Instructor / Education Manager (Extension Nutrition Program)

General Description of Position: Kansas State University is seeking an Instructor / Education Manager for Wyandotte County, Kansas.  This position, along with the Nutrition, Health and Wellness Agent and local extension council, will identify major nutrition education priorities of low-income adults, youth and families with young children in the county. This individual will work with county stakeholders and staff of cooperating organizations, target nutrition education needs and opportunities for low-income adults and families with young children. They will use programming materials and methods identified or developed in collaboration with state EFNEP/SNAP-Ed staff, Kansas State University Research and Extension and USDA, deliver series of lessons primarily through local nutrition assistant educators and volunteers. This individual will facilitate/provide continuing subject matter and skill-building education opportunities for EFNEP/SNAP-Ed staff. Monitor and direct county EFNEP/SNAP-Ed budget and expenditures under the direction of the Nutrition, Health and Wellness Agent. They will assure accurate, timely reporting of the county's EFNEP/SNAP-Ed efforts in appropriate systems.

This position requires travel connected with official duties, including attendance at night and weekend meetings, participation in out of county events, access to a personal vehicle, and ability to obtain/maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Additional Information: Wyandotte County, is a metropolitan county in northeast Kansas that includes Kansas City KS and surrounding communities. EFNEP, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, is a USDA-funded program delivered in Wyandotte County through K-State Research and Extension. Paraprofessional educators deliver EFNEP to low income youth and families with young children.  SNAP-Ed, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education, is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources delivered by program assistants. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with major coursework and experience in nutrition, community or public health nutrition, dietetics or related field; GPA level acceptable for graduate study at Kansas State University; 
  • Demonstrated interest in working with low-income and diverse audiences; experience preferred.
  • Experience in managing staff and personnel.
  • Specialized training or experience in food and nutrition, and adult education methods, with both people and program management skills.
  • Experience working and collaborating with community organizations serving the low income audience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media. Computer skills and proficiency required as part of both programs online evaluation system.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating educational programs.
  • Experience in volunteer coordination or supervision.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please provide resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications will begin August 30, 2017 Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.