Extension Program Assistant II, Cumberland County

Knoxville, TN
Mar 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Extension Program Assistant II

Cumberland County

Pay Grade 34

This position is contingent upon funding.




  • Collaborate effectively with community and state-level partners to implement specific program components of the Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program (TNCEP).
  • Assist in the provision of resources, training and technical assistance to ensure the comprehensive health, nutrition, and physical activity programs occurring in community settings.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an active coalition of County agencies, organizations, industries, businesses, and individuals to address the nutritional and physical activity needs of all county residents.
  • Maintain and grow positive partnerships with local organizations, vendors, agencies, and general public in support of the TNCEP grant goals.
  • Assist with community needs assessments and evaluation requirements as needed.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):


  • Successful applicant must have a valid Tennessee driver’s licenses.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, teaching skills, communication skills, and organization skills.
  • Clear background check will be required.
  • Knowledge and experience with the local community and the low income audience.
  • Preference given to individuals who are members of the community to be served.
  • Skilled in using a series of hands-on, interactive lessons and committed to delivering sound evidence-based instruction.
  • Able to influence behaviors and impact the lives of those that are taught.
  • Dedicated to reaching diverse, low-income populations.
  • Able to recruit audience members and develop community partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, audiences, partners and Extension professionals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software programs for communication, reporting, and training.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience teaching youth and/or adults.
  • Building and maintaining community partnerships.
  • Computer experience.

UT Extension provides a gateway to the Univeristy of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communitites, to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.

Job: Extension Support
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Crossville
Other Locations: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Cumberland County
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 8, 2021, 11:04:07 AM

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