We Are Hiring New Healthy Communities Coordinator!

The Healthy Communities Coordinator addresses diet-related disparities by contributing to advancing policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among low-income, urban residents, many of whom are persons of color and who may speak a language other than English (especially people who are eligible to receive SNAP/FoodShare) in Milwaukee County. Applications are open until July 22. To learn more and apply visit the full job posting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct community health needs assessments to determine programming needs
  • Build partnerships with community organizations, agencies, coalitions and community leaders to support efforts that address identified community health and nutrition needs
  • Work collaboratively with Milwaukee County FoodWIse Administrator, other Extension colleagues and community partners to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive multi-level interventions and community and public health approaches to prevent obesity for at risk and limited income populations
  • Work closely with statewide colleagues, other Healthy Communities Coordinators and appropriate partners on building healthy communities initiatives, including complementary plans, collaborative training and professional development opportunities, and aligned evaluation as appropriate
  • Create plans of work that address these needs within scope of this position
  • Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
  • Conduct and report on program evaluations to improve program effectiveness and demonstrate value to programmatic and funding partners
  • Build, strengthen and sustain trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environments
  • Develop and maintain relationships with programmatic and funding partners in ways that effectively communicate the value of Extension
  • Collaborate with program-related community coalitions and partnerships
  • Regularly consult with and report to Extension partners at the county and state levels to ensure accountability
  • Develop and follow a professional development plan to ensure proficiency in priority content, current research and relevant competencies
  • Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested
  • Contribute leadership, as needed, to ensure effective Extension office operations
  • In keeping with the purpose of this position, while teaching, strive to promote and practice healthy eating and, as physically able, low impact physical activity concepts

 

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

  • Bachelor degree in public health, nutritional sciences/dietetics, community psychology, or related field.
  • Experience developing, implementing and evaluating policy, systems and environmental change interventions designed to support behavior change
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, coalitions and community-based organizations
  • Experience using collaborative leadership to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene, facilitate, bridge, and leverage diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds, including differences in culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

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

  • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, or a closely related field
  • Experience working in an urban environment and with racial/ethnic communities, such as knowledge of African American, Latino, Hmong and Native Indian cultures and histories
  • Understanding and commitment to principles of population health, social and behavioral change theory, and multiple determinants of health
  • Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing and applying evidence-based information and research findings
  • Ability to keep accurate, complete and timely work records
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining professional work environments
  • Strong interpersonal relationships and problem-solving skills in a team setting
  • Effective communication and presentation skills using a variety of methods and technologies
  • Knowledge of the legacy of Cooperative Extension as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good
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