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Instructional Specialist, Senior, SNAP-Ed (Phoenix, AZ) (Multiple Positions/ETE) (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist, Senior, SNAP-Ed (Phoenix, AZ) (Multiple Positions/ETE) (UPDATED)
Department Maricopa County Office (1537)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

Note: This posting has been reopened and the review date has been extended to 01/29/2018. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The Instructional Specialist, Senior position will be located in various zones in the Phoenix, Arizona area and will deliver services for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with Maricopa County community entities such as school districts, community centers, adult education programs, housing sites, and other sites that target limited-income participants. All responsibilities will enforce the Maricopa County SNAP-Ed’s goal of improving the health and well-being of individuals and families through nutrition education. This position will be responsible for developing, teaching, presenting, and evaluating nutrition and physical activity programs at SNAP-Ed sites in assigned zones in Maricopa County. This position also includes providing targeted sites with materials and deliverables.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Translate and interpret in English and/or Spanish as needed and as situations warrant.
• Instruct in SNAP-Ed subject matter as required including low-impact physical activity demonstrations; teach and participate in physical activity demonstrations, games, and lessons.
• Recruit partners and sites to participate in the SNAP-Ed program.
• Provide leadership and guidance to partner sites in the implementation of the comprehensive SNAP-Ed program.
• Develop methods and procedures for implementation at partner sites within established guidelines.
• Develop, present and help coordinate education activities, projects, etc. at partner sites.
• Prepare materials for direct nutrition education activities.
• Provide nutrition and physical activity education to youth, adult and senior sites.
• Prepare age/grade specific lessons.
• Conduct or assist with food demonstrations.
• Participate in food/fun fitness field days, healthy holidays, health fairs, and other promotions and events.
• Provide and collect participant evaluation forms (i.e. surveys).
• Assemble and deliver direct nutrition education materials and incentive items.
• Maintain program records.
• Recruit target audiences to attend nutrition classes.
• Transport, deliver, set up, move, and lift program displays and materials for classes, health fairs and events.
• May be required to work some evenings and weekends.
• Assist with other SNAP-Ed activities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• Bilingual: English/Spanish – fluent in written and verbal. Must be willing to speak, translate and interpret in either language as need and as situations warrant.
• Must have reliable transportation and posses a valid driver’s license with the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
• Must be able to transport designated materials and handouts to sites.
• Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition and physical activity teaching principles and procedures; must be able and willing to teach and participate in physical activity demonstrations, games, and lessons.
• Word processing, excel spreadsheets, and computer skills; ability to assist or manage the SNAP-Ed data through the SNAP-Ed database.
• Knowledge of the ethical handling of research data.
• Ability to work independently.
• Must have good interpersonal skills.
• Skilled in teaching limited income youth, adults and seniors in a variety of settings.
• Able to effectively communicate verbally, and through email, voicemail, social media and in writing.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year of instructional or subject work experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with the Maricopa County area.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $30,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23635
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary) 08/23/2019
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Conner

Open Date 07/14/2017
Review Start Date 01/29/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year of instructional or subject work experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you lift up to 50 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents