University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 233914

Position Summary:
The Nutrition Educator is an integral member of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and the Area 12 (Manitowoc, Kewaunee & Door Counties) FoodWIse program team and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.

Our nutrition educators are peer educators who work closely with the FoodWIse Nutrition Program Coordinator to support and empower people to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits by delivering education where people live and work. Education topics include:
- basic nutrition
- low impact physical activity
- food safety
- food budgeting

This position is a part of the Division of Extension Institute of Health and Well-Being and the FoodWIse Program. FoodWIse is a community-based nutrition program that seeks to empower individuals with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) grants.

The ideal candidate is skilled at building and maintaining trust-based relationships and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Principal duties:
Programming (65%):
1. Teach educational programs or educational approaches in a manner that are culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate for the target audiences' needs.
2. Work collaboratively with Nutrition Coordinator and community partners to plan and implement multi-level nutrition education interventions, including policy, systems, and environmental change efforts.
3. Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate.
4. Build rapport with participants while maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries.

Collaboration and relationships (25%):
1. Build partnerships with community organizations, agencies, coalitions and community leaders.
2. Collaborate with local colleagues to promote a positive office environment, determine local needs and share resources.
3. Develop and maintain respectful working relationships.
4. Promote University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and its programs to build greater access, visibility and value.

Administrative and Programmatic Accountability (10%):
1. Report to the Nutrition Coordinator
2. Participate in FoodWIse training and professional development.
3. Communicate regularly and appropriately with direct supervisor and colleagues.
4. Arrive to teaching sites on-time.
5. Work independently and communicate effectively with program partners.
6. Maintain organized program participation and evaluation records.
7. Report results in a timely manner.
8. In keeping with the purpose of this position, promote and practice healthy eating and, as physically able, low impact physical activity concepts during teaching sessions.
9. Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs.
10. Perform adjusted or additional duties as requested by supervisor.

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