Nutrition Educator and Evaluation Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – G – Non-exempt
  • 02 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
Biobehavioral Health
Full/Part Time:


The Family and Child Health Project in the Biobehavioral Health Department is looking to hire an Education Program Associate to work on a large-scale nutrition education project. The project is focused on promoting healthy eating and active living in low-income families in rural, counties in Central Pennsylvania. The Education Program Associate will be responsible for planning and implementing educational program with both children and adults), conducting on-site research assessments in preschool classrooms and during other programming, and assisting with program evaluation efforts and reporting. Onsite assessments include observing teachers delivering the curricula, observing the classroom environment, and conducting one-on-one interviews with children. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Nutrition or Nutrition Education and previous research, nutrition education programming and culinary experience is highly desired. We seek candidates with excellent communication skills who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, and able to multi-task. The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills and be experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). The strongest candidates will have previous experience leading cooking classes/demonstration, and providing nutrition education programming to preschool- and/or school-aged children. Significant travel to surrounding counties in Pennsylvania is required for this position. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. The position also requires occasional evening and weekend work. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088