(Hybrid) Health Educator- WVU Extension Service (Preston County)
Company: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Recognized as a nutrition educator in the community and
- Implement public health programming initiatives in the local
community. Delivery methods will include layering public health
with nutrition education classes and as also as stand alone,
- Assists and/or follows direction of local county Extension
Agent with a variety of WVU Extension Service programs, when
appropriate and within the scope of the WV Family Nutrition
- Using only approved standardized curricula, apply effective
teaching strategies according to the participants' needs that are
identified through assessment tools (food recalls and behavior
checklists), discussion, supervisor input, and WVU/USDA Civil
- Teach subject matter using approved (by FNP Administrative
Team) curricula, resources, recipes, and materials to groups and/or
individuals through a variety of settings such as community
centers, schools, senior centers, Head Start, faith-based
organizations, after-school programs, health clinics, and summer
camps. Includes hands-on activities.
- Prepare and submit records, reports, pre/post-tests, forms,
surveys, and other methods of collecting program data as required
by the FNP Administrative Team, WVUES and other stakeholders.
- Ensure program records and reports are submitted in an
accurate, thorough, and timely manner to the FNP administrative
- Maintain accurate and updated databases using Web-NEERS and
other FNP reporting tools needed to complete state and federal
- Seek opportunities (with supervisory guidance) to increase
programming efforts in the area of public health, nutrition and
lifestyle intervention, such as collaborating with community
partners to assist with unique public health projects and outreach
- Collaborate with community partners to develop, plan,
implement, and evaluate unique public health projects and outreach
efforts. Will manage public health programs and ensure that efforts
fall within Federal and State regulations for all outreach efforts,
with low-medium supervisory oversight.
- Assist with collecting and analyzing data to identify community
needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating
programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and
- Serve as a resource to assist individuals, and other healthcare
workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for
health education programs.
- Recruit, train, and supervise program volunteers to assist with
teaching, transportation, and other program supports. Provide
volunteers with recognition when appropriate.
Work hours: 30 hours per week
Length of Assignment: 12 months
- High school graduate or GED required
3 years experience with the following:
- working with low-income and diverse audiences; working with
- networking with community/local organizations
- experience in basic household management such as grocery
shopping, from-scratch cooking, food preparation, budget
- maintaining accurate records and reports, etc.
- Preferred experience in basic principles of nutrition and food
- Maintains skills in, or knowledge of, professional principles,
legal and/or reporting requirements affecting area of
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training
design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and
the measurement of training effects.
- Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and
influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Skilled at writing correspondence and preparing reports.
- Valid driver's license (must be able to travel independently on
a daily basis throughout county and state).
- The following must be obtained within 90 days of hire date:
- American Red Cross - Basic First Aid Certification.
- If county requires, a County Health Department Food Handlers
- If county requires, a health certificate (TB test) (County
Health Department regulations will vary).
- All WVU & WVUES mandatory training within one (1) year of hire
date (Civil Rights, Title IX, etc.)
About Research Corporation The WVURC was created as a
not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West
Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting,
management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty,
staff and students of the University.
The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external
agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for
helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights
and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to
WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range
of ideas, approaches and experiences.
West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an
Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees
and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless
of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran
status. Job Posting: Mar 1, 2023Posting Classification: Research
CorporationExemption Status: ExemptBenefits Eligible: YesSchedule:
Keywords: West Virginia University Research Corporation, Pittsburgh , (Hybrid) Health Educator- WVU Extension Service (Preston County), Healthcare , Kingwood, Pennsylvania
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