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Title: Community Nutrition Educator, Full Time
Location: FDL Human Services
Supervisor: Community Health Services Coordinator
Closing Date: July 24, 2019


General Summary:

Educators work with the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education grant. The educator promotes individual and community health by promoting healthy eating behaviors and physical activity in low income communities.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Fond du Lac Nutrition Education Workplan, following recommendations for the USDA.
  • Prepare, coordinate and provide group and individual nutrition education following an approved curriculum and educational materials.
  • Establish goals with participants for learning outcomes and manage the lesson planning to achieve those outcomes.
  • Present the lessons at locations accessible to the client, i.e. home visits, at the community center, etc.
  • Assist Community Health Service (CHS) Department staff in community needs assessment activities.
  • Record, submit and save program activities in accordance with the USDA Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program regulations.
  • Submit quarterly written reports to the granting agencies as required.
  • Assist in the development of culturally appropriate and relevant educational materials.
  • Assist the Fond du Lac Public Health Nurses and other Human Services Division (HSD) staff with implementation of their care for those in need of personalized nutrition education.
  • Organize and maintain a current log of all clients presenting for services as well as all referrals made to other programs and agencies.
  • Complete monthly statistical and narrative reports and other required reports, i.e. the RBC report.
  • Perform participant evaluations on an on-going basis and maintain data for reporting purposes.
  • Explain the HSD and other health related agency services to participants.
  • Help families help themselves, particularly in learning and using good shopping behaviors and household money management.
  • Participate with the CHS Continuous Quality improvement activities.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Community Health or related health field is required.
  • Nutrition certification is required; if not certified at the time of hire, employee must become certified with 90 days of hire, and must maintain certification for duration of employment.
  • Food Safety Certification is required; if not certified at the time of hire, employee must become certified with 90 days of hire, and must maintain certification for duration of employment.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Experience in planning, developing and implementing nutrition educational sessions is required.
  • Two years work experience in the Indian community is required.
  • Ability to provide prompt resolution to problems and conflicts as they may occur is required.
  • Two years working nutrition or public health programs desirable.
  • Knowledge of available resources in health and social services is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Travel is required.
  • Class D Driver’s License required. Must have a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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