UW-Madison's Division of 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.
About the Health & Well-Being Institute and FoodWIse program: The Health & Well-Being Institute (https://extension.wisc.edu/health/) works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin residents through evidence-based and community-engaged health promotion programs to improve health, build community capacity to identify and address health inequities, engage in collective action, and achieve greater health equity. FoodWIse (https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/programs/foodwise/) 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 Program (EFNEP) grants.
About the position:
The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Vernon/Crawford/Richland Counties FoodWIse team. Nutrition Educators are peer educators who co-learn with community members and adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. Nutrition Educators engage people from the diverse communities of Wisconsin to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits. Learn more about how we make a difference by watching this video: https://youtu.be/ReqwrSCmKXA.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (those who speak Spanish). 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.
The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non- biased, and inclusive organization. (https://blogs.extension.wisc.edu/oaic/call-to-action/). As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion
||Instructs and/or assists individuals and families engaged in various outreach programs. Delivers research-based educational programs to support and empower people where they live and work. Provides general support on public issues for the benefit of the community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
- 60% Teaches culturally relevant educational programs to adults and youth using learner-centered activities and lessons
- 15% Implements initiatives and events that serve the target audience
- 5% Procures and maintains course materials and supplies
- 10% Tracks program evaluation and incorporates feedback for improvement
- 5% Helps design marketing materials and promotions for programs
- 5% Communicates plans, activities, and achievements to relevant stakeholders
|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
H.S. Diploma or equivalent
- Ability to teach interactive lessons to youth and/or adults in group settings
- Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to Extensions' values of equity and social justice to support opportunities and outcomes for youth, families, and communities
- Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
Part Time: 50% - 90%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $41,574 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/).
The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Vernon/Crawford/Richland Counties FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is Crawford County; however, some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
- Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions. See the UW System Driving Authorization Policy https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/uw-system-administrative-policies/vehicle-use-and-driver-authorization/
- 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.
|How to Apply:
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.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.