Director of Nutrition and Wellness Education

Pennsylvania, United States
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 12 October 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Director of Nutrition & Wellness Education

Job Profile Title

Associate Director C

Job Description Summary

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program of Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships. AUNI has a comprehensive approach to improving nutritional health and fitness that engages, educates and empowers youth, University students, and community members in democratic and mutually beneficial collaborations. AUNI's Director of Nutrition and Wellness Education will work as part of a Netter Center team to support nutrition and wellness programming. The Director also works with university students on public health initiatives within the university and community. This includes evaluation projects and creating agents of change through policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives.

Job Description


Primary responsibilities of this role include: managing the policy, system, environmental change and evaluation components of the USDA funded SNAP-Ed program, leading the Community Supported Agriculture team and programming, and leading the Adult Senior Nutrition Program  team and programming. The position supervises 6 FTE staff and works with multiple university students and departments. The position will work closely with the Director of AUNI Operations to ensure programming is aligned and compliant with grant requirements.

A component of the position will be to further develop the educational frameworks of our nutrition and wellness education programming. The position works with staff and partners to select evidence based curriculum most appropriate and effective for their audience. The position will directly support the professional development of our nutrition education staff, approve nutrition content and recipes, serve as a nutrition expert on staff, and ensure that AUNI summer programming meets SNAP-Ed requirements.


A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's in Public Health or equivalent degree strongly preferred. RD degree/certification with community focus is required. Experience directing public health programs or projects required. Experience in an urban community education program is required. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of experience specifically directing a SNAP-Ed or similar federally funded program.  A strong candidate will have experience in urban education, supervision, program management and evaluation. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and foster high quality connections is critical. Must be collaborative, flexible, and work productively with diverse groups. 


Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.