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NUTRITION EDUCATOR - EAU CLAIRE COUNTY

Apply now Job no: 244459-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:EXT/YFH/HLTH/NUTR/FOODWI
Location: Eau Claire County
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

PURPOSE AND PRIMARY FOCUS OF POSITION:

The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties FoodWIse team. Nutrition Educators are peer educators who adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. Nutrition Educators work collaboratively with community partners to 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 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.

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 the state of Wisconsin). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application. This will notify the hiring committee to evaluate your level of language proficiency as a part of the interview process.

About the Job:

Outreach Associate (OE017)

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

Education:

Required
H.S. Diploma
High school graduate or equivalent

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS (Please describe your experience with each of the required qualifications in your cover letter or resume/CV) Required:
- Ability to teach interactive lessons to children and/or adults in group settings
- Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
- Skills in teaching and communicating effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with technology
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- 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.
- 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 support your work as a nutrition educator.

Preferred:
- Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
- Spanish or Hmong speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/LatinX and/or Hmong culture
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups, and organizations

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties Nutrition Program Coordinator (AREA 6) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is in Eau Claire County; however some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
- 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.
- Assume daily travel throughout geographies served and occasional travel within the state.
- Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
- Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs
- Must be able to carry educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
- 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.

Department(s):

A473631-EXTENSION/YFH/HLTH/NUTR/FOODWI

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

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 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.

Please describe your experience with each of the required qualifications and 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 support your work as a nutrition educator.

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.

Contact:

Sandy Tarter
sandy.tarter@wisc.edu
715-231-6695
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. )



Official Title:

Outreach Associate(OE017)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

244459-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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