Agent Associate - SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator-Baltimore

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Number: 122520 Title: Agent Associate Functional Title: Agent Associate - SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator-Baltimore Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.0 Unit: AGNR-UME-Family and Consumer Sciences Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC, and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Background Checks Vaccine Protocol The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland ( USM ) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD , are required to be vaccinated against COVID . As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD , you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: This is a 12 month, term appointment. The full-time position is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education ( SNAP -Ed) conducted by the University of Maryland Extension. The educator will deliver nutrition education programs to low income residents in Baltimore City/County with emphasis on reaching food supplement (stamp) recipients. The position will be housed between the Baltimore County Extension office in Cockeysville, MD and the Baltimore City Extension office in Baltimore, MD.Responsibilities Include: * Plan and conduct nutrition education programs for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ( SNAP ) participants in Baltimore County/City.* Collaborate with local food assistance programs to develop and distribute nutrition information.* Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and seek new partnerships to deliver nutrition education programs, with a focus on multi-level interventions as depicted in the Socio-Ecological Model.* Use SNAP -Ed evaluation instruments to conduct program assessment and report formative, process, and outcome evaluation data.* Attend SNAP -Ed staff development programs and participate in monthly conference calls.Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.* Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills in conducting community-based education programs.* A valid driver's license and access to an automobile for travel in Baltimore County/City and to SNAP -Ed trainings.* Successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI . * Must be a current UMD employee.Preferences: * Master's Degree.* Experience in community organizing and/or partnering with grassroots communities and schools.* Experience in writing grants and securing funds for projects.* Experience working with diverse community stakeholders.* Experience in conducting nutrition education activities involving food.Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 08/06/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 10/22/2021 Physical Demands Desk work, moderate lifting, and travel to community sites. Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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