EMPLOYER: Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston, ME)Website
This grant funded program teaches eligible community members how to eat healthy on a budget and lead physically active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators provide eligible populations and families with easy ways to shop, cook, and eat healthy food on a budget by providing direct education opportunities to children, adults, families, and older adults. The direct education components are also supported by implementation of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. The Nutrition Educator will report directly to the appropriate Health Promotion Manager. This position will be required to keep detailed records for reporting and evaluation. The candidate will work independently, be well-organized, and possess a strong attention to detail.
Travel is required throughout Androscoggin County and occasionally to statewide trainings. Position dependent on continuous funding. Candidate must meet all state mandated immunization requirements for healthcare facilities.
Job Requirements & Responsibilities
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, nutrition or related field preferred. Comparable experience may be substituted.
• Experience in community organizing, public health and health promotion, education, nutrition and/or health education (preferred).
• Ability to implement Maine SNAP-Ed program deliverables in accordance with USDA SNAP-Ed, Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and University of New England (UNE) requirements.
• Develop new and strengthen existing partnerships with community-based agencies.
• Partner with local school districts, childcare centers, community centers, and other organizations serving low-income families to implement evidence-based nutrition programs.
• Work with community partners to develop and/or implement selected policy, systems and environmental change strategies that supplement the direct education.
• Attend required trainings and meetings, both in-person and online, in accordance with grant funding.
• Complete reporting and evaluation processes as set by specific funders.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Health Promotion Manager and the Executive Director of Healthy Androscoggin.
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
• Computer proficiency
• Group-facilitation skills
• Attention to detail
• Schedule flexibility
• Team player that can also work independently
• Ability to speak multiple languages (preferred)
What is SNAP?
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is federally-funded and provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of eligible families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Maine SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education services in settings like schools, food pantries, Head Starts, and other child care settings, grocery stores, and regional DHHS offices. Learn more at https://www.mainesnap-ed.org/
Healthy Androscoggin works to create a community of thriving residents by giving individuals tools to live a healthy life. We know that creating a community that values and encourages health is key to ensuring its residents can succeed. Our staff and partners do this by making healthy living more accessible. Healthy Androscoggin is a project of Central Maine Community Health, and affiliate of Central Maine Healthcare. Learn more at https://healthyandroscoggin.org/