Extension Associate - SNAP-Ed

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 24, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
In collaboration with an Extension Specialist or designee, assists in the development, implementation, and management of research based educational programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Assists with on-going program evaluation and recommends program revisions based on data and evolving needs of the audience served. Independently designs and implements programs as assigned. The vision for the SNAPEd (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. The program addresses rates of obesity, poor nutrition, and lack of access to healthy foods, especially in low income populations. This position serves as the SNAP-Ed project coordinator and supports the federal nutritional-assistance and education program project with budget management, staffing and staff development, program evaluation and grant reporting.