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Pursuing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, and Embracing ServiceUnder the direct supervision of the Cooking Matters Coordinator, deliver Cooking Matters courses and other SNAP-Ed initiatives in SNAP-Ed priority counties.
Conduct SNAP-Ed nutrition education initiatives for SNAP clients/eligible populations in the counties designated in the SNAP Nutrition Education Plan. Follow ServSafe® guidelines when purchasing, preparing, serving, and storing food for demonstrations and cooking classes.
Assist in the development of nutrition education materials, review curriculums and other materials for use in the SNAP-Ed Program.
Conduct outreach efforts in Head Start centers, community centers, churches, housing communities, food banks libraries, parks & recreation programs, and other community-based organizations (CBOs) to recruit limited resource families for the program.
Achieve the number of direct contacts required in the designated counties and conduct program evaluations with participants as outlined in the SNAP Nutrition Education Plan. Complete required information for USDA, EARS, PEARS and Cooking Matters.
Build and maintain relationships with community partners to advocate for policy, systems, and
environmental strategies to guide behavior change related to obesity prevention for the target population. Other duties as assigned, including disaster preparedness and response as required.
MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
State Minimum Requirements: Some positions require registration or eligibility for registration by the American Dietetics Association. A bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or community nutrition and experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting; or a bachelor’s degree in any field and registration by the American Dietetics Association and experience in a clinical, public health or institutional setting. Some positions require registration with the American Dietetics Association and a valid license from the South Carolina Panel for Dietetics.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Agency Additional Requirements: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
Experience in a community-based nutrition area. ServSafe® certified or become certified within six (6) months of employment.