R00009361 - PROJECT COORDINATOR (NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS) - SCHOOL OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCES

Stephen Smith  |  7/6/2017 1:49:30 PM

Project Coordinator

(Nutrition Education Programs)

(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position will hold an academic rank of either Instructor or Extension associate, to be determined based on final duties assigned and credentials of the candidate selected. The Project Coordinator Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is responsible to the Associate Director of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences and under programmatic direction of the PIs of both the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). The project coordinator will work as a team member and participate in the proposal development, auditing processes and development of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed plans, assist with monitoring and compiling of Federal and state reports (i.e, financial, impact reports and Dynamics reporting.) The project coordinator will provide support to parish and state office faculty and staff; travel to various parts of the state to deliver program and curriculum training to agents and educators; conduct parish visits to identify needs and ensure compliance of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed; travel out of state periodically for professional development. The project coordinator will serve as a liaison between 4-H and other youth programs. Additionally, the project coordinator will be responsible to coordinate the certification program for nutrition educators.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in human ecology, health education or related degree preferred and/or experience in cooperative extension, experience in project management including basic accounting and human resource management skills and have prior supervisory experience. Effective human relations skills are required to work with a variety of people. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with a variety of audiences is required. Effective knowledge of technology, particularly with Microsoft software and social media, is required. Familiarity with WorkDay is highly desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for Internal applicants) by attaching letter stating qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional references.. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the letters of recommendation online, they may be sent directly to the contact below.

Dr. Karen Overstreet

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

297D Knapp Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-4494; Fax: (225) 578-4443

Email: koverstreet@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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