EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB : Under the supervision of the
Kentucky State University SNAP-Ed Program Director/Coordinator, the
SNAP-Ed Program Assistant will deliver educational programs in
nutrition and related subject-matter areas (nutrition, food safety,
food resource management) to residents residing in Rowan County and
occasionally the surrounding areas to achieve nutrition goals and
outcomes for targeted audiences including underserved audiences,
minorities, youth, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY The SNAP-Ed Program Assistant will
be responsible for teaching families, individually and in small
groups, as well as special programs and events in targeted
communities and schools as directed. Other topics include food
safety and planning food purchases on a limited income to provide
maximum nutritional value. The SNAP-Ed Program assistants will be
required to possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to
work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :
Recruit youth and families to participate in the SNAP-Ed
Conduct non-formal nutrition education learning experiences
with identified audience using identified nutrition education
Reach, at minimum, 500 youth and 75 adults
Work in Rowan County and occasionally surrounding areas
Develop and present nutrition, food preparation, food
selection, and food safety demonstrations.
Routinely collects, compiles and updates program data, needed
for reporting while meeting the required deadlines.
Attend all training meetings and conferences.
Work collaboratively with other community agencies and
Other related duties as required.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or GED required; additional education
Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured
automobile for business mileage reimbursement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Experience working with youth, adults, and/or families who come
from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Ability to learn and present basic nutrition information and
implement educational events.
Knowledge of local community organizations and agencies.
Oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skill and the ability to work effectively
with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Must be able to lift moderate sized boxes
Must be able to travel (25%)
Must be able to work evenings and weekends (50%
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical
requirements listed in this job description represent the essential
duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform
either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions
listed do not necessarily include all activities that the
individual may perform.The College of Agriculture,
Community, and the Sciences strives for inclusive excellence and is
interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to this
effort through their research, teaching, and/or Extension