Nutrition Educator – Marshall University – Huntington, WV

Under the supervision of the Program Director, conducts on-site nutrition education programs in the designated school district of West Virginia. Conducts site visits. Prepares materials necessary for execution of programs.

Essential Duties:

Implements lesson plans and evaluation component, which meets the overall goals and objectives of the NEP program.
Develop professional collaborations with the community stakeholders and partners that serve the SNAP target population, including but not limited to, health fairs, food drives, Smart Lunchroom concept and farming implementations.
Develop environmental interventions within the designated area geared toward SNAP-Ed eligible audiences.
Work as part of a team to provide direct education to the designated audiences, specifically for SNAP-Ed program.
Review, revise and prepare any written or experiential tools needed for execution of the lessons.
Presents nutrition education workshops in eligible schools.
Presents nutrition education program to school health teachers, coaches and students.
Develop effective and contemporary approaches to communicate with audiences and partners. This may include constantly evolving electronic technologies.
Conducts site visits to schools to review programs with teachers, nurses and athletic directors.
Adheres to policies and procedures of Marshall University. Maintains confidentiality of Marshall and school records, policies and procedures. Maintains security of all Marshall and school property.
Maintains excellent working relations with school personnel, and close working relationships with Marshall University staff.
Participates in conferences and workshops for teachers, nurses and principals.
Assists with research activities under the direction of the PI/Program Director.
Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans of work, activity and impact reporting, etc.)

Pursue professional development opportunities to enhance competency in subject matter area.

Comply with all Marshall University and MURC Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assist Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports.
Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of Marshall University and MURC programming, as assigned.
Local, regional, statewide and (limited) national travel required; personal transportation required.

Required Qualifications

Ability to speak, read and write English
Minimum: BS degree in Dietetics or equivalent subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred: Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress considered for interviews.

Preferred: Registered and Licensed Dietitian

Volunteer or paid experience related to food and nutrition education
Volunteer or paid experience with families living with limited economic resources
Group leadership and/or informal teaching experience
Knowledge of and demonstrative ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and other community-based services and organizations
Residence in geographic area served preferred
Ability to work in Microsoft Office, such as WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to organize work and to work productively with indirect supervision in a highly visible public sector environment
Demonstrated ability to initiate, form and effectively maintain working relationships with persons or associations from cultures other than one’s own
Ability to teach and communicate ideas effectively verbally, in writing and through educational technology to adults and youth
Strong interpersonal and problem- solving skills in a team setting; ability to effectively manage conflicts
Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.
Must provide own transportation to sites served (travel costs will be reimbursed).
Must have access to personal cell phone and email access at home (stipend allowed).

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications Posting Number MR0393 Open Date 06/09/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

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