Go NAP SACC Trainer

Nebraska Extension

The Nebraska Extension Go NAP SACC Team in Omaha is hiring a part-time trainer. Go Nutrition & Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) is designed to promote healthy child development by supporting healthy eating and physical activity in early care and education environments. The underlying goal of this work is to help prevent childhood obesity by establishing healthy habits early.

This position will be responsible for training in a group and individual setting, assisting and coaching child care directors and teachers as they establish and implement goals to improve best practices in nutrition and physical activity in the early care environment.

The trainer will be responsible for independently facilitating the progress of each child care site through the Go NAP SACC process of pre-assessment, training, action plan, coaching and post-assessment. It will be the responsibility of the trainer to collect data and report to a state-wide database. The trainer will be familiar with community resources, tools and curricula to recommend as necessary. The trainer will adjust their coaching style to fit the audience’s learning needs and readiness for change. Additionally, the trainer will attend monthly team meetings to report progress and contribute to the team’s direction.

Experience with the early care setting and knowledge of nutrition and physical activity recommendations preferred. This is a one-year part-time appointment working up to 20 hours per week with potential for working beyond one year. Flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends required. Local travel within the Omaha Metro required. Preferred start date is in June/July 2019. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health, science, early childhood education or related field; strong teaching/presentation skills, relationship building skills, capacity to work within a team, ability to coach individuals and teams with varying education levels. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition/dietetics. Hourly wage starts at $17.21. To apply email cover letter and resume to Audra Losey at alosey2@unl.edu, 402-444-7804 by May 31, 2019.

To apply for this job email your details to alosey2@unl.edu