Sr. Program Coordinator, SNAP-ED


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/301/7

Salary Range: $57,153 - $68,184

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent will serve as a Senior Program Coordinator in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) located at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. He/she will be an integral part of the Center for Nutrition Diet and Health (CNDH) reporting directly to the Director of CNDH. The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of efficiency, communicate effectively, work well under pressure and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and program sponsors.

The SNAP-Ed Senior Program Coordinator has the responsibility for tracking all teaching activities and participants with program reports. The incumbent will determine the needs of the individuals and families through focus groups, discussion-decisions sessions, partners, and surveys in order to strengthen current nutrition classes and develop and create new classes based upon the needs of the target audiences. Regular working hours will sometimes require evenings and weekends based on the class schedules for the participating groups. The incumbent will also serve as a Lead Coordinator for team of SNAP-ED Program Coordinators requiring the review of work for the assigned team.

Under the direction of the Director for CNDH, providing programmatic leadership for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) in the areas of nutrition education, food safety, and physical activity for selected sites in the community. Incumbent is responsible for planning and teaching nutrition education, food safety, and physical activity classes to low income individuals and families with the designated service area in the District of Columbia. Incumbent shall participate in all background checks and fingerprinting required by funders and partner agencies in order to achieves the objectives of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops and program activities are virtual.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and assess the education programs in schools and communities with appropriate materials addressing identified family and community needs and responds to questions about food, food safety, and nutrition through cultural relevancy and appropriate nutrition programming;
  • Utilizes a variety of available delivery modes to provide educational programs and opportunities supported by research and evidence based results from affiliated programs and universities;
  • Works collaboratively with other agencies and service providers to effectively address District of Columbia, DC Metro area, and national program priorities.
  • Collects information with program sponsors, advisory groups, and other appropriate stakeholders as directed.
  • Fosters leadership development and offers opportunities for practicing and implementing leadership skills.
  • Networks with other professionals and agencies to effectively serve the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Participates in collaborative alliances to link public and private organizations to promote and coordinate family and consumer science education for identified residents of the District.
  • Maintains and completes required reports, including budget, plan of work, program outcomes and achievements, and other documentation needed for program effectiveness.
  • Maintains high productivity standards, prioritized tasks effectively, and manages resources (time, materials and staff) in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of individuals’ protected health information.
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with the Director of the CNDH, and other staff within CNDH, CAUSES and UDC.
  • Serves as a resource for educators, community groups, and agencies that serve families, individuals, and communities in the District of Columbia.
  • Facilitates public decision-making affecting families and provides public policy education when appropriate.
  • Monitors and evaluates neighborhood and District wide demographic trends for use in program and community development.
  • Assists in identifying funding sources and writing grants to expand and improve nutrition programming and participates in interagency meetings, task forces, and projects as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned including special assignments relates to nutrition and health and other needs of the college and community.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or a related discipline.
  • Completion of an educational program in dietetics and supervised practice programs approved by the Commission of Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) with an active registration by the Commission of Dietetic Registration and posses certifications/licensures by the District of Columbia.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience with increasing responsible community education positions.
  • Teaching experience with planned educational programs, preferred.
  • Valid d river’s license
  • Reliable transportation

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

C ontact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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