UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

Community Education Specialist 3 (Central Sierra) JR#20180463

County Locations: Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Tuolumne County

Date Posted: October 23, 2018
Closing Date: November 20, 2018

Under the general direction of the Nutrition Education Program Manager, the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program Community Education Specialist 3 is responsible for the coordination of the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program. The position focuses on, coordination of staff and volunteer activities, extension of nutrition education to low-income youth and adults, and implementation of other strategies to improve community nutrition.

The overall goals of the nutrition education program are to 1) promote literacy of food and nutrition, and 2) support communities where low-income students, adults and families can live healthy lifestyles. These goals are accomplished by directly teaching youth and adults (or training volunteers to extend lessons) about healthy eating, food resource management, food safety, and physical activity. These goals are also accomplished by creating policies, systems and environments that contribute to a healthy community, including but not limited to: school and community gardens, school and worksite wellness policies, fitness programs, etc.

To support the above program, the Community Education Specialist 3 assists the Nutrition Education Program Manager and the Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor with training and guiding nutrition education staff and volunteers, developing and implementing yearly work plans, evaluating work plan activities and objectives, and writing reports. This position coordinates efforts and ensures standard procedures are followed across the four-county Central Sierra area (Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador and El Dorado counties), collaborates with other agencies providing related services in the four counties, builds and maintains formal and informal coalitions of partners, implements  nutrition education projects and other strategies to promote community nutrition, writes grant proposals where necessary, and maintains subject matter competence. This position works closely with nutrition education staff in the 4 counties to strengthen successful nutrition education approaches and interventions, and to develop new strategies to meet regional program goals.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities of the position, the affirmative action goals established by the Division.

To Apply: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61390             

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