s license.
  • The person in this position must be willing to travel for the required training.
Physical Demands
  1. This position requires site visits to other agencies and schools.
  2. A vehicle is required, with reimbursement for mileage, or other reliable source of transportation, to transport self to these locations
  3. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds of food, cooking equipment and resources needed to present lessons throughout the county communities.
    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

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    Screening begins August 14, 2017.

    Special Instructions

    To apply, submit letter of application addressing each qualification, resume, plus names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of five (5) professional references. Screening begins August 14, 2017.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact Linda Shott or Mary Fran San Soucie at (406) 994-1750 or;

    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; .

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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

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