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Sr. Program Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/7

Salary Range: $59,460

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

We are seeking a Senior Program Coordinator who will report to the Director of the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH), one of five land-grant Centers of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The Senior Program Coordinator will coordinate the work of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to carry out community nutrition education across the eight (8) wards spanning all age groups. The Senior Program Coordinator provides leadership to the EFNEP program coordinators and students. This position has supervisory responsibilities and will serve as a Lead Coordinator that reviews and directs the work of those assigned in the EFNEP program.

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 Senior Program Coordinator has the responsibility for tracking all activities in the EFNEP program including all teaching activities, and program participants with the required program reporting in the national database, WEBNEERS. The incumbent will determine the needs of the individuals and families through focus groups, discussion-decisions sessions, partners, and surveys to strengthen current nutrition classes and develop and create new classes based on the needs of the target audiences. Regular working hours will sometimes require evenings and weekends based on the class schedules for the participating groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director for CNDH, the incumbent will provide programmatic leadership for EFNEP in the areas of nutrition education, food safety, resource management and physical activity for selected sites in the community. The incumbent is also responsible for planning and teaching nutrition education, food safety, and physical activity classes to low-income individuals and families within the designated service area in the District of Columbia. The incumbent’s additional responsibilities include:
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and assesses 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, prioritizes 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 related to nutrition and health and other needs of the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is 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 required
  • Three (3) years of experience with increasing responsibility for community education required.
  • Teaching experience in planned educational programs preferred.
  • Driver’s license and vehicle required.
Information to Applicant

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

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

Employment Benefits: Selectee may be eligible for health insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave.

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 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 position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

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.

Contact 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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