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Community Nutrition Educator (CFHL) – Bakersfield, CA, Job ID 70103

County Location: Kern County

Date Posted: June 7, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

Community Nutrition and Health at UC ANR is a statewide network of researchers and educators promoting healthy and equitable communities for all Californians. Our shared goal is to co-create public education and partner training programming to advance community health across California. We collaborate with local organizations and community leaders who share our goals to advance community health and work to create changes across many areas including individual behavior change, leadership capacity building, organizational policy change, informing public policy, and affecting systems or environmental change such workflows or best practices within an institution. As a result of this work, our vision is for all Californians to have access to live a healthy life, free from chronic disease.

As a core Community Nutrition and Health statewide program, the CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California program (CFHL, UC) offers comprehensive evidence-based nutrition and physical activity education, aligned with changes to the surrounding community context known as “policy, system, and environmental change efforts” in early childhood centers, schools and community environments. Services are provided in 34 counties with 1,600 volunteers known as “extenders” (trained teachers, afterschool staff, community members). The majority of CFHL, UC participants are preschool and school aged youth and their families. The CFHL, UC program also works with SNAP-Ed eligible adults, seniors, and other priority populations. By aligning community education with policy, systems and environmental change strategies, CFHL, UC creates long-lasting community impact. CFHL, UC is federally funded by the United States Department of Food and Agriculture as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Education network (SNAP-Ed) across the country.

Join our statewide and national networks of nutrition and health educators who receive high-quality training and hands-on support so that together we can make a positive difference in our communities.

This position's primary foci are to conduct, manage, and evaluate a nutrition education program to create a healthier school and community environment.

The Community Education Specialist 2 position will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will coordinate, manage, and deliver nutrition education with community-based adults and/or youth in partnership with local public health and community organizations. This includes training, guiding, and supporting schoolteachers who volunteer to support health education in their classes by providing them with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment information, assuring proper documentation, collecting evaluation data from teachers and participants; performing data entry for reporting; and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.

The Community Education Specialist 2 will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align nutrition education projects with approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain knowledge and competence about the subject matter.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.

Pay Scale: $21.89/hour to $29.12/hour

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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