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TITLE: Nutrition Educator (West Louisville)

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture Community and the Sciences and Land Grant Program

REPORTS TO: Program Leader in Community Resource Development

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The Nutrition Educator will provide leadership for educational programs lower income families in the area of basic nutrition, food resource management, healthy cooking, and food budgeting. This position will also work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders.

The Nutrition Educator will provide leadership for educational programs for lower income families in the area of basic nutrition, food resource management, healthy cooking, and food budgeting. This position will also work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders. The position responsibilities include: (1) utilize and/or develop advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (2) conduct signature nutrition programs in the area; (3) serve as a resource to the community through answering nutrition related consumer questions and serve as a conduit to additional programing and information available at Kentucky State University; (4) develop nutrition competency of local citizens and; (5) work in collaboration to share community programs supporting issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, community services and other forms of community economic development. This position will be housed in West Louisville and will be a member of the off-campus Extension staff of Kentucky State University as part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System and will work closely with the Extension Specialist for Dietetics and Human Nutrition for educational program support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Provide leadership to an educational process where youth and adults learn skills of basic nutrition, cooking, and related topics.
  • Collaborate with KSU 4-H Youth Development Agents to plan and execute nutritional programs for youth.
  • Support SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs that meet the needs of youth regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or religion.
  • Determine unit program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessments involving the unit Advisory Committee and other leadership committees.
  • Network and build coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues.
  • Develop and deliver objective and research-based educational programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources needed.
  • Organize and maintain a multi-level system of recognition and incentives for youth and volunteers in the program on an annual basis.
  • Utilize the KSU Mobile Kitchen in nutrition programing.
  • Work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders.
  • Complete various Cooperative Extension reports (KERS, Quarterly Report, Plans of work, etc.)
  • Support issues of food justice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating participatory Extension or non-formal education programs.
  • Understanding and ability to conduct community needs assessment to determine program priorities.
  • Knowledge of child and human development.
  • Knowledge and willingness of adult involvement and working relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge in educational technologies and their appropriate use in the development and delivery of educational programs.
  • Program marketing skills.
  • Knowledge and willingness to involve and manage volunteers in program development and delivery.
  • Will need a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to drive a small delivery truck (no special license required) or truck and trailer.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • Must be able to travel, primarily in-state (30%).
  • May need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.
  • Occasional outdoor work
OTHER DUTIES:
  • The position will conduct other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • B.S. in Agriculture, Nutrition, or related degree area with 1 to 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified preferred.
Licensing and Certifications: NA

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa.

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 




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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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