SNAP-Ed Program Assistant
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Extension Administrator for County Operations, the SNAP-Ed Program Assistant will deliver educational programs in nutrition and related subject-matter areas (nutrition, food safety, food resource management) to residents residing in Franklin County and occasionally the surrounding areas to achieve nutrition goals and outcomes for targeted audiences including underserved audiences, minorities, youth, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligible residents.
The SNAP-Ed Program Assistant will be responsible for teaching families, individually and in small groups, as well as special programs and events in targeted communities and schools as directed. Other topics include food safety and planning food purchases on a limited income to provide maximum nutritional value. The SNAP-Ed Program assistants will be required to posses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Recruit youth and families to participate in the SNAP-Ed Program.
2. Conduct non-formal nutrition education learning experiences with identified audience using identified nutrition education curricula.
3. Reach, at minimum, 150 youth and 54 adults
4. Work in Franklin County and occasionnally surrounding areas
5. Develop and present nutrition, food preparation, food selection, and food safety demonstrations.
6. Routinely collects, compiles and updates program data, needed for reporting while meeting the required deadlines.
7. Attend all training meetings and conferences.
8. Work collaboratively with other community agencies and resources.
9. Other related duties as required.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• High School diploma or GED required; additional education preferred.
• Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured automobile for business mileage reimbursement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Experience working with youth, adults, and/or families who come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
• Ability to learn and present basic nutrition information and implement educational events.
• Knowledge of local community organizations and agencies.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skill and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
• Must be able to lift moderate sized boxes
• Must be able to travel (25%)
• Must be able to work evenings and weekends (50%)