Extension Program Assistant - Miami (Palmetto Bay)
Job no: 514606
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM
Extension Program Assistant - Family Nutrition ProgramJob Description:
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a grant funded program by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). It helps limited-resource families in Florida access more nutritious food choices on a budget and adopt healthier eating and physical activity habits to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. Extension Program Assistants with this grant in Miami-Dade County will teach general nutrition to groups of low-income families and youth and learn through on-the-job training skills and information related to teaching nutrition to low-income audiences.
The job description below is standard for the position, but in light of COVID-19, all FNP staff are currently working from home with modified job duties. In-person classes will only be taught in the case of significant safety measures being met and are reviewed on as needed basis.
Normal Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8-5. Once programming resumes, job may require frequent night and weekend hours due to the nature of the program.
Remote Work Requirements: Reliable home internet is required at this time, computer equipment will be provided after hire.Advertised Salary:
$14.61 / hour
The University of Florida offers highly competitive benefits and retirement options, generous leave plans, a health and wellness program that reflects its commitment to quality of life and quality of work, and many more competitive perks and rewards.Minimum Requirements:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Valid Driver's LicensePreferred Qualifications:
Bilingual - Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.
Knowledge of nutrition or previous teaching experience desirable. Experience working with low income clients helpful.
Able to follow directions and complete reports.
Ability to work both as a team and independently preferred.
Working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) preferred.Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a time-limited, grant-funded position headquartered in Miami-Dade Palmetto Bay.
Section 435 Background check required of candidates pre-employment.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.Health Assessment Required:No
Advertised: 11 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time