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Extension Assistant for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) Harlan County

Company Name:
University of Kentucky
Position Type:
Full-time
This position is in the Harlan County Cooperative Extension Office in Harlan, KY. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP-Ed) programs under the supervision of the County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and/or Area Extension Agent for Food and Nutrition, the person filling the position will be responsible for teaching limited resource individuals and families about food selection and preparation for an adequate diet. Other topics include food safety and planning food purchases within available funds to provide maximum nutritional value.
Regular Duties of Job:
Recruit youth, individuals and families to participate in the EFNEP (SNAP-Ed) Program.
Teach food selection, preparation, food safety, and planning food purchases on limited funds.
Recruit and support volunteer leaders for 4-H type nutrition related programs.
Recruit youth and attend special interest and camping programs and assist with presenting foods demonstrations and information at these programs.
Refer to county extension agents the names, needs and interest of potential 4-H members, leaders and potential adult participants in areas other than nutrition.
Keep and submit required records in including computer and web based reports promptly.
Attend all training conferences.
The SNAP-Ed Assistant will become knowledgeable of the philosophy, goals, objectives, and policies and procedures of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The SNAP-Ed Assistant will serve all clientele, ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The SNAP-Ed Assistant should have knowledge of community organizations and agencies; have the ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate educational events; possess oral and written communications skills as well as organizational and process skills. Employee must also have the ability to relate effectively with adults and youth.
Preferred Education / Experience
Deadline to Apply
05-07-2014
Acceptable Document Types
Resume
Cover Letter
Pre-Employment Information:
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Company Description:
Take a look inside the University of Kentucky. You'll find a stimulating, challenging work environment in one of the nation's most livable cities. Lexington has been recognized as one of the best cities for families, young people, and even as a "city of the future." Our community has been ranked as a best place for business and careers. But that's not news to our employees at Kentucky's flagship educational institution, where our careers and work play a vital role in improving people's lives. In an academic environment that values integrity, diversity of thought, and continuous growth, you'll discover your own path to excellence. See what performing at your best really means. Join us at UK.

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