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Faculty Specialist - SNAP-Ed Healthy Start - Early Education Coordinator
Functional Title:Faculty Specialist - SNAP-Ed Healthy Start - Early Education Coordinator
Category Status:15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category:Faculty
University Authorized FTE:1.0
Unit:AGNR-UME-Family and Consumer Sciences
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
- Collaborate with state and local partners related to early education efforts to expand and enhance connections related to wellness within early education sites.
- Partner with the Healthy School Communities Coordinator and assist in the development of new materials to expand education, technical assistance and training around policies, systems and environmental change at sites and across organizations.
- Ensure developed materials meet the goals and objectives outlined in the SNAP-Ed proposal.
- Assist in the training and development of training materials for SNAP-Ed educators and collaborators on SNAP-Ed materials.
- Ensure the Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) efforts support and align with the direct education efforts occurring at Maryland SNAP-Ed sites to establish a comprehensive model.
- Work collaboratively with the state office team to write the annual proposal.
- Attend and contribute to Maryland SNAP-Ed staff development programs and regular communication with the statewide team including direct work with the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Team to develop and measure program impacts through data collection.
- Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, early education, or a related field.
- Experience working with early education centers including preschool, head start, and/or JUDY centers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills in conducting community-based education programs.
- A valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for travel to sites across Maryland and to SNAP-Ed trainings.
- Experience working with diverse community stakeholders.
- Experience working with low-income audiences, including youth.
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date10/06/2022
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