Health Educator - Extension at West Virginia University

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 14 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fairmont, West Virginia

Job Description:

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a WVU Extension Service Health Educator to serve Harrison County. The purpose of this WVUES position is to provide health education programs that help individuals, families and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Assist with collecting and analyzing data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments.

  • Serve as a resource to assist individuals and other healthcare workers or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

  • Identify, recruit, enroll and graduate participants from the WV Family Nutrition Program.

  • Teach pre-approved nutrition curricula, resources, recipes and materials to groups of low-income families and adults in a variety of settings, including community centers, schools, faith organizations, summer camps, food pantries, etc.

  • Collect pre- and post-data to show changes in knowledge, behaviors and skills.

  • Prepare and submit records, reports, forms, surveys and other methods of collecting information, as well as maintain accurate and updated databases.

  • Maintain an appropriate learning environment for low-income participants based on current research and experience.

  • Recruit, train, and recognize program volunteers.

  • Acquire donations, such as food items, non-food supplies, space or funding to complement ongoing program efforts.

  • Maintain and submit accurate time records, expense reports and credit card receipts as required by the FNP Administrative Team and WVU Extension Service.

  • Manage monthly/annual budget for supplies and travel, as well as inventory records.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of community organizations and agencies, including the county Board of Education, Department of Health and Human Resources, faith-based organizations, food pantries, Health Departments, etc.

  • Attend and participate in statewide, regional and local meetings, and professional development as required.

  • Travel within the county to meet grant goals.


  • High school graduate 

  • At least three (3) years of related experience

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Skilled at writing correspondence and preparing reports.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

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