EFNEP Nutrition Instructor

University of Idaho


Posting Details
Classification Information

Posting Number STH001987P
Employee Category Student/Temporary

Position Information

Position Title EFNEP Nutrition Instructor
Location Caldwell
Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department Southern District
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Pay Range $15.22 per hour
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Work Schedule Summary This position is 20 hours a week. Employee will need to work the specified numbers of hours per week.

Position Responsibilities

Position Summary Provide education and support for the Eat Smart Idaho Program in the areas of nutrition, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity to eligible, limited-resource participants including food stamp recipients, food stamp eligible youth and adult audiences. This position will be based out of Caldwell, Idaho.
We are looking for individuals wanting to join our team to work with our families in need and help them discover a healthier lifestyle.
This is an ongoing position contingent upon continued funding.


Job Duty Function Provide education and skill development to participants:
Job Duties/Responsibilities Program Delivery

  • Teach approved curricula on basic nutrition, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity to limited resource adult and youth participants in group settings both in person and online (may include conducting occasional classes with place-bound clients in their home).
  • Demonstrate food and recipe preparation techniques to participants.
  • Maintain and purchase supplies for implementing education.

Program Evaluation and Impacts

  • Complete and submit essential paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records.
  • Inform supervisor about program progress and impacts.
Percentage Of Time 75%
Essential/Marginal Essential
Job Duty Function Actively recruit program partners and participants:
Job Duties/Responsibilities
  • Work with a supervisor and agencies to identify low-income clientele who would benefit from the program.
  • Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations.
  • Arrange for and schedule locations and dates to provide educational classes.
  • Actively recruit eligible adults and youth to participate in scheduled classes.
Percentage Of Time 20%
Essential/Marginal Essential
Job Duty Function Contributes to team effort:
Job Duties/Responsibilities
  • Listen to and respect the ideas of others.
  • Assist coworkers to ensure quality and timely customer service. Share information, expertise, and resources with coworkers.
  • Update or learn new technology and/or skills.
  • Assist with social media and other technology to enhance learning and engagement strategies in and out of class.
  • Perform additional related duties as requested.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Essential/Marginal Marginal

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Experience using computers, software and the internet.
  • Experience cooking or preparing food and maintaining related equipment/supplies.
  • Must possess High School diploma, completion of high school equivalency or GED.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with low resource audiences and working cooperatively with support systems, networks, and agency programs available for low-income people/low resource audience.
  • Experience developing a lesson plan and teaching groups of people.
  • Knowledge or teaching experience related to nutrition, food safety, food resource management and physical activity topics, guidelines and best practices.
  • Ability to follow a curriculum including teaching and speaking publicly, strong communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and give attention to detail and maintain accurate records.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Familiar with the community where the position is located.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
  • Must be able to teach or otherwise provide instruction of physical activities including, but not limited to, marching, toe touches, squats, and arm reaches/lifts.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move instructional materials weighing up to 40 lbs. from vehicle to work site and from work site to vehicle.

Posting Information

Posting Date 10/11/2022
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Schedules may have some flexibility. More information can be provided at the time of an interview.
Eat Smart Idaho is a grant funded program and positions are subject to continued funding. The grants funding Eat Smart Idaho programming have been renewed annually for more than 20 years.
Eat Smart Idaho staff are required to maintain a professional image for the betterment of the University of Idaho and Extension by acting as an advocate of the Land Grant University and its role in Idaho, the counties and communities; complying with the UI policy on affirmative action/equal opportunity as stated in the Faculty Staff Handbook by contributing to the University of Idaho Extension and local county Extension Affirmative Action Plans.
Background Check Statement Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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