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Extension Specialist Nutrition Education Program Coordinator Family amp Consumer Sciences

Company name
The University of Tennessee · Knoxville

Location
Knoxville, TN, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Counseling, Education, Healthcare

Posted on
Jan 15,2019

Valid Through
Apr 30,2019

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Extension Specialist, Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Family & Consumer Sciences','190000001G','!*!POSITION X1902   Extension Specialist,

Nutrition Education Program Coordinator

                                                 

                                       

LOCATION               Department

of Family & Consumer Sciences, UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

 

EFFECTIVE DATE   Screening of applicants’

credentials will begin immediately. Anticipated effective date is March 1, 2019. 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary

is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position.

Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding. Benefits

include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement;

Workers’ Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee

and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and

longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Extension Specialist provides leadership for

planning, implementing and evaluating a statewide nutrition education program

that serves limited resource individuals and families eligible to receive

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or meet the guidelines

for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The Specialist

works under the supervision of the Department Head in the UT Extension

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position

has statewide responsibilities and will perform the following duties:

 

·      Serve as the University of Tennessee Extension’s

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental

Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Coordinator.

·      Provide leadership for a program of activities that

meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national

origin, age, sex, disability, religion, or veteran status.

·      Secure external funding to support the SNAP-Ed

program implemented by UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Department.

·      Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to

state program team in program planning, implementation, and evaluation of

limited resource nutrition programs in partnership with regional and county

staff efforts.

·      Develop effective internal and external program

relationships to benefit limited resource nutrition education programs.

·      Comprehend, interpret and implement policies

relevant to EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs.

·      Prepare staff training materials related to program

policies and program objectives.

·      Conduct in-service training for Extension staff and

partners.

·      Provide day-to-day administrative oversight of the

activities of SNAP-Ed contract deliverables.

·      Develop and manage statewide SNAP-Ed and EFNEP

budgets and monitor expenditures.

·      Maintain documentation for SNAP-Ed and EFNEP

budgets.

·      Provide documentation for SNAP-Ed, EFNEP,

Extension, and partner agencies, as appropriate.

·      Capably manage records and reports, giving proper

attention to policy and procedural concerns.

·      Work with subject matter and evaluation faculty to

implement best practice curricula, data collection, and nutrition education and

public health approaches.

·      Provide leadership for developing and maintaining

state and local coalitions.

RESPONSIBILITIES (continued)

·      Author relevant publications for statewide program

implementation and support.

·      Develop written reports and assessments of program

efforts and outcomes.

·      Effectively maintain partnerships and external

stakeholders, including Tennessee State     University EFNEP and SNAP-Ed.

·      Assume other duties as assigned.','!*!QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

·     Master's

degree in nutrition, public health, or Family and Consumer Sciences

·     Four

years’ work experience without an earned doctorate as an Extension Assistant,

Agent,  or related position in private or public sectors

·     Ability

to organize, apply sound judgment, work independently, communicate, and

collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams

·     Ability

to form a task force and facilitate the committee

·     Possesses

skills to see program impacts through data and applied research and share that

information with stakeholders

·     Ability

to stay within a budget and manage all aspects of grant requirements

·     Ability

to supervise exempt, non-exempt and/or student employees working on program.

·     Ability

to work with volunteers and do all Minors on Campus checks

·     Expected

to have skills to conduct innovative programs, demonstrate teaching

effectiveness, implement applied research, and have success in garnering

extramural funding

Preferred:

·       

Doctorate

in a related discipline with 1 to 3 years’ experience

·       

Registered

dietitian

·       

Experience

using Microsoft Office Suite--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

·       

Knowledge

in Public Health and/or Nutrition Education.

TO APPLY:

 

Please apply online by

clicking the link below

External

Applicants                                      

Submit a complete application

packet which includes a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae,

3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.

 

Inquiries may be made to:

Dr. Laura Stephenson

Assistant Dean &

Department Head

Family & Consumer Sciences

Phone:     (865) 974-7384         

Fax:          (865) 974-1068

E-mail:      laura.stephenson@utk.edu        Web Site:      https://ag.tennesee.edu/fcs','Extension Service Professional','US-Tennessee-Knoxville','','Family And Consumer Sciences','Institute of Agriculture','Institute of Agriculture','Full-time','Jan 15, 2019','Extension Specialist, Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Family & Consumer Sciences

Company info

The University of Tennessee · Knoxville
Website : http://www.utk.edu

Company Profile
Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. We serve the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people's lives through research and service. By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we are on track to join our peers in the nation’s Top 25 public research institutions. An aggressive roadmap guides our journey. We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources.

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