Extension EFNEP Program Assistant

Department: Cooperative Extension

Hiring Rate: $32,562.00

Salary Range: -


Posting Details

Position Information


Posting Number PG190552CE
Position Number SE 00061058-0823
Position Type NC Cooperative Extension

Department Information


Job City & State Whiteville, NC
Department NCCE Columbus County

System Information


Working Title Extension EFNEP Program Assistant
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Job Type Full-Time - Permanent
FTE 1.00

Position Information

Position Overview


Essential Job Duties

The Extension EFNEP Program Assistant is an employee of NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University. Under the supervision of the County Extension Director (CED) with guided assistance from the Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA), the EFNEP PA delivers nutrition and related subject matter to enrolled participants. The individual in this position will recruit and enroll adult and school-aged youth participants into the program, make regular teaching visits to enrollees either in the home or in group settings, teach basic principles of nutrition and food preparation skills, submit required program records as requested, market the program within the assigned area, recruit volunteers from within the community  to assist with programming, collaborate with local Cooperative Extension staff and agencies, and assist with securing program resources. The EFNEP PA receives programmatic guidance from the District EFNEP Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA) with overall supervision provided by the County Extension Director (CED). The EFNEP PA and the RNEA work with the Family and Consumer Science Agent, 4-H Agent and/or CED to meet the needs of the county. Renewal of the position is contingent on the availability of funds.

Under the programmatic guidance of the RNEA, the EFNEP PA conducts nutrition education to limited resource adults and youth in group settings. While performing this role the EFNEP PA:

Travels within county, district, and state using a personal vehicle. Personal vehicle is required.

Develops and maintains a comprehensive understanding of the role of NCCE as an educational agency.

Recruits school-aged youth and/or families with young children who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in EFNEP.

Instructs eligible youth and families in nutrition education using approved curricula and teaching methods. *Conduct food demonstrations to adult and youth groups.

Facilitates the collection of required data and submits reports to RNEA, EFNEP State office and CED.

Maintains confidentiality of program information.

Coordinates with collaborating agencies to extend program outreach to eligible families.
Establish and maintain partnerships with agencies and organizations serving EFNEP audiences.

Participates in lifelong learning and professional development by participating in trainings and other opportunities as designated by the RNEA, County Extension Director, District Extension Director and/or State EFNEP office. A few may require overnight travel.

Attends and participates in required EFNEP meetings and trainings within the county and outside of the county, a few may be overnight travel.

Enhances program visibility by communicating program impacts to local stakeholders and potential participants.

Promotes educational opportunities beyond EFNEP within Cooperative Extension and partnering agencies to program participants.

Recruits, trains and utilizes volunteers to assist in program marketing, data collection and program delivery.

Meets established programmatic standards for performance and impact.
Other duties as assigned. Travel within the county, district and state are required

Other Work/Responsibilities

See Primary Purpose of Position. 



Number of Permanent Employees this Position Supervises 0
Percent of Time Spent 0%

Requirements and Preferences


Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key Not Applicable
Work Schedule Monday - Friday- 8:30AM - 5 PM Business Hours - Evenings and Weekends as required
Minimum Experience/Education

The minimum requirement for employment with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) is a high-school diploma or equivalent.

Department Required Skills


Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Knowledge of the community and social service programs for limited resource families; Experience teaching and/or working with limited resource adults; and/or nutrition education experience preferred; Bilingual preferred with English and Spanish proficiency in both written and oral communication.

Required License or Certification

Valid Driver’s License and reliable, personal transportation required and must be maintained. Valid North Carolina driver’s license is required within 60 days of hire.

Valid NC Driver's License required? No
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Physical Required? No
List any other medical/drug tests required  


Recruitment Details


Anticipated Hiring Range 32,562
Internal Transfer Only No

Recruitment Dates


Job Open Date 08/10/2023

Applicant Information


Quick Link https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/188647

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Supplemental Questions

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    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Contact Information for References