Instructional Specialist (San Carlos, AZ)

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Gila | San Carlos, AZ

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Posted Date 5/13/2020
Description
Title Instructional Specialist (San Carlos, AZ)
Department Gila County Office (1534)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

Please Note: This position is based in San Carlos, AZ but will require some travel.
The Instructional Specialist will teach, promote, and assist in evaluating programs pertaining to nutrition and physical activity; segments of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Gila County ‘San Carlos Apache Region Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity Program’ and related activities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Ensure a sufficient number of families, parents, individuals and childcare professionals are served annually to meet the Target Service Unit (150 Parents/Caregivers and 45 Early Care and Education Professionals) for this project; this includes implementing 2 nutrition programs series.
• Assure that First Things First Standard of Practice guidelines and best practices are followed during all program implementation.
• Prepare and present subject matter in one or more areas. This include multiple audiences and balancing multiple series at once.
• Present effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities.
• Organize, promote, and coordinate programs throughout communities in San Carlos Apache Region.
• Collect all data and updates data recording sheets per the First Things First Standard of Practice for this strategy.
• Organizes recruitment programs and schedules for series delivery including promotional materials and welcome packets for new participants.
• Conduct specific programs with individuals; adults and youth (as needed).

• Ensure a sufficient number of families, parents, individuals and childcare professionals are served annually to meet the Target Service Unit (150 Parents/Caregivers and 45 Early Care and Education Professionals) for this project; this includes implementing 2 nutrition programs series.
• Assure that First Things First Standard of Practice guidelines and best practices are followed during all program implementation.
• Prepare and present subject matter in one or more areas. This include multiple audiences and balancing multiple series at once.
• Present effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities.
• Organize, promote, and coordinate programs throughout communities in San Carlos Apache Region.
• Collect all data and updates data recording sheets per the First Things First Standard of Practice for this strategy.
• Organizes recruitment programs and schedules for series delivery including promotional materials and welcome packets for new participants.
• Conduct specific programs with individuals; adults and youth (as needed).
• Prepare presentations regarding program implementation and success stories, as requested.
• Evaluate lesson delivery for effectiveness and knowledge gained pertaining to learning concepts; revise and redeliver when necessary.
• Answer inquiries and provides information relating to completion of forms, meetings, materials and evaluations.
• Orient incoming participants as required.
• Participate in research of curriculum development, planning and implementation.
• Maintain the storage and use of supplies.
• Maintain professionalism through all community interaction.
• Maintain inventory for supplies, while also staying within budget.
• Maintain paper files following UA and HIPPA Guidelines.
• Assure that UA document storage requirements are followed.
• Complete Affirmative Action reporting for the program on a weekly basis.
• Prepare initial drafts of promotional and informational materials including brochures, flyers, and other materials.
• Maintain an accurate, shared calendar of activities for the program.
• Develop and record evaluation of lessons delivered.
• Evaluate lesson delivery for effectiveness in adults learning concepts; work with agent to revise curricula and redeliver.
• Assemble supportive materials for each lesson and the size of the classroom.
• Aid in development of culturally appropriate activities to promote lessons.
• Work with, and assists new support staff and/or volunteers (such as AmeriCorps members) as needed and as applicable.
• Seek opportunities to make connections and develop collaborative working relationships with partners and services throughout San Carlos Apache Tribal Lands.
• Aid in the development of quarterly reports for First Things First.
• Develop and make presentations for civic and other community groups about the importance of financial literacy and parenting.
• Engage with local media (such as the newspaper), submitting educational articles to encouraging nutrition and physical activity.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and procedures.
• Knowledge of principles in curriculum review and implementation for adult learning as well as learning in youth (as applicable).
• Knowledge of educational and training resources.
• Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and procedures for early childhood development and adult learners.
• Knowledge of basic nutrition, food, physical activity, and cooking.
• Skill in effectively communicating to adults and children (as applicable).
• Skill in use of computer systems and an array of computer programs.
• Skill in creative problem solving.
• Skill in communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users.
• Skill in working independently and as part of a team.
• Skill of working with people from a diverse background, including educations levels, culturally, financially, etc.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to present difficult information and create a learning environment free of judgement.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience living and working on San Carlos Apache Tribal Lands.
• Preference will be given to candidates that live on tribal lands or in the surrounding Gila County area.

Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 34
Job Category Temporary and Part-time
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $13.50 - $15.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

 

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