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Position Announcement:
Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner

Carnegie, OKLAHOMA

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Position Title:

Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner

Reports to:

Kiowa Tribe Food Distribution Program Director & OKTEP Supervisor

Status:

Full Time

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.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Education, Public Health, or related field
  • At least one-year 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.
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.

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.

For questions about the position, contact Teresa Jackson at teresajackson@oktep.com.

Ready to apply? Email your materials to Teresa Jackson at teresajackson@oktep.com.

To ensure consideration for this position, application materials must be received by Monday, September 26, 2022, 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.

Position Announcement:
Intertribal Community Nutrition Educator

Stillwater, OKLAHOMA

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Position Title:

Intertribal Community Nutrition Educator

Reports to:

OKTEP Supervisors

Status:

Full Time

Work Site:

Stillwater, Oklahoma

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
Salary and Benefits:
  • Starting salary $37,000, based on education and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package includes employer paid 401K, health insurance options, generous annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
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.

For questions about the position, contact Teresa Jackson at teresajackson@oktep.com.

Ready to apply? Email your materials to Teresa Jackson at teresajackson@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.