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SNAP-Ed Program Assistant Anderson County

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TITLE: SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Cooperative Extension Program

REPORTS TO: SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator

EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled





Under the supervision of the Assistant Extension Administrator for County Operations, 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 Franklin 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 eligible residents.

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 posses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without accommodation)

1. Recruit youth and families to participate in the SNAP-Ed Program.

2. Conduct non-formal nutrition education learning experiences with identified audience using identified nutrition education curricula.

3. Reach, at minimum, 150 youth and 54 adults

4. Work in Anderson County and occasionally surrounding areas

5. Develop and present nutrition, food preparation, food selection, and food safety demonstrations.

6. Routinely collects, compiles and updates program data, needed for reporting while meeting the required deadlines.

7. Attend all training meetings and conferences.

8. Work collaboratively with other community agencies and resources.

9. Other related duties as required.

OTHER DUTIES: The position will conduct other duties as required.


• High School diploma or GED required; additional education preferred.

• Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured automobile for business mileage reimbursement.


• 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.


• Must be able to move light equipment and boxes Must be able to lift moderate sized boxes

• Must be able to travel (25%)

• Must be able to work evenings and weekends (50%)

Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 programs.


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