Public Health Specialist - Family Nutrition Program, Miami-Dade County

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Dade
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Classification Title:

Extension Program Specialist

Job Description:  

Do you want to make Miami-Dade County a healthier place for limited-resource families? Are you passionate about health equity? Can you see yourself working with partners from different sectors to increase healthy food access and physical activity opportunities? If so, this job may be for you. The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is seeking an energetic public health professional to work with partners in Miami-Dade County. The Public Health Specialist will deliver policy, systems and environment change trainings and technical assistance to staff from schools, childcare centers, food pantries and other community partners to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for low-income individuals. Join us in creating a healthier Florida!

What is SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education) is a federally funded grant program that teaches people how to eat healthy on a budget and be more physically active to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease.

  • The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), has been providing SNAP-Ed in Florida since 1996
  • Funding comes from the USDA through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • The program is based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance (MyPlate)
  • We teach nutrition education classes where people normally gather, such as schools, community centers, libraries and churches
  • Our dedicated regional public health and food systems staff work to impact policies, systems and environments to support healthy changes in our communities

The Opportunity

  • Deliver trainings and technical assistance to staff from childcare providers, food pantries, schools and other community partners
  • Help community partners make policy, systems and environmental changes that increase access to healthy food and physical activity for low-income individuals and families
  • Work to achieve health equity in Miami-Dade County
  • Participate in community health coalitions and advance collective impact in South Florida
  • Contribute skills and knowledge to a statewide team working towards same goals in diverse communities throughout Florida

 What We Are Looking For

  • Someone who embodies and models FNP core values
  • Proven success in organizing workload and meeting deadlines
  • Experienced in facilitating meetings and trainings using interactive, creative techniques
  • Comfortable using technology (such as laptop) on a daily basis
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of multiple teams 
  • Excited to work with multicultural teams and with partners from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development, including receiving and giving feedback
  • Strong written communication skills, including monthly narrative reports

Additional Details

 

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

Expected Salary:

$41,000 - $46,125 annually.

The University of Florida offers highly competitive benefits and retirement options, generous leave plans, a health and wellness program that reflects its commitment to quality of life and quality of work, and many more competitive perks and rewards.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant area
  • Professional experience in public health, youth development, community development, education, food security, or social services fields
  • Experience living and/or working in Miami-Dade County
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, please upload the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (summarize how your experience qualifies you for this job, your connection to Miami-Dade County, and why you are interested in the job)
  • 3 references (preferably from recent employers, internship supervisors, or academic)

This is a grant-funded, time-limited position. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

 

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