Nutrition Program Assistant-SNAP-ED (Stanly County) - #9820281

North Carolina A&T State University

Date: 1 week ago
City: Greensboro, NC
Salary: $34,602 - $36,000 per year
Contract type: Full time
Classification Information

Position/Classification Title Administrative Support Spec
Classification Type SHRA
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies: N - Not Mandatory
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 Some college credit hours completed

Knowledge of the low income community’s infrastructure and culture

Computer skills including data entry, e-mail communication skills, and computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word and Excel

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Time management, budgeting, and financial management skills

The following abilities demonstrated through experience:
Ability to learn nutrition and nutrition related information as outlined in the project and teach nutrition/food safety/thrifty food shopping/food preparation/physical activity in classroom settings (training will be provided)
Ability to adapt to change as the audience and/or the program changes
Ability to network with other individuals and agency representatives, to work with others, and to recruit participants
Ability to work in high-pressure atmosphere while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor
Ability to adhere to operational policies and procedures
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Required License or Certification
Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position This position will assist in the implementation of the SNAP-Ed program on a local level by providing direct and indirect nutrition education to the SNAP eligible population throughout the state. Supports the Speedway to Healthy Exhibit by conducting exhibit tours for youth grades K-5; assists with delivery of programs through partnerships with community based organizations, schools, etc. that serve the SNAP eligible audience; and administers pre-/post-tests and evaluations to provide input for routine outcome reporting
The vision for the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program) is to empower participants to improve behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity in accordance with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance. This position supports the need for nutrition education programs to positively address the increasing rates of obesity, poor nutrition, and lack of access to healthy foods, especially in low income populations

The SNAP-Ed Program Assistant will be located in Albemarle, N.C., Stanly County
Primary Function of Organizational Unit The mission of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence through intellectual and technological advancements in the food, agricultural, environmental and life sciences that will cultivate and enhance their potential for global leadership, productivity and competitiveness. The goals of the CAES are three-fold: (1) Provide learning experiences through which students gain in-depth competencies, knowledge and skills which will ensure their success in the changing environments and improve the quality of life for the citizens of our community, state and nation, (2) Enhance, expand and integrate quality teaching, research, extension and international programs and (3) Strengthen the integration and use of effective cutting edge information and technologies

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University serves limited resource communities by providing practical research/evidenced based programs in the areas of 4-H and Youth Development; Agricultural and Natural Resources; Community and Rural Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences programs are delivered to help individuals, families and communities 1) live a healthy life, 2) sustain/achieve financial capacity; and 3) have healthy family relationships
Work Hours 8am-5pm- Monday through Friday
Is this position eligible for a remote or hybrid work arrangement, consistent with university and state policies. On-site (Employees are primarily in the office and/or have a critical job requirement that requires dedicated office space on-site)
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies

Required Competency Knowledge - Program
Duties Learns and utilizes terminology specific to the SNAP-ED grant to assist clients

Uses standardized curriculum materials to educate SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamp) eligible audiences about food, nutrition, food resource management and other related topics to improve behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity in accordance with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance (MyPlate)

Assists in creating lesson plans for group classes to include nutrition lesson, physical activity and cooking demonstrations

Uses standardized evaluation instruments to assist in the assessment of program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and impacts

Refers program participants to appropriate assistance programs

Assists with recruiting adults for the program through collaboration with community agencies and programs within specified counties throughout NC

Travels to various counties to conduct standardized programs for target audiences

Assists the Coordinator with recruiting youth for the program by collaborating with schools where 50% or more of youth receive free and reduced meals

Supports staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful methods for nutrition education

Accompanies the Speedway to Healthy delivery coordinator to host sites and assists with Speedway exhibit set-up and take down

Helps with the training of volunteers on how to use the facilitator guide to interact with children during their visit

Acts as a group facilitator by engaging the children in the “pit stop” lesson during their tour of the exhibit as needed
Required Competency Information/Records Administration
Duties Maintains accurate and complete records and reports for all activities

Submits program participant enrollment data from youth and adult groups to be entered into EARS reporting system and other data entry tools as required by NC DHHS and USDA

Maintains confidentiality of participants and individual records. Submit reports in a timely manner

Submits travel authorizations and reimbursements, leave and other reports on regular basis
Required Competency Office Technology
Duties Enters information into a unit or department database using Microsoft Office Suite
Required Competency Problem Solving
Duties Resolves customer problems by reliance on program knowledge, analytical skills, and research of past actions
Required Competency Communication - Verbal/Written
Duties Communicates clearly to convey, persuade, and negotiate information and ideas to individuals

Gathers readily available information from office records to draft e-mails, memos and other documents required by Coordinators and Agents

Proofreads documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and basic formatting. Provides answers to requests for general information in written format
Position Information

Working Title Nutrition Program Assistant-SNAP-ED (Stanly County)
Competency Level Contributing
Position Number 009635
Recruitment Range $34,602-$36,000
FLSA Non-Exempt
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
If Time Limited, Appointment Length
Organizational Division Cooperative Extension
Organizational Location College of Ag & Environ Sciences
Organizational Unit Cooperative Extension
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SHRA2554
Open Date 04/01/2024
Close Date 04/21/2024
Special Instructions to Applicant You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T 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. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity

Employee Benefits available to NC A & T permanent employees include the following and more:
  • Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave for Eligible Employees
  • Community Service Leave
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
  • NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
  • Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Campus Recreation Center Discount
  • University Bookstore Discount

This position may be eligible for a remote or hybrid work arrangement, consistent with university and state policies. N.C. A&T employees are generally required to reside in North Carolina, within a 2-hour commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

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