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The mission of the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness (NSW), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting-edge research, outstanding undergraduate and graduate instructional programs, and cooperative extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. SNSW takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending, and applying knowledge of nutrition science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and wellbeing, and to prevent and treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and musculoskeletal  disorders.

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness is seeking a full-time (benefits eligible) Assistant Professor of Practice beginning Spring 2023 semester. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of nutrition and dietetics with an emphasis in community nutrition to spearhead teaching community nutrition at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching in-person and online undergraduate and graduate courses, including:
    • Nutrition and the Lifecycle (NSC 301)
    • Nutrition Communication and Scientific Literacy (NSC 260)
    • Community Nutrition (NSC 444)
    • Nutrition Interventions (NSC 540)
  • Curriculum development and modifications
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Collaborating with other department and units across campus
  • Coordinating with existing community sites and establishing relationships with new sites
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Nutritional Sciences (MS), Food Systems (MA), Public Health (MPH), or related field
  • College-level teaching experience, including in-person and online

Preferred Qualifications

  • RDN credential
  • Experience with course management systems, such as Desire2Learn
  • Doctorate in related field
  • Professional experience in community nutrition, including successful receipt of grant funding to run programs or management of grant-funded community nutrition programs/interventions

Location:

Main Campus, Tucson, AZ

Desired Start Date:

January 2023

Rate of Pay:

$70,000 - $80,000, DOE

Benefits:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Katelyn Barker (katelynbarker@arizona.edu) with questions.

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness at the University of Arizona seeks a Full Time (1.0 FTE) Coordinator of Experiential Learning to support undergraduate and graduate faculty in development, coordination, and oversight of experiential learning opportunities offered through UArizona Main, Online and Distance campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, vet, and establish community partners appropriate for Main Campus, Online Campus, and Distance Campus Students
  • Assist students with identifying community sites and monitor sites to ensure they meet course objectives
  • Liaise with the UA Contracts office to complete affiliation agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other administrative activities to formalize partnerships between the University and sites and systematically maintain organized records of agreements and key contacts
  • Communicate to faculty and students site onboarding requirements (when they are required by an affiliation agreement) and verify that all have been met (drug screening, background check, special immunizations, etc.). Track paperwork and communicate with faculty regarding the status of a student’s clearance to go to a site per the site and UA requirements and agreements
  • Work with community partners to assess individual students at both midpoint and end of semester/end of experience
  • Work with students and sites to establish and document expectations between student and site; develop templates to streamline the process for specific courses. Track students and communicate the site requirements that they will need and follow up prompts on an ongoing basis
  • Oversee completion, and maintain records related to student placement (Internship Work Plan, experiential learning enrollment forms)
  • Create and maintain a database to track all sites that students have used over the years to enhance efficiency of future student placements, match students with sites
  • Maintain a D2L site with modules that prompt students to complete appropriate paperwork prior to being enrolled in an experiential learning course
  • Create partnerships with other campus units and leverage resources in support of department experiential learning activities and opportunities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, attending evening and/or weekend events as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work with multiple community groups and UA contacts office to complete affiliations agreements, MOUs and other administrative 
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and serve individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with co-workers, students, faculty, and staff to achieve goals
  • Ability to interact with community sites to establish partnerships for student experiential learning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attended through professional level experience required and a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Nutritional Sciences or related area
  • Experience in professional and community networking
  • Clinical or community experience in dietetics, nutrition, or related job experience
  • Experience working to support students to achieve academic success

Benefits:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Kayle Skorupski (kayleskorupski@arizona.edu) with questions.

The AZ Health Zone campus team is a part of the University of Arizona's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed). The AZ Health Zone campus team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and environments that promote nutrition and physical activity among the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's (SNAP) eligible youth and adults in Pima County. The campus team conducts partnership development, community engagement, implementation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental change interventions, and facilitation of nutrition and physical activity education.

The Community Outreach Professional I will implement nutrition and physical activity programming in K-12 schools and community sites within specific geographic regions in Pima County. Careful attention to relationship building, data tracking, and organizational techniques to manage project timelines are essential abilities for this position. The Community Outreach Professional I will ensure that projects and programs are implemented in SNAP-Ed sites using the highest standards. This position will deliver services and direct education to K-12 students and parents within entities such as school districts, community centers, and after school programs. The Community Outreach Professional I will also be responsible for facilitating workshops and community engagement strategies with adult audiences.

Please note that this position is Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position through October 1, 2022, and may continue depending on additional funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the AZ Health Zone's youth and adult community outreach programs at locations such as schools, after school and summer programs, early childhood education centers, community events, school districts, community centers, and other approved sites. Some of these areas, Spanish is the preferred language.
  • Coordinate and manage projects with K-12 school stakeholders to be implemented in the school year.
  • Regularly communicate with K-12 teachers, community stakeholders, and other community partners.
  • Conduct public health approaches, including policy, systems, and environment initiatives in schools and other youth or adult sites.
  • Gain expertise in the delivery of SNAP-Ed approved curricula for targeted audiences.
  • Provide direct nutrition and physical activity education to K-12 students, parents, and community members (experience with delivering education workshops virtually is a plus).
  • Manage social media engagement and conduct social media campaigns on platforms such as Facebook.
  • Develop and facilitate nutrition and physical activity education paired with healthy food sampling at SNAP-Ed qualified sites.
  • Partner with community members and school stakeholders to facilitate a community engagement process such as asset mapping and community dialogues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, meetings, and/or conferences with school stakeholders and community members.
  • Develop and/or disseminate nutrition and physical activity teaching resources, educational materials, newsletters, and social marketing campaigns.
  • Collect and manage unit and state level data or deliverables using electronic data system platforms, including monthly/semi-annual reports.
  • Implement program evaluation for youth and adult audiences.
  • Participate in regular professional development opportunities to enhance nutrition and physical activity-related knowledge and expertise.
  • Coordinate with other team members and participate in strategic planning.
  • Support preparing, submitting, and managing annual grant funding submission.
  • Support investigation into innovative and evidence-based nutrition and physical activity educational approaches and curricula that is appropriate for SNAP-eligible youth and adults.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess general nutrition and physical education knowledge.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with significant attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours, when necessary.
  • Ability to participate in occasional statewide travel (typically 1-3 days, 1-3 times per year).
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and time-management skills, including attention to detail and a commitment to producing consistently high-quality work.
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work effectively with others and to consistently display a high level of professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for generating and testing creative solutions to program challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year relevant work experience required.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must have transportation to travel to community-based outreach sites.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and work smartly and effectively to reduce risk of injury during lifting, packing, and transporting program materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting community outreach and education.
  • Experience managing social media sites and social media campaigns.
  • Prior experience successfully conducting programs cross culturally.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Benefits:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Trisha Bautista Larson (TrishaBautista@arizona.edu) with questions.

The mission of the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness (NSW), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting edge Research, outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, and cooperative extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSW takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending, and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and wellbeing, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and musculoskeletal disorders.

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness seeks a Fermentation Pilot Plant Coordinator. This position will work with both standard and non-routine brewing, fermentation ingredients and processes, and is responsible for managing the equipment, operations, and research trial schedules in the joint Nutritional Sciences/Plant Sciences Pilot Lab. The incumbent will have a solid Food and Nutrition, or Life Sciences background with experience in brewing, food processing and ingredients, purchasing, and communication in a team environment. The person in this position must have excellent command of common Windows programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Box, Word, Outlook, and a statistics tool; and excellent written and oral communication skills including occasional presentations. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding flexibility, creativity, and initiative while working with a diverse group of clients and their projects. They will be well organized and comfortable working independently with light supervision, is expected to work closely with faculty, students, and community partners using our facility, may host occasional plant tours and participate in presentations to visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the equipment, operations, and research trial schedules in the joint Nutritional Sciences / Plant Sciences Pilot Lab
  • Assist faculty in development of SOPs for safety in the brewing lab and efficient operation of the Pilot Plant, and implement them consistently with all faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Lead or assist faculty and staff planning and conducting pilot trials in Forbes 235 and ensure that our safety protocols are followed at all times. Document and record ingredient, formula, and process data for the record
  • Manage ingredient stocks and ordering process. Ensure that key ingredients, reagents, gases, yeast, filter media, sanitation aids, spare parts, gaskets, and consumables are monitored and ordered on a timely basis. Maintain equipment function through preventive maintenance, and schedule service as needed
  • Ensure that proper cleaning and sanitation programs including CIP are followed for brewing and fermentation work in the lab, and that sanitation chemicals, procedures, dates, and time are documented for the record
  • Investigators will normally be expected to assist in cleanups and disposal of spent grains after brewing, disposal of out-of-date products they have made or ordered, and maintenance of excellent housekeeping in the lab
  • Ensure the security of the laboratory, monitors, visitors, and track the status of all finished products made in the pilot plant containing ETOH as required by university policy and the State of Arizona
  • Make recommendations to supervising faculty on laboratory budget, policies, and operational problems that have significant potential impacts on the department, or CALS
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Nutrition, Food Science, Microbiology, Biological Science, or related field and 1-year relevant work experience required. A bachelor's degree in Engineering will be accepted with a minor in food, nutrition, or life sciences

Benefits Eligible:

No

Rate of Pay:

$20.49/hr - $25.00/hr, DOE

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Tedley Pihl (tedleyp@arizona.edu) with questions.

The mission of the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness (NSW), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health and wellness for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSW takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending, and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, wellness, and wellbeing, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness has an exciting opportunity for a flexible, meticulous, highly organized and customer service focused Student Success Specialist I. This position will support the school’s mission by providing direct support to undergraduate students on all campuses within the school's three academic programs: Nutritional Sciences (NUSC), Nutrition and Food Systems (NAFS), and Precision Nutrition and Wellness (PNW). The incumbent of this position will oversee the daily operations of the main campus Student Nutrition Advising Center, providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. This position will also help coordinate and deliver events, programs, and services to support students in the Arizona Online, Yuma, and Main campus populations. The ideal candidate will provide day-to-day support to SNAC student workers, FLOURISH Ambassadors, and the undergraduate nutrition student body. This position reports to the Directors of Main Campus and Online Advising.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations in the Student Nutrition Advising Center (SNAC) Main Campus; ensure that reception duties are covered, space is clean and tidy, equipment is functioning and properly maintained, and that student conduct in center is appropriate
  • Assists with the development, organization, and oversight of extracurricular programs offered by SNAC, including, but not limited to, the FLOURISH Ambassadors
  • Collaborates regularly with the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness academic advising team, student services staff, and Director of Student Success, Retention and Equity to create and implement programs, services, and resources that promote student success
  • Support student workers with the execution of their assigned tasks related to supporting daily operations in SNAC and their participation in student success programs and retention initiatives
  • Assist with inventory and supply management for the Student Nutrition Advising Center including cost analysis, procurement of goods and services, inventory, and internal accounting
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from student support programs and services to inform continuous improvement of existing initiatives, and the creation of new student support programs and services
  • Help coordinate use of SNAC-Main Campus by faculty and student groups including maintaining a schedule of study sessions, club meetings, and other uses of the space
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to plan and facilitate student activities and events for students on Main, Yuma, and Online campuses in accordance with organizational goals and objectives
  • Lead communication campaigns to promote resources, programs, and services to targeted student populations
  • Participate in data-driven student retention initiatives including, but not limited to, targeted student outreach email and phone campaigns, in alignment with CALS and SSRI retention initiatives and goals
  • Represent SNAC-Main Campus at various events at the University of Arizona and in the wider community
  • Respond to questions and requests for information regarding student success programs and services in SNSW
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Willing to accommodate flexibility in schedule to attend student meetings in evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly; light to moderate lifting is required
  • Reliable transportation to run errands on and off campus
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required, and 1 year of relevant work experience required
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in advising or student services at the University of Arizona or similar higher education institution
  • Leadership experience (Direct supervisor, team lead, team captain, etc.)
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish

Benefits:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Rate of Pay:

$38,054 - $48,000, DOE

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Michelle Mendoza (mnmendoz@arizona.edu) with questions.

We Value Diversity and Inclusion

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.