Coordinator of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Initiatives for Nutrition Security
The Coordinator of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Initiatives for Nutrition Security position is a Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Family Nutrition Program (FNP) position within SNAP-Ed. The Coordinator will collaboratively provide coordination in planning, developing, executing, and evaluating nutrition security initiatives led by SNAP-Ed Extension Agents in Virginia. Given the role of the food environment in shaping individuals' and communities' nutrition security, a central goal of Virginia SNAP-Ed is improving the availability and accessibility of affordable, culturally appropriate, and nutritious foods among SNAP-eligible families and communities. This position will report directly to the Program Manager of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Initiatives with input from the FNP Director.
Specialty areas: nutrition security, food access and availability, food security, networking, collaboration.
- A bachelor's degree in community nutrition, public health, leadership studies, social work, community planning, or other relevant field
- Experience working collaboratively with individuals and organizations that promote nutrition security among health disparate audiences and individuals living in poverty, such as food pantries, food banks, farmers markets, and/or SNAP-authorized retailers
- Experience developing, executing, and evaluating strategic plans and/or community-based programs
- Flexibility, adaptability, and team-oriented mindset and ability to work independently
- Excellent oral (presentation) and written communication skills to support collaborations within VCE FNP and with other organizations
- Knowledge and use of computer technology for programming and management
- A master's degree in community nutrition, public health, leadership studies, social work, community planning, or other relevant field
- Experience with Cooperative Extension
- Experience leading or delivering train-the-trainer programs
Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
October 27, 2022
Must have a driver's license check.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Must have reliable transportation.
10% travel (mostly day, some overnight).
Telework permitted 1-2 days per week.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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