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Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00FTE) SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator position in the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. This professional faculty member works as a member of a regional and statewide team of the Extension FCH/SNAP-Ed program, and serves Clackamas County. Decisions regarding this position are in consultation with the supervision team which includes the Program Leader and the Regional Director.
Extension programs in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences align 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 OSU to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. This individual joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement.
The mission of the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program is to build individual assets and environmental supports that promote health and wellness.
The primary focus of this position will be the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. SNAP-Ed provides evidence-based interventions including hands-on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change.
Purpose of the Position
The Program Coordinator is expected to provide overall leadership to the Extension SNAP-Ed program in Clackamas County, including developing, coordinating and delivering SNAP-Ed programming in Spanish and English. The professional faculty member maintains a robust portfolio of programming related to statewide focus areas of food systems, physical activity, and health leadership, working collaboratively with peer educators and researchers to address regional and statewide issues. The specific areas of programming are determined in conjunction with representatives of local communities.
The SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator is considered to be a member of the team of Extension faculty and staff serving Clackamas County. Collaborative work across disciplines, organizational units, and Extension programs areas is expected.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, SNAP-Ed/FCH Program Coordinator will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
OSU Extension Service https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion
OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
To review posting and apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/110546. Posting #P05030UF. Closing date: 2/14/2022. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.