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This position is 75% time and will be based in the Sullivan County Extension office in Newport, N.H. The Nutrition Connections Extension Teacher will be responsible for the teaching and evaluation of limited-resource youth and/or adults in the areas of food resource management, food safety, physical activity, and food and nutrition. The Extension Teacher will develop curriculum plans and adapt lessons to meet the educational needs of program participants. The Extension Teacher will also help implement policies, systems, and environmental changes related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention in partnership with community organizations. This role will collaborate with state and/or community agencies and organizations, and ensure programmatic involvement of underserved and underrepresented audiences, ensuring that all educational programming is conducted in full accordance with civil rights, EEO, AA, and ADA polices. This person will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, and training of potential volunteers that will assist in adult and/or youth educational programs. UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.
Duties and responsibilities
--Teach and evaluate youth and/or adults in areas of food and nutrition, food safety, physical activity and food resource management as a component of multilevel interventions to improve health and well-being of N.H. communities.
--Develop curriculum plans and adapt lessons to meet the educational needs of program participants.
--Promote programming to potential external partners and to potential participants.
--Coordinate arrangements for educational sessions, group activities and meetings.
--Provide information to clientele, volunteers and groups as directed or requested.
--Use technology, including social media, video conferencing, web-based and other emerging technologies in educational program delivery and communication, as applicable.
--In partnership with external and internal collaborators and/or coalitions, implement and evaluate policies, systems, and environmental changes related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.
--Identify, recruit and train potential volunteers to assist in adult and/or youth educational programs.· Ensure programmatic involvement of underserved and underrepresented audiences and ensure that all educational programming is conducted in full accordance with civil rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) policies and procedures.
--Collaborate with state and/or community agencies and organizations.
--Inform Extension state or field specialists and/or program managers of county needs, assets, resources, and community efforts to reduce health disparities.
--Collect evaluation data, analyze program effectiveness, and complete program documentation, records and reports as requested.
--Attend training, staff and Extension Advisory Council meetings as appropriate.
--Identify individual professional development goals and seek training in essential teaching skills and subject area expertise.
--Related duties as assigned.
--Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject and one year of experience teaching or delivering education in relevant subject OR high school degree/GED and four years relevant experience.
--Valid N.H. driver’s license
--Effective human relations and communication skills
Additional preferred qualifications
--Experience working with vulnerable populations
--Experience delivering youth or adult education especially classroom management, nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and life skills.