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Nutrition Education Assistant, EFNEP/FNP - Fort Berthold

North Dakota State University
New Town, ND
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The Nutrition Education Assistant, EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) / FNP (Family Nutrition Program) will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals and other agencies and organizations to provide direct teaching and other outreach with youth and adults in food and nutrition and nutrition-related subject matter. The position targets limited income adults and children from limited income households. The position is supervised by the NDSU Extension West District Director.

Office headquarters will be the Fort Berthold Extension office of NDSU Extension located in New Town, North Dakota. This a full-time position with the NDSU Extension, contingent on the availability of Federal funds to support the program.

Position Information:

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
  • Recruit and enroll limited resource families with young children into EFNEP classes.
  • Recruit SNAP recipients to FNP activities and follow-up on agency referrals.
  • Identify food and nutrition learning needs of program participants and coordinate educational experiences to meet those needs.
  • Teach lessons on nutrition, food safety, food preparation and related subject matter to groups of adults and/or youth from limited resource households.
  • Promote FNP and EFNEP with community agencies and maintain a positive relationship with these agencies.
  • Evaluate participants' progress.
  • Maintain and submit accurate records on a timely basis.
  • Cooperate with other Extension staff members in developing linkages with EFNEP and FNP to other Extension programs and government agencies
  • Encourage families to utilize assistance provided through community services and Federal food assistance programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Evidence of course work, professional development, or work experience related to the position responsibilities
  • Evidence of understanding families living on limited resources.
  • Two+ years of relevant work experience with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
  • Knowledge of community-based programming and existing community services for the Three Affiliated Tribes
  • Demonstrated communication skills - oral, written, listening.
  • Evidence of experience in keeping accurate and complete records.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing work and working independently.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Personal vehicle for regular use, valid driver's license and auto insurance.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Related work experience in food and nutrition education.
  • Demonstrated work or volunteer experience with limited resource families.
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience.
  • Two+ years of relevant work experience with communitied of the Three Affiliated Tribes.
  • Experience in working with diverse individuals and environments.

  • Applicant Materials Required:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Three professional references


    NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

    About Us:

    North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

    NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

    NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

    No Smoking Notice :

    As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

    EO/AA Statement:

    North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

    Veteran's Preference Notice:

    This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

    Land Acknowledgement

    We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).


    NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

    North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

    NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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