Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult and Youth)

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type NC Cooperative Extension
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Job Type Full-Time - Permanent
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Title Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult)
Working Title Extension EFNEP Program Assistant (Adult and Youth)
Salary Range $23,405 - $33,803
Anticipated Hiring Range $24,381
Position Number NE-00100834-0917
Work Schedule 8-5, Monday - Friday, evenings/weekends as required
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 117735 - Northeast District - Edgecombe
Department Edgecombe County Extension
Job City & State Tarboro, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.

Edgecombe County covers 505 square miles of prime agricultural land in the Upper Coastal Plains in northeastern North Carolina. Edgecombe County is located approximately 107 miles from the nearest beach, Atlantic Beach, NC and is located approximately 75 miles from our State Capital, Raleigh, NC. The county population is 56,552. The county seat and home of the Edgecombe County Extension Center is Tarboro. It was named after the Tar River that borders the town on two sides. The largest town is Rocky Mount, which encompasses parts of Edgecombe and Nash Counties.

Essential Job Duties

For almost four decades, 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.

Adult EFNEP reaches families with incomes at or below the poverty threshold, or families that qualify for federal food assistance programs (WIC, Food Stamps, TANF, Head Start, free or reduced school lunches) when these families have school-age or younger children living in the home. Pregnant women who qualify for WIC also qualify for EFNEP.
Under the programmatic guidance of the Extension Associate, the Adult EFNEP PA works with clients in small group settings and individually (as needed).

While performing this role the Adult EFNEP PA:
*Travels within county, district, and state using personal vehicle. Personal vehicle required.
*Attends and participates in required overnight, out-of-town training for four non-consecutive weeks.
*Develops and maintains a comprehensive understanding of the role of NCCE as an educational agency.
*Recruits limited resource families with young children who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in EFNEP.
*Instructs eligible families in nutrition education using approved curricula and teaching methods.
*Facilitates the collection of required data and submits reports to Extension Associate.
*Maintains confidentiality of program information.
*Coordinates with collaborating agencies to extend program outreach to eligible families.
*Participates in lifelong learning and professional development by attending meetings, participating in trainings, and other opportunities as designated by the Extension Associate, County Extension Director, District Extension Director and/or State EFNEP Staff.
*Enhances program visibility through marketing and 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 marketing, data collection and program delivery.
*Meets established programmatic standards for performance and impact.
This position serves the Adult and Youth population of Edgecombe County.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The Adult/Youth Extension EFNEP Program Assistant/Associate (PA) has the responsibility of identifying, recruiting and working with diverse audiences, specifically the limited resource. The Adult EFNEP PA receives direct supervision from the County Extension Director. Trained in basic nutrition and food safety, the Adult EFNEP PA follows program guidelines for the dissemination of subject-matter content; works with designated audiences; completes, reconciles and submits records and reports; and abides by established policies and guidelines required by State and Federal partners.
Travel within the district may be required.

Minimum Experience/Education

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

Departmental Required Skills

Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience working with limited resource audiences and nutrition education experience preferred.

Required License or Certification

Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation required and must be maintained.

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience working with limited resource audiences and nutrition education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  3. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.