Ext Program Assistant II, Dickson County

Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program
Extension Program Assistant II
Dickson County
Pay Grade 34
The Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program (TNCEP) Program Assistant II will work 40 hours a week and is responsible to the County Extension Director and works under the direction of the lead TNCEP County Extension Agent. This position will assist with education designed to reach limited resource individuals and families who are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Focus of education is to promote healthy food and physical activity choices and effective use of SNAP benefits. Continuation of this non-exempt year to year grant-funded position is contingent upon continued funding through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS).
Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, nationalorigin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status which includes marketing and any other type of promotional use.
Teach approved evidence based interventions as designed to eligible adult and youth audience in classes, workshops, cooking schools, nutrition fairs, exhibits and similar nutrition education settings in the assigned county.
Plan, prepare, set up, and clean up food, equipment, materials and other items used in program interventions. Maintain current inventory of equipment, materials, and supplies and communicate inventory and supply needs to lead TNCEP County Extension Agent.
Work cooperatively with and participate in recruiting TNCEP eligible audiences, Extension personnel, TNCEP coalition members, volunteers and program partners.
Assist with coalition activities, train volunteers and partners, and community activities that promote collaboration with obesity prevention efforts.
Document activities, evaluate results, and report data as required and to stakeholders in a timely manner.
Participate in county, regional, and statewide trainings relevant to responsibilities of the position.
Assure program implementation, delivery and evaluation activities are in compliance with the grant guidance and established policies and procedures for the program and for Extension.
All other duties related to TNCEP programming as assigned.
Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two to three years of experience working with community audiences to provide educational programs.
Knowledge and experience with the local community and the low income audience.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Experience presenting food demonstrations to audiences is preferred.
Preference given to individuals who are members of the community to be served.
Skilled in using a series of hands-on, interactive lessons and committed to delivering sound evidence-based instructions.
Able to influence behaviors and impact the lives of those who are taught.
Dedicated to reaching diverse, low-income populations.
Able to recruit audience members and develop community partnerships.
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, audiences, partners and Extension professionals.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Office software programs for communication, reporting, and training.
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.

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