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Temporary Education Program Assistant 1

Temporary Education Program Assistant 1

Oregon State University

Department: EXT Fam/CommHlth OffCmps (HHS)

Appointment Type: Temporary Staff

Job Location: Eugene

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range:

Job Summary:

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Division of Extension and Engagement's Family and Community Health Program at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.

This full-time temporary (June 24 - October 31, 2024) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA) supports the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) Program. SNAP-Ed is a nutrition education program in Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) affiliated with OSU's College of Health. The EPA serves Lane County and is based at the OSU Extension Lane County office in Eugene, Oregon. This position has a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural skills.

Extension educators provide evidence-based interventions through SNAP-Ed, a nutrition education and physical activity programs targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Programs are designed to promote healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. All programming is done in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, food banks and pantries, farmers markets and government and non-profit agencies. Funding is provided in part by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services.

The EPA will work under the supervision of the SNAP-Ed Managing Faculty Member for Lane County and will support implementation of Food Hero culinary and nutrition-education activities at Migrant Education Program summer school. This position requires travel to various sites in Lane County.

About the division: The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our Division

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:

• Healthy communities and economies
• Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
• Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
• Thriving youth, individuals and families

The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian's awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources.

Commitment to inclusive excellence: Oregon State University is committed to a culture of belonging and collaboration. We envision collaborative and respectful environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations.

In addition, this individual will work with the managing faculty member to design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit

OSU Mission Statement

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

The Education Program Assistant embeds the commitment of the university to inclusive excellence in all interactions and duties performed and contributes to a safe, welcoming and respectful learning and workplace environment.

60% Program Implementation Nutrition Education Delivery
Deliver pre-approved, non-credit, Food Hero programs (in Spanish and English) for making/preparing healthy food choices and safe food handling to youth at the Migrant Education Program summer school in Lane County. This will require driving/travel to a site to deliver programming. The position will use OSU Extension Service/SNAP-Ed approved curricula, materials and information.

Prepare and deliver lessons from preapproved curriculum and programs to youth populations in an inclusive and culturally responsible manner.

20% Nutrition Education — Planning, Preparing, and EvaluatingAssist in preparation of instructional supplies needed for classes. Assist in assembling materials needed for classes and other nutrition education activities. Programming preparation performed primarily Monday – Friday.

Set up, tear down, and clean up after class. Purchase appropriate materials for educational activities, including ingredients for food preparation and tasting.

Engage youth and Migrant Education Program community members in a culturally responsive manner.

Contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of educational delivery, advising, and service. Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in quarterly and annual reports for the unit.

15% Nutrition Education Program RecordsData collection including but not limited to tracking class/event attendance, demographics; data entry in SNAP-Ed reporting system.

Process reimbursements for personal vehicle mileage for work travel and supplies purchased; provide other data/statistical information/records as requested.

5% Meetings & Trainings and Other Duties Attend in-service and professional development training programs including but not limited to SNAP-Ed and the Migrant Education Program.

Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Will Need

• Demonstrated experience working as a team member with other professionals and/or volunteers.
• Demonstrates a commitment to collaborative and respectful learning and working environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) and Bicultural. Demonstrated ability to engage Spanish-speaking audiences through the utilization of bi-literate and bicultural skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

What We Would Like You to Have

• Two years’ experience with delivering curriculum in a youth group setting.
• Experience with SNAP-Ed or program partners (such as DHS, WIC, schools or other agencies).

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Access to a vehicle is necessary as duties will require driving/travel to various sites in Lane county to deliver the programs and transporting curriculum materials. Business mileage will be reimbursed based on OSU policies. For information on vehicle use:

Performs duties between 8 am -5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc.

Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position.

Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for this position.

Equivalent required experience is based on full-time equivalent (40 hours per week).

PLEASE NOTE: If you have volunteer experience relevant to this position, please include in the Employment History section and note length of time, average number of hours per week and major duties.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact:
Jillian Drewes

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our website including the section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at

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