College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Associate Agent - FSNE Nutrition Educator - Prince George’s County (Position Number 116454)

The University of Maryland  |  Posted: Jan 8 2015

Position URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu


Position Number: Position Number: 116454
Category Status: Faculty, Non-Tenured, Continuing Contract (A Non-State Funded Position)
Unit: AGNR-UME-Family and Consumer Sciences


Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This is a 12 month, term appointment. The full-time position is part of the Food Supplement Nutrition Education program (FSNE) conducted by the University of Maryland Extension. The educator will deliver nutrition education programs to low income residents in Prince George’s County with emphasis on reaching food stamp recipients. The position will be housed at the Prince George’s County Extension office in Clinton, MD.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct nutrition education programs for food stamp participants in Prince George’s County.

  • Collaborate with local food assistance programs to develop and distribute nutrition information.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and seek new partnerships to deliver nutrition education programs, with a focus on multi-level interventions as depicted in the Socio-Ecological Model.

  • Use FSNE evaluation instruments to conduct program assessment and report formative, process, and outcome evaluation data.

  • Attend FSNE staff development programs and participate in monthly conference calls.

  • Assist project leader with the development of the FSNE annual proposal with input from collaborators.


Qualifications:

Required–

  • Bachelor's Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.

  • A valid driver's license and access to an automobile for travel in Prince George’s County and to FSNE trainings.

  • Successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.    

Preferences–

  • Master's Degree.

  • Experience in community organizing and/or partnering with grassroots communities and schools.

  • Experience in writing grants and securing funds for projects.

  • Experience working with diverse community stakeholders.

  • Experience in conducting nutrition education activities involving food.  

  • Self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills and experience in conducting community-based education programs.


Salary & Benfit Information:

Salary will be commensurate with experience, with a base salary of $42,900. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.


Application Instructions:

All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. When applying, please submit application letter, resume, copy of transcripts and names/contact information of 3 professional references.


Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled


The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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