CalFresh Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 – Riverside, CA, Job ID 42154
Date Posted: February 1, 2023
Closing Date: Until Filled
The UCCE Riverside CalFresh Healthy Living Program for western Riverside County serves families and youth in schools with more than 50% student participation in the Free/Reduced Meals Program. We also collaborate with local agencies serving limited-resource families such as community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and CalFresh offices.
This position is being advertised as either a Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the hired applicant.
If the applicant is hired as a CES 1, they will be hired in a learning role. More of their duties will be direct nutrition education and there will be less outreach and evaluation for the first year of the job. If the applicant is hired as a CES 2, duties would include providing leadership, mentoring to interns staff, and CES 1 staff. As well as actively promoting policy, system and environmental changes at educational sites. After one year of successful performance as a CES 1, the individual will be eligible to be reclassified up to a CES 2.
The Community Education Specialist will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of nutrition education to community based adults and/or youth. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; entering data into shared database and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.
Incumbent will build and maintain an informal network of community partners, align special nutrition education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.
This position's primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating a nutrition education program to improve the environment of the school and community.
For CES 1: $19.34 to $25.47/hr.
For CES 2: $21.07 to $28.02/hr.
This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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