This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 38 hours per week) .95 FTE Administrative Program Assistant position for the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one year from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Portland, Oregon. This position will have a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural skills.
Extension programs of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for every person, family, and community.
Specifically, this position includes responsibilities in the Extension nutrition education programs. The employee will provide program assistance for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a federal nutrition education program targeting families with young children, and SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education) a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Programs include hands-on learner-centered direct education in both programs, as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change. All programming is done in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, food banks and pantries, and government and non-profit agencies.
The individual in this position utilizes in-depth knowledge of the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs to provide compliance to the program guidelines and reporting systems. The required reporting of program data is a primary and essential part of this federally funded program.
This position assists Education Program Assistants (EPAs) and the program team to report and analyze the data (in Spanish and English) collected from program participants.
This position works closely with faculty and staff in the Portland unit, state Nutrition Education team and multiple partners and program participants. The ability to communicate and maintain pivotal relationships across a diverse customer base is critical to the effectiveness of this position. This position works independently with direction from the EFNEP Coordinator. This position will require travel to attend local and/or statewide trainings, meetings
This position requires attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to deal effectively with multiple interruptions and rigid deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
OSU Extension Service faculty and staff strive to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity. This position requires an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse work environment, inclusive of participants, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Three years of office experience which included two years at full performance level and experience generating documents; and Lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures.
Bilingual and proficient bi-literate Spanish/English skills.
Demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize workload with minimal supervision, research, gather information and make thoughtful and informed decisions. Experience with on-line reporting systems, including collecting, inputting and evaluating data.
Demonstrated computer and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of audiences.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including phone communication skills.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUSTANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.
Ability to transport 30 lbs of office/computer equipment. This position will require travel to attend local and/or statewide trainings, meetings
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.