The AZ Health Zone campus team is a part of the University of Arizona's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed). The AZ Health Zone campus team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and environments that promote nutrition and physical activity among the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's (SNAP) eligible youth and adults in Pima County. The campus team conducts partnership development, community engagement, implementation of Policy, Systems, and Environmental change interventions, and facilitation of nutrition and physical activity education.

The Community Outreach Professional I will implement nutrition and physical activity programming in K-12 schools and community sites within specific geographic regions in Pima County. Careful attention to relationship building, data tracking, and organizational techniques to manage project timelines are essential abilities for this position. The Community Outreach Professional I will ensure that projects and programs are implemented in SNAP-Ed sites using the highest standards. This position will deliver services and direct education to K-12 students and parents within entities such as school districts, community centers, and after school programs. The Community Outreach Professional I will also be responsible for facilitating workshops and community engagement strategies with adult audiences.

Please note that this position is Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position through October 1, 2022, and may continue depending on additional funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the AZ Health Zone's youth and adult community outreach programs at locations such as schools, after school and summer programs, early childhood education centers, community events, school districts, community centers, and other approved sites. Some of these areas, Spanish is the preferred language.
  • Coordinate and manage projects with K-12 school stakeholders to be implemented in the school year.
  • Regularly communicate with K-12 teachers, community stakeholders, and other community partners.
  • Conduct public health approaches, including policy, systems, and environment initiatives in schools and other youth or adult sites.
  • Gain expertise in the delivery of SNAP-Ed approved curricula for targeted audiences.
  • Provide direct nutrition and physical activity education to K-12 students, parents, and community members (experience with delivering education workshops virtually is a plus).
  • Manage social media engagement and conduct social media campaigns on platforms such as Facebook.
  • Develop and facilitate nutrition and physical activity education paired with healthy food sampling at SNAP-Ed qualified sites.
  • Partner with community members and school stakeholders to facilitate a community engagement process such as asset mapping and community dialogues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, meetings, and/or conferences with school stakeholders and community members.
  • Develop and/or disseminate nutrition and physical activity teaching resources, educational materials, newsletters, and social marketing campaigns.
  • Collect and manage unit and state level data or deliverables using electronic data system platforms, including monthly/semi-annual reports.
  • Implement program evaluation for youth and adult audiences.
  • Participate in regular professional development opportunities to enhance nutrition and physical activity-related knowledge and expertise.
  • Coordinate with other team members and participate in strategic planning.
  • Support preparing, submitting, and managing annual grant funding submission.
  • Support investigation into innovative and evidence-based nutrition and physical activity educational approaches and curricula that is appropriate for SNAP-eligible youth and adults.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess general nutrition and physical education knowledge.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with significant attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours, when necessary.
  • Ability to participate in occasional statewide travel (typically 1-3 days, 1-3 times per year).
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and time-management skills, including attention to detail and a commitment to producing consistently high-quality work.
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work effectively with others and to consistently display a high level of professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for generating and testing creative solutions to program challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year relevant work experience required.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must have transportation to travel to community-based outreach sites.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and work smartly and effectively to reduce risk of injury during lifting, packing, and transporting program materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting community outreach and education.
  • Experience managing social media sites and social media campaigns.
  • Prior experience successfully conducting programs cross culturally.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.


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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Trisha Bautista Larson ( with questions.

The mission of the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness (NSW), College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona, is to lead in providing cutting edge Research, outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, and cooperative extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSW takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending, and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and wellbeing, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and musculoskeletal disorders.

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness seeks a Fermentation Pilot Plant Coordinator. This position will work with both standard and non-routine brewing, fermentation ingredients and processes, and is responsible for managing the equipment, operations, and research trial schedules in the joint Nutritional Sciences/Plant Sciences Pilot Lab. The incumbent will have a solid Food and Nutrition, or Life Sciences background with experience in brewing, food processing and ingredients, purchasing, and communication in a team environment. The person in this position must have excellent command of common Windows programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Box, Word, Outlook, and a statistics tool; and excellent written and oral communication skills including occasional presentations. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding flexibility, creativity, and initiative while working with a diverse group of clients and their projects. They will be well organized and comfortable working independently with light supervision, is expected to work closely with faculty, students, and community partners using our facility, may host occasional plant tours and participate in presentations to visitors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the equipment, operations, and research trial schedules in the joint Nutritional Sciences / Plant Sciences Pilot Lab
  • Assist faculty in development of SOPs for safety in the brewing lab and efficient operation of the Pilot Plant, and implement them consistently with all faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Lead or assist faculty and staff planning and conducting pilot trials in Forbes 235 and ensure that our safety protocols are followed at all times. Document and record ingredient, formula, and process data for the record
  • Manage ingredient stocks and ordering process. Ensure that key ingredients, reagents, gases, yeast, filter media, sanitation aids, spare parts, gaskets, and consumables are monitored and ordered on a timely basis. Maintain equipment function through preventive maintenance, and schedule service as needed
  • Ensure that proper cleaning and sanitation programs including CIP are followed for brewing and fermentation work in the lab, and that sanitation chemicals, procedures, dates, and time are documented for the record
  • Investigators will normally be expected to assist in cleanups and disposal of spent grains after brewing, disposal of out-of-date products they have made or ordered, and maintenance of excellent housekeeping in the lab
  • Ensure the security of the laboratory, monitors, visitors, and track the status of all finished products made in the pilot plant containing ETOH as required by university policy and the State of Arizona
  • Make recommendations to supervising faculty on laboratory budget, policies, and operational problems that have significant potential impacts on the department, or CALES
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Nutrition, Food Science, Microbiology, Biological Science, or related field and 1-year relevant work experience required. A bachelor's degree in Engineering will be accepted with a minor in food, nutrition, or life sciences

Benefits Eligible:


Rate of Pay:

$20.49/hr - $25.00/hr, DOE

To Apply:

Please visit the University of Arizona Career Website to apply or contact Tedley Pihl ( with questions.

We Value Diversity and Inclusion

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.