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Program Assistant - EFNEP Re-posted

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Please note that the application period for this position has been extended, if you applied to posting #SPA0919, you do not need to re-apply to be considered. 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. *If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.*

Posting Details

Classification Information

Position/Classification Title Administrative Support Spec
Classification Type SHRA
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies: No
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.

Experience working with computers/internet based programs.

Experience working with low income clients is helpful.

Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

This position will be located in the Guilford County Extension Center.
Provides specialized program support and technical skills to Extension Associates and Agents developing and delivering education through EFNEP, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. 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 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program, 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, expense reporting, and instructional assistance. Renewal of the position is contingent on the availability of funds.

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.

Work Hours 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies

Required Competency Knowledge - Program
Duties

Applies knowledge of EFNEP’s mission and services to provide education on the principles of nutrition and diet, food safety, and physical activity to eligible participants.

Uses in-depth understanding of EFNEP goals and policies to recruit and enroll youth in the program, involve community volunteers in leadership roles, market the program to target audiences, collaborate with extension staff and local agencies, assist with the securing of program resources, and submit required reports.

Coordinates opportunities for limited resource school-age youth to incorporate more movement and activity into a weekly schedule, and be involved in hands-on food preparation..

Works along with the EFNEP Extension Associate and the 4-H Agent and Family and Consumer Science Agent to meet the needs of the county as identified by the local advisory council.

Assists Agents with special and recurring projects, promotional events and related marketing efforts.

Serves as a program liaison for the Agent or as a representative for the program as requested.

Assists in lesson plan development using resources provided by agents and associates.

Creates additional materials as approved by the EFNEP Extension Associate, Family and Consumer Science Agent and/or 4-H Agent.

Assists in delivering curricula through regular group activities and collecting required data from participating youth and volunteers.

Attends trainings and meetings as designated by County Extension Director, EFNEP Extension Associate, and/or state staff.

Utilizes knowledge of federal, state and local policies and procedures and maintains participant confidentiality.

Required Competency Verbal Communication
Duties

Teaches the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum to limited resource adults, pregnant & parenting teens.

Responds to inquiries from the general public by telephone, e-mail and in person, regarding programs, related program services and upcoming events.

Welcomes and registers participants via email or hardcopy, collecting fees and processing accurately.

Events may include workshops, conferences, production meetings, field days, classes, achievement programs and advisory committee meetings. Coordinates with county Extension staff to provide participants with additional educational opportunities.

Coordinates with collaborating agencies to provide opportunities to teach on-site, in group settings and to access additional program resources.

Supports and interacts with county advisory groups in programming for the target audience.

Informs 4-H Agent of group formation and volunteer involvement.

Recruits and trains volunteers in the day-to-day program delivery to extend the ability to reach eligible participants.

Receives telephone calls and visitors; gives out detailed information regarding program activities; refers caller to appropriate program area or personnel.

Required Competency Problem Solving
Duties

Searches for research-based information relative to assignments or programs using online reference libraries, internet searches, office files and reference manuals.

Researches, collects, and integrates data from various sources, including the development and writing of reports.

Serves as an information source and problem solver for program policies and processes.

Required Competency Information/Records Administration
Duties

Maintains calendar, meeting schedules and makes travel arrangements as needed.

Compiles and summarizes data from well-established sources; prepares and completes a variety of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Reviews and verifies records and reports to insure required information is complete and accurate.

Coordinates the logistics of program or training events including room or facility requirements and set up.

Coordinates obtaining information for monthly bulletins, holiday flyers and other distribution outlets.

May participate in preparation of annual budget development and submission by organizing collection of information, assisting agents with computer input, briefing to management, and subsequent revisions

Required Competency Written Communication
Duties

Reviews incoming email to keep informed on status of matters being handled; forward email to appropriate staff, handles routine email correspondence, and independently prepares appropriate replies.

Researches, collects, and integrates data from various sources, including the development and writing of reports.

Required Competency Office Technology
Duties

Utilizes computerized equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet, and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store and retrieve information as requested or otherwise required.

Types materials from typed or handwritten copy using a variety of complicated formats for preparing correspondence, reports and manuscripts, with responsibility for accuracy of spelling, punctuation, format and grammar.

Performs specialized marketing work in creating newsletters, maintaining websites and social media pages.

Sends public service announcements using a variety of media regarding upcoming classes. Maintains a program library of marketing collateral.

Position Information

Working Title Program Assistant - EFNEP Re-posted
Competency Level Journey
Position Number 009606
Hiring Range $27,000 - $30,490
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length 09/30/2018

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SPA0919
Open Date 01/09/2018
Close Date 02/09/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note that the application period for this position has been extended, if you applied to posting #SPA0919, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying.
    • NCA&T Website
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Indeed.com
    • NCA&T Employee
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Other_____________

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  4. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  5. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts