<p>Title: SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator<br />Classification: Extension Program Associate 3 (7316A3)<br />Salary Range: 45,000 – 55,000; depending on qualifications and experience<br />Program Area: Extension Center for Family Development<br />Office Location: Urban Region (TBD, Eden Prairie or St. Paul, Minesota)<br />Application Deadline: January 8, 2018; position will remain open until filled<br /> </p><p>ABOUT THIS POSITION<br />One significant effort within the Health and Nutrition program area is the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant. Using grant dollars, educators work throughout the state to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources. For more information on the SNAP-Ed program, visit www.extension.umn.edu/family/health-and-nutrition/partner-with-us/snap-ed/.</p><p>The Extension Center for Family Development is in need of a SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator. SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinators are charged with the implementation and management of the SNAP-Ed program in a defined multi-county region of the state. This particular SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator is one of three people in charge of the Urban region, which is comprised of the seven county metro area (Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Carver, and Scott counties). The person in this position will lead a team of SNAP-Ed Educators, who are responsible for fulfilling the commitment to the grant by promoting and improving individual and community health by promoting healthy eating behaviors and physical activity in low-income communities. The SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator will hire, train, supervise, and support the SNAP-Ed Educators in their work as they build relationships with the community; conduct community needs assessment; analyze findings; design program to fit audience; determine and implement program delivery process; and deliver, evaluate, and revise programs across a variety of community settings. In addition to overseeing the individual educators, the person in this position is responsible for ensuring that the SNAP-Ed program is delivered in an effective and efficient manner across his/her region and that the full spectrum of prevention strategies, including public health approaches, is utilized. [Public health approaches promote policy, system, and environmental changes that improve access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities in order that individual behavioral change is possible.]</p><p>This position is a full-time position and will report to the SNAP-Ed Associate Program Director. While this position will travel frequently across the counties in his/her region, it will be based out of an Eden Prairie- or St. Paul, Minnesota-based office to be determined.</p><p>RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Supervision of Program Staff (40%)<br />*Supervise the day-to-day work of multiple SNAP-Ed Educators located in the region, adjusting the team’s work as needed to maximize efficiencies and impacts.<br />*Conduct ongoing performance management of SNAP-Ed Educators through record and report monitoring, teaching observations, monthly one-on-one meetings, and monthly all-staff meetings.<br />*Observe, monitor, direct, and coach to ensure that SNAP-Ed Educators correctly and completely do the following: <br />-Deliver engaging, effective, and adaptive quality programs to the target audience. <br />-Collect and secure participant-level paperwork regarding demographic info, eligibility, attendance, assessment, and program evaluation.<br />-Record participant data and course outcomes in the database.<br />-Follow budgetary guidelines and procedures regarding travel, programming supplies, and other financial considerations.<br />*Prepare and support SNAP-Ed Educators in delivering approved educational programs following the SNAP-Ed guidelines, to ensure program fidelity and success.<br />*Working with the SNAP-Ed Associate Program Director, develop and implement training for SNAP-Ed Educators on content, approved curricula and programs, effective teaching and delivery methods, program reporting and evaluation methods, and other procedures and protocols.</p><p>Program Management (40%)<br />*Oversee the implementation and evaluation of all SNAP-Ed programming in a multi-county region within Minnesota.<br />*Manage and monitor the budget and data collection for projects and programs.<br />*Analyze programmatic data and financial information to determine ways to better focus resources for effectively and efficiently reaching low income Minnesotans, and people with health disparities in the region.<br />*Identify potential opportunities for program development and improved programmatic impact by exploring gaps in the prevention spectrum of health and nutrition-related community programs and initiatives and feeding leads to SNAP-Ed Educators.<br />*Develop strategies and facilitate the process for SNAP-Ed Educators to implement community-based train-the-trainer modules developed by Extension Educators.<br />*Oversee and coordinate the development and implementation of partner level agreements in the region.<br />*Provide guidance to community-based organizations on the technical aspects of the federal SNAP Education program. <br />*Train and manage the reporting protocols and evaluation plans implemented by SNAP-Ed educators.<br />*Working with SNAP-Ed Educators, manage the implementation of a regional program plans for continuous improvement of the quality of health and nutrition programming within the region.<br />*Actively seek better understanding of community health and nutrition issues, public health approaches, and new research and strategies in order to guide SNAP-Ed Educators in translating this knowledge into programmatic efforts. </p><p>Communications and Community Partnerships (20%)<br />*Maintain positive internal and external communications by seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing feedback from SNAP-Ed Educators on participant and community concerns, program implementation, curricula, and other resources to improve the quality and efficiency in the program and better meet the needs of SNAP-Ed participants.<br />*Collaborate with other Extension personnel regionally and statewide to enhance program delivery through coordination and sharing of programmatic activities, success stories, resources, formative research, and program evaluation information.<br />*Maintain a sound understanding of, and familiarity with, community demographics, key partners and stakeholders such as local health and human services, and county health and nutrition initiatives.<br />*Coordinate and facilitate meetings with community members, partners, and other stakeholders.<br />*Build sustainable relationships with local agencies serving the target population, working to establish recruitment and teaching opportunities for educators, as well as opportunities to utilize public health approaches to promote policy, system, and environmental changes.<br />*Represent Extension and federal SNAP-Ed in a professional manner, providing informed support and expertise when serving on agency or community boards or advisory committees related to health and nutrition. </p><p>Other Responsibilities Assigned as Needed</p><p>APPOINTMENT<br />This is a full-time, Civil Service position at the level of Extension Program Associate 3 (7316a3). This position is funded by the SNAP Education grant. This is a University of Minnesota appointment and benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance, are listed on the University of Minnesota Human Resources web page: www.umn.edu/ohr/eb. This position will be located in an Eden Prairie- or St. Paul-based office to be determined.</p>
<p>REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS <br />*Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition or a closely related discipline.<br />*In addition to the required Bachelor’s degree candidates must have 4 years of related experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years, to include:<br />-Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising program staff, including hiring, training, managing performance, coaching, and leading efforts to foster team building. <br />-A minimum of 2 years of experience in managing a health and/or nutrition-related educational program, and/or experience teaching, community engagement, community health promotion, or community education.<br />*Demonstrated experience in implementing public health approaches to promote policy, system, and environmental changes related to health and/or nutrition programming.<br />*Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, problem solving, and successfully completing multiple tasks under pressure of deadline.<br />*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.<br />*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals, organizations, and/or communities representing new, culturally diverse, economically diverse, and underserved audiences.<br />*Respectful and professional communication style, with good written and verbal communication skills.<br />*Strong computer skills including: high level of comfort creating documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; competent keyboarding/data entry skills; experience doing internet searches; experience using email; and the ability to lead as well as actively participate in web-based communication and training. <br />*Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with required liability insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel within Minnesota and infrequent travel outside Minnesota. Traveling 500 miles in a week would not be unusual.<br />*Personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes.<br />*Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including an occasional evening or weekend work, to meet the special needs of SNAP-Ed program management.</p><p>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS <br />*Masters’s degree in health, nutrition or a closely related discipline.<br />*Ability to speak a 2nd language in addition to English.<br />*Experience overseeing grants or contracts, and/or enforcing budgetary and reporting requirements, financial policies, and procedures.<br />*Experience using distance technologies and social media to market and deliver educational programming.<br />*Experience working in (or, better yet, managing) a program that serves individuals experiencing issues and challenges related to living on a limited income.</p>
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