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STAFF SPECIALIST III EDUCATION

Nutrition Marketing and Communication

Recruitment #13-005298-006

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 WEST BALTIMORE STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

To develop & coordinate a comprehensive strategic marketing and outreach plan for our School and Community Nutrition Branch

POSITION DUTIES

Develops and implements a State nutrition marketing and outreach plan and budget; evaluates program effectiveness and determines needs in order to further develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated strategic plan for outreach activities of the School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch (SCNPB); reviews and evaluates the SCNPB website for user friendliness, up-to-date information and determining new content to be added; serves as a liaison between SCNPB and the Office of Academic Policy to establish a relationship that promotes Nutrition Programs and satisfies Agency public relations objectives; serves as liaison between MSDE, other agencies, and the public for communicating SCNPB objectives; manages inquiries from media, legislators and the public; provides training, technical assistance and marketing activities to SCNPB staff and other groups; organizes and represents MSDE at nutrition program events

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Public Health, Health Communication, Nutrition, Business/Marketing, Communications, Dietetics, Food Service Administration, Nutrition or a related area. EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience. Experience that includes public health, health communication, or promotion of programs specific to nutrition and or health is desirable. Experience promoting programs for nonprofit organizations, public programs, government, or advocacy groups will be considered. Project management experience is desirable. 

NOTE: Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s degree.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of health communication concepts, project management skills, knowledge of marketing principles; knowledge of methods used for developing; implementing and monitoring of marketing plans; knowledge of programs that impact health and nutrition and the relationship to student achievement; skill organizing, developing, and conducting presentations and creating displays; skill in developing and interpreting policies and procedures; skill utilizing various forms of media (printed, automated and web-based) to communicate information; ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships with a broad base of partners and stakeholders; ability to assess programs, identify problems, and determine improvements/solutions; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to work as a team member.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position ## 13-005298-006.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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