We’re Hiring! SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

This is a Full time Position for Washington County

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Posting Information: Posting for Washington County

Position Description

  • Use standardized curriculum materials to teach food, nutrition, food resource management, and other related topics to low-income adults, youth, and/or families as part of the education branch of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in a variety of community settings. Use standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and impacts. Refer program participants to appropriate assistance programs. Recruit adults for the program by collaborating with community agencies and programs, as well as using other tools of promotion. Recruit youth for the program by collaborating with schools that serve 50% or more of their students with free and reduced meals. Support target-audience and nutrition-related policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions in the community. Participate in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful methods for nutrition education. Regular travel will be required throughout the county from the county Extension office and occasionally to the state office and other regional locations around the state. This is a grant-funded position which is renewable annually by the sponsor agency.

About SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed is a free nutrition education program serving participants and low-income individuals eligible to receive SNAP benefits or other means-tested federal assistance programs throughout Ohio. Nationally, SNAP-Ed operates in 50 states, plus two territories, and targets individuals (youth and adults), and families. SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and serves in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio State University Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The goal is to improve the likelihood that families and individuals who receive SNAP benefits will make healthy food choices and choose active lifestyles.