Policy, System, and Environmental Change Coordinator - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Job Posted Date: 07/08/20


Central Iowa

Part Time


The PSE Coordinator provides state-level coordination, subject-matter expertise and leadership to SNAP-Education initiatives designed to make healthy choices easier for Iowans experiencing poverty. Work will be accomplished in partnership with a staff team, food banks, pantries and other community agencies. Responsibilities of this position include providing leadership to state-wide healthy food access initiatives through ISU Extension and Outreach; supervising PSE staff team; drafting policies and guidance related to healthy food access work, building partnerships and evaluating results; leading state-wide partnership engagement and development efforts, engaging with the ISU State Nutrition Education Leadership team to create program synergy, conducting capacity and needs assessments; managing evaluation and reporting of programming at the direction of the state coordinator to include state and community assessments, participant surveys, environmental assessments, reports of change, success story collection, partner interviews and other evaluation strategies; designing expansion plans for future programming and initiatives; promoting the use of existing ISU Extension and Outreach resources in partner agencies, venues and environments; and relaying to state staff needs for new material development. Additionally, the PSE Coordinator will give leadership to a multi-state team working on healthy food access initiatives within SNAP-Ed.


Required: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience Preferred: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a discipline related to public health, dietetics, food and nutrition, nutrition education, community nutrition, or closely related field. Additional years of experience. Demonstrated training or experience working with adults with low income and agencies that serve that population. Experience with multi-level nutrition or food system initiatives.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals and groups, including culturally diverse and low resource audiences. The ability to effectively relate to clients and colleagues different from themselves and the ability to establish and effectively maintain partnerships with community agencies and leaders is essential to this position. The successful candidate will have experience in multi-level public health intervention design, implementation and evaluation. The selected candidate will need to be skilled in self-direction and independent work and possess the ability to manage multiple priorities.

Contact: Christine Hradek - hradek@iastate.edu

Phone: 515-294-3554



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