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

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

Posting Number: req12192

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 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.

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

  • Work with Buckeye residents, organizations, businesses, City Council, and stakeholders to develop specific strategies that address needs for healthy changes in homes and community.
  • 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.
  • Establish and support physical activity groups for adults and increase and improve access to local physical activity resources. This includes working with parks, recreation centers, schools, etc.
  • Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies that promote nutrition and physical activity at schools and after school programs.
  • Research and grant needs, data collection, and reporting (SARN, SEEDS, Collection Summaries) for area of responsibility.
  • Transport/deliver
    equipment and materials to sites served.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to
    lift/move/transport up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study: nutrition, public health, etc., 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..
  • 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: $21.63

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: 3/15/2024

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 an 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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