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TITLE:  PROJECT L.E.A.N. (Linking Education, Activity & Nutrition) NUTRITION EDUCATION COORDINATOR (PreK-12 Students)
             This position is under a federal grant
REPORTS TO:  Administrator for Business Development & Partnerships
LOCATION OF WORK:  Southwest Michigan Region
STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible
RATE OF PAY:  Placement on current specialized program assistant salary schedule
HOURS TO WORK:  7 hours per day
CLASSIFICATION:  Specialized Program Assistant
JOB GOAL(S):  The overall job goal of the Project L.E.A.N. Nutrition Education Coordinator is to work with PreK-12 eligible studentes and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices by 1) increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grain and fat-free or low-fat dairy products, 2) increasing their physical daily activity and 3) balancing their caloric intake and output.
   Education:  Bachelor or Associates Degree in child development education, social work, nutrition or other health related field preferred
   Work Experience:  Experience in social services, early childhood education, nutrition or other health related field with a focus on Pre-K-12 children, their families and special populations.
   Skills:  *Ability to work collaboratively with community partners
                *Ability to work with at-risk populations
                *Communication skills relative to writing, recording, verbal and computing
                *Ability to keep timely and accurate records
                *Ability to work independently and as a team member
                *Dependability skills as reflected by assuming ownership for assigned job goals and responsibilities
                *Interpersonal skills that will enhance positive relationships with students and their families
                *Ability to lift and move up to 40 lbs
                *Fluency in Spanish (oral and written) is desired
1.     Implement a healthy life style curriculum which includes educational lessons, cooking demonstrations and physical fitness activities.
2.     Ensure curriculum content is consistent with current dietary guidance and utilize research-based nutrition information and behavioral-based strategies.
3.     Collaborate with project to develop and implement the established evaluation plan consistent with documented outcomes.
4.     Ensure activities are delivered to the eligible.
5.     Maintain a system to document attendance and program contacts.
6.     Cross collaborate with other agencies and community partners.
7.     Work with community partners to develop and implement policy, systems and environmental changes that promotes healthy lifestyle changes.
8.     Monitor effectiveness of program through staff, site and program participant evaluation.
9.     Travel frequently locally and occasionally within the State.
10.   Participate in family, community and special events consistent with the scope of the program and community outreach initiatives.
11.   Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.  (Curriculum development and delivery may involve early morning, evening and weekend responsibilities.)
12.   Perform additional tasks, responsibilities, and duties as necessary to accomplish the goals of Project L.E.A.N.

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