Nutrition Educator - Juneau

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Classification:Training & Development 1
Grade:Grade 75
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Juneau
Categories: Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

The Nutrition Educator in the Juneau District office will teach approved nutrition curricula to eligible audiences including both direct and indirect educational methods. The successful candidate will participate in wellness activities throughout the community, teach food preparation, food safety, nutrition, and food resource management. They will recruit clients from eligible audiences and complete necessary client records as required. Job requires local travel within the District.

Duties:

10Reporting. Maintain detailed and accurate records; compile client information and evaluation, financial and district travel reports, program feedback; meet monthly reporting deadlines.Essential
13Recruitment and Outreach. Recruits clients from community and other assistance organizations, may require partnerships and collaboration to reach the target audience. Represent USDA, UAF, CES, and FNP in a professional manner.Essential
2Training. Participate in monthly audios. Complete trainings as required by UAF, CES, and FNP supervisors.Essential
5Communication. Communicate with partners, stakeholders, CES and FNP staff. Compose social media posts, newsletters, news columns or nutrition and physical activity articles as requested by supervisor.Essential
70Teach, prepare lessons, and local travel. Teach USDA approved nutrition curriculum, food dollar management, food safety and basic cooking programs to eligible audiences. Develop and maintain a command of current curricula, the Dietary guidelines, physical activity recommendations. Use various means to reach target autdiences including direct and indirect education, maintaining educational displays, offering food preparation, and physical activity demonstrations. Participate in wellness committees or other coalitions which support our mission when appropriate and as requested by supervisor. Lessons are taught in homes, in agency/community group settings or school classrooms. Incorporate the individual''s cultural background and values in methods of communication and service provision. Meet with elders and other community members to provide service that is culturally appropriate to the region. Use a strength based approach when providing services and teaching.Essential

Job Overview:

The Nutrition Educator in the Juneau District office will teach approved nutrition curricula to eligible audiences including both direct and indirect educational methods.  The successful candidate will participate in wellness activities throughout the community, teach food preparation, food safety, nutrition, and food resource management.  They will recruit clients from eligible audiences and complete necessary client records as required.  Job requires local travel within the District.

Pay Grade Range:

 

This recruitment is for a Training & Development 1, Grade 75, starting at $16.99/hr; DOE.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The incumbent must have the ability to work independently, follow written and oral instructions. They mist have prior experience with culturally diverse, low-income persons and/or assistance agencies. Must have basic understanding of nutrition and physical activity.

 

 

Required Experience:

Six months experience leading formal and informal education activities or providing nutrition or community health services to individuals or groups.

 

Typical Education or Training:

High School diploma or equivalent. 

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

 

Application Review Date:  

An initial Review Date of applications will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the Review Date; applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard time.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.  This position is open until filled.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.


Drug-Free Workplace:

Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.


Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

 

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