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Nutrition Education Program Director - UMass Extension - Nutrition Education Program

The UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP), provides nutrition education for low-income families and individuals from offices in Boston, Lawrence, Raynham, Auburn, and Springfield, with administrative offices at UMass Amherst and the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton. NEP has two component programs, both federally-funded: the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). SNAP-Ed is a special grant-funded project administered in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). UMass Extension is a statewide educational outreach program of UMass Amherst, and is part of the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (CAFE). The Nutrition Education Program Director serves as program leader for the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs and coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of the two programs.


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Finance & Personnel Director - UMass Extension - Nutrition Education Program

The Finance and Personnel Director manages the financial and personnel operations of the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program and serves as key advisor to Program Director. The position oversees financial record-keeping for expenditure of federal, state, contract, trust and gift funds, including database development, maintenance, and integration with University systems. Identifies needs, develops and implements financial management policies and procedures, and directs communication between program, local unit offices, and business functions of the University. 


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Educator II Nutrition Education Program

Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the assigned region, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites. Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned. Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable. Prepare required plans and reports.  Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.



Malden (2 positions)



Clerk III Nutrition Education Program

Develop and maintain office procedures and records, coordinate essential services and equipment for the office, provide bookkeeping services (including purchase requests and travel vouchers), monitor budgets and expenditures, report time and attendance, prepare memos, correspondence, and handouts, answer the telephone.




Summer 2023 - Nutrition Education Departmental Assistant

4 position serving Lawrence, Lynn, and Salem 


Provide nutrition education to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – (formerly food stamps) eligible youth and adults as detailed in the FY2023 SNAP-Ed Program Plan

  • Assist with Garden Salad Days workshops at schools and after school programs.
  • Assist in activity design and team teach (with intern) nutrition lessons at Youth Summer Sites: parks, school lunch and enrichment sites, summer camps, special needs, and gardens.
  • Assist at farmers' markets and food pantry food demonstrations, food tastings and activities.
  • Assist with design and implement of interactive displays at community education events and health fairs.
  • Collect data for required reports.
  • Submit online weekly itinerary, weekly time and attendance, and travel reimbursement forms.


Qualifications:  UMass Amherst undergraduate student. Preference to students enrolled in major or minor degree program in nutrition, public health, education, or sustainable agriculture. Not graduating May 2023. Good interpersonal and group process skills. Willingness to engage with program participants. Ability to deliver hands-on learning lessons to diverse audiences. Bi-lingual and photography skills a plus.

Required: Deliver programs in person. Ability to maintain a diverse schedule in local Northeast Region travel (e.g. Lawrence, Lynn, Salem) that is not restricted by access to public or private transportation – must have MA driver license and auto to use. Pass UMass GPA and CORI check. Ability to effectively communicate in English.  Ability to push, pull, and carry nutrition education materials.


Compensation: $15.00 per hour with IRS rate travel reimbursement (office to teaching site).  May 30 – Aug 25, 2023.

 35 hrs. Per week. Total maximum hours: 455.  Flexible schedule based on programming Monday-Friday between 8am – 5pm. Some Saturdays and late afternoons or evenings Monday-Friday. Limited paid sick time.

One half hour unpaid lunch. Unpaid days off: June 19 -Juneteenth and July 4-Independence Day.


Application: Please submit:  A letter of interest and availability, your resume,  transcript including Fall 2022 with GPA (U Mass electronic form), and names of 3 references including advisor with contact information. If accepted for this position, you must complete UMass Student and CORI check paperwork.


Please apply to Jeanne Baranek via Email:

Information: Please email Jeanne Baranek to schedule a phone meeting. Phone/Text:  781-254-8436. 
UMass Extension, Nutrition Education Program, 430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Positions open until filled.