University of Arizona Seeks Cooperative Extension
|COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ASSOCIATE/FULL SPECIALIST (UPDATED)|
|Department||Nutritional Sci Wellness - EXT|
|Department Website Link||https://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/|
|Address||Tucson, AZ USA|
|Position Highlights||Please note: The review of applications will start on January 3, 2022.
The Department of Nutritional Sciences in CALS and Cooperative Extension in ALVSCE at the University of Arizona welcomes applicants for a continuing-track (tenure-track equivalent) Associate Specialist or Specialist (90% Extension/10% Service FTE) to begin in Fall 2022 or sooner.
Review of applications will start on Jan 3rd, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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|Duties & Responsibilities||
The incumbent will be responsible for leadership, strategic planning, and oversight of statewide nutrition and physical activity programs including, but not limited to, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) delivered statewide through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. This position will serve as a representative of these programs and other programs, and may sit on state and national boards related to SNAP-Ed, EFNEP and nutrition and physical activity programming. The incumbent is expected to produce scholarly works collaboratively with faculty in Extension, other departments at the University of Arizona, colleagues in state and federal agencies, and other universities nationwide. We are seeking candidates who contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.
Other responsibilities include:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
|Preferred Qualifications||● Experience working in under-resourced communities and diverse populations.
● Experience with SNAP-Ed and/or EFNEP.
● Bilingual in Spanish is a plus, but not required.
● RDN credential, or broad experience in nutrition education.
● Experience with public health approaches including policy, systems, and environment changes, and trauma-informed nutrition implementation.
● Experience with Cooperative Extension.
|Rank||To be Determined|
|Tenure Information||Continuing-Eligible (CE)|
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Job Category||Outreach and Community Engagement|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes - Full Benefits|
|Rate of Pay||DOE|
|Compensation Type||salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Target Hire Date|
|Expected End Date|
|Contact Information for Candidates||Vanessa da Silva
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Documents Needed to Apply||Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents|
|Special Instructions to Applicant||
- A one-page statement on how the applicant’s outreach, scholarship, and service specifically address issues of race, social justice, and inclusive excellence in nutrition education must be included.
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|Diversity Statement||At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.|