Laurens County EFNEP Program Assistant

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Laurens County EFNEP Program Assistant


CAES Southeast District CES

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM with possible nights and weekends

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Location of Vacancy:

Macon Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional

Job Family:

Outreach Services



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position provides paraprofessional work with County Extension Educator/Agents in a food and nutrition education program. It plans, organizes, schedules, and conducts nutrition and food safety classes for limited-resource clients and prepares and conducts food demonstrations for group classes. Work is performed under general supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

1. High school diploma/GED, applicants of all educational levels will be considered.
2. Reliable transportation to obtain supplies and deliver programing.
3. Ability to learn basic food preparation skills.
4. Strong communication skills and experience interacting with diverse groups of people.
5. Ability to lead groups effectively including ability to speak clearly and with sufficient volume to be heard without amplification.

Physical Demands:

1. Stand for long periods to effectively present program to attendees.
2. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
3. Speak effectively to audiences without amplification.
4. Effectively use kitchen tools including knives, spoons, blenders, choppers, etc.
5. Driving.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


1. Effectively organizes time and materials by reviewing program lessons, efficiently develops shopping lists for necessary ingredients, including coordinating lists of multiple recipes or with other teammates.
2. Utilizes Outlook calendar to schedule and communicate programs, county events and activities. Ensures Calendar is thorough and accurately reflects to all activities.
3. Complies with county funds policy/practices to purchase food demonstration supplies, including efficient resources management, ensures invoices are properly documented and submitted in a timely manner, and all food supplies stored safely.
4. Submits mileage reimbursement for any shopping/program delivery/training submitted according to policy.
5. Effectively conducts food preparation activities to include chopping, mixing, slicing, dicing, and correctly measure ingredients. Utilizes basic household kitchen equipment including cookware, mixers, knives, and baking equipment. Ensures all program/teaching materials/requirements are prepared and ready for an organized presentation.
6. Maintains knowledge of inventory and supplies for demonstrations to minimize waste and/or over purchasing. Coordinates inventory reconciliation with other team members as appropriate.
7. May utilize role as Program Assistant to support relationships with appropriate organizations to offer nutrition education.
8. Ensures full knowledge of educational content to effectively and efficiently present lessons as written and with appropriate methodology and ensuring food safety in the preparation.
9. Leads activities, discussions and conducts food cooking/demonstrations for an audience of variable sizes.
10. Respond effectively and problem solve various challenges associated with space allocation.
11. Ensure food safety in transportation of food supplies and when providing food samples.
12. Ensures effective data collection from class participants via forms or other methodologies.
13. Conducts activities are responsive to the needs of the client, including evenings, weekends, and night schedules. Flexible scheduling is to be expected.

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1. Attend and complete all required Extension training. Completes UGA mandated training as appropriate.
2. Complies with UGA/Extension policy and procedures including recordkeeping and accurate time recording.
3. Completes county-based training as determined by County CEC or immediate supervisor.

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1. Uses Microsoft Office Suite and other UGA recordkeeping systems.
2. Assists with other events in the County as needed.
3. Activities may take place on alternative schedules including weekend and evenings.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time