Extension Assistant

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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Extension Assistant Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience ($42,000 - $46,500) Position Number 00105141 Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 111401 - Agricultural and Human Sciences Department Agricultural and Human Sciences Job City & State Kenansville, NC Primary Function of Organizational 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

The Extension Assistant position will be an integral part of the Steps to Health program, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences professional faculty and staff at North Carolina State University. This position interfaces with statewide county and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers as well as the other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers.

This position 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 Extension Assistant 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. This position 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 Duplin County Cooperative Extension office in Kenansville, NC with programming responsibilities in Duplin and Sampson Counties. The position works under the guidance of the Steps to Health Nutrition Programs Manager, Program Coordinator, Steps to Health Team and County Extension Director and is supervised by the Nutrition Programs Manager.

Essential job duties include:

  • 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 Steps to Health 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.
Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences, human sciences, nutrition, or closely related field, with 3+ years of relevant training and/or experience.
  • Commitment to working with limited resource audiences and teaching nutrition.
Departmental Required Skills
  • Must be able support the mission and vision of the Steps to Health program.
  • 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.
  • Spanish- speaking is desirable.
Required License or Certification
  • Valid NC driver’s license.
Special Instructions

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References.

Job Open Date 01/23/2019 Anticipated Closing Date 02/05/2019 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 03/01/2019 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. 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.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a Master's degree in family and consumer sciences, human sciences, nutrition, or closely related field, or a Bachelor's degree in stated fields, with 3+ years of relevant training and/or experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience (if any) in working with limited resources audiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience (if any) in teaching nutrition.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have strong organizational skills and are able to work independently?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you an enthusiastic learner with a willingness to work with people from a diverse variety of backgrounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please briefly describe a time where you utilized time management skills to complete multiple task.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have experience implementing, and marketing programs? If so, briefly please describe your experience and the types of program(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please give us one specific example that demonstrates your excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to network.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Do you have experience with County Extension system and SNAP-Ed?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you fluent in English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Do you have effective computer skills specifically with Microsoft Office?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 2/20/2019
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