Extension Assistant

Location
Raleigh, NC
Posted
Jul 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00105119

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant at North Carolina State University, Steps to Health, facilitates the delivery of nutrition education programs to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and those eligible for SNAP across North Carolina.

Essential Job Duties: This position will be an integral part of NC State University's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-Education (SNAP-Ed) Steps to Health program in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. In addition to working with faculty and staff at NC State, this position interfaces with statewide, county, and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers as well as other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers. The Nutrition Educator is responsible for SNAP-Ed implementation, educating and inspiring limited resource North Carolinian's to adopt healthy eating and physical activity behaviors through a series of nutrition education programs and initiatives targeting preschoolers through 4th grade students, adults, and families. Additionally, the Nutrition Educator will work to identify opportunities for providing assistance to community partners in the area of improving their policies, systems, and environments to better support healthy eating and physical activity. The Nutrition Educator works with the project and county team, pro-actively providing programming to their appointed counties. The home base for this position will be with the Pender County Cooperative Extension office in Burgaw, NC with programming responsibilities in Pender and New Hanover Counties. The position works under the guidance of the Steps to Health Nutrition Programs Manager, Project Director, Steps to Health Team and County Extension Director and is supervised by the Nutrition Programs Manager. Essential job duties include, but are not limited to: * Recruit limited-resource families and individuals who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in SNAP-Ed. * Coordinate with collaborating agencies to plan and implement programs. * Conduct direct nutrition education programs as outlined in Steps to Health program curricula and training. * Facilitate the collection of appropriate demographic and evaluation data using specified tools. * Purchase and prepare food and supplies for program specific taste tests * Track and spend within provided budgets for each program. * Participate in Step's to Health and other required training. * With guidance from and in collaboration with Steps to Health campus staff, support partnering agencies in making positive improvements in nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, and environmental changes. * Travel within assigned counties and to state office. * Track and maintain program related paperwork such as data, inventory, and other documentation in an organized manner.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences, human sciences, nutrition, or closely related field, with at least 3 years of relevant related experience.

Department Required Skills: * Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to work independently and interact with a diverse population. * Ability to plan, implement, and market programs while handling multiple demands and set priorities. * Ability to network with community partners and agencies and maintain a collaborative working relationship. * Excellent time, resource management and program implementation skills. * Computer literacy, familiarity with Microsoft Office. * Ability to lift 10-15 lbs.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Masters's degree in family and consumer sciences, human sciences, nutrition, or closely related field. * Experience with County Extension system and SNAP-Ed is helpful.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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