This is a 12 month, term appointment. The Special Projects Coordinator is a full-time non-tenure track Associate Agent position. The position is part of the Food Supplement Nutrition Education program ( FSNE ) conducted by University of Maryland Extension. The Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating nutrition education outreach and curriculum projects including but not limited to piloting new programming in an effort to reach greater numbers of food stamp participants and eligibles. The position will be housed at the FSNE office in Columbia, MD.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :
• Serve as project leader for the UMD Intern FSNE project. Collaborate with UMD Dietetic Internship Director to plan mutually beneficial projects and activities for participating interns.
• Provide leadership to the FSNE Teacher Training project. Facilitate the inclusion of new topics including school policy and additional curricula into the project. Coordinate development and distribution of leaders guide and participant materials and establish program ties to social ecological framework.
• Assist with EatSmart initiatives and other technology efforts and work to include these initiatives as a component of all FSNE efforts.
• Collaborate with state and/or local partners on state-wide initiatives with the aim of reaching more SNAP participants and eligibles through new programs or by expanding existing programs to new locations in MD having high numbers of SNAP participants and eligibles.
• Seek partnerships with state agencies in order to facilitate program delivery in MD. Provide leadership to programs that are planned and implemented from the state FSNE office in collaboration with state agencies serving low income families.
• Collaborate with the FSNE Evaluation Coordinator and local UME staff to collect formative, process, and outcome data to determine the effectiveness of new projects and to inform decision-making regarding project continuation.
• Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field and 2 years related work experience or Master
• A valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for travel statewide and to FSNE trainings.
• Experience in community organizing and/or partnering with grassroots communities and schools.
• Experience in writing grants and securing funds for projects.
• Experience in conducting nutrition education activities involving food.
• Experience working with diverse community stakeholders.
• Experience working with outreach programs using technology.
Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills and experience in conducting community-based education programs.
Salary will be commensurate with experience, with base salary of $53,000.00. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.