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Nutrition Education Extension Asst (W L'Ville

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Kentucky State University
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Frankfort, KY, US

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TITLE: Nutrition Education Extension Assistant (West Louisville)

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture Community and the Sciences and Land Grant Program

REPORTS TO: Program Leader in Community Resource Development

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt 


PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  The Nutrition Education Extension Assistant will provide leadership for educational programs lower income families in the area of basic nutrition, food resource management, healthy cooking, and food budgeting. This position will also work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders. 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Nutrition Education Extension Assistant will provide leadership for educational programs for lower income families in the area of basic nutrition, food resource management, healthy cooking, and food budgeting. This position will also work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders. The position responsibilities include: (1) utilize and/or develop advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (2) conduct signature nutrition programs in the area; (3) serve as a resource to the community through answering nutrition related consumer questions and serve as a conduit to additional programing and information available at Kentucky State University; (4) develop nutrition competency of local citizens and; (5) work in collaboration to share  community programs supporting issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, community services and other forms of community economic development. This position will be housed in West Louisville and will be a member of the off-campus Extension staff of Kentucky State University as part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System and will work closely with the Extension Specialist for Dietetics and Human Nutrition for educational program support..

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without accommodation)

•    Provide leadership to an educational process where youth and adults learn skills of basic nutrition, cooking, and related topics.

•    Collaborate with KSU 4-H Youth Development Agents to plan and execute nutritional programs for youth. 

•    Support SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs that meet the needs of youth regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or religion.

•    Determine unit program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessments involving the unit Advisory Committee and other leadership committees.

•    Network and build coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues.

•    Develop and deliver objective and research-based educational programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources needed.

•    Organize and maintain a multi-level system of recognition and incentives for youth and volunteers in the program on an annual basis.

•    Utilize the KSU Mobile Kitchen in nutrition programing.

•    Work with the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on communicating opportunities and educational programs offered by the Cabinet that can help stakeholders.

•    Complete various Cooperative Extension reports (KERS, Quarterly Report, Plans of work, etc.)

•    Support issues of food justice. 

•    Performs other duties as assigned


OTHER DUTIES: (ex: tasks that may be necessary, but are not the main reason(s) the job was created)

The position will conduct other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. in Agriculture, Nutrition, or related degree area with 1 to 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified preferred.

Licensing and Certifications: None.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 

 •    Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating participatory Extension or non-formal education programs.

•    Understanding and ability to conduct community needs assessment to determine program priorities.

•    Knowledge of child and human development.

•    Knowledge and willingness of adult involvement and working relationships.

•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•    Basic knowledge in educational technologies and their appropriate use in the development and delivery of educational programs.

•    Program marketing skills.

•    Knowledge and willingness to involve and manage volunteers in program development and delivery.

•    Will need a valid Driver’s License. 

•    Ability to drive a small delivery truck (no special license required) or truck and trailer.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

•    Must be able to travel, primarily in-state (30%). 

•    Occasionally may need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.

•    Occasional outdoor work


    

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

   


Organization

Our Mission

Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

Geographic Region
Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

Institutional Admission Standards
Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

Degree Levels
Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

Enhancement of Instruction
The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

Service and Research Functions
Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

Collaborative Ventures
The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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