Food Supplement Nutrition Education - Maryland’s SNAP-Ed Program

The Smarter Lunchrooms Assistant (SLA)

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Posted On: Monday, 23rd October 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Columbia, MD
University of Maryland Extension
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 435 Columbia, MD 21044
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

 

About FSNE

Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE), is Maryland's SNAP-Ed program.
FSNE delivers educational programming and facilitates Policy, Systems, and
Environmental changes to support the adoption of healthy eating and physical
activity behaviors at sites serving low-income populations.



About the Position

The Smarter Lunchrooms Assistant (SLA) will provide support
to FSNE to facilitate the implementation of SL programming, including the
delivery of training, technical assistance, and materials to school community
sites engaged in FSNE programs in Montgomery County. This is a part-time
position (up to 25 hours/week).



Responsibilities

  • Perform initial site visits and collect observational data to assess
    current conditions and areas of opportunity.
  • Lead trainings of cafeteria managers and staff using FSNE materials.
  • Manage ordering process and distribution of materials to sites
    implementing SL interventions.
  • Assist with planning and implementing interventions, including service
    line modifications, facilitating taste tests, and coordinating cafeteria
    messaging with classroom-based nutrition education.
  • Perform technical assistance visits during meal service to assist with
    implementation of SL interventions and troubleshoot challenges.
  • Assist with collection of data for program evaluation.
  • Work school health leaders to support and integrate their work to
    create a healthy school environment.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with FSNE Smarter Lunchrooms
    Coordinator, local FSNE educators, and program partners regarding project
    status, challenges, and opportunities for integrating SL work with other FSNE
    interventions occurring at the school.
  • Communicate with district-level school food service staff to ensure
    alignment of goals and methods.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or related field.
  •  Holds valid driver’s license.
  • Access to personal vehicle for transportation across the state.

Preferred

  • At least one year experience in education or community nutrition.
  • Experience developing partnerships with nonprofits, schools, or
    community-based organizations.

 

To apply

Email resume and cover letter to Chrissa Carlson, FSNE Smarter
Lunchrooms Coordinator at ccarlso4@umd.edu.

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