Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator (Adams, Amite, Wilkinson)

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Job Title:

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator (Adams, Amite, Wilkinson)

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Employment Status:

Full Time


School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or GED plus three (3) or more years of experience in food preparation and nutrition is required.

Licensing Requirements: None

Purpose of Job:

To conduct nutrition education programs to assist limited resource families in improving their overall quality of life. The individual in the position will provide nutrition education with the goal of improving human health and well-being to reduce the incidence and risk of chronic diseases and foodborne illnesses. As a result of educational programs, measurable improvements in health conditions or other indicators, such as increase numbers of people who make healthier food choices, save money on food purchases, improve food resource management practices, increase improvements in medical screenings, and decrease the number of people who are affected by foodborne illnesses and chronic diseases will be critical outcomes.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The individual will be expected to organize and follow lesson plans to engage audiences through innovative educational methods such as videos, mobile apps, and electronic publications in addition to traditional publications, visual aids and in-person presentations to implement and evaluate nutrition educations programs that focus on nutrition, food safety handling practices, food shopping skills, and active lifestyles in the Adams, Amite, and Wilkinson County areas.

Essential Job Functions :

•Recruit and enroll homemakers that reflect racial statistics of targeted counties.
•Individualize, organize, and follow lesson plans using designated teaching techniques and visuals aids.
•Implement programs utilizing appropriate delivery methods, teaching techniques and resources to accomplish EFNEP goals in reaching targeted audiences.
•Review and evaluate program content, methods and activities with EFNEP Coordinator according to targeted audience usability for program implementation.
•Work as an effective team member with EFNEP Coordinator, Specialists, and F&CS Educators to enhance program implementation in nutrition, health and fitness to maintain and enhance positive working relationships.
•Collaborate with area educators and specialists to seek information to enhance program quality and facilitate continuity in the nutrition and health program area.
•Collaborate and establish an effective working relationship with nutrition and health related agencies and organizations to enhance program effectiveness.
•Network and cooperate with specialists to implement educational programs, events and activities.
•Evaluate EFNEP programs, events and activities according to EFNEP National Evaluation System and Extension’s reporting and accountability system. Prepare quarterly reports and success stories.

•Demonstrate adequate understanding of subject matter and provide research based information.
•Organize work and use effective teaching tools such as recipes and demonstrations for adults. Support and adhere to Extension diversity and EEO/AA guidelines and procedures.
•Participate in relevant conferences and in-service training on nutrition topics to improve knowledge and skills.
•Other duties as assigned.


•A high school diploma or GED plus three (3) or more years of experience in food preparation and nutrition is required.
•Must possess reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and be able to travel year-round to conduct educational programs, events and activities.
•Must live in the county of service provision (Adams, Amite, Wilkinson Counties)

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Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•Demonstrate written and oral communication skills to effectively deliver educational programs, events
ad activities.
•Demonstrate knowledge in operation of computers and software e.g., Microsoft, EXCEL, PowerPoint, e-mail and Internet.

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas:


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:

Not Required

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required



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EEO Statement:

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time