FNP Nutrition Educator -Soldotna/Kenai

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  • Job Number:519185
  • Classification:Training & Development 1
  • Grade:Grade 75
  • Work type:Staff Part-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
  • Location:Soldotna
  • Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The Nutrition Educator in the Kenai/Soldotna District office will teach approved nutrition curricula to eligible audiences including both direct and indirect educational methods.


1Teach, 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.Essential
2Recruitment 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
3Reporting. Maintain detailed and accurate records; compile client information and evaluation, financial and district travel reports, program feedback; meet monthly reporting deadlines.Essential
4Communication. 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
5Training. Participate in monthly audios. Complete trainings as required by UAF, CES, and FNP supervisors.Essential


- Ability to work independently
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions
-Prior experience with culturally diverse, low-income persons and/or assistance agencies.
- Basic understanding of nutrition and physical activity
- Familiarity with assistance programs


- Six months experience leading formal or informal educational activities or providing nutrition or community health services to individuals or groups


- High School diploma or equivalent
- Valid Driver's license and transportation to office and client locations

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Position details:

This is a part-time (20 hrs a week), Grade 75, minimum $17.16, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Term Position:

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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