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Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition & Health/Nutrition Education Program - SNAP-Ed (Dodge)

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Click “Apply for this Job” or sign in and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents: - Cover Letter - Resume - List of three professional references - Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), or attached to an email and sent to lfrench10@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition & Health/Nutrition Education Program - SNAP-Ed (Dodge)
Department/College/Unit Eastern NE Res & Ext Center - Metro District-9725
Requisition Number F_170155
Posting Open Date 11/13/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
12/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

Focused Assignment –Food, Nutrition & Health (approximately 80% of time):
This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenured position. The educator’s home base will be Fremont, in Dodge County. The subject matter focus for this educator is Food, Nutrition and Health. This educator’s primary responsibility is to provide regional leadership for the Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed and/or other grant funding) including supervision of Extension Assistants and develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in one or more of Nebraska Extension’s statewide action teams. This educator’s geographic region includes Dodge, Saunders, Washington. This educator is expected to interact closely with individuals, families, schools, and communities to deliver programs in their geographic area as well as statewide based on the intentions of the statewide action team.

The primary targeted audience includes ages 0-18 and the adults in families, schools and communities who influence those ages. The outcomes of this focused Extension educational program include: a) nutrition education and health promotion; b) food safety education; and c) food literacy, which will result in social, environmental and/or economic changes over time.

In this position the extension educator will:
1. Use innovative strategies and current technologies to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust regional extension education program in USDA’s SNAP-Ed/other grant Initiatives.
2. Engage in a collaborative-learning environment with food, nutrition and other health professionals, and with targeted individuals and families to encourage the adoption of research-based information in decision-making.
3. Deliver educational programming for food, nutrition, and health statewide and within the assigned geographic region. Within the assigned geographic region the educator will also engage with unit leaders, extension advisory committees, and local stakeholders to determine needs and provide access to educational opportunities.
4. Work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research based information.
5. Use entrepreneurial practices to secure grants, program fees and partnerships to leverage the extension program’s resource base and reach.
6. Partner with research faculty to engage in action research.
7. Practice effective extension scholarship by conducting needs assessments, identifying priorities, measuring program impact and reporting results at professional meetings and in professional publications.
8. Develop a professional development plan to enhance and maintain professional expertise in nutrition, foods, and wellness education, health promotion, community nutrition and related fields, and extension pedagogy.
9. When appropriate, support the youth development program by teaching in areas related to food, nutrition and health focused assignment.

Organizational Assignment (approximately 20%):
The focused extension educator will also connect with the host county unit leader for the purpose of developing local support for the Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed and/or other grant initiatives) in Nebraska Extension. These responsibilities include:
1. Support the Unit Leader with engagement of advisory or policy groups such as the Extension Board or County Commissioners/Board of Supervisors.
2. Cooperate with local faculty and staff in the home county to promote effective teamwork, and support local “all-hands” Extension events.
3. Support the Unit Leader in coordinating a total Extension Program in all subject matter areas and advocating for local educational needs,
4. Build and foster community relationships for Extension and a positive, professional image of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver’s license. Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Minimum Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree required; one degree in Nutrition; Dietetics; Nutrition Education; Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science; Health Education; Public Health or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Experience working in food environments, including healthy food retail and gardening.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media policies and procedures, including maintenance of a website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter and Pinterest accounts for a professional organization.
• Registered Dietitian (RD), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Community Health Education Specialist (CHES).
• Minimum of 1 year experience in nutrition or health related field.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary
How to Apply

Click “Apply for this Job” or sign in and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), or attached to an email and sent to lfrench10@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Lori French, lfrench10@unl.edu, 402-624-8036

Job Category Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your teaching experiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What qualities do you have that make you an effective team player?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Identify the formal classwork (class name and credit hours) and/or professional development/continuing education (title and hours of education) that you have completed in the past 5 years relevant to the position for which you are applying.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document