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NUTRITION EDUCATOR 50% (20 Hours Per Week)

Eau Claire County


Eau Claire County Nutrition Education Program is located in Western Wisconsin in the UW-Cooperative Extension (CE) Western District. The Eau Claire County Extension Office is located at 227 1st Street West, Altoona, WI 54720.


The Eau Claire County Nutrition Education Program is a major effort with Cooperative Extension’s Family Living Program. The purpose of the Nutrition Educator position is to provide basic nutrition and food budgeting education to individuals and families living with limited economic resources in Eau Claire County community settings. The Educator is accountable to the Eau Claire County Nutrition Education Program Coordinator. A detailed position description including identified ADA essential job functions is available upon request. The 50% time (20 hours per week) position is not set hours. It is the responsibility of the Nutrition Educator, with the support of the Program Coordinator, to develop a weekly work schedule that meets the demands of the program, yet maintains 50% time work status.


  • High school graduate or G.E.D.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach nutrition and food budgeting to individuals or small groups at community sites.
  • Ability to teach and communicate ideas effectively verbally, in writing and through educational technology to adults and youth
  • Experience with socially, economically and ethnically diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and keep accurate work records
  • Access to transportation adequate to fulfill position responsibilities


  • Volunteer or paid experience related to food and nutrition education
  • Volunteer of paid experience with families living with limited economic resources
  • Group leadership and/or informal teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services and organizations, and within a team
  • Residence in the geographic area served


University of Wisconsin-Extension academic staff appointment


Benefits package includes Wisconsin State Retirement; life, medical and hospital insurance; vacation and sick leave.


Contact Karen Blaeser by phone at 715/839-4712 or email, Karen.Blaeser@co.eau-claire.wi.us for an application and complete job description. Email Nancy Coffey at nancy.coffey@ces.uwex.edu for additional job details. Submit application and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Eau Claire County UW-Extension, Attn. Karen Blaeser, Eau Claire County Extension Office, 227 1st Street West, Altoona, WI 54720. Applications must be received at the Eau Claire County Extension Office by 4:30 on Friday, September 18, 2009. Interviews will be held in early October at the Eau Claire County Extension Office. Criminal records review conducted prior to employment. In compliance with the WI Fair Employment Act, convictions & pending charges considered only as they relate to this position.


UWEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Materials will be made available in alternative format upon request. For hearing and sight impaired assistance call 711.

Direct inquiries concerning Equal Opportunity to the UWEX Equal Opportunity Office, Room 501,

432 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706.

Under Wisconsin Statutes, if asked, UW-Extension is required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities remain confidential. The identities of all finalists must be released upon request.

UW-Extension provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education, programming and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, gender/sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, age disability, pregnancy, marital or parental status, arrest or conviction record, or veteran status. An offer of employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTNUTRITION EDUCATOR 50% - 20 hrs/wkEau Claire County Originally Posted: August 14, 2009Refer to: PVL# C10002Final Deadline: September 18, 2009

Nancy Coffey

Eau Claire County UW-Extension

WI Nutrition Education Program Coordinator

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