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Dorchester County Project Leader and Nutrition Educator

University of Maryland Extension SNAP
Cambridge, MD
  • Posted: 8 days ago
  • Full-Time
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position 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

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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.

Responsibilities Include:
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications:Education:
  • 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.
Preferences:Preferred Education:
  • Master’s Degree.

Preferred Experience:
  • 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.
Additional Certifications:A valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for travel in Dorchester County and to SNAP-Ed trainings.Additional Information:Successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI. Posting Date:09/09/2022Closing Date:Open Until FilledYesBest Consideration Date10/03/2022Physical DemandsA routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.Diversity Statement:The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript

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