Family Nutrition Program Area Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The primary goal of this position is to provide direct supervision for between 13 and 25 EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Program Assistants (PAs) and an Area FNP Program Support Technician (PST) to ensure the effective delivery and evaluation of the FNP program within an assigned district.

Key responsibilities include:

· Directly supervising Program Assistants (PAs) and Program Support Technician (PST)

o Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, monitoring, and evaluating (based on performance plans) PAs and the Program Support Technicians (PSTs) in his/her assigned area

o Coaching and providing technical assistance to PAs and the PST to ensure success and compliance with standards

o Reviewing expected caseload of clients and/or youth based on statewide standards of PAs on an ongoing basis; working with Human Resources to communicate and identify appropriate disciplinary action when PAs not performing to standards

o Collaborating with the trainer to ensure PAs obtain the necessary new and ongoing trainings on programming, evaluation/reporting, and food and nutrition subject matter

o Working closely with the state Fiscal Technician and Program Manager of Evaluation to ensure PSTs obtain the training and support for data entry, evaluation, and reporting

o Providing ongoing timely updates

· Ensuring fiscal and program integrity and fidelity by:

o Staying current on policies and procedures of VCE, Virginia Tech, and USDA

o Reviewing budgets, purchase requests, records, reporting, and teaching

o Reviewing and approving all purchases by PAs and the PST to ensure allowable expenses

o Periodically reviewing PAs’ calendars and plans to insure that time and travel are planned for maximum efficiency and that appropriate/approved lessons and activities are planned for clients or youth

o Providing guidance to PAs in making referrals of FNP clients to other agencies and in obtaining referrals.

o Conducting bi-yearly audits and reviews of Family Records and other records kept by PAs to insure that they are accurate and up to date

o Monitoring online reporting and activities of PAs and PST, including the GREEN System, WebNEERs, and DSS Logs

o Meeting with PAs (6 visits per year) to discuss teaching methods and provide guidance concerning FNP policies and procedures.

o Observing PAs teaching clients twice a year in order to assess their teaching methods and to gain insight for performance evaluation

o Making impromptu visits to clients, or volunteer leaders (without presence of PA) if special problems warrant such action

o Managing FNP operating budgets covering the units under his/her supervision, as well as own expenditures, as follows

· Collaborating with FNP state team, other Area Coordinators, VCE, USDA, and community partners, as needed, such as:

o Engaging in ongoing state team calls and meetings to discuss PA, PST, district-level, and community issues/needs to identify system-level solutions

o Communicating with District Director, Unit Coordinators, district Agents and staff, and local and state government officials and legislators on FNP impacts to promote collaboration and integration across VCE

o Serving as program representative on appropriate state level coalitions and task forces and attending state and national meetings

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Educational or Organizational Leadership; Youth Development; Nutrition, Health, Family and Consumer Sciences; Human Development; or related area. A minimum of three years of supervision experience is required. Strong communication (in-person and remotely) and organizational skills. Experience working with limited resources audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with community-based nutrition programs. Experience and/or knowledge of Cooperative Extension, such as 4-H Youth Development, FCS, EFNEP, and/or SNAP-Ed.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Review Date

November 11, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: October 23, 2020
Applications close: November 13, 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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