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Nutrition Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Nutrition Assistant
Posting Number CSA00082P
Department SDSU-Food & Families Programs-Ext
Physical Location of Position (City) Sioux Falls
Posting Text

Job Responsibilities: Provide research-based, hands-on food and nutrition educational programming to individuals, families and children with limited financial resources to strengthen the participant’s knowledge regarding healthy food choices, managing food resource dollars and food safety.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of: Nutrition programs; nutrition needs, food safety and proper food preparation practices; common sense shopping techniques; household budgeting practices; basic methodologies and teaching practices for youth, families and adults; arithmetic sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages; assigned area (community) and existing community services; and computer software applications.

Ability to: Interview; gather and arrange information; interpret nutritional findings; identify potential program participants; learn and teach basic nutrition, manage a budget and inventories; accurately complete and maintain records; organize work to meet competing deadlines; work independently; supervise volunteers, adults and students in a classroom setting; communicate and work effectively with clients, co-workers, agencies and the public; deal tactfully with low-income or ethnic clients; recruit and train volunteers; maintain strong relationships with community resources and agencies; complete quarterly and annual reports; use audio-visual materials; lift and carry presentation and display materials (up to 40 pounds); bend and stand for an extended period; travel on overnight assignments; and drive a vehicle to and from teaching locations.

Required License: A valid driver’s license is required.

Comments: This position is located in Sioux Falls, SD. Routine travel to conduct classes at various sites is required, along with some overnight travel for training. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Food and nutrition selection, preparation and safety knowledge and/or experience is preferred; must be able to work with people in struggling circumstances; and organizational networking skills, informal teaching experience and/or skills and ability to work well with adults and youth are desired. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.

Posting Date 02/14/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date
Advertised Salary $12.36 - $17.52/hour, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
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    • SD Department of Labor
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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List