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Nutrition Education Associate

Texas A&M AgriLife Agencies and College Dallas, Texas
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August 29, 2023
Texas A&M AgriLife Agencies and College
Dallas, Texas
$40/WEEK
Job Title
Nutrition Education Associate

Agency
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Department
Enp - Youth - Dallas

Proposed Minimum Salary
$15.79 hourly

Job Location
Dallas, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

Objective of Position

This position works in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program known as EFNEP. The Nutrition Education Associate, with training and supervision, teaches (in-person and/or virtually) about nutrition, food resource management, food safety, and physical activity in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways for adults and/or youth, for low-income audiences in various community locations.

This position is funded by a Federal grant and is therefore contingent upon availability of funds.

Responsibilities:

The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
  • Recruit adults and/or youth who meet program guidelines
  • Use research-based, approved educational materials to instruct youth and/or adults either in-person and/or virtually
  • Preparing food for recipes and instruct youth and/or adults through food demonstrations
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences
  • Collect and track program data
  • Assist in mentoring and/or training Nutrition Education Assistants when needed


Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six months of related experience with youth and adult audiences conducting nutrition, food safety, health education, or other outreach education programs.


Preferred Education & Experience:
  • High School diploma or GED, additional education is not considered an advantage.
  • Six months of related experience working with youth and/or adult audiences.
  • Experience with low resource audiences and working cooperatively with support systems, networks, and agency programs available for low-income people/low resource audience.
  • Knowledge or teaching experience related to nutrition, food safety, food resource management and physical activity topics, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Experience teaching groups of people.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Other Requirements:
  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.


Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, & Skills:

The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office programs - Word and Power Point; Excel, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams to conduct virtual lessons
  • Ability to communicate effectively with adults and/or youth.
  • Ability to follow a curriculum including teaching and speaking publicly, strong communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and give attention to detail and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to keep written logs of activities, complete reports, and organize materials.
  • Familiar with the community where the position is located.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
  • Must be willing to work necessary hours to fulfill job responsibilities (some evenings and weekends). Hours worked will not exceed 40 per week.
  • This position will require daily travel to multiple work sites in county. Must be willing to travel to required trainings outside of county.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - EFNEP does not provide transportation and the position requires access to reliable transportation. The agency will follow applicable policies if personal vehicle is used, which may include reimbursement at a pre-established rate.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move instructional materials weighing up to 40 lbs from vehicle to work site and from work site to vehicle.


Preferred Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Current liability insurance.


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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