Work Hours: Office hours vary - typically between 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday; occasional evenings and weekends. Hours to be determined.
Percentage of Time: 100%
Organizational Area: ANR:North Coast & Mountain Region - El Dorado Co - Cooperative Extension
Posting Salary: Min: $31,700 - Mid: $47,100
Position Summary: This position is being advertised as either a Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the hired applicant.
If the applicant is hired as a CES 1, they will be hired in a learning role. More of their duties will be direct nutrition education and there will be less outreach and evaluation for the first year of the job. If the applicant is hired as a CES 2, duties would include providing leadership, mentoring to interns staff, and CES 1 staff. As well as actively promoting policy, system and environmental changes at educational sites. After one year of successful performance as a CES 1, the individual will be eligible to be reclassified up to a CES 2.
The Community Education Specialist will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of nutrition education to community based adults and/or youth. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; entering data into shared database and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.
Incumbent will build and maintain an informal network of community partners, align special nutrition education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.
This position's primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating a nutrition education program to improve the environment of the school and community.
This position includes communication to clients in Spanish through translation, presentation and one-on-one communications.
This position will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities of the position, the affirmative action goals established by the Division.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Reimbursement of job-related travel will be reimbursed according to University policies.
Employment is contingent upon successfully clearing the FBI/DOJ background check both from the Department of Justice and the FBI, prior to the first day of UC Employment.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.
Must comply with regulatory agency reporting requirements (California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act).
Job Close Date: 5-31-2019
Duty 1: Recruits, trains, and provides support for agency and school representatives who act as educators/extenders to deliver UC approved curricula and activities. May recruit for other team members (particularly if hired at a CES 2 level). May provide or have another team member provide one or two of the lessons and/or co-deliver lessons to model enrollment procedures, lesson delivery, and evaluation activities.
Reviews evaluation data when completed by volunteers to ensure minimum evaluation requirements are achieved. Makes recommendations to volunteers to ensure participant success. Completes required documentation of enrollment and evaluation for reporting purposes. Prepares all reports as necessary for documenting program accomplishments. Function:Manages Lesson Delivery & Evaluation Percent: 45
Duty 2: Using the UC approved adult or youth curricula and lessons activities, delivers lessons utilizing adult and/or youth learning techniques. Lesson delivery will include preparing and implementing lesson activities such as demonstrating recipes, physical activity, gardening techniques, and/or other learner-centered activities.
Extends education to community partners and/or program participants to utilize their skills and knowledge gained by recommending ways to make positive changes within their work and living environments. Promotes environmental changes in designed to influence the development of policy and systems change.
Performs community education services in both English and Spanish. Function:Education Delivery Percent: 30
Duty 3: Works as a team member to assist in the development of annual work plan to optimize direct delivery, to manage volunteer extender programs, to develop recommendations for improvement, and to facilitate environmental change activities with partner agencies.
May provide leadership and mentoring to interns, new staff, volunteer extenders, and CESI staff, including working with them to assess the successes and challenges of lesson delivery. Function:Education Leadership and Assistance Percent: 10
Duty 4: Assists in developing strategic outreach plans to ensure all eligible ethnic groups and races have received information regarding program education opportunities. Meets with local partners (i.e. community leaders, school administrators, teachers, parent educators) to discuss the delivery of lessons to their students and clientele.
Develops liaisons with and between other programs in order to coordinate outreach efforts. Attends community events representing the program. Maintains appropriate records tracking the partnerships, collaborations and community events. Function:Community Relationships Percent: 15
Job Requirements Coursework in subject matter.
Knowledge of community education and or teaching practices.
Working knowledge of conducting needs assessment.
Associate degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Proficient in use of Windows-based computer with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Experience teaching and working with a diverse youth, adult and volunteer audience.
Familiarity with schools and community-based agencies in the local area serving eligible adults and youth. Required
Skills to communicate and work in large and small groups, give presentations and organize units of activities.
Ability to write newsletters, correspondence, and reports. Required
Bilingual communication/translation abilities in English and Spanish/Hmong/Mandarin/Vietnamese or other language spoken the the community. Required
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