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Instructional Specialist (Kingman, AZ) (Extended Temporary) (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist (Kingman, AZ) (Extended Temporary) (UPDATED)
Department Mohave County Office (1538)
Location County Extensions and Farms
Position Summary

Do you strive to be part of an initiative that promotes a healthy community and creates a positive impact? Do you enjoy working with a diverse population? If so, we want to talk to you! As an Instructional Specialist, you will assist the County Extension Agents & the Extension Program Coordinator in the development and presentation of nutrition, physical activity, and gardening programs for children, adults, and seniors. This position will work directly with parents of children, youth and community members. This position is located in Kingman, Mohave County, AZ and will require travel as well as a flexible work schedule.

Note: the review date for this position has been extended to March 12, 2018.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) grant funded position, lasting up to two years. 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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assist and/or organize, promote, coordinate, and conduct nutrition, physical education, and gardening programs in Mohave County.

Answer inquiries and provide information relating to the completion of reporting forms and program related meetings, materials, and record keeping. Compose newsletters, prepare reports, and fulfill other related functions related to the conduct of the assigned nutrition education program for Mohave County communities.

Coordinate the activities of nutrition, physical activity, and gardening programs for youth, adults and seniors in Mohave County.

Initiate and participate in needs assessment for nutrition, physical activity, and gardening for youth, adults, and seniors program planning, development and implementation.

Participate in curriculum development, planning and implementation.

Initiates and participates in needs assessment for nutrition and physical activity for family’s program planning, development and implementation for SNAP-Ed.

Follows SNAP-Ed policies and procedures regarding implementation, marketing, evaluation, and recruitment so as to ensure accountability

Is responsible for maintaining and communicating supply (materials, incentives) needs and quantities with coordinator and administrative secretary to ensure adherence to budgetary guidelines.

Develop and implement appropriate lesson plans according to approved curricula and follows procedure for resource items including but not limited to recipes, incentive items, and handouts

Communicates with Supervisor daily, weekly, monthly scheduled activities and schedule so as to ensure the needs of the community and the grant deliverables are being met.

Is responsible for maintaining and submitting financial records (receipts, invoices, mileage logs) to administrative secretary according to established policies and procedures.

Is responsible for scheduling workshops according to grant deliverables and for transportation to and from these workshops

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of teaching principles, practices and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of organizational skill in community coalition building.

Experience in obtaining community resources.

Experience in record keeping and composing routine newsletter and preparing reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Skill in using the internet.

Access to reliable transportation upon employment.

Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, coordinator, supervisor, site directors, and participants

Skill in record keeping

Skill in marketing (newsletters, flyers, brochures)

Proficient in Microsoft Office, including the use of Excel, Word, and Publisher

Skill in database usage

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience in community education and working with volunteers.

Demonstrated general cooking knowledge.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50-$13.18 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24475
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Bree Daugherty-928-753-3788 x20

Open Date 01/19/2018
Review Start Date 03/12/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Only on-line applications will be accepted

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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; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you have a valid driver's license upon the first day of employment with a minimum of two years of driving experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents