Education Program Associate 1 (Nutrition Educator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Non-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 several rural counties throughout Central Pennsylvania. The Education Program Associate will be responsible for planning and implementing educational programs with both children and adults, conducting on-site research assessments in preschool classrooms and during other programming, including observing teachers delivering the curricula, observing the classroom environment, and conducting one-on-one interviews with children. Additional responsibilities include assisting with data entry, and managing social media channels. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in Nutrition or Nutrition Education and previous research, nutrition education programming (with children and/or adults) 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. The position also requires occasional evening and weekend work. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from hire date 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