Posted 10/7/2019

SNAP-Ed Curriculum Development Extension Associate at North Carolina State University

The Curriculum Development Extension Associate position will be part of NC State University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-Education (SNAP-Ed) and an integral part of the Steps to Health program in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. In addition to working with faculty and staff at NC State, this position interfaces with statewide, county, and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers, as well as other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers.

This position will serve as a lead for maintaining all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs that are targeted toward limited resource audiences. The position will update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Additionally, this position will be responsible for training Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers on curricula, and to set expectations for program fidelity. The incumbent will also ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate. The incumbent will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Steps to Health Program Coordinator.

Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a lead for maintenance of all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs.
  • Update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect MyPlate nutritional messages and the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Collaborate with Extension Specialists on the grant to produce evidence-based materials for target population.
  • Work with the team to ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media reflect consistent messages to participants related to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate.
  • Set expectations for program fidelity and what must be covered within the curriculum to achieve program impacts.
  • Stay informed of trends in instructional methods and educational technology, and introduce ideas for incorporating new technology into the curriculum.
  • Provide in-service training, program observations, and provide follow-up technical assistance for Steps to Health direct education programs.
  • Offer technical assistance for Steps to Health county projects to ensure accurate delivery of programs.
  • Assist with grant writing and submission.
  • Attend state and/or national conferences and meetings.

See the posting for further information: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/123762

 

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