Job no: 238710-AS
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Food
Science, Nutritional Science
The Nutrition Coordinator is an integral member of the UW-Madison
Division of Extension and the Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette
Counties FoodWIse program team 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
The Nutrition Coordinator provides leadership for the Grant, Green,
Iowa, and Lafayette Counties 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 nutrition educators and 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
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
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.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as nutritional sciences,
dietetics, community health education, public health, family and
consumer sciences, social work or related field required.
A Master's degree in a field relevant to the programmatic
responsibilities of the position is preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Required (please make sure that all the requirements are addressed
in your resume and cover letter):
1. At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of
programming and service delivery.
2. Ability to supervise and manage staff.
3. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules
while maintaining high quality work.
4. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work cooperatively
with other agencies and community-based organizations
5. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods
6. Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully
address complex issues.
7. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build
and maintain professional work environments.
8. 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
9. Please Address Specifically in 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.
1. Experience in budget development and fiscal management.
2. Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing and evaluating
direct education programs and policy, systems and environmental
change interventions designed to support behavior change.
3. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or
coalitions with community partners and local governments.
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the
Area Extension Director (Area 17) for supervision, compensation and
benefits and performance reviews.
2. This position's primary programming focus is in Grant, Green,
Iowa, and Lafayette Counties; however, some programming may also be
conducted over a broader geographical area.
3. 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
4. Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to
meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
5. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming
6. Must be able to carry educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
7. 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
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$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
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
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