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Extension Specialist; Evaluation Specialist - Community Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Education

Organization:  Michigan State University Extension

Location: Lansing, MI

Date Posted:  6/24/2015

Application Deadline: 7/20/2015

As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides leadership for program evaluation of community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions. This includes evaluation of programming related to obesity prevention, wellness and nutrition education and promotion consistent with public health approaches, the socio-ecological model of health, and the full spectrum of prevention. Specifically, this position focuses on community based nutrition education, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and other externally funded programs. Work will be done in collaboration with MSUE work teams, other MSU faculty, external partners, and the Health and Nutrition Institute Director. This position is located in East Lansing, Mi on the campus of Michigan State University, with statewide responsibilities.

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
- Master's degree required in Nutritional Sciences/Human Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public/Community Health, or closely related field;

- PhD preferred in Nutritional Sciences/Human Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public/Community Health, or closely related field;
- Minimum two years of experience conducting program evaluation for large-scale community-based nutrition education programs;
- Ability to evaluate nutrition education programs that address nutrition needs throughout the life cycle;
- Experience obtaining and managing grants;
- Basic understanding of the Cooperative Extension System, the land-grant university, and two core Extension programs - SNAP-Ed and EFNEP;
- A record of refereed publications and demonstrated experience creating evaluation reports;
- Demonstrated ability to lead and function as a team member and the ability to develop multi-disciplinary collaborations;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Experience in evaluating programs for diverse audiences;
- Experience with working with academic faculty to research the effectiveness and impact of educational programs;
- Ability to support Extension educators/staff in their scholarship efforts;
- Ability to interpret food and nutrition research and communicate to public audiences;
- Proficiency and the ability to use and adapt to multiple computer and distance learning technologies;
- Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally;
- Ability and willingness to travel, and valid driver's license;

- Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities, and other differences to assist with program development and outreach;

- Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University job page at www.jobs.msu.edu to apply for positng number 1373 under the MSU Extension postings. Candidates are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references. The application deadline is July 20, 2015.


Research Associate

Organization:  University of Minnesota Extension

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Date Posted:  6/24/2015

Application Deadline: 7/18/2015

One significant effort within the Health and Nutrition program area is the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant. Using grant dollars, educators work throughout the state to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources. For more information on the SNAP-Ed program, visit www.extension.umn.edu/family/health-and-nutrition/partner-with-us/snap-ed/.
The Extension Center for Family Development is seeking a Research Associate position to work within the Applied Research and Evaluation Team on SNAP-Ed programming and other health and nutrition initiatives. This Research Associate will design and conduct qualitative and quantitative applied research and evaluation for SNAP-Ed programs, and write and disseminate reports of findings. Additionally, the person in this position, conduct, analyze, and report on research that explores the current food environments across Minnesota, including:

  • Existing the food
  • Access to healthy foods
  • Delviery of food literacy programs
  • Cultural relevance of curricula being delivered

This position works in cooperation with other members of the Applied Research and Evaluation Team, as well as other campus-based and community-based educators, faculty and community partners. This is a full-time position and will report to the Director of Urban and Evaluation. It will be based on St. Paul campus but travel will be required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
*Ph.D. in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, Education, Food Science, Rural Sociology, or related field.
*Five years of experience evaluating food systems, food access, food literacy, food consumption, food environments, or other related content.
*Education and experience related to quantitative and qualitative research and/or evaluation methods, analysis, and reporting.
*Mastery with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as a range of qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Strata, R, NVivo, etc.).
*Demonstrated experience collaborating with a diverse group of individuals, for example graduate students, administrative staff, educators, and faculty, on research and evaluation projects.
*Evidence of strong and accurate written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups in a computer networked environment.
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals, organizations, and communities representing new, culturally diverse, economically diverse, and underserved audiences.
*Demonstrated skills in organizing, planning, problem solving, and handling multiple tasks under pressure of deadline.
*Demonstrated ability in managing a team.
*Access to reliable transportation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
*10 years of experience in evaluation and/or community food literacy or food systems research and development, with additional preference for experience that includes the intersections of poverty with access to healthy foods and physical activity options.
*Experience supervising staff, including hiring, training, managing performance, coaching, and leading efforts to foster team building.
*Knowledge and/or experience in evaluating public health approaches to promote policy, system, and environmental changes.
*Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods of program evaluation including participatory evaluation methods, social science research, and conducting interviews.
*Experience with electronic survey data collection systems such as Qualtrics or Remark.
*Experience with resource development and management, including evidence of securing and administering grants and contracts.
HOW TO APPLY:

http://www.extension.umn/edu/about/employment 

 


Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

Organization:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln (York and Polk Counties)

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Date Posted:  6/16/2015

Application Deadline: 7/09/2015

Would you like to make a positive difference in young people’s lives?  Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for youth and adult volunteers?  Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused learning experiences that inspire young people in community leadership and entrepreneurial roles, in healthier living, or to find their career path along with other opportunities to help young people achieve their potential?  Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals, who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.  As a member of the Nebraska Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field.  You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in York, Nebraska and serving York and Polk counties in Nebraska.  The focus of this position will be 4-H Youth Development with an emphasis on positive youth development.  This person will teach and coordinate educational programs regionally in community leadership and civic engagement, and/or career exploration and/or healthy living.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in youth development, agricultural or science education, entrepreneurship, community development, nutrition and exercise science, health education or closely related field.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date. 
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations). 
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. 
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. 
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs. 
  • Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, mentoring and management of volunteers.
  • Successful experience in teaching entrepreneurship, leadership or community development, or nutrition and exercise science education in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience teaching youth
  • Demonstrated ability to network with schools, agencies, businesses, communities and other youth organizations.

Review of applications will begin on 07/09/2015.  Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed.  For a detailed job description, additional qualifications and how to apply, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for requisition F_150104.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


Extension Specialist: Evaluation Specialist - Community Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Education

Organization: MSU Extension

Location: East Lansing, MI

Date Posted:  6/9/2015

Application Deadline: 6/17/2015

As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides leadership for program evaluation of community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions. This includes evaluation of programming related to obesity prevention, wellness and nutrition education and promotion consistent with public health approaches, the socio-ecological model of health, and the full spectrum of prevention. Specifically, this position focuses on community based nutrition education, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and other externally funded programs. Work will be done in collaboration with MSUE work teams, other MSU faculty, external partners, and the Health and Nutrition Institute Director. This position is located in East Lansing, Mi on the campus of Michigan State University, with statewide responsibilities. 

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:

- Ph.D. required in Nutritional Sciences/Human Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public/Community Health, or closely related field; 
- Minimum two years of experience conducting program evaluation for large-scale community-based nutrition education programs; 
- Ability to evaluate nutrition education programs that address nutrition needs throughout the life cycle; 
- Experience obtaining and managing grants; 
- Basic understanding of the Cooperative Extension System, the land-grant university, and two core Extension programs - SNAP-Ed and EFNEP; 
- A record of refereed publications and demonstrated experience creating evaluation reports; 
- Demonstrated ability to lead and function as a team member and the ability to develop multi-disciplinary collaborations; 
- Strong oral and written communication skills; 
- Experience in evaluating programs for diverse audiences; 
- Experience with working with academic faculty to research the effectiveness and impact of educational programs; 
- Ability to support Extension educators/staff in their scholarship efforts; 
- Ability to interpret food and nutrition research and communicate to public audiences; 
- Ability to use and adapt to multiple computer and distance learning technologies; 
- Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally; 
- Ability and willingness to travel, and valid driver's license.  

- Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach; 
- Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu to apply for posting number 1373 under the MSU Extension postings. Candidates are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references. The application deadline is June 17, 2015.


Extension Specialist: Associate State Leader Michigan Health and Nutrition Education Programs

Organization: MSU Extension

Location: East Lansing, MI

Date Posted:  6/9/2015

Application Deadline: 6/17/2015

As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides statewide leadership and support of health and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and other externally funded programs. In collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI) Director, the HNI Associate State Leader will provide support for HNI staff and program management, such as new HNI staff hiring and mentoring, HNI work team support, identification of HNI needs and trends, internal and external communications and partnership building. Work will be done in collaboration with MSUE work teams, other MSU faculty, external partners, and the Health and Nutrition Institute Director. This position is full-time and will be based in the MSU Extension office located on the campus of Michigan State University. 

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:
- Master's degree (PhD preferred) from an accredited university in Public Health Administration, Public/Community Health, Nutritional Sciences/Human Nutrition, or closely related field must be earned by date of hire; 
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on health and nutrition work; 
- Minimum of 2 years of experience providing supervision; 
- Demonstrated leadership and management abilities; 
- Experience with working with academic faculty and partners to disseminate educational programs 
- Ability to accept and delegate responsibility; 
- Demonstrated drive, initiative and ability to work with simultaneous, multiple tasks; 
- Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs; 
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to public audiences; 
- Experience and proven ability working productively with a team and develop multi-disciplinary collaborations; 
- Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally; 
- Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management; 
- Demonstrated success in program development, management and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences; 
- Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach; 
- Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.

 

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu to apply for posting number 1374 under the MSU Extension postings. Candidates are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references. The application deadline is June 17, 2015.

 


Assistant Professor - Teaching and Extension Specialist in Nutrition

Organization: Michigan State University Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Location: East Lansing, MI

Date Posted:  5/26/2015

Position: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University seeks to hire a faculty member with experience/expertise in nutrition education and extension. This position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with 75% teaching and 25% extension responsibilities.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop several new courses in Public Health Nutrition for delivery in the classroom and online; 2) assist with the development of undergraduate curriculum for the Nutritional Sciences Major; 3) serve on college and university committees and participate in professional and community service activities; and 4) engage with the MSU extension, nutrition education program.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Michigan State University provides its faculty and academic staff with a variety of benefits. Among the most important are a retirement program, and health, prescription drug, dental, and life insurance coverages (http://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/).

Application Procedures: Please submit the following: 1) a 1-page letter of intent; 2) a 1 to 2 page statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a 1 to 2-page statement of nutrition education/extension/outreach interests; 4) a detailed curriculum vita including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments; and 5) the names and full contact information for three or more references. Submit application materials to: MSU Applicant Page – position number 1323.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin on June 15, 2015.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. John E. Linz, Search Committee Chairperson
Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University
234B G. M. Trout Bldg.
469 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824-1224
Tel: 906-748-0321
E-mail: jlinz@msu.edu

 

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology/Public Health or closely related field. Successful candidates also must have excellent communication, leadership and networking skills and be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and funding agencies. Priority will be given to candidates with the following achievements/skills/experiences: 1) a PhD in Nutrition or in Nutritional Epidemiology; 2) an MPH degree; 3) at least 2 years of teaching experience (or equivalent); 4) online teaching experience; 5) competency with data analysis; 6) experience in curriculum development and in nutrition education programs.

 

How to Apply:

MSU Applicant Page: https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1432297449165
Position Number 1323


Open Rank - Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Organization: Ball State University

Location: Muncie, Indiana

Date Posted:  5/11/2015

Start Date: 8/21/2015 or 1/11/2016

Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015 or January 11, 2016.

Responsibilities:  develop courses and teach graduate and undergraduate course in one or more of the following areas of nutrition and dietetics—bariatric nutrition, nutrition biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy, or community nutrition; direct master’s theses and projects; advise students; scholarship; service (normal teaching load is nine semester hours or equivalent per academic semester).

Minimum qualifications:  Assistant Professor—Ph.D. in nutrition or closely related field by May 31, 2016, and some teaching experience; Associate/Full Professor—Ph.D. in nutrition or closely related field with at least five years of related teaching experience in lower rank; Assistant, Associate, Full Professor should have at least one advanced degree in human nutrition; relevant professional experience in nutrition and dietetics; evidence of potential or established focused scholarly research agenda; evidence of potential to mentor or have mentored graduate students; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work cooperatively and interact effectively with faculty and staff to contribute to the strategic plan for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, and the university.

Preferred qualifications:  Registered Dietitian designation; successful involvement with professional organization in the discipline.  Send letter of application, resume, names and contact information for three references, and official transcripts to: 

 

Dr. Jay Kandiah, Chair
Nutrition and Dietetics Search Committee
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306 
or to jkandiah@bsu.edu as electronic submission is encouraged
(Tel:  765-285-5955; fax:  765-2851071) 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu  

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.


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