Community Worker - University of Illinois Extension - Milan, IL (107718)

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Community Worker - University of Illinois Extension
Units 7 & 10 Cluster - Milan, IL (Rock Island County - Unit 7)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This civil service employee will support the implementation of the University of Illinois Extension's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-ED) initiated and directed by the University of Illinois Extension professional staff. The Community Worker will work with local residents (youth and adult) identified by SNAP-ED programming to provide basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and food budgeting education for low-income individuals.

• In coordination with the supervisor, schedule educational activities for local residents (youth and adults) for intended SNAP-ED programming.

• Collaborate with County Directors, Educators, and others to identify needs of the intended audience

• Conduct basic nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and resource management classes/workshops and/or provide similar information for intended population at organizations/agencies within the targeted community

• Assist with the implementation of educational activities for special short term projects (WIC, youth summer camps, etc.)

• In conjunction with partnering organizations, recruit program participants for classes/workshops in nutrition, food safety, physical activity, and food budgeting

• Collaborate with specified Extension staff to identify potential community partners that serve low income families

• Utilized and disseminate approved nutrition education materials as provided/written by the state specialists or Educators

• Refer SNAP-ED clients to other local agencies (FCRC, WIC, food pantries, etc.)

• Help recruit and train volunteers as deemed necessary

• Under the direct supervisor, assimilate and disseminate educational supplies and materials related to food demonstrations

• Assist with conducting program evaluations to measure program impact

• Maintain and/or assist with compiling necessary records/documents to complete required reports, including SNAP-ED activity reports, contact reports, attendance sheets, program evaluations/impact, travel, and other required reporting

• Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
1. one year of experience (paid or unpaid) in work related to the job to be performed

For more information about this classification:

This Community Worker position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible civil service position. The work schedule is to be determined (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $13.38 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and an exam request form for EXT-COMM WRKR- MILAN (ROCK ISLAND). Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: University Extension
Category: 9-Off-Campus
Title: Community Worker - University of Illinois Extension - Milan, IL (107718)
Open Date: 12/05/2018
Close Date: 12/17/2018
Organization Name: Unit 07





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/18/2018
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