Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult/Youth)

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Position Type:

NC Cooperative Extension

Job City & State:

Burnsville, NC

Department :

West District - Yancey County

Working Title:

Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult/Youth)


12 Month Recurring

Job Type:

Full-Time - Permanent



Essential Job Duties:

North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and North Carolina A & T State University. Through educational programs, publications and events, Cooperative Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.
For over 50 years, EFNEP has been helping limited resource youth and families with children learn to eat healthier meals and snacks, make better use of food dollars, and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. In collaboration with many organizations through the “Eat Smart, Move More” initiative, NC EFNEP aims to help reduce the rising tide of obesity by teaching youth and families practical skills resulting in changed behaviors to eat smart, move more, and achieve a healthy weight.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

While performing this role the EFNEP PA:

*Travels within the county, district, and state using a personal vehicle. A personal vehicle is required.

*Develops and maintains a comprehensive understanding of the role of NCCE as an educational agency.

*Recruits limited resource school-aged youth and families with young children who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in EFNEP.

*Instructs eligible youth and families in nutrition education using approved curricula and teaching methods.

*Conduct food demonstrations to adult and youth groups.

*Facilitates the collection of required data and submits reports to RNEA, EFNEP State office, and CED.

*Maintains confidentiality of program information.

*Coordinates with collaborating agencies to extend program outreach to eligible families.

*Establish and maintain partnerships with agencies and organizations serving EFNEP audiences.

*Participates in lifelong learning and professional development by participating in training and other opportunities as designated by the RNEA, County Extension Director, District Extension Director, and/or State EFNEP office. A few may require overnight travel.

*Attends and participates in required EFNEP meetings and training within the county and outside of the county, a few may be overnight travel.

*Enhances program visibility by communicating program impacts to local stakeholders and potential participants.

*Promotes educational opportunities beyond EFNEP within Cooperative Extension and partnering agencies to program participants.

*Recruits, trains and utilizes volunteers to assist in program promotion, planning, and delivery.

*Meets established programmatic standards for performance and impact.

*Other duties as assigned. Travel within the county, district, and state are required.

Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:

Not Applicable

Work Schedule:

8-5, Monday - Friday, evenings/weekends as needed

Minimum Experience/Education:

The minimum requirement for employment with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) is a high-school diploma or equivalent.

Department Required Skills:

Knowledge of the community and social service programs for limited resource families; Experience teaching and/or working with limited resource adults; and/or nutrition education experience preferred;

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:


Required License or Certification:

Valid Driver’s License and reliable, personal transportation required and must be maintained. A valid North Carolina driver’s license is required within 60 days of hire.

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Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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Posted: 4/14/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time