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Agent Associate (FSNE Special Projects Coordinator)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 121453
Title: Agent Associate
Functional Title: Agent Associate (FSNE Special Projects Coordinator)
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-UME-Family and Consumer Sciences
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This is a 12 month, term appointment. The full-time position is part of the Food Supplement Nutrition Education program (FSNE) conducted by the University of Maryland Extension. The Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating nutrition education curriculum and outreach projects focusing on food assistance sites such as food banks and pantries. The position will be housed at the state FSNE office in Columbia, MD.

• Provide leadership to the development and expansion of programs targeting food assistance sites.
• Collaborate and liaise with state partners, including the Maryland Department of Health and local food assistance sites who serve low income families in order to implement key FSNE initiatives.
• Provide daily management of a team of individuals who will implement FSNE curricula and policy, system and environmental (PSE) efforts at food assistance sites across Maryland.
• Provide leadership to FSNE curricula development including updating, enhancing and ensuring curricula are accurate.
• Coordinate new material development and collaborate in FSNE State Office material review process. Facilitate the inclusion of new content areas and establish ties to the social ecological framework within the program development process.
• Assist with integrating statewide policy, systems, and environmental change projects into FSNE program initiatives to expand program reach.
• Collaborate with the FSNE Evaluation Coordinator and local UME staff to collect formative, process, and outcome data to determine the effectiveness of new projects and to inform decision-making regarding project continuation.
• Provide assistance with state and local training efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, or a related field.
• A valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for travel statewide and to FSNE trainings.
• Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful with skills and experience in conducting community-based education programs.
• Successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.


• Master’s Degree.
• Experience in community organizing and/or partnering with grassroots communities and schools.
• Experience working with food banks and pantries.
• Experience in writing grants and securing funds for projects.
• Experience in conducting nutrition education activities involving food.
• Experience working with diverse community stakeholders.
• Experience working with outreach programs using technology.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 05/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/23/2017
Physical Demands

- Moderate lifting
– Moderate desk work
– Sitting, standing, typing for periods of time
– Driving statewide occasionally

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Resume

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