Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult)
Position Number: NE-00002520-1218
Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications and events, Cooperative Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.
Essential Job Duties: For nearly 50 years, EFNEP has been helping limited resource youth and families with children learn to eat healthier meals and snacks, make better use of food dollars and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. In collaboration with many organizations through the "Eat Smart, Move More" initiative, NC EFNEP aims to help reduce the rising tide of obesity by teaching youth and families practical skills resulting in changed behaviors to eat smart, move more and achieve a healthy weight. The individual in this position will recruit and enroll adult participants into the program, make regular teaching visits to enrollees either in the home or in group settings, teach basic principles of nutrition and food preparation skills, submit required program records as requested, market the program within the assigned area, recruit volunteers from within the community involving them in leadership roles, collaborate with local Cooperative Extension staff and agencies, and assist with securing program resources. The EFNEP PA receives programmatic guidance from the District EFNEP Extension Associate (EA) with overall supervision provided by the County Extension Director (CED). Under the programmatic guidance of the Extension Associate, the Adult EFNEP PA works with clients in small group settings and individually (as needed). While performing this role the Adult EFNEP PA: *Travels within county, district, and state using county, state, and/or personal vehicle. Personal vehicle is required. *Develops and maintains a comprehensive understanding of the role of NCCE as an educational agency. *Recruit and enroll limited resource families with young children who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in EFNEP. *Instructs eligible families in nutrition education using approved curricula and teaching methods. *Facilitates the collection of required data and submits reports to Extension Associate and CED. *Maintains confidentiality of program information. *Coordinates with collaborating agencies to extend program outreach to eligible families. Instruction may be provided to individuals through a Partnership with the WIC Program onsite in our Public Health Center. *Participates in lifelong learning and professional development by attending meetings, participating in trainings, and other opportunities as designated by the Extension Associate, County Extension Director, District Extension Director and/or State EFNEP Staff. *Enhances program visibility through marketing and communicating program impacts to local stakeholders and potential participants. *Promotes educational opportunities beyond EFNEP within Cooperative Extension and partnering agencies to program participants. *Recruits, trains and utilizes volunteers to assist in program marketing, data collection and program delivery. *Meets established programmatic standards for performance and impact.
Department Required Skills: Excellent verbal and written communications skills required in both English and Spanish.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Prefer knowledge of the community and social service programs for limited resource families; Prefer experience teaching and/or working with limited resource adults; and/or nutrition education experience.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation required and must be maintained. In order to operate a state vehicle, a valid driver's license is required 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.
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