Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $21.88 per hour
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Coordinate the Eat Smart Idaho Program in Southern Idaho. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating Nutrition Instructors and Community Nutrition Advisor to ensure the quality and productivity of supervisees consistent with requirements of supporting grantors. Create and sustain partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations that result in the delivery of Eat Smart Idaho classes and in the implementation of projects and initiatives to support Policy, System, and Environmental enhancements leading to improved decisions about nutrition and health for limited-resource children, adults, and families.
Eat Smart Idaho is a grant funded program and positions are subject to continued funding. The grants funding Eat Smart Idaho programming have been renewed annually for more than 20 years. Eat Smart Idaho staff are required to maintain a professional image for the betterment of the University of Idaho and Extension by acting as an advocate of the Land Grant University and its role in Idaho, the counties and communities; complying with the UI policy on affirmative action/equal opportunity as stated in the Faculty Staff Handbook by contributing to the University of Idaho Extension and local county Extension Affirmative Action Plans.
Bachelors degree in Foods and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Health, Education, or related field.
Experience training, supervising, and communicating with staff.
Experience developing, recommending, and evaluating program materials, such as lesson plans or curricula, marketing materials, and informative brochures or articles.
Experience working with diverse people and cultures.
Experience using computers and software.
Experience working with multiple stakeholders.
Experience communicating with administration from partnering agencies and organizations.
Experience in organizing and coordinating programs.
Obtained knowledge of program planning and implementation through at least 1 year of related work or completed 1 semester of college-level coursework related to program planning and implementation.
Education: Registered Dietitian, Masters degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Health or related field.
Experience building and maintaining coalitions and agency collaborations.
Experience with program evaluation, research, and community health models.
Experience working with government programs and within grant guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to organize and work with people and area agencies in problem-solving and decision making.
Ability to work with and adapt research materials for effective oral or written educational use including adaptation to bilingual audiences, if necessary.
Experience working with limited resource clientele.
Experience teaching youth and adult audiences.
Obtained knowledge of healthful nutrition and physical activity practices through at least 1 year of related work or completed 1 semester of college-level coursework related to nutrition and physical activity.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to teach or otherwise provide instruction of physical activities including, but not limited to, marching, toe touches, squats, and arm reaches/lifts.
Must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move instructional materials weighing up to 40 lbs. from vehicle to work site and from work site to vehicle.
Must have the ability to work weekends and after regular business hours.
Must be able to travel and work throughout the Southern counties of Idaho with the UI Caldwell Complex (Caldwell) and the UI Extension Payette County office (Payette) being the two primary workstations.
Posting Number: SP003022P
Posting Date: 09/16/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by October 3, 2021. The position may remain open until filled.
IMPORTANT: To be considered, your Letter of Qualification must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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