The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Extension Brown County FoodWIse team. Nutrition Educators are peer educators who adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. We engage people from the diverse communities of Wisconsin to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Institute of Health and Well-Being and the FoodWIse Program. FoodWIse is a community-based nutrition program that advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community, and systems levels. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) grants. Learn more about FoodWIse at https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/programs/foodwise/.
We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak HMoob [Hmong], Spanish, Somali, and other high-need languages in Brown County). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application.
List of Duties
|Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Degree and Area of Specialization:
High school graduate or equivalent.
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
1. Ability to teach interactive lessons to children and/or adults in group settings
2. Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
3. Life, personal, volunteer or work experience with African American, Indigenous, and/or LatinX communities
4. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
5. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments and relationships
6. Ability to effectively work 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
7. Please address the following qualification in your cover letter: Nutrition educators are expected to deliver nutrition education programs to diverse audiences in Wisconsin. Please share how your lived experiences and understanding of language(s), culture(s), and Wisconsin communities would help support your work as a nutrition educator.
1. Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
2. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
3. Ability to work cooperatively with the public, other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Brown County Nutrition Program Coordinator/Administrator (Area 11) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews.
2. This position's primary programming focus is in Brown County; however, some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
3. Office location and programming coverage is contingent on continued availability of federal funds and location may be reassigned to align with funder and Extension programming priorities.
4. Assume daily travel throughout geographies served and occasional travel within the state.
5. Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
6. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs
7. Must be able to carry educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
8. Participate in low impact physical activity exercises, dependent on local program delivery.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $34,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please address the following qualification in your cover letter: Nutrition educators are expected to deliver nutrition education programs to diverse audiences in Wisconsin. Please share how your lived experiences and understanding of language(s), culture(s), and Wisconsin communities would help support your work as a nutrition educator.
Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
Liliana Ramirez Gonzalez
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )