Nutrition and Health Outreach Specialist

Job Description:

This position will provide leadership and coordination of educational programs and research outreach in nutrition and wellness, and public health education, and lead educational programs in the area of chronic disease and obesity prevention, and individual and community public health through policy, systems, and environmental changes (PSE’s).  This position will work closely with and co-direct SUAREC/USDA Nutrition Hub. The position will also develop, design, and implement outreach programming in obesity prevention and wellness, healthy community food systems, and health education and promotion consistent with public health approaches, the socio-ecological model of health, social determinants of health, and the full spectrum of prevention.

Minimal Qualifications:

Terminal Degree in Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Nutritional Science, Public Health, or closely related discipline. Understanding of and commitment to principles of learner-centered education and strategies for implementing effective educational programming. Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs, evaluating learning experiences, and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders. Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings and publishing peer-reviewed research. Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting. Effective communication and presentation skills using a variety of methods and technologies. Ability to promote Cooperative Extension and USDA and its programs through various media and public relations strategies. Knowledge of the legacy Cooperative Extension as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good. Must be free to travel up to 25% of working time (travel allowance will be provided – Personal Auto required) and be available to attend state, regional, and national conferences/meetings as required. A minimum of five years of experience in nutrition, community nutrition, or related areas.

How to Apply:

 Interested applicants must complete a Southern University employment application (click here) , cover letter, resume and references. 

Point of Contact:

Hazel Myers

(225) 771-2275 

The Southern University System (System) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.  The System does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the SUS. Please inform if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in this application process.





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