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University of Missouri-Columbia
Extension and Engagement
Posted: 03/28/2023
Senior Program Project Support Coordinator - Family Nutrition Education Program

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MU Office of Extension and Engagement – Health & Human Sciences Program


Job Description

MU TITLE: Senior Program Project Support Coordinator

LOCATION:  213 Gentry Hall, Columbia 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 the 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 https://extension.missouri.edu.

MU Extension’s Health & Human Sciences program provides research based educational programs on nutrition, food safety and preservation, exercise, health, housing, parenting, senior living, and personal finance.

The Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) includes two federally funded programs—SNAP-Ed and EFNEP.  These programs provide educational opportunities and implement policy, systems and environmental (PSE) strategies statewide to increase food security, physical activity opportunities and overall health of Missourians.

The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is a critical part of the Missouri SNAP-Ed program.   MOCAN is a coalition composed of representatives from statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions, and individuals who collaborate to implement policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change to improve physical activity and eating behaviors of Missourians. MOCAN is supported and coordinated by the University of Missouri Extension and consists of a Steering Committee and several work groups and committees. Members find shared interest and projects by meeting in work groups in specific policy, systems, and environmental settings. The MOCAN Strategic Plan 2022-2024 includes the goals and objectives framing the work of MOCAN members and member organizations.



This position will provide strong statewide coordination for the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs, including the Missouri Council for Activity & Nutrition (MOCAN).  This position will assist the faculty within Health & Human Sciences Extension to implement programs, including serving as the MOCAN operations coordinator; this will require working with multiple agencies in order to provide logistical support to quarterly meetings and other MOCAN operations. This position will also develop subject matter expertise on the federal reporting systems for SNAP-Ed and EFNEP and will manage MU Extension’s implementation of these reporting systems. This position will assist to analyze program outcomes and assemble reports, including press releases, peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations.   Successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as within a team.



  • 20% Serve as MOCAN operations coordinator, including coordinate logistics for quarterly meetings, report writing, and partner communication.
  • 30% Lead program data and reporting system logistics for SNAP-Ed and EFNEP, including training for new and existing users of these systems, communicating and problem solving with state and federal data partners, and monitor data quality assurance.
  • 20% Analyze program outcomes and assemble reports, including press releases, peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations.
  • 20% Develop, advise, and lead project implementation in collaboration with faculty.
  • 5% Represent MU Extension FNEP on federal workgroups and advisory boards, as requested.
  • Serve as a program representative at internal and external meetings, as needed.
  • 5% Other duties as assigned.

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.

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



Administrative supervision is received from SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Principal Investigator.   May mentor or supervise other program support staff positions in completing program/project duties.



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 and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.



Salary Range: $48,900 – $68,815

Grade: GGS 010

University Title: Senior Program Project Support Coordinator

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

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Possesses expanded conceptual knowledge of the Program and Project Administration function and broadens capabilities.

Experience working with nutrition, physical activity and/or health programs.

Experience working in grant-funded environments, meeting funding deliverables, and reporting to funders and other stakeholders.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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.

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