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Program Support Specialist
Ref No.: 18-07086
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Start Date: 05/11/2018
Program Support Specialist

Don't need candidates from clinical background, this position is related to nutrition education and obesity prevention, so the client would like to see candidates doing such work in social area/community work and managing some programs. Overview: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the nation among low-income individuals. The goal of the education component of SNAP, commonly known as SNAP-Ed, is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Position Description: The SNAP-Ed Program Support Specialist will work under the general direction of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Program Manager, and in collaboration with the state SNAP-Ed team. The Program Support Specialist will oversee various state-wide SNAP-Ed grants to ensure all grantees are compliant with the deliverables. The Program Support Specialist will also provide training and technical assistance to grantees as necessary. Qualifications: Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Dietetics, Social Work, Education, Nursing or relevant field and at least one year's full time professional experience related to the position; or a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Dietetics, Social Work, Education, Nursing or relevant field and 2 years' professional experience related to the position. Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, collaborate, and network with a variety of stakeholders focused on a common goal or mission. Excellent interpersonal and group process skills with diverse groups of people in a team setting. Ability to organize and prioritize activities to meet identified program and fiscal objectives. Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and web-based video/audio conferencing platforms. Experience in evaluation of community-based programs. Experience working independently and as a team member. Experience with diverse and under-served populations. Ability and willingness to travel and a valid driver's license. Job Responsibilities Assist SNAP-Ed Program Manager with the implementation and evaluation of the SNAP-Ed program across the state. Manage and monitor the budgets and data collection for grantees. Ensure compliance of the budgetary guidelines and procedures regarding travel, programming supplies and other financial considerations. Develops and implement training for SNAP-Ed educators in conjunction with the SNAP-Ed Program Manager. Manage the reporting protocol of grantees. Coordinates and develop the implementation of the partner level agreements across the state. Analyze and synthesize feedback from SNAP-Ed Educators on participants and community concerns, program implementation, curricula and other resources to improve the quality and efficiency in the program and better meet the needs of SNAP-Ed. Conduct ongoing performance management of SNAP-Ed Educators and grantees. Observe, monitor and coach grantees to ensure the quality of the program delivery. Coordinate and facilitate meetings with grantees, stakeholders, and other state departments. Communicate with other Family Health Services personnel to enhance program delivery through collaboration of programmatic activities. Explore additional grant opportunities to support the objectives identified in the State SNAP-Ed Plan. Performs other related duties as assigned