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Community Outreach Professional I (Phoenix, AZ) (Extended Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req6050

Department: Maricopa County Office

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Program Coordinator (Community Outreach Professional I) position will be working in the Maricopa County area and deliver services for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education program (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 support the Comprehensive School Health objectives for AZ Health Zone, Maricopa County's goal of improving the health and well-being of individuals and families through nutrition education and policy, system, and environmental (PSE) strategies.

This position is located in Phoenix, AZ.

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

1. Train-the-Trainer

a. Coordinate and support the development of Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) strategies in the school health focus area, including: supporting local wellness policy implementation, implement curricula and resources with school teachers and staff, collect and manage teacher data, communicate closely with participating teachers and school staff on implementation, and support a Comprehensive Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) in partner districts.
b. Work with team members and community partners to ensure program cohesiveness and non-duplication of efforts in the community.
c. Recruit partners, community members and school sites to participate in the SNAP-Ed program.
d. Provide leadership and guidance to partner sites in the implementation of the comprehensive school health SNAP-Ed program.
e. Collect and assemble materials for curricula/resource workshops and modeling opportunities.
f. Provide technical assistance for school health promotion and events including food/fun fitness field days, healthy holidays, health fairs, and other promotional events.
g. Assist in maintaining a lending library and check-out system to assist teachers interested in enhancing the nutrition integration in the classroom.

2. Local Wellness Policy

 a. Identify districts/schools in need of an active School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) or Wellness Committee.

i. Collaborate with district/school's administration, principals, teachers and parents to implement active SHAC or Wellness Committees ii. Identify, train, and provide technical assistance to point-people that will lead SHACs or Wellness Committees. iii. Collaborate with Site Coordinators to promote policies in alignment with school LWPs that sustain the ongoing teaching of nutrition curricula.

b. Provide technical assistance to schools and districts in revision and implementation of their Local Wellness Policy (LWP).

i. Conduct assessments using approved evaluation tools for local wellness policies and site implementation ii. Utilize assessment findings to provide recommendations on LWP revisions and school implementation iii. Collaborate with schools to promote policies and implementation plans in alignment with school LWPs that support a healthier school environment iv. Train in SNAP-Ed subject matter as required including low-impact physical activity demonstrations; and must be able and willing to teach and participate in physical activity demonstrations, games, and lessons. v. Collect unit and state level data or deliverables, including monthly and quarterly reports and program records. 

c. Provide guidance and assist SHACs or Wellness Committees in identifying self-sustaining, school-wide events that they can incorporate in their school wellness policies. Note: This position does not solely lead these events.

i. School-wide promotions could include:

1. Wellness Weeks, 2. Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Events, 3. Healthy Fundraisers, Celebrations, and Promotions, 4. Walk & Bike to School Day events, and 5. National Nutrition Month.

d. Collaborate with School Food Service to enhance the school lunchroom environment in support of making healthier choices.

e. Collaborate with school sites and community partners to support youth wellness projects.

f. Assist schools with resources/programs that support LWP efforts including but not limited to:

i. USDA grants; ii. Fuel Up to Play 60 funding; iii. Action for Healthy Kids; iv. Chef Ann Foundation grants; and v. Other approved resources that SNAP-Ed can support.

  • Incumbent will be transporting nutrition curricula in personal vehicle to school sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must have a personal vehicle.
  • Experience with, and sensitive to, issues of limited-income people from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
  • Must be able to lift/move/transport up to 50 pounds packing, and transporting program materials.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working independently, learning quickly, and multi-tasking effectively.
  • Experience with nutrition and physical activity teaching principles and procedures.
  • Experience with working in teams and displaying high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office Suite.

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: 7/21/2023

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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