NUTRITION EDUCATOR (Program Assistant)
Montana State University 43 reviews - Bozeman, MT

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Montana Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program targeted to limited-resource families, individuals, and youth teaching nutrition, food resource management, food safety and physical activity. The Nutrition Educator in the EFNEP Program provides nutrition and food preparation training to adults and youth in schools using a specific curriculum and working with a supervising EFNEP Agent. Located in Yellowstone County, this position works with low-income adults and youth audiences in schools that meet the poverty guidelines during the school year.

Duties and

Duties include: recruitment and marketing of program, presenting classes on basic nutrition, food preparation, food safety, physical activity, and healthy lifestyles at various sites; data entry of participants food recall and evaluations, with reports and success stories; maintaining current and accurate records and reports; traveling to various schools and other sites to give programs within the county or reservation; and performing related duties as required.


High school diploma or G.E.D. plus one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience working with low income persons and/or minorities or equivalent demonstrated understanding of low-income issues. Familiarity and knowledge of programs such as SNAP, Head Start, WIC, FDPIR, etc. is preferred.

Demonstrated ability motivating adults and children to participate in learning process through effective recruitment, communication and demonstration.

Demonstrated ability to effectively relate knowledge of food preparation and nutrition to children.

Demonstrated ability to assess participant needs and responses and to adjust lessons to the audience.

Demonstrated ability to use technology (computer and programs) to accurately input data, establish and maintain records and reports.

Demonstrated ability and experience to lead and interact effectively with youth in small group settings or classrooms. Also interact effectively with adults in a group learning setting.

Demonstrated ability to accurately follow instructions and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will also have the following abilities: communicate positively and effectively with the public both in person, through email, over the phone; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public; exercise good judgment and self-motivation; and represent EFNEP and MSU Extension to others in a professional and courteous manner.


In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Must have access to a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum vehicle liability insurance. Do not send a copy of the driver's license.

The person in this position must be willing to travel for the required trainings.


Screening will begin on February 14, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is chosen.


To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application .

The applicant MUST submit a MSU Application, Responses to Qualifications, Work History, and 3 Professional References. Electronic submissions in Word or PDF are highly preferred but hard copies will be accepted. An original signature on the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Mary Fran San Soucie Montana State University Extension P.O. Box 172230 Bozeman, MT 59717-2230 Phone: 406-994-6648 Fax: 406-994-1756

Please email or call Search Committee Contact with any questions.

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