Job no: 233279-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Ashland
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Extension Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties 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 here.

Position Duties:

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, adults and older 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. Skills in teaching and communicating effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with 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 support your work as a nutrition educator.

1. Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education;
2. Understanding of the Ojibwe culture and history of the Lake Superior Chippewa, especially the Red Cliff and Bad River Bands
3. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
4. Ability to work cooperatively with the public, other agencies, community-based services, or organizations

Additional Information:

1. Office location will initially be assigned to either Ashland, WI or Washburn, WI. The physical 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.
2. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties Nutrition Program Coordinator (AREA 1) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews.
3. This positions primary programming focus is in Ashland and Bayfield Counties; however some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
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.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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.



Work Type:

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 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. Please address this specific qualification in your cover letter: Demonstrated ability to enhance and effectively deliver nutrition education programs to diverse audiences in Wisconsin through understanding and value of self, language, culture, and community.

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.


Stephanie Bakker
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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