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University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Extension and Engagement
Kansas City
Jackson, Clay, Platte
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Posted: 02/6/2020
Extension Nutrition Program Associate - Kansas City, MO
Salary: $12.24 - $13.77 hourly

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Job ID: 32731

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University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement

Human Environmental Sciences Extension

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’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 and Engagement, please visit

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

To teach basic nutrition, food safety, and physical activity concepts to low income Missourians. Can also provide training for day care providers, Head Start teachers and present at conferences for low-income school districts. Is able to co-teach programs with a Regional Specialist to audiences that qualify as low income according to program guidance, as requested.

Location: Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties.


Assist with teaching selected content and skills as directed by supervisor.

Participate in training and development opportunities for continued growth in knowledge, skills and abilities as it is related to the Family Nutrition Education Programs.

Responsible for preparing various records and reports as required by University and funding agency requirements.

Assist the Regional Specialists as needed to deliver programs to professionals serving audiences of limited resources.

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.


40 hours per week with some evening and weekends necessary.


Administrative supervision is received from a designated individual. 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.


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.


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.


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.24 to $13.77 /hour