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Program Associate II

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Recruitment/Posting Title Program Associate II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department SEBS-Family&CommunityHealthSci
Overview
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state.
As the health and wellness component of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) promotes healthy lifestyles and environments for NJ residents and communities with outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. Recognized nationally for its work, FCHS connects Rutgers University and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station to communities beyond the campus to build healthy families, schools, and communities. Based locally, in each county, FCHS supports efforts to meet the health and wellness challenges facing communities throughout the state through engaged civic learning, volunteerism, service, community-based research, education, and integrated efforts and partnerships.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded grant program that supports evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions and projects for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through complementary direct education, multi-level interventions, and community and public health approaches to improve nutrition.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Associate II for the The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS). Reporting to the Senior Program Coordinator Supervisor, the Program Associate II (PA II) provides nutrition education to SNAP-eligible residents located in SNAP-Ed Region 2.The goal of the education provided is to help program participants improve their food security; dietary quality; physical activity; and food safety behaviors.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Recruits and works with agencies willing to host SNAP-Ed program(s).
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal outreach and budget guidelines regarding all activities that occur within the project.
  • Responsible for various reports designed to document the project’s success.
  • Serves on appropriate boards and councils in the community to maintain a strong presence for the program.
  • Serves as a role model for his/her volunteers and always maintains a professional demeanor and confidentiality.
  • Provides nutrition education for the SNAP-Ed program in Burlington County and throughout Region 2 (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer Counties). The goal of the education provided is to help program participants improve their food security; dietary quality; physical activity; and food safety behaviors.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 44831.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 55743.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66655.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition (preferred), health education, public health, food policy, family and consumer sciences, or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Certifications/Licenses
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years post-baccalaureate experience
  • Nutrition degree preferred.
  • RDN or CHES preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (read, write, speak) preferred.
  • Experience implementing community health promotion and behavior change programs.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and have experience working with diverse groups/clientele.
  • Experience working with limited resource, urban populations preferred.
Equipment Utilized
  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Comfortable utilizing appliances and kitchen supplies for cooking and food preparation with hands on nutrition education lessons.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • This position must have the ability to carry program materials and supplies, including audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to arrange set-up of class space (move tables and chairs).
Special Conditions
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends; able to travel statewide.
  • The individual must successfully complete Rutgers Youth Protection and Serv Safe Food Handler Training.
  • Clean Driving Record

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST2032
Posting Open Date 11/02/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
City
State
Location Details
Westampton, NJ 08060

Pre-employment Screenings


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.



Infection Control and Safety


This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.



Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement



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