Supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of a nutrition and gardening project to address food insecurity in rural Alaskan communities. Conducts program planning, designs implementation strategies, builds and supports program partnerships, provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to agencies and providers, develops resources and promotional materials, and completes program data collection and reporting requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts program planning with input from community leaders, stakeholders, program staff, advisory group members, funding partners, evaluators and other rural service providers. Coordinates the implementation of the current nutrition and gardening program activities through existing Head Start partnerships. Provides technical support, training, and other services provided to other program staff and recipients. Provides training and technical assistance to agencies and providers supporting program beneficiaries. Organizes and facilitates trainings, workshops, webinars and informational support for TTA recipients and outside agencies as requested. Refers TTA recipients to appropriate information, resources and services, as requested. Develops program resources, educational materials and training agendas. Assists with arrangements for training facilitators, speakers, site facilities, and travel and accommodation logistics for training participants, as needed. Assists the Community Development Program Director, as requested, in communications with program partners, contractors and funders, including opportunities for expansion of the program, with the Program Director serving as the lead for grant administration. Assists with the design and distribution of technical information, curriculum, program websites, TTA event calendars or newsletters, and other program materials. Works with community leaders, program staff and funding sources to publicize and promote program activities and accomplishments. Documents program activities; manages the collection and recording of appropriate program information in databases; prepares reports to meet program reporting requirements; assists with designing and conducting program evaluation activities. Contributes to the research and development of new or expanded funding opportunities with the Community Development Program Director and Division Director based on RurAL CAP’s Applied Strategic Plan, needs assessments, and community feedback. Represents RurAL CAP at conferences and networking events. Networks with other RurAL CAP staff, service providers, prevention organizations and agency partners to promote the mission and goals of RurAL CAP. Performs other duties to support the quality of Community Development program delivery and agency operations in collaboration with the Community Development Program Director and Division Director. Assists with coordinating performance quality improvement innovations. Is knowledgeable regarding RurAL CAP and program policies, procedures and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Requires extensive networking, teamwork with other employees, and an ability to share information and speak in open forums in front of groups. Ability to read, comprehend, and follow established policies and procedures. Ability to manage work time well, prioritize and meet deadlines. Ability to exercise good judgement, courtesy and tact. Ability to establish a good rapport with people of diverse cultures and belief systems. Must demonstrate sound judgment, professional boundaries, ethics, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/JOB CONDITIONS:
Agency is a mandated tobacco, drug and alcohol free workplace. General office environment, shared office space. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Uses computers and computer programs effectively to enter data, create spreadsheets and process information, and, develop documents, program and training materials. Implements agency and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with the management team. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work. Communicates with others outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail in keeping with current policies & procedures. Must have the ability to operate the following equipment: desktop computer, telephone, copier, PC printer, and fax machine. Negotiation abilities to bring others together to try to reconcile differences. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 35 pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working in a safe manner. This position will also be performing physical activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling materials. Occasionally performs sedentary activities that require sitting for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating things. Must be in good general health and free from serious physical, mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Regular travel to rural Alaska without, or with limited, running water and sewer systems. POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work will occur during normal business hours - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or hours vary with location. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. TRAVEL: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Regular travel to rural Alaska.
EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Must be at least 18 years of age. State and federal background checks, including fingerprints, may be required. BA/BS in community development, public health, nutrition, education, program management, or related field plus one (1) year, or five (5) years equivalent education and work experience in the field a related field. Demonstrated ability to successfully interpret and implement company and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards. Technical experience in coordinating projects; excellent organizational and time-management skills. Excellent written and analytical skills. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including expertise in report writing and communication with a diverse audience. Working knowledge of rural Alaska. Ability to carry out job responsibilities in rural areas without, or with limited, running water and sewer systems. Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance. Proven ability and willingness to be self-directed in problem solving and decision-making and perform basic assignment with little or no direct supervision while also working effectively as a team member. Demonstrated intermediate level of computer skills necessary in order to use and create documents and reports, spreadsheets, workshop materials and slide presentations, and to enter data into intricate database programs and proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. Must keep all matters concerning participants in strictest confidence as required by HIPAA privacy and the 42 CFR, Part II confidentiality regulations. Must be able to provide own transportation to meet work schedule requirements. Agency recommends annual TB screening and physical as part of employee’s personal wellness plan. (Recommendation – Not a requirement of this position)
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BA plus four (1) years or (5) years equivalent experience in the field of community development, public health, nutrition or education. Extensive knowledge of social, cultural, and economic conditions in rural Alaska; experience working with Alaska Natives. Extensive experience providing training and technical assistance (TTA) for organizations, Head Starts, or tribes. BENEFITS:
As a part time, regular employee, you will be eligible to participate in our competitive benefits programs on the first day of the month after your 60th day of employment, including but not limited to:
Employee Assistance Program 20 days (160 hours) of accrued Paid Time Off 12 Established paid holidays, 10 for Child Development site staff Monthly Wellness Reimbursement