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Extension EFNEP Program Assistant, Adult/Youth

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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/Youth
Salary Range $23,405 - $33,803
Anticipated Hiring Range $27,329
Position Number NC-00042636-0118
Work Schedule 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; evenings and weekends as required
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 117518 - North Central District - Orang
Job City & State Hillsborough, 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 agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina residents.

Essential Job Duties

The Extension EFNEP Program Assistant is an employee of NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University. Under the supervision of the County Extension Director (CED) with guided assistance from the Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA), the EFNEP Educator delivers nutrition and related subject matter to enrolled participants.

The individual in this position will recruit and enroll adult and school age youth participants into the program, make regular teaching visits to enrollees either in the home, school or in community group settings, teach basic principles of nutrition and food preparation skills, submit required program records as requested, market the program within the assigned area, collaborate with local Cooperative Extension staff and agencies, and assist with securing program resources. The EFNEP Educator receives programmatic guidance from the Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA) with overall supervision provided by the County Extension Director (CED). The EFNEP Educator and the RNEA work with the Family and Consumer Science Agent and/or CED to meet the needs of the county as identified by the local advisory council. Renewal of the position is contingent on the availability of funds.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The Extension EFNEP Educator is an employee of NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University. Under the supervision of the County Extension Director with guided assistance from the RNEA, the EFNEP Educator delivers nutrition and related subject matter to enrolled participants.

This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 40 hour per week position.

Under the programmatic guidance of the RNEA, the EFNEP Educator conducts nutrition education to limited resource adults and youth in group settings. While performing this role the EFNEP Educator:

-Travels within county, district, and state using personal vehicle. Personal vehicle required.

-Attends and participates in required meetings and trainings within the county and outside of the county, a few may be overnight travel.

-Develops and maintains a comprehensive understanding of the role of NCCE as an educational agency

-Recruits limited resource youth and families with young children who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in EFNEP

-Instructs eligible families and youth in nutrition education using approved curricula and teaching methods

-Conduct food demonstrations to adult and youth groups.

-Facilitates the collection of required data and submits reports to the RNEA and CED

-Maintains confidentiality of program information

-Coordinates with collaborating agencies to extend program outreach to eligible adults and youth

-Establish and maintain partnerships with agencies and organizations serving EFNEP audiences

-Participates in lifelong learning and professional development by attending meetings, participating in trainings, and other opportunities as designated by the RNEA, CED, 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

-Meets established programmatic standards for performance and impact

-Other duties as assigned. Travel within county, district and state are 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


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience working with limited-resource families.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions
Job Open Date 01/09/2018
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 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

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  1. How did you learn about the position?

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  2. Do you have a valid Driver's License?

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Application Materials Required

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