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Instructor (Community Nutrition & Health Specialist)
Kansas State University

  • Mar. 8, 2017
 
  • Instructor (Community Nutrition & Health Specialist)
  • Kansas State University
    United States
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Community Health
 
 
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The Instructor of Community Nutrition and Health Specialist will work under the general direction of the K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) Director of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and the SNAP-Ed Coordinator, and in collaboration with the state SNAP-Ed team and the regional Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist to provide support to Extension Agents in assigned counties and/or Extension Districts and, in some capacities, statewide. The work will complement nutrition education with policy, system and environmental (PSE) approaches for KSRE SNAP-Ed, a nutrition education and obesity prevention program for low income families and individuals.

Responsibilities:
In collaboration with other Kansas SNAP-Ed faculty, local Extension Agents and other regional specialists, this individual will:
Assist with conducting local community needs assessments for nutrition and physical activity
Design, implement and evaluate policy, system and environmental approaches to target identified needs
Assist with building capacity among local Extension and SNAP-Ed faculty for delivery of high quality direct education
Assist with building capacity among local Extension staff for implementing PSE approaches, including working with schools, governments, community agencies, and the private sector
Assist with applied research and evaluation projects
Participate in local, state and national program activities, as appropriate
Travel on a flexible schedule, as needed
Be responsive to evolving position and organizational needs and perform additional duties, as needed


 
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