We Are Hiring New FoodWIse Nutrition Educators!

Nutrition Educators work as a peer educators to provide education related to basic nutrition, regular low impact physical activity, food safety, and food budgeting for individuals and families living on limited economic resources. For additional information about the usual work duties of FoodWIse Nutrition Educators please refer to: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/wnep/files/Nutr_Educator_work_description.pdf

Applications are due May 15, 2018.

For more details and to apply visit the UW Extension Careers Website job posting.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Teach culturally relevant educational programs to both adults and youth, either individually or in groups, using learner-centered activities and lessons, including topics such as making healthful food choices, regularly incorporating low impact physical activity into lifestyle choices, handling food safely, food buying and selection, and managing the food budget
  • Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
  • Build, strengthen and sustain trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environments
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local partners and agencies
  • Maintain a program of professional development/improvement in subject matter and educational delivery methods; participate in Nutrition Education Program training opportunities
  • Comply with reporting requirements of the program by maintaining and punctually submitting accurate work time records, travel expenses and program information (participation numbers, evaluation information, etc.)
  • Regularly and appropriately use email and other communication technologies
  • Organize work and fulfill position responsibilities productively with indirect supervision in a highly visible public sector environment
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with supervisor and colleagues
  • In keeping with the purpose of this position, promote and practice healthy eating and, as physically able, low impact physical activity concepts during teaching sessions
  • Encourage program participants to participate in other Extension programs
  • Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested by supervisor

 

TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Work, volunteer or life experience with limited income individuals or groups
  • Experience working effectively as a member of a work group or committee
  • Ability to teach interactive lessons offered as a peer for low income residents
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

BEST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MAY ALSO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
  • Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge of Hispanic culture
  • Ability to teach and communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through educational technology to adults and youth
  • Ability to teach children in group settings
  • Ability to manage work responsibilities with flexibility
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and other community-based services and organizations
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting; ability to effectively manage conflicts
  • Successful volunteer or paid experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining professional work environments
  • Knowledge of Cooperative Extension legacy as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good
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