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Community Outreach Professional II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req18859

Department: Maricopa County Office

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) supports the health and well-being of families in communities with low access to resources to make healthy changes in homes and neighborhoods. From local gardens in the community, to working with children's schools to create healthy environments, SNAP-Ed provides families opportunities to be active and healthy their way. (Funding comes from the Federal Government through Arizona Department of Health Services' AZ Health Zone.) The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension provides services to 5 communities in Maricopa County. The Community Outreach Professional II position is a cross-functional lead with a triple role: 1) Supervise team and plan program activities in the South Phoenix area; 2) Lead and offer guidance to the Childhood Systems team (schools and after school programs) and 3) Work directly with the community to implement program strategies related to Childhood Systems. Among others, these strategies include; community engagement, supporting Local Wellness Policy, establishing wellness committees, providing staff development, implementing school gardens and local food procurement and improving physical activity and nutrition practices at schools and after school programs.

Applicants would benefit from understanding Trauma-Informed Principles, Health Equity and community engagement and from having experience supervising and working with diverse populations that have low access to resources.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise team and program activities in the South Phoenix area.  This includes:
    *Supervising daily activities for 3 or 4 subordinates.
    *Coordinating and collaborate with leadership team.  
    *Conducting community engagement in order to create a community-led work plan.
    *Overseeing the implementation of program strategies and interventions (grant approved Work Plan).
    *Networking and developing partnerships with local community members, organizations and other stakeholders. 
    *Attending and leading program meetings related to the South Phoenix community. 
    *Creating written reports.
  • Lead Childhood Systems team, which works in Schools, after school programs and some Early Childcare sites.  This includes:
    *Offering guidance, trainings and updates. 
    *Attending and leading program meetings related to Childhood Systems.
  • Work with community members, organizations, business and other collaborators to implement specific strategies in the area of Childhood Systems.  This includes:
    *Development, implementation and evaluation of policies in schools, after school programs and some early care sites.
    *Supporting improvements in nutrition and physical activity practices.
    *Establishing wellness committees.
    *Providing staff development.
    *Working with food administrators on Farm to School Program. 
    *Planning school gardens. 
  • Data collecting for research and grant needs, and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Skill in public speaking and presenting information to large groups.

Physical Requirements and Environmental Demands:

  • Employee is frequently required to lift/move/transport a certain amount of weight.
  • Employee may have to perform work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising a team.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Cmty Outreach

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Vanessa Parra

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Finalists will need to provide 3 references upon request.

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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.

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