Nutrition Educator Opportunities Available

As a member of the Dane County Extension FoodWIse team, Nutrition Educators are peer educators who adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. We engage people from the diverse communities of Wisconsin to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits. FoodWIse is a community-based nutrition program that seeks to empower individuals with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities.
We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak HMoob [Hmong], Spanish, and other high-need languages in Dane County). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application.
Qualifications:

Degree:  High School graduate or equivalent.

Required:
1. Ability to teach interactive lessons to children and/or adults in group settings
2. Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
3. Skills in teaching and communicating effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with technology
4. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
5. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
6. Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
7. Please address the following qualification in your cover letter: Nutrition educators are expected to deliver nutrition education programs to diverse audiences in Wisconsin. Please share how your lived experiences and understanding of language(s), culture(s), and Wisconsin communities would support your work as a nutrition educator.

Preferred:
1. HMoob or Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hmong or LatinX culture. Language skills will be evaluated.
2. Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
3. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
4. Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
5. Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups, and organizations

Join our dynamic team of nutrition educators working to advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

Click to learn more and apply by October 7, 2021.