Extension Program Assistant II, Knox County

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Extension Program Assistant II

Knox County

Pay Grade 34

This position is contingent on continued funding.




The EFNEP Program Assistant II will work 40 hours a week and is responsible to the County Extension Director and works under the direction of the EFNEP Area Specialist.


1.     Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, or veteran status.

2.     Recruit and enroll youth groups and families in the EFNEP program.

3.     Conduct and teach programs individually and in group settings by demonstrating the following:

(a)        Efficient use of limited family resources in providing an adequate diet for the family.

(b)        Instruction in food production, meal planning, food preparation, and preservation and serving to improve the family’s health through improved nutrition.

(c)        Skills related to health and nutrition, such as sanitation and food storage.

(d)        Information and experiences that will aid in raising the aspirations of low-income families to develop pride and improve the family and home life environment.

4.     Collect and store complete and accurate records needed in planning, implementing, and evaluating the EFNEP Program.


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


·        Successful applicant must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s license.

·        Must have a high school diploma or GED, teaching skills, communication skills, and organization skills.

·        Clear background check will be required.


Preferred/Desired Qualifications:


·        Experience teaching youth or adults, cooking experience, community service, and computer experience

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University 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 communities, to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.

Job: Extension Support
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Knox County
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 12, 2023, 6:20:06 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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