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Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Summary of Duties
Responsible for leading all data collection, evaluation, and reporting for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). Manage SNAP-Ed program evaluation data by cleaning, organizing, compiling, editing, analyzing, and summarizing monthly Ohio SNAP-Ed program evaluation data for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Design and generate comprehensive annual reports summarizing program activity by county, region, and state for external SNAP-Ed program funders (USDA Food Nutrition Service), the Extension Director, and ODJFS using automated methods (coding, syntax, macros) on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Train Ohio SNAP-Ed professionals on program evaluation procedures and other topics related to program evaluation and data collection/reporting at New Employee Orientation, Navigating for Success, annual and semi-annual conferences, and at regional meetings. Communicate evaluation and reporting policies with SNAP-Ed staff through in-person trainings and webinars, by updating and maintaining the instruction manual, and through routine email communications. Work with the SNAP-Ed Program Director to revise program evaluation forms and tools and stay up-to-date with best practices for program evaluation. Work closely with collaborators (Kansas State University-PEARS program and the Office of Information Technology at OSU) to design and modify current and future data reporting systems used by Ohio SNAP-Ed. Respond to individual client requests for program evaluation data/program results beyond the typical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the SNAP-Ed state team and statewide SNAP-Ed staff. Participate in establishing policies using USDA guidance and OSU Extension guidelines to implement the policies as they relate to program evaluation. Provide support to national SNAP-Ed evaluation work groups. Provide technical assistance to the Director by preparing the annual proposal, needs assessments, literature reviews, presentations, and best practices on program evaluation and implementation. Some travel will be required throughout the region and to various locations around the state. This is a grant-funded position which is renewable annually by the sponsor and by OSU Extension.
Additional Information for Applicants:
This position has been reposted and is located in Columbus, Ohio.
Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of two years’ experience working with community-based program evaluation and data analysis software such as SPSS. Excellent writing, analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
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