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Nutrition Educator

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) (8/2017 version)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Tom Dean
Department Contact Phone 575-646-2584
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700553S
Classification Title Nutrition Educator
Position Job Title Nutrition Educator
College/Division Cooperative Extension Service
Department 313500-Admin and Pgm Unit Sierra Cnty
Position Number 716833
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 0.75
Reports To Position Title Ext Home Economist
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 11.54
Pay Level 04
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary


New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Works alone and with other educators/extension staff to plan and coordinate nutrition education lessons. Networks with local food assistance and social services agencies to recruit participants and arrange classes. Teaching Snap-Ed specific topic for approved curriculum to groups of adults and children.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of related experience.

Classification Summary

Provide nutrition education to ICAN eligible participants.

Classification Standard Duties

Plan, prepare, shop for and travel to ICAN classes. Teach multiple series of classes to recruited groups of adults and youth, using approved nutrition curricula. Recruit and organize groups of individuals with limited income and from minority populations. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with individuals and agencies that can assist in reaching the ICAN target audience. Collect and document required ICAN program information, including the administration of outcome evaluation. Training for ICAN nutrition educator.


Knowledge and acceptance of, and interest in, limited income families and minority populations. Knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of nutrition facts, recruiting techniques, teaching techniques, and food preparation techniques.


Ability to establish and maintain a congenial working relationship with Cooperative Extension professionals, program assistants, other educators and the public. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, follow all program policies and procedures, keep records and complete reports, organize and use time efficiently, work in a self contained situation. Ability to interact patiently and effectively with children and adults on one-on-one and in group settings.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Fluent in Spanish is preferred.

Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements

Valid NM driver’s license required. Personal auto required, reimbursed at .535 cents per mile.

Standard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

M – F 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico SR-Sierra
Work Site Sierra County Extension Office 2101 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequence, NM 87901
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 10/26/2017
Closing Date 11/25/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position? (Student and/or volunteer work time does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a High School/GED diploma plus two years of experience
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree or higher level education
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position
  4. * Are you aware that this position is located in Sierra County, Truth or Consequences, NM?
    • Yes, I am aware that this position is located in Truth or Consequences and I am still interested.
    • No, I am no longer interested in the position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document