Community Outreach Professional I (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Maricopa County Office

Department Website Link:


Greater Phoenix Area


Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The AZ Health Zone program is offered through UArizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County and it supports moms and communities across Arizona to make healthy changes in homes and neighborhoods. From local gardens in your community, to working with your kids’ school to create healthy environments, the AZ Health Zone provides your family opportunities to be active and healthy your way. The Active Living Program Coordinator position will deliver services for the AZ Health Zone Program seeking to engage community members and stakeholders in an assigned area in South Phoenix, Maryvale or East Phoenix to understand the active living environment, to improve physical activity opportunities, to increase use and access of current infrastructure and to support planning and policies that develop or improve the built environment where we live work or recreate (play). Community engagement is a key part of this position, therefore Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred and a flexible schedule with evenings and weekend availability may be required. This position will require collaboration and coordination with diverse partners such as community members, local leaders, active living advocates, faith leaders and government agencies.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish networks of physical activity groups.
  • Work with community members and local sites to improve usability and access of community spaces.
  • Involve the community in supporting the development of parks and trails, active transportation options, transit networks and active living policy.
  • Build relationships with local partners to create sustainable processes and practices.
  • Adapt active living strategies to be culturally relevant for the local community.
  • Coordinate and implement program evaluation.
  • Maintain program records and database system.
  • Assist with other SNAP-Ed activities as assigned.
  • Have word processing, excel spreadsheet, and computer skills and be able to assist or manage the SNAP-Ed data through the SNAP-Ed database.
  • Knowledge of the ethical handling of research data.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally, and through email, voicemail, social media and written.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
  • Must have a flexible schedule
  • Have experience speaking in public and collaborating with local leaders, municipalities, and other stake holders.
  • Experience in trauma informed approaches.
  • Must have a reliable, personal vehicle.
  • Must have a valid driver's license Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy
  • Must be able to move/transport 50 pounds and effectively to reduce risk of injury during lifting, packing and transporting program materials to sites.
  • Experience in giving presentation and be able to demonstrate various teaching principles and procedures.
  • Experience in teaching limited income youth, adults and seniors in a variety of settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in English and Spanish.



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Cmty Outreach

Job Function:

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

Mary Conner
[email protected] 602-827-8225

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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