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Extension Teacher - PS3136FY22

University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.


Extension Teacher - PS3136FY22

Institution Information                                  

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position

The Nutrition Connections Extension Teacher, based in the Rockingham County Extension office in Brentwood, N.H., will be responsible for the teaching and evaluation of limited-resource youth and/or adults in the areas of food resource management, food safety, physical activity, and food and nutrition. The extension teacher will develop curriculum plans and adapt lessons to meet the educational needs of program participants. The extension teacher will also help implement policies, systems, and environmental change strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention in partnership with community organizations. This role will collaborate with state and/or community agencies and organizations, ensure programmatic involvement of underserved and underrepresented audiences, and ensure that all educational programming is conducted in full accordance with civil rights, EEO, AA, and ADA polices. This person will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, and training potential volunteers who will assist in adult and/or youth educational programs. This is an 80% time (32 hours/week) position with full benefits.

Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching and programming

  • Teach and evaluate youth and/or adults in areas of food and nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and food resource management as a component of multilevel interventions to improve health and well-being of N.H. communities.
  • Develop curriculum plans and adapt lessons to meet the educational needs of program participants.
  • Promote programming to potential external partners and potential participants.
  • Coordinate arrangements for educational sessions, group activities and meetings.
  • Provide information to clientele, volunteers and groups as requested.
  • Use technology, including social media, video conferencing, web-based and other emerging technologies in educational program delivery and communication, as applicable.
  • In partnership with external and internal collaborators and/or coalitions, implement and evaluate policies, systems, and environmental change strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.
  • Identify, recruit and train potential volunteers to assist in adult and/or youth educational programs.
  • Ensure programmatic involvement of underserved and underrepresented audiences and ensure that all educational programming is conducted in full accordance with civil rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) policies and procedures.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborate with state and/or community agencies and organizations.
  • Inform Extension state or field specialists and/or program managers of county needs, assets, resources, and community efforts to reduce health disparities.

Program evaluation

  • Collect evaluation data, analyze program effectiveness, and complete program documentation, records and reports as requested.

Professional Development and Other Duties

  • Attend training, staff and Extension Advisory Council meetings as appropriate.
  • Identify individual professional development goals and seek training in essential teaching skills and subject area expertise.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Information                            

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Other Minimum Qualifications                       

Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject and one year of experience teaching or delivering education in relevant subject OR high school degree/GED and four years relevant experience. Valid driver’s license, effective human relations and communication skills, and computer skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications                 

Experience working with vulnerable populations. Experience delivering youth or adult education. Experience with classroom management. Experience delivering nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and/or life skills education programs.

Works with minors

Salary Information                                        

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Background Check

Applicants must apply https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/47319

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/47319

Salary Range:

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time of

Job Location:

Durham

Date Added: May 10, 2022

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