Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/9

Salary Range: $45,340- $54,094

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Program Coordinator is responsible for providing programmatic leadership, implementation, evaluation, and reporting for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the areas of nutrition education, food safety and physical activity for selected sites in the community. Regular working hours will sometimes require evenings and weekends based on the class schedules for the participating groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaches and evaluates nutrition and food safety lessons and food demonstrations from SNAP-Ed Curricula and other approved nutrition education materials.
  • Recruits and trains teachers and other community volunteers (train-the-trainer) to carry out planned objectives of the SNAP-Ed programs.
  • Holds and attends meetings and conferences as needed to assist the Senior Program Coordinator and volunteers in implementing the SNAP-Ed program and its specific projects.
  • Maintains effective working relationship with other extension staff (internally and externally), to provide knowledge of new technology, best practices, and evidence-based information as well as assistance in programming methods and procedures.
  • Prepares reports for submission to the Senior Program Coordinator and Director of the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health.
  • Maintains current professional competence through participation in SNAP-Ed, CNDH, and CAUSES staff development programs and professional development opportunities sponsored by professional organizations.
  • Cooperates with other program units in planning and implementing interdisciplinary programs.
  • Engages with the District of Columbia schools to start SNAP-Ed programs and to implement SNAP-Ed program activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • The incumbent is required to hold a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, public health nutrition, health education, or related focus area of the position, granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Preferred completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • Experience (1-2 years) working with individuals who come from low socio-economic backgrounds.
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle desirable to travel and transport education equipment within the city for lessons.
  • Preferred fluency speaking and writing in Spanish.
Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

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

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for 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-CREF).

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: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. 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 veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

D rug-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 Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources 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: opportunity/ .

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