This is part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) for OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH). This is a limited duration expected to last approximately one year from the date of employment. This position will be located in Portland, Oregon.
FCH is affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. This position will be based in the Portland Extension office located in the Brooklyn Neighborhood
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. The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of Oregon State University to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture.
The incumbent joins a robust network of campus- and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement. Work is accomplished through hands-on, learner-centered education as well as systems-level interventions that influence the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.
Specifically this position includes responsibilities in the Extension SNAP-Ed program providing 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 promote 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. This position requires travel. Funding is provided in part by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services.
This position will also help support program activities for the SNAP-Outreach project. The emphasis for this project is working with low-income populations who may be eligible for, but may or may not be currently receiving SNAP. This outreach project conducts informational activities to inform low-income households about the availability, eligibility requirements, applicant procedures, and benefits of SNAP.
The individual in this position delivers programs in Multnomah County, focusing on providing programming to African American populations in the Portland Metropolitan Area. This position will work under the supervision of the SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator 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.
OSU Extension Service faculty and staff are expected to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.
OSU and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that ensures equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved.
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adults OR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions 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.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion with an understanding of health in culturally specific populations including but not limited to local African, African-American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American communities, along with various immigrant and refugee communities.
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage the target population in a culturally responsible manner.
Demonstrated knowledge of traditions, values and customs of communities being served.
Ability to leverage diverse communities cultural strengths as resources or tools in the planning, development and implementation of programming.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.
Ability to work in an “open” office setting.
Ability to transport to 30 lbs. of educational materials.
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 OSU Standard 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 University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Flexibility to perform work in a variety of settings and to work occasional evenings and weekends depending on program needs. Ability to transport to 30 lbs. of educational materials. Travel within in program area is required
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