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Employer: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
Located in: Ramsey County, Minnesota
Degree Required: Other
Title: Community Nutrition Educator, African American Focus
Working Title: EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Classification: Community Nutrition Educator (4911), Full-time
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Technical Unit 7 (Union)
Salary: $15.45 per hour or more, depending on qualifications
Program Area: Extension Center for Family Development
Office Location: To be determined; Ramsey or Hennepin County Extension Office
Application Deadline: July 14, 2019; Open until filled
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
This position will focus primarily on teaching in the African American community; candidates must have experience working with this audience. This is a full-time position and will report to the Regional Coordinator for EFNEP. This position will travel frequently across the four-county metro (Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, and Dakota) to deliver EFNEP programming.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a federally funded program that uses a peer educator model to teach families with limited incomes. The main content CNEs teach in EFNEP include basic nutrition and cooking, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity. Visit the EFNEP web page for more information on this program: http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/health-and-nutrition/partner-with-us/efnep/.
The EFNEP Community Nutrition Educators (CNEs) come from the neighborhoods served by this program, and have familiarity with their fellow communities which makes them thoughtful and knowledgeable peer educators. As a CNE, you will have the opportunity to positively impact local communities by assisting families with limited incomes in gathering the nutrition knowledge and skills that contribute to leading a healthy life. You will also encourage and unify community members and families to learn together in a group setting, or, in a home visit setting. CNEs play an active and significant role in the communities they serve by attending community events and health fairs to not only promote EFNEP, but to encourage families to create change in their own communities.
Direct Education (70%)
?Administrative Procedures and Protocols (15%)
?Communications and Community Partnerships (15%)
?Other Responsibilities Assigned as Needed
This is a full-time AFSCME 7 (Union) appointment at the level of Community Nutrition Educator (4911). This is a University of Minnesota appointment and benefits, including health and life insurance, are listed on the University of Minnesota Human Resources web page:https://humanresources.umn.edu/new-employees/benefits-summaries. This position will be located either at the Ramsey County Extension Office in Maplewood or the Hennepin County Extension Office in Eden Prairie.
The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of the University of Minnesota Extension is: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota.
As one of four centers, the Extension Center for Family Development helps families make informed decisions leading to better health, financial security and well-being. We accomplish this by developing, delivering and evaluating credible, relevant and research-based education; working closely with others across Minnesota to build the strengths of individuals and families of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds; conducting and collaborating on research projects; recruiting and retaining expert faculty and staff passionate about families and their success; increasing the understanding of our work among key stakeholders; securing resources to sustain and grow programs that meet emerging needs and support strategic priorities. Extension Center for Family Development programs currently focus on family resilience, food safety, and health and nutrition, with special effort in the areas of children’s mental health, families in transition, building healthy and strong families, and preparing for an aging Minnesota.
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