University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a Land Grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of University of Minnesota Extension is: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension educational programs are organized and delivered through four structural units designated as Extension Centers, each lead by an Associate Dean. These Centers include: Family Development, Youth Development; Community Vitality; and Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. The Extension Center for Family Development (ECFD) houses three statewide programs: Health and Nutrition, Family Relations, and Family Resource Management.
Health and Nutrition (H&N) is seeking a Program Director. H&N is a statewide program that provides community-based nutrition education programming in all Minnesota counties. The H&N program implements the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In addition, it oversees the Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN), which is collaboration for nutrition-related agencies to coordinate resources and advance initiatives for improving long-term nutrition outcomes, as well as a number of other nutrition-based programming. Lastly, H&N has initiated a number of new nutrition and health education programs related to Farm to School, Cooking Matters, Chronic Disease Self Management education, Falls Prevention, and School Nutrition Personnel Training.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
This Program Director position will provide oversight for H&N programmatic efforts associated with the Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN) and the special H&N education programs and initiatives related to Farm to School, Cooking Matters, Chronic Disease Self Management education, Falls Prevention, and School Nutrition Personnel Training. (For more information on MFN, visit: http://www.extension.umn.edu/nutrition/2007MFNN-brochure.pdf.)
The person in this position will also ensure that nutrition content and programmatic approaches used in these programs are in line with the latest scholarship.
This position works in cooperation and collaboration with the H&N administrative team and Extension Educators, and key University and agency staff connected to the MFNN and other initiatives. The other members of the H&N leadership team are the following:
H&N Program Leader – Provides key programmatic leadership, particularly for SNAP-Ed and EFNEP, and supervision of H&N Extension Educators.
This H&N Program Director position will report to the Associate Dean for Family Development.
Review of applications will begin March 28. For a complete announcement and to apply, please visit employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93338