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Department: 111401 - Agricultural and Human Sciences
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position is an integral part of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences’ professional faculty and staff at North Carolina State University. This position interfaces with statewide, county, and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers, as well as the other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers.
The Food and Built Environments Associate leads and facilitates nutrition education interventions and strategies that focus on opportunities for supporting healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors within the food system including, farmers markets, retail outlets, school and community sites, food pantries, and farm to school initiatives. The Food and Built Environments Associate works with and assists the project team and the project faculty to develop nutrition education programs, materials, and reporting. The position works under the guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator who works closely with the Principle Investigator (PI).
Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:
Lead the Steps to Health nutrition education interventions focused on food and built environments, including farmers markets, retail food outlets, school and community settings, food pantries, and walking trails.
Review existing evidence base and best practices for food and built environments interventions.
Adapt and develop tools, processes and protocol for Steps to Health food and built environments related work.
Assist with developing and conducting training and related materials for food and built environment interventions.
Identify new opportunities for engagement in food and built environments based in low-income communities across the state.
Support Cooperative Extension Staff in a region of the state through phone, email, web-based technologies, and in-person visits to ensure appropriate and successful Steps to Heath program implementation.
Work with state and community agencies and organizations on policy, systems, and environmental change interventions and strategies related to food and built environments and support of nutrition education.
Assist with data collection and reporting.
Travel within the state, including occasional overnight stays for county visits, possible program delivery, and to provide other project support as needed.
Assist with the preparation and submission of the annual Steps to Health grant proposal.
Other duties as assigned.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Work effectively and communicate as a team member in a collaborative environment.
Be self-initiating and able to multi-task effectively and efficiently in a complex educational/academic environment.
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
Committed to excellence.
Have experience with diverse programs and populations.
Be comfortable with leading group presentations.
Have good technology skills, including Microsoft Office and Google applications (or related software).
Experience with County Extension system and SNAP-Ed.
Required license or certification:
A valid North Carolina driver’s license must be obtained within 60 days of start date.
Position Number: 00100513
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