Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Decatur, IL (138245)

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Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 16 & 17 Cluster - Decatur, IL (Champaign County - Unit 17)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

WE TRANSFORM LIVES.

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence. Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in community nutrition, community health, and/or public health.

Primary Position Function/Summary:

This civil service employee will support the implementation of the University of Illinois Extension SNAP-Ed initiated and directed by specified Unit 17 academic professional staff. The Extension Program Coordinator will work with local residents (youth and adults) identified for SNAP-Ed programming to provide basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and food budgeting education for low-income individuals. This position is dependent upon the availability of Federal Funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of academic staff, conduct community needs assessments and implement appropriate intervention strategies for facilitating community and systems change as outlined in the SNAP-Ed plan.
  • As directed, create and maintain partnerships with community organizations to achieve objectives of the program.
  • Work as part of the unit team to identify critical priority audiences and target areas to be addressed through the program.
  • Conduct evaluation of program activities and compile required reports to demonstrate program impact.
  • Assist with compiling the necessary records/documents to summarize SNAP-Ed impact within unit SNAP-Ed networks and target areas.
  • Complete required reports, including SNAP-Ed activity reports, contact reports, attendance sheets, program evaluations/impact, travel, and other required reporting.
  • Enter reports into online electronic data base as directed.
  • In conjunction with unit SNAP-Ed staff, implement marketing plans for recruiting and promoting the SNAP-Ed program to eligible participants and community based agencies.
  • Deliver nutrition education messaging campaigns as outlined in the SNAP-Ed plan.
  • As needed, disseminate educational information to eligible target populations as outlined in the SNAP-Ed program plan.
  • In conjunction with unit SNAP-Ed staff, coordinate direct education program delivery that meets objectives laid out in unit program action plan.
  • Participate in local, regional and statewide professional development opportunities and staff meetings, including limited but required overnight travel.
  • Comply with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.
  • Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming as assigned.
  • Comply with all University of Illinois Extension 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.
  • In coordination with the County Extension Director or Educators, schedule educational activities for local residents (youth and adults) for intended SNAP-Ed programming.
  • Conduct basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and resource management classes/workshops and/or provide similar information for intended population at organizations/agencies within the target community.
  • In conjunction with partnering organizations, recruit program participants for classes/workshops in nutrition, food safety, physical activity and food budgeting.
  • Maintains and/or assists with compiling of necessary records/documents to complete required reports, including SNAP-Ed activity reports, contact reports, attendance sheets, program evaluations/impact, travel, and other required reporting.
  • Collaborate with County Directors, Educators, and others to identify needs of the intended audience.
  • Collaborate with specified Extension staff to identify potential community partners that serve low income families.
  • Utilize and disseminate “approved” nutrition education materials as provided/written by the state specialists or educators.
  • Refer SNAP-Ed clients to other local agencies (FCRC, WIC, food pantries, etc.) and other Extension staff based upon additional needs/concerns.
  • Assists with conducting program evaluations to measure program impact.
  • Assists with the implementation of education activities for special short term projects (WIC, youth summer camps, etc.).
  • Help recruit and train volunteers as deemed necessary.
  • Under the direction of the supervisor, assimilate and disseminate educational supplies and materials related to food demonstrations.
  • Provide peer training and mentoring for new staff as directed by supervising educator.
  • Participate in local, regional and statewide professional development opportunities and staff meetings, some of which may be out of town.
  • Attend regional trainings with SNAP-Ed Educators and other regional nutrition program staff.
  • Adhere to the University’s and local unit’s use/request of leave time.
  • Comply with Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University of Extension work.
  • Comply with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in community nutrition, community health, and/or public health.

For more information about this Civil Service classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSpec.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=18

This Extension Program Coordinator position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is to be determined (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $19.48 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for EXTENSION PROGRAM COORDINATOR – Decatur, IL Extension. Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Unit 17 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Decatur, IL (138245) Open Date:10/08/2020 Close Date:10/28/2020 Organization Name:Unit 17

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/9/2020
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