Nutrition Educator - Leon
Job no: 514944
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM
Advertised: 22 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Extension Program Assistant - Family Nutrition ProgramJob Description:
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a grant funded program by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). It helps limited-resource families in Florida access more nutritious food choices on a budget and adopt healthier eating and physical activity habits to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. Nutrition Educators with this grant in Leon County will teach general nutrition to groups of low-income families and youth and learn through on-the-job training skills and information related to teaching nutrition to low-income audiences.
The job description below is standard for the position, but in light of COVID-19, all FNP staff are currently working from home with modified job duties. In-person classes will only be taught in the case of significant safety measures being met and are reviewed on as needed basis.
Normal Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8-5. Once in-person programming resumes, job may require frequent night and weekend hours due to the nature of the program.
Remote Work Requirements: Reliable home internet is required at this time, computer equipment will be provided after hire.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .Advertised Salary:
$15.00 / hour
The University of Florida offers highly competitive benefits and retirement options, generous leave plans, a health and wellness program that reflects its commitment to quality of life and quality of work, and many more competitive perks and rewards.Minimum Requirements:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Valid Driver's LicensePreferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of nutrition or previous teaching experience desirable. Experience working with low income clients helpful.
Able to follow directions and complete reports.
Ability to work both as a team and independently.
Working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) highly preferred.Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a time-limited, grant-funded position headquartered in Leon County (Tallahassee UF/IFAS Extension).
Section 435 Background check required of candidates pre-employment.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.Health Assessment Required: