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University of Missouri-Columbia
Extension and Engagement
Poplar Bluff
Posted: 06/06/2023
FNEP Program Manager

Hiring Department

University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement – Health and Human Sciences Department

Job Description

MU TITLE: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

LOCATION: Butler County – Poplar Bluff, MO

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 http://extension.missouri.edu.

Health and Human Sciences Extension promotes optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. HES Extension offers a variety of educational programs throughout the state, including the Family Nutrition Education Program for individuals and families.

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) is an important part of University of Missouri Extension bringing the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP is comprised of SNAP-Ed and EFNEP funding opportunities.  To learn more about FNEP, visit http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/.

This position assists the Family Nutrition Education Program Project Director in planning, developing, and implementing the regional FNEP program.  This position will function as an active member of MU Extension and assist in carrying out the daily operations of the regional FNEP unit.

This position will be serving the FNEP unit in the southeast region of the state with the possibility of the ideal candidate’s office being located in or near their county of residence.


25% Coordinate the daily operations of the regional FNEP unit.  Coordinate the NPA’s use of educational curricula, displays, exhibits, food power, assemblies, supplies, materials and other resources.  Track workload and teaching effort for records review.  Ensure that teaching is occurring in approved sites.  Seek out new program opportunities and partners.

25% Assist the Associate Director, paperwork flow and budget allocation.  Monitor fiscal spending in conjunction with the unit support staff and regional coordinator.  Ensure that NPAs are submitting program and fiscal paperwork in a timely fashion and that the paperwork is prepared in accordance to program policy.

20% Coordinate and implementation of regional training opportunities.  Coordinate of bi-monthly unit meetings.  This includes but is not limited to statewide trainings.  Orient and train new staff.  Identify and communicate clientele needs to program leadership. Conduct in-service training activities, as needed.

10% Work with regional Extension faculty who are implementing SNAP-Ed Policy, Systems, and Environmental strategies as well as 4-H SNAC program to ensure they have curriculum, materials, and support needed to successfully implement the program.

10% Report educational program accomplishments and impacts. Research and obtain data, maintain program reports and compile impact. Develop written report to communicate accomplishments to internal and external stakeholders.  Present reports at local community organizations and Extension Councils, as requested.

10% Assist NPA’s to promote educational programs to partners, including developing and maintaining positive relations with schools, health departments and other stakeholders or partners to increase awareness, commitments and opportunities.

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.


This position reports to the Regional FNEP Associate Director who oversees the management of the Regional FNEP Program and will receive additional support from faculty and staff in the MU Extension.  Functional supervision may be exercised over a small to medium sized office support staff and student assistants.


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.


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.


Salary Range: $21.00 – $27.00/hour, Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Grade: GGS-008

University Title: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and/or training in a health-related field including registered dietitian.

Two to three years professional work experience in health and nutrition education, grant administration and other areas that help perform the duties of the job description.

Ability to understand, synthesize and communicate relevant educational curriculum to diverse audiences.

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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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