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EDUCATOR, SEMINOLE, OKLAHOMA

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Position Title:

Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Educator

Reports to:

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Diabetes Program Director & OKTEP Supervisor

Status:

Full Time

Work Site:

Seminole, Oklahoma

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, oversees and participates in interactive nutrition education through delivery of the Eagle Adventure program, other activity-based classes and Wellness Center activities pertaining to the Diabetes Program goals and objectives in line with the Physical Activity Best Practice for care and prevention of diabetes.

This is not an entry level position. This position will also participate in community research and will be responsible for data collection necessary to show program outcomes.

This position narrative may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks, which may be found or assigned to this position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, health promotion, and diabetes disease prevention.
  • Knowledge of health and nutrition principles and body composition.
  • Knowledge of motivational techniques and practices in physical fitness activities.
  • Knowledge and skill using variety of exercise equipment.
  • Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.
  • Skill in treating patients and the public with tact, courtesy, and respect.
  • Ability to role model a healthy lifestyle.
  • Ability to engage in public speaking.
  • Ability to react quickly and make effective decisions in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, including weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of various social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to be flexible and think on your feet in all situations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Education, Public Health or related field
  • At least one year work experience within a health and wellness field
  • Experience working with elementary age youth.
  • Experience in curriculum and program development preferred.
  • Experience participating in community based research preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the qualifications
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license with ability to meet Seminole Nation liability insurance requirements and maintain eligibility for insurance
  • CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Must be able to pass physical examination and TB screening
  • Must be able to pass the Seminole Nation required background check
  • Must be able to comply with the Seminole Nation Drug Free Workplace policies
Work Environment
  • Work is performed in a classroom, Wellness Center fitness room, group class settings, and/or outside setting pertaining to certain fitness activities.
  • Noise level is usually moderate, but may rise in volume due to some class or exercise locations.
  • Exposure to unpleasant odors, hazardous material, and infectious disease may occur.
  • Frequent interaction with the public
Essential Functions

Satisfactory job performance will be determined by successful execution of the following:

  • 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.
  • Document learner progress and program impact.
  • Assist in continued development of Eagle Adventure and Not Our Destiny program materials to address emerging needs with OKTEP tribal partners.
  • Demonstrate and participate in physical activity alongside youth.
  • Demonstrate and participate in healthful food choice and tasting activities alongside youth.
  • Communicate science based nutrition and physical activity information effectively to audiences of all ages.
  • Co-create research-based educational materials (handouts, curriculum, media based) and/or utilize existing research-based materials to support the delivery of educational programs.
  • Provide regular newsletters and press releases to announce, effectively promote and increase awareness of Eagle Adventure, Not Our Destiny and Wellness Center activities and program outcomes for the public knowledge.
  • Network with other tribal programs to provide information regarding our program, nutrition education and outreach.
  • Collaborate with tribal, school system and other community partners and volunteers to organize and offer events for SNAP and FDPIR eligible individuals including subject matter in-services, day and overnight camps, field trips, 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep records and provide necessary reports to appropriate administrators, including plans of work and reports of accomplishments.
  • Serve as an effective team member of OKTEP and other Oklahoma SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies.
  • Organize and maintain program advisory and management committees and/or networks to identify program needs, mobilize local resources, make recommendations, assist in program implementation, and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Assist Exercise Specialist in success of fitness classes with all diabetes program clients.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other youth development and health professionals, including involvement in professional associations.
  • Participate in community service activities as appropriate for the position.
  • Lead and/or assist with focus groups and research, as assigned.
  • Travel to sites outside of assigned workstation – must have reliable transportation.
  • Mentor new educators as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.

Ready to apply? Click on the APPLY TODAY tab at the top of this page.

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.

To ensure consideration for this position, application materials must be received by December 10, 2019 though the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Teresa Jackson by email at teresajackson@oktep.com.

To apply, please submit the following 3 items together as a PDF or Word document.

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of 3 professional references with contact information including e-mail address and phone number.
Partial or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Questions? Email us at info@oktep.com.

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