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FOODWISE NUTRITION COORDINATOR (GRANT, GREEN, IOWA, LAFAYETTE COUNTIES)

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Nutrition, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 245292-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: EXT/YFH/HLTH/NUTR/FOODWI
Location: Southwest Wisconsin
Categories: Engagement and Outreach



Job Summary:

The Nutrition Coordinator is an integral member of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and the Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties FoodWIse program 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 positive impacts.

Our Nutrition Coordinator provides leadership for the Iowa, Grant, Green, and Lafayette Counties FoodWIse Program.

The Nutrition Coordinator is 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 deliver high quality learner-centered nutrition education for people with limited income. This is done through assessment of local, regional, and statewide needs in nutrition and health and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.

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 (EFNEP) grants.

The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging partners, 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.

About the Job:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree
In field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position such as nutritional sciences, dietetics, community health education, public health, family and consumer sciences, social work

Qualifications:

Required:
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery.
- Ability to supervise and manage staff.
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and community-based organizations
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology.
- Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues.
- 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 diversity.
- 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, or work, experiences and understanding of languages and cultures within diverse Wisconsin communities would inform your work as a nutrition coordinator.

Preferred:
- Experience in budget development and fiscal management.
- Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing and evaluating direct education programs and policy, systems and environmental change interventions designed to support behavior change.
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.

Additional Information:

- Must be able to carry educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
- 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 appointment.

Department(s):

A473631-EXTENSION/YFH/HLTH/NUTR/FOODWI

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $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 interviews.

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, or work, experiences and understanding of languages and cultures within diverse Wisconsin communities would inform your work as an as a nutrition coordinator.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.

Contact:

Lynn Perkins
lynn.perkins@wisc.edu
608-341-6307
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

245292-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Nov 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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