Dorchester County Project Leader and Nutrition Educator
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Posting DetailsPosition Number:127655Title:Agent AssociateFunctional Title:Agent Associate - Dorchester County SNAP-Ed Project Leader and Nutrition EducatorCategory Status:15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing ConApplicant Search Category:FacultyUniversity Authorized FTE:1.0Unit:AGNR-UME-Family and Consumer SciencesCampus/College Information:Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.Background Checks
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.Vaccine ProtocolThe University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.Position Summary/Purpose of Position:This position is a 12 month, term appointment. The full-time position is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) conducted by the University of Maryland Extension. The educator will deliver nutrition education programs to low income residents in Dorchester County with emphasis on reaching food supplement (stamp) recipients. The position will be housed in the Dorchester County Extension office in Cambridge, MD.
- Serve as Project Leader for Dorchester County SNAP-Ed Project.
- Develop the SNAP-Ed annual proposal with input from collaborators.
- Manage SNAP-Ed project budget, including tracking and documenting expenditures.
- Plan and conduct nutrition education programs for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in Dorchester 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 SNAP-Ed evaluation instruments to conduct program assessment and report formative, process, and outcome evaluation data.
- Attend SNAP-Ed staff development programs and participate in monthly conference calls.
- Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills and experience in conducting community-based education programs.
- 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.
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