Community Outreach Professional

Deadline

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Location

Tucson, Arizona

Sponsor Organization

Pima County Office

Description

This position is primarily responsible for managing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) activities in Native American communities for The Garden Kitchen, under the supervision the Community Outreach Manager I, and has responsibilities for additional SNAP-Ed eligible sites, primarily Spanish speaking, in greater Tucson. These activities include creating partnerships with communities, health organizations, and coalitions, specifically with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, providing direct education on gardening, nutrition, and physical activity, and working with communities to create policy, systems, and environmental changes to align with whole health living (https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/snap-ed-works/policy-systems-and-environment...). The incumbent will focus on culturally appropriate programming and community engagement within the program’s area of reach.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, 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 and Responsibilities

IProgram Delivery

  • Create and manage all programming for Native American partners and additional partner sites, in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Recruit and provide train-the-trainer sessions on programming for community professionals. Once trained, provide technical assistance to partners on implementation of programming.
  • Leverage the insights and information from partners to better utilize curricula and programming materials for the audience, keeping in mind language, culture, educational levels, and age to reinforce the lesson.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver nutrition, physical activity, and gardening education and resources at qualified sites using approved curriculum to participants living on a limited income.
  • Maintain continuous communication and support with partner site directors and educators.
  • Transport class materials, set-up and take-down classes, clean-up rooms and sites, and utilize safe food handling practices.Program Delivery
  • Create and manage all programming for Native American partners and additional partner sites, in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Recruit and provide train-the-trainer sessions on programming for community professionals. Once trained, provide technical assistance to partners on implementation of programming.
  • Leverage the insights and information from partners to better utilize curricula and programming materials for the audience, keeping in mind language, culture, educational levels, and age to reinforce the lesson.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver nutrition, physical activity, and gardening education and resources at qualified sites using approved curriculum to participants living on a limited income.
  • Maintain continuous communication and support with partner site directors and educators.
  • Transport class materials, set-up and take-down classes, clean-up rooms and sites, and utilize safe food handling practices.
  • Conduct food demonstrations confidently and work in a commercial kitchen setting to prepare food for education.
  • Participate in The Garden Kitchen (TGK) event planning and coordination.
  • Lead TGK community event kitchen production.
  • Assist Program Coordinators as needed in various reporting capacities.
  • Take on administrative responsibilities as needed.
  • Support and help launch new programming for greater programmatic success.
  • Attend job development trainings, documenting job activities, maintain administrative responsibilities and regular meetings and/or communication with Program Coordinators and Assistant in Extension.
  • Other program duties as assigned.

Communications and Community Partnership

  • Seek out and/or cultivate partnerships and relationships with potential new sites to establish what partnering possibilities exist.
  • Network and engage with groups, committees, and coalitions to gather resources to enhance services and share with partnering sites and communities.
  • Market and promote health and nutrition educational programs and initiatives to potential and existing partners and participants, including the community programming available at TGK.
  • Collaborate with community members, stakeholders, and other program partners.
  • Represent Extension and SNAP-Ed in a professional manner, providing support and expertise when serving on agency or community boards or advisory committees.
  • Assist with the evaluation of the SNAP-Ed program activities.

Procedures and Protocols

  • Comply with University of Arizona, Extension, grant funding agency (Arizona Department of Health Services, etc.), and community partners’ policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Implement SNAP-Ed programming and evaluation in accordance with program plans and guidance documents to ensure fidelity.
  • Work with partners to establish terms and goals of programming.
  • Report all activities; work completed, participant, and partner information into program database and other applicable forms as needed to assist with biannual reporting for the program for both PSE and direct education work.
  • Secure program participant information related to demographics, eligibility, attendance, assessment, and program evaluation using established privacy and data security procedures.
  • Plan and implement an independent schedule to meet project strategies and meet outcomes.
  • Complete administrative tasks: calendar, time entry, expense, and mileage reimbursement, etc.
  • Participate in TGK Fit First Saturday providing food demos, physical activity, and gardening classes for the community.
  • Partner with other extension groups to facilitate program goals.
  • Garden and perform TGK site maintenance and cleaning.
  • Assist with TGK community events.
  • Work directly with university volunteers.
  • Job responsibilities may shift in accordance with any SNAP-Ed programmatic goals and objectives changes.
  • Other responsibilities assigned as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional-level experience required.  
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, move/transport to 30 pounds. Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist.
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy..
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Experience working with Native American populations.
     
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