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Program Assistant - UMass Extension Nutrition Edcuation Program

Provide support for the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program field office. Duties include: 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. 




Nutrition Aide - UMass Extension Nutrition Edcuation Program

Using standardized curriculum materials, teach food and nutrition topics to low income adults, youth, and/or families as part of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in a variety of community settings. Use standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and program impacts. Refer program participants to appropriate assistance programs. Recruit program groups through collaborating community agencies and programs. Participate in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful methods for nutrition education. This position is based in the Nutrition Education Program's Auburn, MA office.

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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 (serving the greater Boston area)


Nutrition Education Summer Interns - 4 Positions

13 Weeks May 19 – August 17, 2024 

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program - SNAP-Ed, Northeast Region, Lawrence MA


Provide nutrition education to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly food stamps) eligible youth and adults:

  • Assist in activity design and team teach nutrition lessons at youth summer sites: parks, school lunch and enrichment sites, summer camps, and special needs
  • Assist with youth gardening projects at schools and childcare sites
  • Assist with nutrition education and food demonstrations at food pantries
  • Assist in design and implement interactive displays at community education and health fairs
  • Assist with farmers' market displays and food demonstrations
  • Collect data for required reports
  • Submit weekly itinerary, time and attendance, and travel reimbursement forms


Qualifications:  Preference to students enrolled in major or minor undergraduate degree programs in nutrition, public health, sustainable agricultural, or education field.   Bi-lingual skills a plus. Good interpersonal and group process skills. Ability to communicate effectively in English.  Willingness to engage with program participants.  Ability to deliver hands-on learning lessons to diverse audiences.

Requirements: Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local Northeast Region travel (e.g. Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, & Salem) that is not restricted by access to public or private transportation.  Must have MA Driver License and auto to use. Must pass University of Massachusetts GPA & CORI check.  Able to work in person and remotely.

$18.00 per hour with travel reimbursement (office to teaching site).  May 19-August 17, 2024 – 35 hrs. Per week.  Schedule to be arranged.  Flexibility a plus. Monday-Friday between 8am – 5pm. Some Saturdays and late afternoon or evening Monday-Friday, One half hour unpaid lunch time.  Memorial Day, June Nineteenth, and 4th of July unpaid days off.  Sick time benefit. 


Summer applications due by April 22, 2024.

Application: Submit:  Letter of interest & availability.  Resume.   Names and contact information of three references including Advisor.   If accepted for position, must complete U Mass Student & CORI check paperwork. Positions open until filled.  Please apply to Jeanne Baranek via Email:

For more Information: email please & we can connect by scheduled phone meeting. Office Phone: 978-689-4744.  UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program, 430 North Canal Street #2, Lawrence, MA 01840.