Youth Nutrition Educator

Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County
Job Description

Youth Nutrition Educator
Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County
 
Job Purpose: Conduct nutrition education programs in the Sioux City Community School District and local community agencies, as well as within Extension. Provide information to limited resource youth using specified curriculum to help youth make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices.
 
General Duties Include:

  • Prepare and present lessons from a standardized curriculum to low-income youth in specific schools during the school year and community agencies during the summer.
  • Work with low-income schools and community partners to identify and recruit low-income youth for nutrition education programming.
  • Arrange for classroom teaching and meeting facilities, coordinate dates and times for classes, collect and organize lesson material, schedule and communicate with teachers.
  • Conduct student, teacher, and parent evaluations and provide opportunities for parental interaction, participation, and learning per grant guidelines.
  • Refer youth to other 4-H programs within ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County.
  • Participate in trainings, webinars, and conferences related to the grant project.
  • Work with other ISU Extension and Outreach staff and school staff to train teachers and carry out lessons/tastings per food safety protocol.
  • Work with additional office staff including INN Grant Director, county director, bookkeeper and other youth educators to coordinate the project.
  • Order food and supplies as needed.
  • Assist with summer nutrition education planning and teaching.
  • Work with Regional Director to schedule and assist Rising Star student interns with programs.
  • Additional youth/nutrition education programs for the county as assigned by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position requires modeling of healthy diet and exercise behaviors. 
 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in youth/child development, education or related field such as family and consumer science. Demonstrated ability to provide programs for youth. Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, and to function as a youth development professional inside and outside of Extension. Computer skills are necessary. Experience with youth development needed. Valid driver’s license is required and ability to lift and carry supplies for classes. 
 
Position is available based on funding from grants, contracts, and Extension funding and hours are dependent on those funding resources available. 
 
Hours: Full-time and may include occasional nights and weekends.  
 
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and completed application (Word, PDF) to Molly Hewitt at hewittm@iastate.edu. For more information, please call (712) 276-2157.

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