Healthy Living Program Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190655EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleHealthy Living Program CoordinatorAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with Experience ($38,000 - $43,000)Work ScheduleMonday-Friday / 8am - 5pm (nights and some weekend travel will be required)Job LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment About the Department

4-H is our state’s largest positive youth development program, empowering hundreds of thousands of young people across North Carolina. 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. North Carolina Cooperative Extension at NC State University and NC A&T State University conducts the 4-H program. 4-H is the largest youth organization in North Carolina with 20,000 volunteers and has served more than 247,000 youth. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H’s on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and provides the first experience many youth have with higher education.

North Carolina 4-H Healthy Living programs (The 4th H) provide youth with health-related educational opportunities through research-based, engaging, hands-on learning experiences to equip youth to live holistic healthy lifestyles. Healthy Living program topics include: mental health, substance use and misuse prevention, bullying prevention, stress management, food safety, health and fitness, goal setting, financial health, and nutrition education. These programs are offered within multiple educational environments including school classrooms, after school programs, community clubs, special interest opportunities, and residential camps. Mastering these basic health principles place young people on the right track to manage their long-term health.

Essential Job Duties

The NC 4-H Healthy Living team is seeking candidates to work with three 4-H Healthy Living Programs. Those programs include but are not limited to Health Rocks, Healthy Habits, and Empowering Youth and Families Programs. The majority of the successful candidate’s programming efforts will be concentrated on Health Rocks and Healthy Habits. Specifically, this individual will have strong skills for providing online educational opportunities to youth ages 5 to18.

Health Rocks!® incorporates evidence-informed and research-based information into a comprehensive leader’s curricula with the goal of bringing youth, families and communities across the United States together to reduce tobacco, alcohol and substance use by youth.Health Rocks! helps youth develop life skills in the area of critical thinking, decision-making,communication, managing feelings, stress management and goal setting to help youth develop healthy lifestyles. Health Rocks! also provides accurate health information regarding statistics and consequences of youth tobacco, alcohol, and substance use. Teaching tips and key health messages are embedded within the curricula which are divided into beginner and intermediate levels for youth ages 8 to 18. Health Rocks! aligns with National Health Standards and NC Essential Standards for Healthful Living-Health Education targeting youth ages 10-14.

Healthy Habits is driven by Healthy Living Leadership Teens who assist 4-H, SNAP-Ed, and EFNEP in the delivery of healthy living programs to kids in their counties. Kids learn skills from the teens they look up to, while the teens develop their leadership skills through teaching. Programmatic focus includes nutrition and food preparation skills, while also learning the importance of physical activity and social-emotional wellness.

The NC 4-H Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) combines opioid prevention education with research-based and evidence-informed content for building strong and resilient families for middle school youth and their caregivers in rural North Carolina. The NC 4-H EYFP consists of 4 core elements and includes intensive relationship and communication education for families with a focus on providing research-based information opioid misuse specifically to help youth and families make informed healthy decisions. The 4 core elements include a family life educational component; the Powerful Communities Curriculum which under development based on current research in adverse childhood experiences and resilience; a family weekend Confluence during which families and their county Cooperative Extension educators work together to learn about action planning and develop a plan for delivery of a focused opioid prevention event in their respective communities; and the community-based opioid prevention event which families plan and implement in partnership with their Cooperative Extension educators and other community-based organizations.

The Healthy Living Program Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct day-to-day statewide grant project activities.
  • Recruit agents to deliver Healthy Living Programs.
  • Assist the Healthy Living Team to market to potential funders.
  • Provide professional development training on Health Rocks and Healthy Habits curricula.
  • Work with EYFP Instructional Coordinator to evaluate EYFP counties.
  • Work with county staff and their local partners to create marketing materials and to network locally around the 4-H Healthy Living program.
  • Work with the state team to move current and create new Healthy Living educational programs online and provide additional virtual options for youth who lack internet access.
  • Work with the state team to collect county Healthy Living data and ensure that program evaluation is completed as required.
  • Ensure rules and policies of the Healthy Living programs are followed properly.
  • Prepare and manage the reports as requested.
Other Responsibilities

The Coordinator will also be expected to encourage open communication to achieve mutual understanding of the Healthy Living Program, whereby agents understand their role and responsibilities. This includes maintaining open, regular dialogue either by phone, email, face-to-face, or other forms of digital media.

Minimum Experience and Education
  • Requires post baccalaureate credentials or Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Professional training in public health, mental health, community health, education, or any such related training.
Other Required Qualifications
  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a team.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage, organize and implement educational activities with youth and adult audiences.
  • Influential in motivating agents to work with Healthy Living programs.
  • Knowledge about reporting and budgeting.
  • Expert analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience with scripting, videography, and social media marketing is expected.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word,Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including multi-line phone,computer, printer, and fax.
Preferred Qualifications
  • An understanding of North Carolina 4-H, experience with non-formal education program delivery, digital education, management, and instruction.
  • Familiarity with online educational platforms such as Moodle, Google Sites, Kahoot, and other such online learning management systems.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
  • Valid NC Driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 60 days of start.
  • Some lifting of materials and supplies for educational training is required up to 25 to 50 pounds or more.
Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date10/08/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References

Position Number00108210Position TypeEHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00Appointment12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsMandatory - Medical EmergenciesIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID112401 - NCCES 4-H/FCS TEAMAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, with at least 3 years of relevant experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please briefly discuss any professional training in public health, mental health, community health, education, or related training you have completed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please briefly describe your experience, if any, with non-formal education program delivery, digital education, management, and instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have familiarity or experience with online educational platforms such as Moodle, Google Sites, Kahoot, or other such online learning management systems? If so, state which platform and briefly describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have the ability to lift materials and supplies up to 25 to 50 pounds or more on occasion?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/15/2020
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