NUTRITIONIST - 40005377

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Public Health Services 

DATE POSTED:            

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

OCTOBER 12, 2022

SALARY MIN:  

$52,566.00 

SALARY MAX:

$94,618.00 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40005377 

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time 

 

**THIS POSITION IS PROVISIONALLY (GRANT) FUNDED AND SUBJECT TO CONTINUED FUNDING. RENEWAL OF FUNDING IS ANTICIPATED BUT NOT GUARANTEED**

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

 

This is a SNAP-Ed grant funded, full-time position aimed at coordinating and providing nutrition education to and improving the nutrition environments of adolescents; does related work as required.   

 

Some early morning, evening, and weekend work will be required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Plan and provide community group nutrition education to middle school-age children targeting a culturally-diverse population through classroom lessons, hands-on culinary-based after-school programs, health fairs, taste tests, and school-wide promotions. Develop and conduct ongoing program needs assessment and outcome evaluation. Distribute nutrition education to target audience through written materials such as newsletters, website postings and bulletin boards in addition to lessons taught in the classroom and in the community. 

 

As needed, adapt nutrition education to be delivered virtually, and teach nutrition lessons via an online platform for middle school students.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Thorough knowledge of nutrition and public health
  • Understanding of how to assess community needs and assets and to plan programs based on that assessment
  • Thorough knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Understanding of curriculum development and evaluation
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Negotiating skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Time and resource management skills
  • Ability to be a self-starter and hold self accountable for meeting goals
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or foods and nutrition and one year of nutrition/dietitian work experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Registered Dietitian (RD) by the ADA Commission and a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.

 

Note: Must submit copy of Registered Dietitian and LDN cards with application.

 

PREFERRED

 

  • Experience working with the adolescent population
  • Experience with online learning platforms and tools 
  • Bilingual in Spanish

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh