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Community Outreach Professional I (Multiple Positions) (Extended Temporary)

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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Nutritional Sciences-Ext

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The AZ Health Zone campus team is a part of the University of Arizona’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed). The AZ Health Zone campus team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and environments that promote nutrition and physical activity among the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) eligible youth and adults in Pima County. The campus team conducts partnership development, community engagement, implementation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental change interventions, and facilitation of nutrition and physical activity education.

The Community Outreach Professional I will implement nutrition and physical activity programming in K-12 schools and community sites within specific geographic regions in Pima County. Careful attention to relationship building, data tracking, and organizational techniques to manage project timelines are essential abilities for this position. The Community Outreach Professional I will ensure that projects and programs are implemented in SNAP-Ed sites using the highest standards. This position will deliver services and direct education to K-12 students and parents within entities such as school districts, community centers, and after school programs. The Community Outreach Professional I will also be responsible for facilitating workshops and community engagement strategies with adult audiences.

Please note that this position is Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position through October 1, 2022 and may continue depending on additional funding.

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:

  • Coordinate the AZ Health Zone’s youth and adult community outreach programs at locations such as schools, after school and summer programs, early childhood education centers, community events, school districts, community centers and other approved sites. Some of these areas, Spanish is the preferred language.
  • Coordinate and manage projects with K-12 school stakeholders to be implemented in the school year.
  • Regularly communicate with K-12 teachers, community stakeholders, and other community partners.
  • Conduct public health approaches, including policy, systems, and environment initiatives in schools and other youth or adult sites.
  • Gain expertise in the delivery of SNAP-Ed approved curricula for targeted audiences.
  • Provide direct nutrition and physical activity education to K-12 students, parents and community members (experience with delivering education workshops virtually is a plus).
  • Manage social media engagement and conduct social media campaigns on platforms such as Facebook.
  • Develop and facilitate nutrition and physical activity education paired with healthy food sampling at SNAP-Ed qualified sites.
  • Partner with community members and school stakeholders to facilitate a community engagement process such as asset mapping and community dialogues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, meetings, and or conferences with school stakeholders and community members.
  • Develop and/or disseminate nutrition and physical activity teaching resources, educational materials, newsletters, and social marketing campaigns.
  • Collect and manage unit and state level data or deliverables using electronic data system platforms, including monthly/semi-annual reports.
  • Implement program evaluation for youth and adult audiences.
  • Participate in regular professional development opportunities to enhance nutrition and physical activity-related knowledge and expertise.
  • Coordinate with other team members and participate in strategic planning.
  • Support preparing, submitting, and managing annual grant funding submission.
  • Support investigation into innovative and evidence-based nutrition and physical activity educational approaches and curricula that is appropriate for SNAP eligible youth and adults.

Knowledge,Skills & Abilities

  • Possess general nutrition and physical education knowledge.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with significant attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours, when necessary.
  • Ability to participate in occasional statewide travel (typically 1-3 days, 1-3 times per year).
  • Excellent project management, organizational and time-management skills, including attention to detail and a commitment to producing consistently high-quality work.
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work effectively with others and to consistently display a high level of professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for generating and testing creative solutions to program challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year relevant work experience required.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must have transportation to travel to community-based outreach sites.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and work smartly and effectively to reduce risk of injury during lifting, packing, and transporting program materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting community outreach and education.
  • Experience managing social media sites and social media campaigns.
  • Prior experience successfully conducting programs cross culturally.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full 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::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

Trisha Bautista Larson
[email protected]

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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