The Nutrition Coordinator is an integral member of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and the Washington County FoodWIse program 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.
The Nutrition Coordinator provides leadership for the Washington County FoodWIse Program. The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for staff training and supervision, program planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting, and developing and managing the local program budget. The Nutrition Coordinator works closely with partner agencies to plan and implement interventions that improve healthy food access and make healthy food and physical activity choices practical and available to community members with limited income.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Institute of Health and Well-Being and has an emphasis in 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 adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders 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 diversity and inclusion. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak Spanish 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 Specialist (OE009)
|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.
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In field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position such as nutritional sciences, dietetics, community health education, public health, family and consumer sciences, social work.
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery.
- Ability to supervise and manage staff.
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and community-based organizations
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology.
- Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues.
- 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 coordinators are expected to provide local program leadership for the delivery of 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 coordinator.
- Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/LatinX culture
- Experience in budget development and fiscal management.
- Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing and evaluating direct education programs and policy, systems and environmental change interventions designed to support behavior change.
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.
- 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.
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $43,000 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 address the following qualification in your cover letter: Nutrition coordinators are expected to provide local program leadership for the delivery of 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 coordinator.
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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