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Health Educator - Extension at West Virginia University

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Welch, West Virginia

Job Description:

The
West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a WVU
Extension Service Health Educator to serve Logan and Mingo Counties. 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 both counties 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.