Posting Number: req5693
Department: Nutritional Sciences-Ext
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The AZ Health Zone campus team is a part of the University of Arizona's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed). The AZ Health Zone campus team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and environments that promote nutrition and physical activity among the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's (SNAP) eligible youth and adults in Pima County. The campus team conducts partnership development, community engagement, implementation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental change interventions, and facilitation of nutrition and physical activity education.
The Community Outreach Professional I will implement nutrition and physical activity programming in K-12 schools and community sites within specific geographic regions in Pima County. Careful attention to relationship building, data tracking, and organizational techniques to manage project timelines are essential abilities for this position. The Community Outreach Professional I will ensure that projects and programs are implemented in SNAP-Ed sites using the highest standards. This position will deliver services and direct education to K-12 students and parents within entities such as school districts, community centers, and after school programs. The Community Outreach Professional I will also be responsible for facilitating workshops and community engagement strategies with adult audiences.
Please note that this position is Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position through October 1, 2022 and may continue depending on additional funding.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Coordinate the AZ Health Zone's youth and adult community outreach programs at locations such as schools, after school and summer programs, early childhood education centers, community events, school districts, community centers and other approved sites. Some of these areas, Spanish is the preferred language.
- Coordinate and manage projects with K-12 school stakeholders to be implemented in the school year.
- Regularly communicate with K-12 teachers, community stakeholders, and other community partners.
- Conduct public health approaches, including policy, systems, and environment initiatives in schools and other youth or adult sites.
- Gain expertise in the delivery of SNAP-Ed approved curricula for targeted audiences.
- Provide direct nutrition and physical activity education to K-12 students, parents and community members (experience with delivering education workshops virtually is a plus).
- Manage social media engagement and conduct social media campaigns on platforms such as Facebook.
- Develop and facilitate nutrition and physical activity education paired with healthy food sampling at SNAP-Ed qualified sites.
- Partner with community members and school stakeholders to facilitate a community engagement process such as asset mapping and community dialogues.
- Coordinate and facilitate trainings, meetings, and or conferences with school stakeholders and community members.
- Develop and/or disseminate nutrition and physical activity teaching resources, educational materials, newsletters, and social marketing campaigns.
- Collect and manage unit and state level data or deliverables using electronic data system platforms, including monthly/semi-annual reports.
- Implement program evaluation for youth and adult audiences.
- Participate in regular professional development opportunities to enhance nutrition and physical activity-related knowledge and expertise.
- Coordinate with other team members and participate in strategic planning.
- Support preparing, submitting, and managing annual grant funding submission.
- Support investigation into innovative and evidence-based nutrition and physical activity educational approaches and curricula that is appropriate for SNAP eligible youth and adults.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Possess general nutrition and physical education knowledge.
- Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with significant attention to detail.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- A willingness to work non-standard hours, when necessary.
- Ability to participate in occasional statewide travel (typically 1-3 days, 1-3 times per year).
- Excellent project management, organizational and time-management skills, including attention to detail and a commitment to producing consistently high-quality work.
- Ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
- Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work effectively with others and to consistently display a high level of professionalism.
- Enthusiasm for generating and testing creative solutions to program challenges.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- 1 year relevant work experience required.
- Valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Must have transportation to travel to community-based outreach sites.
- Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and work smartly and effectively to reduce risk of injury during lifting, packing, and transporting program materials.
- Experience conducting community outreach and education.
- Experience managing social media sites and social media campaigns.
- Prior experience successfully conducting programs cross culturally.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $17.62
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Outreach & Community Engage
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 2
Expected End Date: 10/1/2022
Contact Information for Candidates
Trisha Bautista Larson
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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