The Nutrition Educator is an integral member of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and the Area 12 (Manitowoc, Kewaunee & Door Counties) FoodWIse program team and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
Our nutrition educators are peer educators who work closely with the FoodWIse Nutrition Program Coordinator to support and empower people to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits by delivering education where people live and work. Education topics include:
- basic nutrition
- low impact physical activity
- food safety
- food budgeting
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 seeks to empower individuals with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) grants.
The ideal candidate is skilled at building and maintaining trust-based relationships and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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 required.
|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. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
4. 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.
1. Spanish or Hmong speaking, writing and/or comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/LatinX or Hmong culture. Language skills will be evaluated.
2. Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
3. Ability to teach and communicate effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with technology
4. Experience working effectively as a member of a work group or committee
5. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
6. Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
7. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
8. Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups, and organizations
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Manitowoc, Kewaunee, & Door County Nutrition Program Coordinator (Area 12) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews.
2. This position's primary programming focus is in Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties; 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
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 or Part Time: 80% - 100%
|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 fit this position. Please submit (1) a detailed cover letter explaining how your skills align with each of the position requirements and (2) a resume outlining your educational and professional background. Applicants need to address all required qualifications in the cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should describe those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers rely 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.
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