Internal Job Number: P00897CT
OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (.95 FTE), limited duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 2 (EPA2) in the Tillamook County Extension office in Tillamook.
FCH is affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Extension's Family and Community Health Program faculty and staff offer effective programs to serve Oregonians through education and community partnerships.
FCH focuses on programs that promote healthy communities, families, and individuals. This is accomplished by faculty, volunteers, paraprofessionals, and support staff, who organize and conduct educational experiences in group, community, and family settings and through multimedia.
The purpose of this position is to provide evidence-based interventions through SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education) which is a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Interventions include hands-on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change. Programs are designed to empower the target audience to establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. All programming is done in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, food banks and pantries, and government and non-profit agencies. Funding is provided in part by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a contract with Oregon Department of Health Services.
The individual in this position delivers programs in Tillamook County. This position will work under the supervision of the Tillamook County Extension FCH/SNAP-Ed Managing Faculty Member and the Extension FCH/SNAP-Ed State Program Team. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections. This position requires travel.
The Education Program Assistant 2 is distinguished from the Education Program Assistant 1 by the responsibility for developing programs and collaborative community partnerships independently, initiating program changes with the input of state and county program coordinators, and providing lead work to lower-level staff.
OSU Extension Service faculty and staff strive to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Associate’s Degree and three years of work experience (paid or volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth or adults OR Bachelor’s Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions OR Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the position AND a high school diploma or equivalent. AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.
Ability to work in an "open" office setting.
Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. of educational materials.
Demonstrates a commitment to promote and enhance diversity
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 OAR 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.
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 OSU STANDARD 576-056-0000 et seq.
Flexibility to perform work in a variety of settings and to work occasional evenings and weekends depending on program needs.Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs. of educational materials.
Salary (Minimum): $2892
Salary (Maximum): $4372