Community Adults Intervention Coordinator
The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnership– Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion is seeking a candidate for Community Adults Intervention Coordinator to work in an exciting USDA funded public health nutrition education program- SNAP-Ed. The Community Adults Intervention Coordinator will collaborate with sites that serve low-income adults including federally qualified health clinics, workforce development programs/worksites, community organizations/agencies, community colleges, block clubs, etc. to implement nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies to reach and improve dietary behaviors in SNAP-eligible populations.
Title: Health Education Coordinator (Community Adults Intervention Coordinator) – Healthy Cities Collaborative – Contract by Location (Job ID #104634)
Category: Civil Service
Close Date: 11/16/2018
Hours Per Week: Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Train, mentor and evaluate staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of their programming, including the appropriate use of grant funds are met.
- Act as a resource to paraprofessionals as they conduct programs that meet current and projected needs
- Provide high quality, interactive nutrition education instruction to participants in a variety of formats (series of group sessions, workshops, etc.) covering topics on basic nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention
- Assist in the implementation of policy, system, and environmental for designated intervention areas
- Communicate and interact with community groups to evaluate the needs of clientele
- Serve as an information resource to paraprofessionals, partners, clientele, and staff
- Provide information and guidance to staff regarding opportunities for learning through the use of mass media, group meetings, workshops, and individual contacts
- Actively participate in professional development opportunities
- Work with colleagues, on a regular basis, to review and make needed changes/updates to curriculum and program offerings to meet the needs of diverse participants across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities, and other differences or to address community-specific needs
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree (120 hours) in public, mental, and/or medical health education, social work, psychology, student personnel/affairs, nursing, education or communications
- Two (2) years (24 months) of conducting professional presentations, seminars or closely related programs and/or providing health education experience
Note: An applicant with a Master’s degree in an area of health education qualifies with one year of professional communications and/or health education experience.
Note: Possession of a Certified Health Education Specialist and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification meets the requirements of #1 and #2 above. (http://www.nchec.org/)
- MS degree in nutrition, public health, or related field.
- Registered Dietitian credential.
- Prior supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of low-income communities to recruit program participants.
- Capability of both professional and personal interactions with a wide variety of health professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
- Multiple language skills are a plus.
- Ability to teach research-based nutrition education in a variety of settings, using interactive teaching methods to low-income families.
- Prior work experience with healthy eating/active living programs.
- Knowledge of food assistance programs.
- Ability to plan, organize, and conduct assessments.
- Develop and conduct training and technical assistance to large and small groups.
- Must exercise confidentiality and exhibit good judgment, diplomacy and tact.
- Strong communication skills.
- Perform the essential functions of the position.
For fullest consideration, please submit current resume to Sandy Aguirre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 16, 2018. Also, please complete and/or update your UIC job board profile using this linkhttps://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=104634
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