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Extension Agent, Family and Nutrition Program, Sioux County

North Dakota State University
Fort Yates, ND
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Professional Services
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Description & Details:

The Extension Agent, Family Nutrition Program will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals, county residents and leaders using science-based education and outreach to improve the health of and improve access to healthful foods and physical activity opportunities for community members and youth. The position targets Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible households and is supervised by the NDSU Extension West District Director. This position is contingent on the availability of funds to support the program. This is a 1.0 FTE position located in Fort Yates, ND.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:


· Teach, deliver and evaluate programs in food and nutrition, food preparation and physical activity to youth and adults from eligible households.

o Conduct needs assessment that results in outreach based on the needs of the target audience.

· Participate in professional development offered by the NDSU Extension and other entities as appropriate.

Collaborate and Facilitate

· Build partnerships and collaborate with county, tribal, state and federal governmental units, local organizations, businesses and others to provide a comprehensive program in nutrition education and outreach targeting eligible households.

· Engage local stakeholders to initiate and expand community food and wellness projects.


· Ensure compliance with equal opportunity policies.

· Be an active learner to keep relevant with new teaching strategies, advances in the professional field, technology, news and related program area research.

· Be self-directed with minimal supervision in the work environment.

· Maintain and submit records accurately and on time. Manage operating budget.
  • Travel within the county and district is required. Occasional travel and overnight trips outside the district are also required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of Extension.

Work Schedule:
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Some weekend and evening work required

Advertised Salary:
  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition, Education, or a closely related discipline.

2. Evidence of course work, professional development or work experience related to this position.

3. Information and educational technology skills necessary to work effectively, manage resources and disseminate information.

4. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with individuals, groups and through mass media.

5. Organizational management skills including the ability to be self-directed in the work environment, manage time and resources and keep good records.

6. Two+ years of relevant work experience with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

8. Personal vehicle and valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in delivering food and nutrition educational programs.

2. Demonstrated work or volunteer experience with adult or youth from low-income households.

3. Two+ years of relevant work experience with communities of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

4. Knowledge of community-based programming, the geographic area and existing community partners to be served.

Applicant Materials Required:
  • Cover letter including how you may meet any or all minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Include three professional references in application reference section
  • Screening will begin 4/24/24


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.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

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

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .


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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