Nutrition Educator - Jacksonville
60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM
Extension Program Assistant
The UF/IFAS Extension
Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
is seeking an enthusiastic
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator to deliver nutrition and health
education to youth in Jacksonville communities. Our Educators
receive on-the-job training and development. FNP offers meaningful
work to be passionate about. Join us!
About SNAP-Ed and FNP
SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education) is
a federally funded grant program that teaches people how to eat
healthy on a budget and be more physically active to reduce the
risk of obesity and chronic disease.
About the Opportunity
- Our programming is focused on youth from pre-k through high
school, where 50% or more students receive free or reduced meals or
are otherwise considered eligible.
- FNP has been providing SNAP-Ed in Florida since 1996.
Nutrition Educators (NEs) use standardized curriculum materials
based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to teach food and
nutrition-related subject matter (physical activity, food safety,
healthy eating practices) to youth audiences in a group
A Great Place to Work
- Programming may be one-time lessons or a series and include
activities such as food demonstrations and taste tests, gardening,
soccer, and other hands-on learning. Most classes are face-to-face,
with occasional virtual programming.
- Travel to local programming sites in a personal vehicle
(mileage reimbursement paid). Sites can include schools, summer
food service programs, community centers, recreation programs,
afterschool programs, and early childhood education centers.
- Actively recruit new partners and foster existing
relationships, with a goal of reaching participants and expanding
programming. NEs take ownership of their calendar, using strategy
and planning to ensure a full schedule.
- Collaborate locally, regionally, and statewide with partners
and colleagues. Projects include school gardens, lunchroom
initiatives, and other interventions that create healthy policies,
systems, and environments for our communities.
- Capture impact and tell the FNP story through reporting, survey
collection, and success narratives.
- Receive orientation and ongoing training on foundational
nutrition, teaching methods, recruitment strategies, and related
professional topics. NEs become certified in food safety and
complete the National Nutrition Certification Program. Regular
training will take place in group and independent settings, in
person and online.
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program has a culture of
purpose and passion, with a strong commitment to employee
well-being and a positive, collaborative workplace. We allow for
flexibility including non-traditional schedules and options for
hybrid work. When you join FNP you are joining the renowned
University of Florida, a Top 5 institution with Extension offices
in every part of the state.
What We Are Looking For
- Someone who identifies with and embraces FNP Core Values
- Outgoing and comfortable leading and engaging groups in a
- Ability to network, engage potential partners, communicate
program value, and identify opportunities for collaboration
- Ability to interact with diverse participants, partners, and
colleagues in a positive, professional, and respectful manner
- Someone who will contribute their individual talents to the
success of a team
- Self-motivated and proactive, with an ability to effectively
manage time and resources, and work with minimal supervision
- Commitment to continuous learning and development, including
receiving and giving feedback
- Skills to adapt to change as the program priorities or audience
This position is supervised by a regional Extension Program
Manager. The normal work schedule is Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Flexible scheduling will be required due to the nature of the
program, including some evenings and weekends. Schedule variations
would be known in advance. NEs lift and carry teaching materials
and supplies up to 50 lbs. The job may require standing for
prolonged periods of time, stooping, pushing and pulling. Teaching
may take place outdoors and may include physical activity. A valid
driver's license and reliable daily transportation for business
travel is required. Final candidates are subject to successful
completion of a background check.
The University of Florida Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences
is committed to creating an
environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions,
including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and
expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute
to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching,
mentoring, and professional service.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for
this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay
Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at
The University of Florida offers outstanding benefits and
retirement options, generous leave plans, a health and wellness
program that reflects its commitment to quality of life and quality
of work, and many more competitive perks and rewards. Highlights
- Coverage options for individuals, spouses / domestic partners,
- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Flex Spending, Disability, and
many optional plans
- State of Florida Retirement (Pension or Investment)
- Paid Family Leave
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition reimbursement (Employee Education Program)
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (UF is a qualifying
- Free LinkedIn Learning
- Discounted goods and services; free MS software for personal
use; financing for personal computers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Valid driver's license and reliable daily transportation for
business travel required.
Candidates who are interested in the position and meet the minimum
requirements are encouraged to apply.
- Experience in education, childcare, community health, food prep
or service, or related fields
- Experience working with youth audiences (pre-k through high
- Experience working with lower resource clients
- Connections to community
- Comfortable using technology for educational, data entry, and
communication purposes (email, video meetings, Adobe Acrobat,
Microsoft Office suite of tools, web)
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a time-limited, grant-funded position headquartered in
Jacksonville, FL (Duval County UF/IFAS Extension).
This position is eligible for veteran's preference. If you are
claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214
Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our
for more specific information.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
Health Assessment Required:
Special Instructions to Applicants
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To apply, visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524763/nutrition-educator-jacksonville
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