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Program Assistant EFNEP (Fayette County)

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Kentucky State University
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Frankfort, KY

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TITLE: Nutrition Program Assistant (EFNEP) (Fayette County)

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

REPORTS TO: State Specialist for Community Nutrition Education

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt 

 

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  Under the supervision of the State Specialist of Community Nutrition Education, the Nutrition Extension Assistant (EFNEP) will deliver educational programs in nutrition and related subject-matter areas (nutrition, food safety, food resource management) to Kentucky residents to achieve nutrition goals and outcomes for targeted audiences that include underserved audiences, minorities, youth and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible families. 


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Nutrition Extension Assistant (EFNEP) will be responsible for teaching in-person and virtual programs to families, individuals and small groups in Fayette County.  They will also attend programs and events in targeted communities and schools as directed to promote and recruit individuals for programming.   Other subject areas required to teach include food safety and planning food purchases on a limited income to provide maximum nutritional value. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Recruit youth and families to participate in the EFNEP Program.Conduct non-formal nutrition education learning experiences with the identified audience using identified nutrition education curricula.Reach, at minimum 150 youth and 54 adultsDevelop and present nutrition, food preparation, food selection, and food safety demonstrations.Routinely collects, compiles, and updates program data, needed for reporting while meeting the required deadlines.Attend all training meetings and conferences.Work collaboratively with other community agencies and resources.Other related duties as required.


OTHER DUTIES: 

 

The position will conduct other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

High School diploma or GED required; additional education preferred. Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured automobile for business mileage reimbursement.

Licensing and Certifications: None.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: 

Experience working with youth, adults, and/or families who come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.Ability to learn and present basic nutrition information and implement educational events.Knowledge of local community organizations and agencies.Oral and written communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to travel, primarily in-state (25%).Must be able to work evenings and weekends (50%)Occasionally may need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.Occasional outdoor work

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

 

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa


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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