Scroll Top

Careers

Want to work with the OKTEP team?

Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner
Carnegie, Oklahoma

Share Button

Position Title:

Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner

Reports to:

Kiowa Tribe Food Distribution Program Director & OKTEP Supervisor

Status:

Full Time

Rate of Pay:

Salary range $43,888 – 47,840 annual; dependent on education and experience

Work Site:

Carnegie, OK

Position Summary:

Responsible for interactive nutrition education through delivery of the in-school Eagle Adventure program, Not Our Destiny cooking demonstrations, and other nutrition education activities. This position will also participate in program evaluation and will be responsible for data collection necessary to show program outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to motivate oneself and work independently while also working well in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and email.
  • Proficient in public speaking/speaking in front of groups of youth and adults; effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and think on your feet in all situations; works well with people in all types of situations.
  • Maintains good communication skills and interpersonal skills with children and parents; punctual, prepared, and professional.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, reliable transportation, and vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to comply with The Kiowa Tribe Drug Free Workplace Policy, including passing pre-employment drug test.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Education, Public Health, or related field preferred.
  • At least three years of experience within education, health, wellness, or related field
  • Experience working with elementary age youth.
  • Experience in curriculum and program development preferred.
  • Experience participating in community-based research preferred.
  • Experience working in Tribal communities preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the qualifications.

Application Information:

Applicants please note, a complete application consists of:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  3. List of 3 professional references with contact information including e-mail address and phone number.

Ready to apply? Email your materials to Becky Schlais at beckyschlais@oktep.com.

To ensure consideration for this position, application materials must be received by Friday, June 28, 2024, though the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparation and implementation of Eagle Adventure educational programs for youth to achieve positive health and nutrition outcomes, with additional emphasis on school policy, systems, and environmental change.
  • Preparation and implementation of Not Our Destiny cooking demonstrations for FDPIR audiences to achieve positive health and nutrition outcomes.
  • Communicate science-based nutrition and physical activity information effectively to audiences of all ages.
  • Document learner progress and program impact through required documentation and reports required by FDPIR and OKTEP.
  • Demonstrate and participate in healthful food choice and tasting activities alongside audience.
  • Demonstrate and participate in physical activity alongside audience.
  • Co-create research-based educational materials (handouts, curriculum, media based) and/or utilize existing research-based materials to support the delivery of educational programs to address emerging needs.
  • Provide regular flyers, newsletters, and press releases to announce, effectively promote and increase awareness of Eagle Adventure, Not Our Destiny, and FDPIR activities and program outcomes for FDPIR/SNAP eligible audiences.
  • Network with other tribal programs to provide information regarding FDPIR and SNAP-Ed programs, nutrition education, and outreach.
  • Collaborate with Tribal, OKTEP staff, school system, other community partners, and volunteers to organize and offer nutrition and physical activity events for SNAP and FDPIR eligible individuals including food demonstrations, subject matter in-services, health fairs, etc.
  • Recruit potential schools and community partners for nutrition education opportunities.
  • Deliver educational programs for making healthy food choices, and handling food safely to adults, youth, and families in a variety of community settings.
  • Exhibits excellent communication and organization skills in order to coordinate educational events and build respectful relationships with Tribal partners.
  • Participate in tribe, school and/or community committees/coalitions to encourage healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles.
  • Provide processes to facilitate active communication flow and collaboration between partner tribes, participants, volunteers, and OKTEP staff, including but not limited to using multiple methods of electronic communication (i.e., web sites, publications, video conferencing and other online methods).
  • Collaborate with community members, organizations, businesses, and agencies to aid delivery of consistent educational messages throughout multiple sectors of influence.
  • Serve as an effective team member of FDPIR, OKTEP, and other Oklahoma SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness of workspace and follows all food safety practices.
  • Work nontraditional schedule dependent on program needs.
  • Travel to sites outside of assigned workstation when needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.
OKTEP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, OKTEP will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Partner
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Share Button

Position Title:

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Partner

Reports to:

OKTEP Partners and Board of Directors

Status:

Full Time

Rate of Pay:

Salary range commensurate with education and experience

Work Site:

Stillwater, OK

Position Summary:

Work collaboratively with OKTEP staff, Tribal and community partners to develop, implement and evaluate culturally relevant and tailored policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change efforts and processes. The person in this position will focus on health equity initiatives for Native American individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP or FDPIR benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to motivate oneself and work independently while also working well in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and email; maintains knowledge of miscellaneous office duties including filing, copying, typing and scheduling.
  • Ability to perform advanced statistical analyses using SPSS or other statistical analysis software.
  • Proficient in public speaking and speaking in front of groups of youth and adults; effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and think on your feet in all situations; works well with people in all types of situations.
  • Maintains good communication and interpersonal skills; punctual, prepared and professional.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and valid insurance.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Nutrition, Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Preferred Doctorate in health promotion and education, public health, nutrition, or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience working with SNAP and FDPIR eligible audiences, programs and grants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, organization and interpersonal skills to successfully meet the position responsibilities.
  • Experience acquiring and overseeing grant writing and budget development.
  • Experience leading, designing, implementing and critically evaluating state-wide nutrition education programs and PSE change efforts that lead to improved health knowledge and behaviors.
  • Experience participating as part of national PSE committees, associations, and centers preferred.
  • Experience mentoring and training staff to implement and evaluate PSE change efforts.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Experience working in Tribal communities and in coordination with Tribal partners to support culturally relevant program development, evaluation and capacity building.

Application Information:

Applicants please note, a complete application consists of:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  3. List of 3 professional references with contact information including e-mail address and phone number.

Ready to apply? Email your materials to Becky Schlais at beckyschlais@oktep.com.

To ensure consideration for this position, application materials must be received by Friday, June 28, 2024, though the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing leadership in writing SNAP-Ed and other grants and budgets to support PSE change efforts and health equity attainment for Native American individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP or FDPIR benefits.
  • Serving as the Principal Investigator on PSE change effort grants written and received in coordination with designated OKTEP co-PIs, Tribal and/or agency co-PIs who collaborate on grant writing and acquisition.
  • Providing leadership in assessing, developing, delivering, and evaluating the impact of PSE change efforts for Native Americans individuals and families eligible to receive SNAP or FDPIR benefits.
  • Co-strategizing to develop and drive transformative health equity initiatives for PSE.
  • Providing leadership for PSE training for OKTEP staff and Tribal partners through collaborative programs, and training events.
  • Providing leadership in assisting SNAP-Ed Health Promotion Partners with planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of PSE approaches within SNAP-Ed, via group and individual training and technical assistance.
  • Communicating technical information through reports, peer reviewed publications and/or participation in local, regional, and national programs that address health concerns of importance to Native American families and Tribal partners.
  • Creating resource guides, toolkits, and other implementation resources to guide SNAP-Ed Health Promotion Partners in development, implementation, and evaluation of PSE strategies.
  • Providing leadership to ensure PSE information is entered, reported and tracked accurately in SNAP-Ed reporting systems.
  • Providing leadership to inform the PSE environment of OKTEP and support capacity building of PSE methods and processes in coordination with Tribal partner needs and interests.
  • Seeking grants that compliment SNAP-Ed delivery and address attainment of health equity in Indian Country.
  • Ensuring outcomes of PSE programming is accurate, evidence-, practice- and research-based, culturally relevant, timely and easily communicated to funding source(s) and Tribal partners.
  • Co-facilitating the identification and development of appropriate evaluation instruments to document PSE change efforts and other metrics required by funding agencies.
  • Developing and maintaining PSE skills, both community and leadership through professional literature, association with professional organizations, and participation in workshops and seminars related to professional responsibilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships with outside entities that address PSE in Indian country.
  • Participating in state and national partnerships, collaborations and associations that support SNAP and FDPIR families, evidence-, practice- and culturally relevant PSE education programming and evaluation.
  • Participating in teams actively as a member and leader.
  • Providing mentorship of interns, staff and assistants.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.
OKTEP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, OKTEP will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Intertribal Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Share Button

Position Title:

Intertribal Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner

Reports to:

OKTEP Partners

Status:

Full Time

Work Site:

Stillwater, OK

Position Summary:

Responsible for the in-school Eagle Adventure program and other activity-based interactive nutrition education with multiple Tribal partners under supervision of Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP) and in coordination with Tribal partner needs.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to motivate oneself and work independently while also working well in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and email.
  • Proficient in public speaking/speaking in front of groups of youth and adults; effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and think on your feet in all situations; works well with people in all types of situations.
  • Maintains good communication skills and interpersonal skills with children and parents; punctual, prepared and professional.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License, reliable transportation and vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Education, Public Health or related field
  • 1 year of experience working with elementary age youth or in a Tribal youth program
  • Experience in curriculum and program development preferred
  • Experience participating in community-based research preferred
  • Experience working in Tribal communities preferred

Application Information:

Applicants please note, a complete application consists of:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  3. List of 3 professional references with contact information including e-mail address and phone number.

Ready to apply? Email your materials to Becky Schlais at beckyschlais@oktep.com.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparation and implementation of Eagle Adventure diabetes prevention program for youth to achieve positive health and nutrition outcomes. Additional emphasis on school policy, systems and environmental change, after-school programming, camp and community activities.
  • Participate in Tribal, school and/or community committees/coalitions to encourage healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles.
  • Provide regular newsletters and press releases to announce programs and increase awareness of Eagle Adventure/Not Our Destiny youth and family events and program outcomes.
  • Work nontraditional schedule dependent on program needs.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness of workspace and follows all food safety practices.
  • Demonstrate and participate in healthful food choice and tasting activities alongside youth.
  • Demonstrate and participate in physical activity alongside youth.
  • Document learner progress and program impact through Eagle Adventure pre/post tests and all other documentation and reports required by OKTEP.
  • Assist in creating evidence-based educational materials and/or utilize existing evidence-based, research-tested, practice-tested, or emerging-evidence materials to support the delivery of educational programs to youth and adults.
  • Collaborate with Tribal, OKTEP staff, school system, and other community partners to organize and provide nutrition and physical activity events for SNAP and FDPIR eligible individuals such as food demonstrations, health and activity fairs as well as recruitment of potential Eagle Adventure schools, etc.
  • Develop memorandum of understanding/agreement (MOU/A) with Tribal partners in coordination with OKTEP staff.
  • Exhibits excellent communication and organization skills in order to coordinate educational events and build respectful relationships with Tribal partners.
  • Serve as an effective team member of OKTEP, Tribal partnerships and other Oklahoma SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies.
  • Travel to sites outside of assigned workstation when needed.
  • Mentor new educators as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.
OKTEP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, OKTEP will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

OKTEP Benefits Overview

In addition to competitive salaries, OKTEP offers a generous benefits package which includes the following:

  • 24 days (192 hours) of annual leave per year
  • 24 days (192 hours) of sick leave per year
  • Up to 22 paid holidays per year*
  • 12% employer contribution to 401K with no match required
  • 90% employer paid health insurance for employee and family
  • Up to 12 weeks paid paternal leave following the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child
  • Employee assistance plan

 

Additional ancillary benefits are available at the expense of the employee including:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance

 

*Holidays dependent on assigned location. OKTEP employees with assignments to partner tribes follow partner’s holiday schedule.