NUTRITION EDUCATOR

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

ID: 7062247
Posted: November 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Crawford, Richland and Vernon County FoodWIse team. Nutrition Educators are peer educators who support and empower people to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits. Education topics include:
- basic nutrition
- low impact physical activity
- food safety
- food budgeting

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) grants.

POSITION DUTIES:
List of Duties

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Required:
- High school graduate or equivalent

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Required:
- Ability to teach interactive lessons to children and/or adults in group settings
- Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
- Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

Preferred:
- Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
- Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge of Hispanic/Latino culture
- Ability to teach and communicate effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with technology
- Experience working effectively as a member of a work group or committee
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups, and organizations



 

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