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University of Missouri-Columbia
Ripley or Shannon
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Posted: 02/20/2019
Extension Health Program Associate - Southeast Region, MO

Must Apply At:

Job ID: 29307

Hiring Department

University of Missouri Extension - Human Environmental Sciences

Health Education Program - Shannon or Ripley County in Missouri

Job Description

MU Extension’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension please visit

Health Extension programs promote optimal health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations.

The Health Program Associate will provide a link between the community, health educators and healthcare workers in assisting with implementing strategies to improve the health of individuals and the community. Duties include but are not limited to: Provide basic health education programs in a local community, based upon need. Coordinate community coalitions and events to address local health needs. Request educational program delivery from regional and campus faculty. Partner with Regional Specialist to co-teach programs when requested.


  • Assist supervisor to implement the daily operations of community health projects. This may include, but not limited to, recruiting and meeting with community agencies and professionals; providing educational programs; securing facilities for community wide events; event planning and preparation.
  • Responsible for collection of data and preparation of reports as required by the community project, University and funding agency requirements.
  • Participate in training and development opportunities for continued growth in knowledge, skills and abilities as it is related to the Family Nutrition Education Programs.
  • Assist with promoting and marketing programs and events.
  • Maintain positive relations with agency contacts. Make client referrals as appropriate.
  • Assist with recruiting and coordinating volunteers as needed.

Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans. Other duties and responsibilities will be expected to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


Administrative supervision is received from County Engagement Specialist—Nutrition & Health. No supervision is exercised.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility, and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.


Salary Range: $12.24 - $13.00 an hour

Grade: GGS 005

University Title: Educational Program Associate

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.


Flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree or sixty (60) hours college credit, with an emphasis in Nutrition, Education, Human Development, Social Work, Consumer & Family Sciences, Public Health, or Communication.

Relevant work experience in Nutrition, Education, Human Development, Social Work, Consumer & Family Sciences, Public Health, or Communication can be substituted at a rate of one (1) year experience is equivalent to five (5) college credits—up to a maximum of ten (10) years. An additional nine (9)-ten (10) college credits will be required.

Ability to travel and to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

Must Apply At:

Job ID: 29307

Job Type: Full-time