Job Opening:

Nutrition Extension Program Assistant (.5 FTE, .7FTE, or .3 FTE)

K-State Research and Extension’s Family Nutrition Program, Johnson County

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a statewide nutrition education program that is funded through the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and administered by Kansas State University Research and Extension. 

The successful candidate for the Program Assistant position will:

  • Plan, develop, coordinate and deliver nutrition education programming.
  • Deliver nutrition education to SNAP eligible clients.
  • Develop partnerships and contacts with local service agencies, school districts and other community agencies. 
  • Participate in local coalitions/collaborations that would benefit the education of limited resource clients.
  • Report to Johnson County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.
  • Prepare FNP report of activities for submission to state FNP Office and county Extension board.
  • Attend FNP and other training as needed to enhance professional skills in reaching this audience.
  • Serve as a public relations representative for the program and K-State Research and Extension in Johnson County. 
  • Attend FNP and other training as needed to obtain information on programs and how to deliver them to this audience.

Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer; a background check is required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. This appointment is contingent upon continuing availability of funding and need for these services.

Required: BS/BA in Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences, Education, or closely related field; knowledge about low income audience; people skills; demonstrated leadership skills in delivery of educational programs; organizational skills, willingness to work with others; and knowledge of subject matter material.  The candidate must have valid Driver’s License, insurance and reliable transportation.

Preferred: Experience in similar program or providing nutrition education to limited resource families and youth; familiarity with K-State Research and Extension, with the KSRE health initiative, and the Family Nutrition Program; proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Outlook, Word and online data entry; basic website content updating; and proficiency in presentation software such as PowerPoint or Prezi.

To apply: Send cover letter stating FTE preference, resume, transcript, and two letters of reference to Nichole Burnett, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, 11811 S Sunset Dr, Olathe 66061 or nichole.burnett@jocogov.org. For additional information, call 913-715-7000.  The screening of applicants will begin November 6, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2012