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Position Announcement:
EDUCATOR, LITTLE AXE, OKLAHOMA

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Position Title:

Community Health Promotion and Eagle Adventure Educator

Reports to:

Diabetes and Wellness Program Director & OKTEP Supervisor

Status:

Full Time

Work Site:

Little Axe, Oklahoma

Position Summary

The purpose of the position is responsibility for the in-school Eagle Adventure Program, after-school health and tutoring along with multiple other aspects of activity-based interactive nutrition education through community outreach efforts to promote wellness within the Absentee Shawnee Tribe service area under the supervision of the Diabetes and Wellness Program Director and Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP). Continuation of position is contingent based on availability of grant funds.

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.
  • Demonstrate and participate in healthful food choice and tasting activities alongside youth.
  • Demonstrate and participate in physical activity alongside youth.
  • Document progress and program impact through Eagle Adventure pre/post tests and all other documentation/reports required by Absentee Shawnee Tribe Diabetes and Wellness Program and 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 day and overnight camps, field trips, health fairs, as well as recruitment of potential Eagle Adventure schools, etc.
  • Exhibits excellent communication and organization skills in order to coordinate educational events; serve as an effective team member of OKTEP, Absentee Shawnee Tribe Diabetes and Wellness Program, and other Oklahoma SNAP-ED Implementing Agencies.
  • Travel to sites outside of assigned workstation when needed.
  • Will work non-traditional work schedule dependent on program needs.
  • Mentor new educators as assigned.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of acceptable standards of community nutrition and health promotion principles and theories.
  • Knowledge of age appropriate teaching/counseling techniques, skills necessary to successfully manage a classroom, good communication and interpersonal skills with children and parents; punctual, prepared, and professional.
  • Proficient in public speaking with groups of youth and adults; effective written and verbal communication skills in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to communicate and accept varied lifestyles, healing methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of safety and risk management concepts and standards.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing multiple projects including planning, goal setting and prioritizing, in order to manage projects effectively.
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with health care professionals as well as the public, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of privacy act and maintenance of confidentiality.
  • Skill in use of computer and other office equipment including: Microsoft Office Suite and email; maintains knowledge of miscellaneous office duties including filing, copying, typing, and scheduling.
  • Ability to motivate oneself and work independently while also working in a team environment, works well with people in all types of situations.
Educational/Experience Requirements
  • Education – Bachelor Degree Preferred in Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Experience – Two (2) years 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.
  • Licenses & Certification – CPR certification or willing to obtain is required, Serve Safe Certification or willing to obtain is required.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma State Driver’s License.
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.

Ready to apply? Click on the APPLY TODAY link.

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.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Jill Fox by email at jillfox@oktep.com.

Position Announcement:
INTERTRIBAL 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; maintains knowledge of miscellaneous office duties including filing, copying, typing and scheduling.
  • 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 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
  • 2-3 years 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
Continuation of position is contingent on availability of grant funds.
Responsibilities Include
  • Preparation and implementation of Eagle Adventure type 2 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 work space 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/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 individuals eligible to receive SNAP and FDPIR benefits such as food demonstrations, health and activity fairs as well as recruitment of potential Eagle Adventure schools, etc.
  • Assist in development of 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.

Ready to apply? Click on the APPLY TODAY link.

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.

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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