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(Hybrid) Health Educator- WVU Extension Service (Preston County)

Company: West Virginia University Research Corporation
Location: Kingwood
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Recognized as a nutrition educator in the community and schools.

  • 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, individual programs.

  • 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 Program.

  • 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 Rights Policies.

  • 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 team.

  • Maintain accurate and updated databases using Web-NEERS and other FNP reporting tools needed to complete state and federal reports.

  • 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 efforts.

  • 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 environments.

  • 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 volunteers;

    • networking with community/local organizations

    • experience in basic household management such as grocery shopping, from-scratch cooking, food preparation, budget management,

    • maintaining accurate records and reports, etc.

    • Preferred experience in basic principles of nutrition and food safety.

    • Maintains skills in, or knowledge of, professional principles, legal and/or reporting requirements affecting area of responsibility.

    • 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 and origins.

    • 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 Card

        • 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 research.

          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: Full-time

Keywords: West Virginia University Research Corporation, Pittsburgh , (Hybrid) Health Educator- WVU Extension Service (Preston County), Healthcare , Kingwood, Pennsylvania

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