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Classification Group Title Program Coordinator
Position Title Program Coordinator
Location Off Campus Location – Pocatello
Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department Eastern District
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Employee Category Classified
Pay Range $15.55 – $19.18 per hour or higher depending on experience
Salary Grade 6
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
Coordinate the Eat Smart Idaho Program in Eastern Idaho. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating Community Nutrition Advisors to ensure the quality and productivity of supervisees consistent with requirements of supporting grantors. Create and sustain partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations that result in the delivery of Eat Smart Idaho classes and in the implementation of projects and initiatives to support social, political, and environmental enhancements leading to improved decisions about nutrition and health for limited-resource children, adults, and families.
Job Duty Function Supervise Eat Smart Idaho program staff in Eastern Idaho Extension District:
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately six FTEs (6-9 individuals) serving as community nutrition advisors, in compliance with University of Idaho and UI Extension policies and procedures. Ensure that clientele receive quality education by training and mentoring community nutrition advisors to deliver research-based curricula as designed and intended, incorporating nutrition education best practices. Maintain currency in nutrition education best practices by working with district directors, extension specialists, extension educators, Eat Smart Idaho coordinators, and other professionals to learn, adopt, and adapt the most recent research-based information about educating limited-resource clientele about nutrition, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity. Provide ongoing training, mentoring, and evaluation of community nutrition advisors through regular training sessions, program observation visits, and annual performance evaluation. Train program staff to gather required program evaluation data and ensure timely submission of that data to be included in quarterly and annual reports. Learn and maintain currency with WebNEERS database procedures and supervise Eat Smart Idaho data entry technician.
Job Duty Function Cultivate and maintain program delivery opportunities:
Working with district Eat Smart Idaho faculty administrator and community nutrition advisors to build and maintain local and regional networks of individuals, organizations, and agencies that advocate for, represent, and serve limited-resource individuals and families. Engagement in these networks may require the development and delivery of presentations, service on committees, or other collaborative contributions, and results in client referrals to Eat Smart Idaho classes and in collaborative programs that seek to enhance organizational policies, social supports, and environmental conditions that influence the decisions made by limited-resource clients related to dietary intake, physical activity, and food resource management.
Job Duty Function Manage district operating budget to maintain efficient and effective program delivery:
Develop and oversee a system to acquire materials needed for program delivery and to ensure that teaching resources are available for community nutrition advisors. Monitor operating budgets for district Eat Smart Idaho program and review and authorize travel and materials reimbursement requests and time cards submitted by staff.
Job Duty Function Contribute to the growth and sustainability of Eat Smart Idaho:
Serve as a member of the Eat Smart Idaho leadership team by contributing to the development of plans of work, proposals, and performance reports. Collaborate with team members to create, test, and evaluate innovative approaches to nutrition education that are compatible with the expectations of funding agencies. Participate in and contribute to team efforts to develop education and marketing materials, to improve operational strategies, to review and revise program methods and materials, and to evaluate the effectiveness of projects and program efforts. Be responsive to requests from the district administrator, state coordinator, and program director for information and contributions of effort to the Eat Smart Idaho program.
Job Duty Function Maintain good working relationships with stakeholders and coworkers:
Conduct responsibilities of this position in a professional manner with a high regard for ethical conduct and interpersonal relationships. Help build the reputation of Eat Smart Idaho and University of Idaho Extension as an important and valuable educational resource for people of the state.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related area and 3 years of related work experience; or Master’s degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 7+ years.
Knowledge of: healthful nutrition and physical activity practices; program planning and implementation; contributing to collaborative research; designing and conducting training programs; providing liaison with customer/provider groups; computer operation and using software.
Experience: training, teaching, and supervising adults; developing, recommending, and evaluating program materials such as lesson plans or curricula, marketing materials, and informative brochures or articles; working with diverse people and cultures.
Possess: excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; understanding of diverse cultures and individuals.
Ability to: travel; work weekends and after regular business hours; emphasize and display compassion for limited-resource clientele.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Wellness.
Experience: building and maintaining coalitions and agency collaborations; program evaluation; work experience using community health models; research, and statistics; working with government programs and within government standards.
Demonstrated ability to: organize and work with people and area agencies in problem-solving and decision making.
Ability to: work with and adapt research materials for effective oral or written educational use including adaptation to bilingual audiences, if necessary.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds of equipment
Ability to: travel, work weekends, after regular business hours and holidays.
Posting Number SP000644P
Posting Date 08/13/2015
Closing Date 08/30/2015
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Eat Smart Idaho staff are required to maintain a professional image for the betterment of the University of Idaho and Extension by acting as an advocate of the Land Grant University and its role in Idaho, the counties and communities; complying with the UI policy on affirmative action/equal opportunity as stated in the Faculty Staff Handbook by contributing to the University of Idaho Extension and local county Extension Affirmative Action Plans.
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V
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