Harford County Project Leader and Nutrition Educator
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 Harford County with emphasis on reaching food supplement (stamp) recipients. The position will be housed in the Harford County Extension office in Street, MD
- Serve as Project Leader for Harford County SNAP-Ed Project.
- Develop the SNAP-Ed annual proposal with input from collaborators.
- Manage SNAP-Ed project budget, including tracking and documenting expenditures.
- Plan and conduct nutrition education programs for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in Harford County.
- 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.
- Bachelor's Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.
- Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills and experience in conducting community-based education programs.
- A valid driver's license and access to an automobile for travel in Harford County and to SNAP-Ed trainings.
- Successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.
- 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.
Salary will be commensurate with experience with a base salary of $53,721. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.