Project Specialist (Nutrition & Health)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Salary Range: $59,275.00-$66,079.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Project Specialist for Nutrition and Health reports directly to the Director of the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH), which is one of five land-grant Centers of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The Project Specialist designs, implements, manages and evaluates community education initiatives in nutrition education and health; collaborates with community groups and agencies to advance program goals; maintains professional competencies and skills required for professional practice; and implements research based advances in nutrition education and community health. Primary responsibilities include assessing community nutrition needs; developing and implementing community events and programs to address identified needs; providing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy to individuals and groups; collaborating with District and community agencies; supervising DCPS and charter school personnel and serving as adviser to primary and secondary school teachers and principals; planning and delivering in-service training and age-specific nutrition education to diverse populations from different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds; maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of efficiency, communicate effectively, work well under pressure, ensure alignment of programs with the strategic objectives of CAUSES, and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and program sponsors.
1. The incumbent will hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in dietetics, foods and nutrition, public health nutrition, or a related field granted, or commensurate professional experience.
2. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission of Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
3. Registered dietitian (RD) with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and certification/licensure as required by the District of Columbia.
4. A minimum of four years of experience in increasingly responsible community education positions, teaching experience in planned educational program preferred.
Information to Applicant
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications