• St Joseph/Branch County Community Nutrition Instructor

    Posted: 11/10/2022

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    Position Overview
    As part of the MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), the Community Nutrition Instructor is responsible for the delivery of nutrition and physical activity education programs.
    In this role, you will conduct both in-person and virtual/online programming created with a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens, with eligible youth and adult audiences that also supports growth and understanding of critical issues facing these audiences, as defined by federally funded grant programs, including SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) and/or EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program). In addition to direct education with participants, you will provide policy, system and environmental (PSE) coaching within community sites, develop and maintain community partnerships for programming opportunities, work to identify and remove barriers from participation, and gather, review and enter data for impact and evaluation efforts. You will support HNI’s efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations. Working in collaboration with internal teams, you will identify and enhance programming tools and delivery strategies. The overall goal of MSUE’s nutrition and physical activity programming is to attain both short- term and long-term goals as defined by the applicable grant that improve nutrition outcomes for eligible audiences throughout Michigan. While focusing on federal grant compliance, you will work in concert with HNI and work teams to ensure alignment of programs with the overall goals of work teams, MSUE, HNI, and the organization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential elements vital to the culture MSU Extension endeavors to cultivate.
    This position will provide nutrition and physical activity programming in St. Joseph and Branch Counties. Coverage area could expand beyond defined coverage area with online programming options. Although negotiable, there will be space available to work from either the St. Joseph or Branch County MSU Extension Offices.
    Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

    • Associates degree, or a combination of education and specific, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
    • Knowledge and at least two years of experience in effective program delivery and health- or nutrition-related subject matter. 
    Application deadline is November 29, 2022.
    MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
    The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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