EFNEP Supervisor / Research Associate II

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Posting Details
Working Title EFNEP Supervisor / Research Associate II
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202200011AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 50,000-60,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 03/01/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/31/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition has 27 faculty members and 12 research associates and administrative staff, ~500 undergraduate students and offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and Food Science, Hospitality Management and Fermentation Science and Technology. The department also offers MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Science, Community Nutrition and Food Science and Safety and currently has ~35 graduate students. Department research is supported by federal grants from NIH, USDA, foundations, industry and two endowments that support a faculty chair and the Lillian Fountain-Smith Nutrition Conference hosted by the department. Research has focused on childhood obesity, community nutrition among limited resource audiences, molecular and metabolic nutrition targeted at chronic disease prevention, bioactive food components, and food safety. The department’s Extension faculty is responsible for numerous creative, high impact educational and engagement programs throughout the state, including EFNEP. A MPH program focus area in Public Health Nutrition within the School of Public Health provides new collaborative opportunities. The department offers an accredited B.S. dietetics program and an M.S. coordinated dietetic internship program. With the overall growth in the department, faculty and student diversity has increased. The department especially encourages those to apply who are eager to teach, conduct research, and advise in an environment committed to diversity.  
Position Summary
The Research Associate II for EFNEP assists with the development and implementation of staff development for paraprofessional nutrition educators and contributes to the development and maintenance of curriculum and program materials. This position serves as an EFNEP Supervisor and Project Manager for EFNEP collaborative research projects. This position serves as the program liaison to all things related to Human Resources, including but not limited to: worker’s compensation, hiring, performance management, employee personnel issues, technical support, etc. This position serves as the point of contact for IRB on all research projects for EFNEP. This position supports the EFNEP coordinator with records and reporting, manuscript writing and submission, grant writing and submission, and other duties as assigned.
Required Job Qualifications
Completed master’s degree with emphasis in human nutrition or related field
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
Ability to communicate (oral, written and listening skills) as demonstrated by formal training, experience, and application materials
Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and previous employment (must be a self-starter)
Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations
Familiarity with different socio-economic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity
Computer literacy, particularly in area of electronic communication
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience working with nutrition/food assistance programs, which target limited resource and diverse audiences
Prior experience or capacity to hire, train, supervise, motivate and coach paraprofessional educators
Experience in coordinating and facilitating staff trainings
Demonstrated experience delivering nutrition education programs, especially with limited resource audiences
Experience in promoting, marketing or creating public awareness of programs or services
Training and/or work experience in research methods, data collection and analysis
Experience in Public Health and/or nutrition education program planning, implementation and evaluation
Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs especially with limited resource audiences
Experience in developing working relationships with health and human service organizations
Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts
Computer literacy especially in electronic communications and education
Registered Dietitian
Knowledge of and familiarity with Cooperative Extension and the land grant university system
Diversity Statement
Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision of EFNEP Educators
Provides leadership and coordination of the activities necessary to recruit, interview, hire and train CSU Extension EFNEP paraprofessional educators;
Observes and assesses paraprofessional educators to evaluate their teaching ability and the fidelity of the intervention with program participants;
Addresses EFNEP educator questions related to nutrition and public health related content, program procedures, protocols, fidelity, and reporting; 
Coaches EFNEP Educators to ensure effective program delivery to diverse audiences and that program outcomes are met and are in compliance with University, Extension, and federal EFNEP guidelines;
Conducts employee performance appraisals in accordance with CO EFNEP and CSU Extension protocols and as necessary, implements formal performance management processes in conjunction with CSU HR and Legal Services;
Creates sustainable relationships with local agencies to ensure effective program delivery to diverse limited-resource audiences; 
Secures external funding and/or in-kind support for programming and submits program and budgetary reports in compliance with county, CSU Extension, and EFNEP guidelines;
Serves on state and national committees as needed to support CSU Extension EFNEP.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Training and Curriculum Development
Regularly conducts EFNEP programming assessments (observes participant recruitment and EFNEP Educators teaching, monitors educator reporting, and solicits CSU Extension County Director and community agency partner feedback) to identify staff development needs;
Co-leads the planning, developing and facilitating initial training program for new EFNEP Educators;
Co-leads the planning, developing and facilitating staff development programs for EFNEP Educators; Develops and delivers regular staff updates using innovative delivery approaches (electronic, video, etc.) in approved curricula, program protocols and procedures, and adult learning theory;
Assist with curriculum development and revision as needed to ensure adult and youth EFNEP program have current, and accurate curricula materials.
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Program Marketing/Professional Networking
Develops relationships with agencies at the state and county level that work with low-income audiences to enhance collaboration and promote EFNEP enrollment;
Gains county support for program and works with partnering agencies on community outreach/program partnerships;
Promotes and creates public awareness of CSU Extension and EFNEP via presentations, public speaking engagements, press releases and interviews with local media;
Attends and participates in professional development opportunities to support professional growth in position, and network with other EFNEP, Public Health and Nutrition colleagues nationally.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Administrative duties
Works with the EFNEP Coordinator to develop program policies and procedures as needed, and develops strategies to inform and implement changes;
Assists the EFNEP Coordinator with administrative duties such as writing reports, checking documentation, programmatic outcome reporting, managing budgets, communicating with field staff and attending local, state, and national meetings as appropriate.
Coordinates and leads county EFNEP program reviews.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Research
Contributes to project plans and development of research protocols;
Trains and supervises project staff on research methods and protocols;
Conducts fidelity assessments of project implementation and data collection;
Monitors project budgets, timelines, and action plans to ensure proper personnel, facilities and supplies to meet grant/contract deliverables and reporting;
Supports EFNEP Coordinator on grant writing, data collection/analysis, reporting, manuscript writing and editing, and presentation at national meetings.
Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application consists of a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Susan.Baker@colostate.edu
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