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Community Outreach Assistant II (Phoenix, AZ) (Extended Temporary)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req6197

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 specific communities in Maricopa County, so this position will work in the Central Phoenix area and Wilson neighborhood.

The Community Outreach Assistant II position will develop, deliver and administer educational and community programs for external audience by offering education using nutrition and garden curricula in a variety of settings. This position supports interventions designed to change Policy Systems and Environment at schools and community settings for individuals--youth, adults, seniors -- families and organizations. By engaging community key players as a principle liaison between community and department, like community members, businesses, groups and organizations this position helps identify appropriate program services and interventions that will help sustain a healthy community.

Applicants would benefit from understanding Trauma-Informed Principles, Health Equity and community engagement and from having experience working in communities with low access to resources and with diverse population.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage community members to assess local needs and resources in order to co-create program interventions.
  • Deliver program through direct education for youth and adults using a variety of nutrition and garden curricula.
  • Act as liaison between community members, community partners and AZ Health Zone to coordinate services.
  • Data Collecting, research and grant needs, and Reporting (SARN, SEEDS, Collection Summaries, teacher logs) for area of responsibility.
  • Proctoring surveys for purposes of research for UA State Director over SNAP-Ed and/or funder, AZHZ.
  • Interact with and present to Spanish only speaking clients.
  • Move/transport nutrition curricula to school sites.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English.
  • Must be able to move/transport up
    to 30 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must have a reliable, personal vehicle.

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: $18.27

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


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

Expected End Date: 6/30/2023

Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Conner

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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