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Posted Job Title
Nutrition Education Coordinator
Job Profile Title
Netter Center Program Associate
Job Description Summary
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. AUNI coordinators work as part of a team with other Netter Center UACS staff. AUNI engages, educates and empowers youth, university students, and community members in a comprehensive approach to community health improvement, particularly improvement in nutrition and obesity.
AUNI coordinators specifically focus on the following activities: nutrition education initiatives within public schools and community, year-round youth development programming, improving access to quality foods for students within partnering public schools and community, increasing physical activity levels, and increasing awareness and understanding of food systems. AUNIâ™s Adult and Senior Nutrition Education Program (ASNP) works with a with adults in a variety of venues, including senior centers, libraries, food pantries, and health care facilities to conduct healthy shopping, eating, and cooking workshops. The program builds upon USDA SNAP-Ed resources such as MyPlate, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and Physical Activity Guidelines. AUNI coordinators also work with undergraduate fellows, work-study students and volunteers to help develop, implement and expand this work.
AUNI is seeking a dynamic nutrition educator to join our team to work with either elementary, high school, and our adult/senior audiences. This position is anchored in partnerships with public school teachers in schools to develop and deliver effective curricula and programming, supervising a peer education youth crew during the summer, and developing and supporting community partnerships to help implement and expand the work.Â There are weekly and monthly documentation and reporting requirements with time-sensitive deadlines. Occasionally, staff are asked to work evening and/or weekends. Flexibility with weekly schedule is necessary.
A Bachelorâ™s Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and interact respectfully with diverse groups is required.Â Experience in urban educational settings is required.
Experience and training in nutrition or health education related subject is preferred.Â Working knowledge of health disparities, and food systems preferred.Â Should be familiar with challenges that impact urban populations.Â
Demonstrated experience of ability to work collaboratively with school and community based organizations. Experience implementing youth leadership programs is a plus.Â
The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, dependable, and flexible.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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Internal Number: JR00004885
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