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.
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s SNAP-Ed
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s SNAP-Ed contractors work on various projects that reach low income, SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps) audiences from young children through older adults. Programs are currently happening throughout Barnstable County in the following settings: preschools, public schools, food pantries, senior centers. Curriculum is set by University of Massachusetts and federal SNAP-Ed guidance focused on the US Dietary Guidelines and USDA’s MyPlate.
SNAP-Ed contractors are required to complete ServSafe food safety certification as well as food allergen training (offered through our office and online) and undergo criminal background checks. Travel to the office on Rte 28 in Yarmouth is frequently required to pick up/drop off supplies, shop for programs, submit attendance, and meet with Extension staff. Hours are sporadic as it revolves around schedules set with our various community partners, however we regularly have programs scheduled during the traditional work day and some early evening programs. Very rarely, programming occurs on a weekend day. A contractor might expect up to 10 hours per week at most. We are currently offering $22/hour that does not include travel time or any benefits.
Current programming is focused on eight food pantries throughout the Lower and Outer Cape. Contractor would be responsible for planning, shopping for, and conducting cooking demonstrations on-site at eight different locations each month based on a predetermined schedule. Contractor expected to engage with food pantry clients and pantry staff/volunteers, prepare and submit attendance as required. All recipes and nutrition education materials will be selected by Extension staff. Background in foodservice and education desired with an ability to work independently in the field.
Our educators must have a valid drivers license and able to transport and carry teaching supplies in addition to packed coolers (on wheels) into all program sites. Please contact Sue Bourque firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Concra email@example.com if interested.