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Community Outreach Professional I

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Category:
Extension and Outreach
Type:
Full-Time

Posting Number: req19885

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 creating 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 I position will work in Buckeye (downtown area). This position will work with community residents and partners to develop and deliver nutrition, food access, active living and direct education strategies that promote Policy, Systems and Environmental changes at community and school settings.

Applicants would benefit from lived or work experience in the Buckeye area. They would also benefit from understanding Trauma-Informed Principles, Health Equity and community engagement.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage with Buckeye residents, organizations, businesses, City Council and stakeholders to understand the need for physical activity opportunities and low-cost or no-cost food, then in collaboration with residents and partners develop specific strategies and education to address the needs.
  • Support food systems policies that increase availability, distribution and promotion of low or no-cost healthy food and increase. This includes working with community gardens, farmers, food banks, summer food service programs, farmers markets, etc. 
  • Improve access and usability of community infrastructure and physical activity resources by promoting active transportation, improving space amenities and establishing physical activity groups for adults.  This includes working with local municipality, parks and rec department, recreation centers, schools, etc. 
  • Support the development and implementation of policies that improve nutrition and physical activity practices at schools and after school programs.
  • Research and grant needs, Data collection, and reporting (SARN, SEEDS, Collection Summaries) for area of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to effectively facilitate conversations with diverse partners and local residents.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

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.

Flexible Work Arrangements:

  • Hybrid work week.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  •  Must have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • The successful candidate must be able to provide their own transportation to various off-site locations.

FLSA: Non-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: $20.33 - $25.41

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

5

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.

Grade Range Minimum

$20.33

Grade Range Midpoint

$25.41

Grade Range Maximum

$30.49

Career Stream and Level

PC1

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

gvparra@arizona.edu

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.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University's campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.
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