Extension Nutritional Assistant (Seward County - Liberal, Kansas) (Parsons)


: $54,600.00 - $76,200.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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About This Role:

The Extension Nutrition Assistant position serves to meet the Kansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) mission of empowering low-income Kansans using evidence-based strategies to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. Specific strategies include direct education in various settings, community based projects to address policy, system or environmental changes and public health approaches to help children, families and adults improve dietary quality and food resource management skills and increase physical activity. This position reports to the Wild West District's Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan appropriate learning experiences for SNAP-Ed participants and SNAP eligible audiences based on approved curriculum and current guidance in order to improve food, nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviors
  • Submit accurate and timely records and reports on a daily/weekly basis in order to track program activities and participant progress
  • Make contact and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies in order to recruit clients and expand the program
  • Encourage low-income families to enroll in SNAP-Ed classes through various recruiting opportunities such as demonstrations, group presentations, individual contacts and/or distribution of printed materials
  • Participate in staff meetings, statewide trainings, annual conferences, workshops and seminars in order to improve nutrition knowledge, teaching methodology and record keeping skills

This position will serve the Wild West District including Seward, Haskell and Stevens counties. Primary office location will be in Liberal, with additional office/equipment space available throughout the counties served. Regular travel to various sites within the Wild West District is required, along with occasional overnight travel for trainings (approximately 3-4 times per year).

Why Join Us:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance. In addition, we promote, implement and support initiatives for Policy, System and Environmental changes to improve dietary quality, prevent obesity and increase physical activity.

SNAP-Ed is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Programming takes place in 75+ counties through the efforts of County Extension Agents, Nutrition Educators and Nutrition Assistants.

For more information, please go to: and

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Education and/or related experience in Human Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work with economically disadvantaged populations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic principles of food preparation, nutrition and food safety
  • Ability to plan and prepare nutritious family meals
  • Experience inputting data and keeping records and reports as required by Federal program guidelines

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

For more information, please contact Mirna Bonilla at (see application details).

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 11.09 - $ 14.00 per hour

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.

Associated topics: dairy, diet, dietary, dietician, exercise, food, headstart, icf mr, nutrition, wic * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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