Extension Educator, EFNEP, Southwest Region
1890 Land Grant Extension
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Job Summary/Basic Function
Southwest Region includes the following Counties: Adams Brown,
Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Franklin, Greene,
Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Mercer, Montgomery Pickaway, Preble,
Ross, Shelby, and Warren. Target counties identified based on
community needs and may change as needs in the region
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (
EFNEP ) teaches limited resource families how to shop, cook, and
eat within their budgets. EFNEP teaches about nutrition, physical
activity, food safety, and resource management. This position will
focus on teaching low-income parents or caregivers of youth, and/or
The EFNEP Extension Educator will recruit groups for EFNEP classes
by doing outreach and collaborating with community agencies. In
addition, they will participate in staff development and training
in nutrition and best practices for teaching. This is a grant
The EFNEP Educator is a telework position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach food and nutrition related subject matter
(physical activity, food safety, food resource management, and food
security) to limited resource adults who are the primary care giver
(parents, foster parents, grandparents caring for grandchildren) of
children and/or limited resource youth.
Instruct participants in groups in community settings, including
but limited to, faith-based organizations, libraries, community
centers, after school programs, homeless shelters, schools,
Provide information to participants about other USDA nutrition
assistance programs, WIC, school lunch, SNAP, etc.
Maintain accurate and complete records and reports for all
activities as required.
Use a standardized curriculum and evaluation instruments to teach
and assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
behaviors pre to post series to determine program impact.
Organizes and conducts educational activities; including recruiting
participants, reserving/setting up for the classes, cleaning up,
securing supplies, and maintaining all paperwork.
Strong oral and written communication, leadership mentoring, and
group process skills.
Evidence of ability to work within a team environment.
Exceptional, proven competency in interpersonal relationship
skills, including the ability to effectively relate to and
communicate with staff, faculty, elected officials, colleagues, and
program participants from diverse cultural backgrounds, including
individuals with limited English skills.
Ability to interpret and enforce University policy and best
practices in a variety of areas, including discrimination
allegations, conflict of interest, volunteer management, and
Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing reports,
presentations, data analysis and internet applications
Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to
effectively teach program specific material.
Ability to work as a teleworker with minimal supervision, including
prioritizing workloads and meet deadlines.
Knowledge and understanding of the Extension organization,
operation, philosophy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and
intentional outreach to underrepresented community members.
Ability to plan and maintain a flexible work schedule, including
evening and weekend work to meet time demands and/or special needs
of program management.
Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with required liability
insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Teaching experience in informal and formal settings.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain diverse networks.
Demonstrated experience working with urban, rural, and/or
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)
Budgeted Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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