College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agent Associate (FSNE Nutrition Educator - Baltimore City)

University of Maryland Extension  |  Baltimore, MD  |  Posted: Mar 15 2017


Position Number: 122811
Category Status: Faculty Non-Tenured, Continuing Contract
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 Baltimore City with emphasis on reaching food stamp recipients. The position will be housed within the Baltimore City Health Department’s Baltimarket Program.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct nutrition education programs for food stamp participants in Baltimore City.
  • Plan and conduct retail-based nutrition education and nutrition environmental change in collaboration with corner stores and grocery stores in Baltimore City.
  • Collaborate within FSNE nutrition programs to link retail components to other FSNE initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with Baltimore City Health Department Baltimarket Program.


Qualifications:

Required–

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.
  • Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills in conducting community-based education programs.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for travel in Baltimore City or Howard 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.
  • Experience in partnering with grocery stores and/or corner stores for nutrition interventions.

Additional Information: (Physical Demands)     

  • moderate lifting
  • some desk work
  • frequent travel to community sites for nutrition education


Salary & Benfit Information:

Salary will be commensurate with experience with a base salary of $47,500. 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 a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts and names/contact information of three (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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