This position is a part-time (.70 FTE, approximately 28 hours per week ) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) position with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) Program.
The FCH program is affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. This position will be located in La Grande, Oregon serving Union County. The EPA will work in collaboration with the SNAP-Ed program team to implement, deliver, and evaluate educational programs in Union County.
Extension programs of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families and communities. 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 EPA partners with 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.
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 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. 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 work under the supervision of the Union/Baker 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.
Oregon State University and OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
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.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team. Ability to work in an
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