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Job ID: 153967

Program Assistant-EFNEP
North Carolina A & T State University

Date Posted Feb. 9, 2021
Title Program Assistant-EFNEP
University North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department Cooperative Extension
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Health Services
    Administrative Support/Services

Minimum Experience/Education
High School Diploma or equivalency and one year of related office experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field desired.
  • Knowledge or experiences related to nutrition and/or family and consumer sciences.
  • Experiences working with computers/internet-based programs.
  • Experience working with low-income clients helpful.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Required License or Certification

Primary Purpose of Position
This position develops and delivers nutritional education through EFNEP, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and the Snap-Ed The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education . This position teaches classes using the EFNEP curriculum for the majority of the average weekly work hours. Consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, EFNEP is a federally funded educational program which strives to improve the health of limited resource youth and families with young children through practical lessons in nutrition. Tasks include instruction, providing knowledgeable and focused customer service, marketing, event scheduling, and expense reporting. Renewal of the position is contingent on the availability of funds. This position will be located in Martin County.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an educational outreach organization within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension at A&T provides researched-based educational information, programming and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences that address a diverse range of issues in four programmatic areas – Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Rural Development, and 4-H Youth Development. Together with its partners – North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. In addition to campus operations, Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T has professionally staffed offices in almost half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

EFNEP’s mission is to improve the health of limited resource youth and families with young children through practical lessons on: basic nutrition and healthy lifestyles, resource management and food safety. The program focuses on helping families and youth improve behaviors in the following areas: Dietary Intake as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate, Food Resource Management skills and practices, Nutrition Practices and Food Safety practices. Participants increase their ability to select and buy food that meets the nutritional needs of their families and gain new skills in food preparation, food storage, and food safety. They learn to better manage their food budgets – including the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Food Instruments and Cash Value Vouchers. Additionally, in collaboration with many organizations through the Eat Smart and Move More initiative, NC EFNEP aims to reduce the rising tide of obesity by teaching youth and families’ practical skills resulting in changed behaviors that help them to eat smart, move more and achieve a healthy weight.

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