UACS Nutrition Education Coordinator in the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

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UACS Nutrition Education Coordinator in the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

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Posted Job Title
UACS Nutrition Education Coordinator in the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Job Profile Title
Netter Center Program Associate

Job Description Summary
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. AUNI coordinators work as part of a team with other Netter Center UACS staff. AUNI engages, educates and empowers youth, university students, and community members in a comprehensive approach to community health improvement, particularly improvement in nutrition and obesity.

This is a direct service position that specifically focuses on the following activities: nutrition and garden education within public schools and community settings, CSA management, project based youth development activities including a high school summer program, improving physical activity levels, and increasing awareness and understanding of food systems. This position may also support AUNI's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program (ASNP). ASNP works with adults in a variety of venues, including senior centers, libraries, food pantries, and health care facilities to conduct healthy shopping, eating, and cooking workshops.

Job Description

Intro to Department:

Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is the University's primary vehicle for advancing civic and community engagement at Penn. It brings together the resources and assets of both the University and the wider community to help solve universal problems such as poverty, health inequities, environmental sustainability, and inadequate, unequal education as they are manifested in the University's local geographic area of West Philadelphia and Philadelphia at large. The Netter Center develops and helps implement democratic, mutually transformative, place-based partnerships between Penn and West Philadelphia that advance research, teaching, learning, practice, and service and improve the quality of life on campus and in the community. The Netter Center works with and serves as a model for other higher education institutions across the United States and around the world.

The Netter Center's university-assisted community schools (UACS) is a strategy to educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located and engage students (K-16+) in real world, community problem solving. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

Duties:This is a production garden based position that is anchored in partnerships in schools to deliver effective nutrition education programming, manage AUNI's CSA and food access initiatives, and develop and support community partnerships. Duties include management of a local high school garden, a small campus garden, a weekly CSA market, and indoor growing systems. AUNI coordinators also work with undergraduate fellows and work-study students to help develop, implement and expand this work. Additionally, as part of AUNI's annual summer program, this position supervises a crew of high school students while implementing best practices in youth development. There are weekly and monthly documentation and reporting requirements with time-sensitive deadlines. Occasionally, staff are asked to work evenings and/or weekends.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and interact respectfully with diverse groups is required.
Experience in urban educational settings is required. Experience growing intensively in urban spaces is required. Farmers Market Experience required. Familiarity with indoor growing systems preferred.
Experience and training in nutrition or health education related subject is preferred. Working knowledge of health disparities, and food systems preferred. Should be familiar with challenges that impact urban populations.
Demonstrated experience of ability to work collaboratively with school and community based organizations. Experience implementing youth leadership programs is a plus.

Flexibility with weekly schedule is necessary.

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, dependable, and flexible.

* For consideration, please submit a cover letter as well as a resume in the CV section of your application. You can upload multiple documents to the "Resume/CV" section.

This position is contingent upon annual renewable grant funding. The salary range is expected to be between $36,500 to $50,000.

Typically sitting at a desk or table; regular lifting of 25 pounds or less. Working conditions include K-12 schools and office and outdoor exposure.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $55,814.33

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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