Position Title: Nutrition Extension Educator

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports Directly to: Land Grant Director

Status: Exempt; Full-time

Salary: $45,000 to $58,715

Summary of Duties:

  • Provide instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, and learning community activities.
  • Teach a maximum of nine (9) credits -3 classes per year- in nutrition per academic year (fall/spring).
  • Schedule, instruct, and proctor ServSafe workshops and exams for the UTTC community and students.
  • Conduct individual nutrition counseling sessions for UTTC students referred by the Wellness staff about the benefits of proper nutrition and healthy eating.
  • Develop and disseminate print/electronic resources and materials related to topics such as healthy food choices, menu planning, shopping for groceries, and maximizing a family food budget.
  • Collaborate with the Food Sovereignty Coordinator to prepare informational social media resources about food sovereignty topics the UTTC community.
  • Collaborate with the Agroecology Extension Educator to integrate nutrition educational content into the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems degree.
  • Collaborate with the Agroecology Extension Educator to create and disseminate agroecology educational print/electronic resources and materials to members of the UTTC community.
  • Maintain social media and website presence for Land Grant activities, working collaboratively with College Relations and the Print Shop.
  • Participate in college-sponsored professional development activities, college wide meetings and department/division/faculty meetings.
  • Maintain membership on the Healthy Community Committee (HCC).
  • Assist HCC Chair with updating employee roster for the WellSteps application.
  • Work with community partners on nutrition, health and wellness initiatives (e.g. BisMarket) as work schedule allows.
  • Complies with college policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Student Interns

Working Conditions:

  • Normal working hours are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Monday through Friday
  • One hour break for lunch
  • Occasional work outdoors in various weather conditions during the planting, growing and harvesting seasons
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly be able to remain in a stationary position
  • Frequently move about inside an office, classroom, and kitchen lab
  • Operate a computer and other office/classroom equipment
  • Occasionally move, transport, or position up to 30 pounds
  • Will need to ascend/descend stairs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Dietetics or related study from an accredited university. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Teaching certificate from the N.D. Department of Career and Technical Education within two years of employment.
  • Registered ServSafe® proctor certification within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Experience/training in food production
  • Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Required Documents:

  • UTTC Application
  • Letter of Interest (Current UTTC Employees only)
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Copies of Transcripts
  • ND Driver License

Opening Date: January 20, 2023

Closing Date: February 3, 2023

Additional Information:

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the civil rights act of 1964, as amended.

A conviction record will not necessarily be a bar from employment. This information will only be used for job-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable law. Federal laws require that employers hire only individuals who are authorized to be lawfully employed in the United States. In compliance with such laws, UTTC will verify the status of every individual offered employment with UTTC. UTTC will not sponsor work-related visas.

Applicants are responsible for providing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe if Indian preference is claimed. Applicants are responsible for providing a copy of his/her United States Government Form DD214 or his/her honorable discharge certificate from any branch of the military service if veteran’s preference is claimed. Failure to provide proof will result in loss of Indian or veteran preference in employment.

Application and required documents can be completed and submitted online at https://uttc.edu/careers/, via email to vpatterson@uttc.edu, or mail to Human Resources Department, United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Applications and Required Documents received after the closing date and time of a job posting will NOT be considered.

Upon selection, the applicant is responsible to obtain and complete a Transcript Request Form from the last institution attended. The applicant will submit the completed form to the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will cover any fees required to obtain official transcripts.