Extension Assistant, Career Navigator, SNAP Employment & Training, Eastern Region, Family & Con...

Knoxville, TN
Mar 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
POSITION X2110        Extension Assistant, Career Navigator, SNAP Employment & Training, Eastern Region                                  

LOCATION                   Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee (This position will be housed in the Eastern Region.)

EFFECTIVE DATE          Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin immediately. Anticipated effective date is May 3, 2021.



Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers’ Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.



This Extension Assistant position supports programming efforts of Skill Up Tennessee, UT Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program. This position is expected to develop strong partnerships with Extension agents and partners. This position furthers program objectives by providing technical assistance to agents, providing case management services to participants, pursuing sources of matching funds, and providing general program support.



Provide intensive case management and supportive services for participants.

  • Conduct orientation with verified participants
  • Conduct initial assessment and development of individual employment plan
  • Work with participants on setting and working toward goals leading to employment
  • Follow-up with participants on a monthly basis
  • Identify need for participant supports and assist with disbursement
  • Enter participant data into reporting systems
Plan, conduct, implement, and evaluate programming.

  • Coordinate and assist with program implementation efforts
  • Implement and monitor program activities
  • Document program process and progress
  • Manage records and materials
  • Assist with report creation and submission
  • Seek, document, and share success stories
  • Assist with program development efforts, including training and recruitment materials
  • Assist with and apply processes and procedures to ensure effective program implementation
Build and expand SNAP Employment and Training program activities in assigned counties.

  • Serve as a contact with Extension specialists, agents, and county-level partners on programmatic efforts
  • Provide technical assistance to agents in matters of curricula, record keeping, and other programmatic components
  • Build strong local and/or regional partnerships with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs), community colleges, American Job Centers, other providers, industry, employers, and county Extension personnel
Teach county Extension personnel through training.

    Assist with the development of materials and training on program procedures and educational/intervention components
Keep current in assigned subject matter area and strive for improvement.

Assume other duties as necessary or assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Human Resource Management, Education, Human Sciences, or related field.
  • At least one year of experience working with limited resource audiences.
  • At least one year work experience with Extension or other community-based programs.
  • Experience providing individual case management.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and multi-task
  • Ability to follow supervisory instructions and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles 
  • Skillful in the creation of materials and presentations
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to professionals, the general public, and participants
  • Skillful at using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to motivate and work with others effectively
  • Ability to travel statewide

  • Master's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Human Resource Management, Education, Human Sciences, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ Extension work experience preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in workforce development, economic development, industry credentials, and/or related areas preferred.
  • Knowledge of community and cultural factors influencing lifestyle choices
  • Skillful in community-based programming
  • Knowledge of principles related to family systems

Attach the following electronic documents to the application:

  • Curriculum vita or resume;
  • Letter of interest;
  • List of references (four minimum);
  • Official transcript(s) showing degree(s) conferred.

Please apply online by clicking this link:  

External Applicants               



Mr. Clint Cummings

Director, Skill Up Tennessee Program

Family & Consumer Sciences

1801 Downtown West Blvd.             
Knoxville, TN 37919


Phone:      (865) 200-4536                          

E-mail:        [email protected]

Web Site:   https://fcs.tennessee.edu/   

Job: Extension Service Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Family And Consumer Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 12, 2021, 9:50:41 AM

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