The Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program (TNCEP) Program Assistant II will work 40 hours a week and is responsible to the County Extension Director and works under the direction of the lead TNCEP County Extension Agent. This position will assist with education designed to reach limited resource individuals and families who are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Focus of education is to promote healthy food and physical activity choices and effective use of SNAP benefits. Continuation of this non-exempt year to year grant-funded position is contingent upon continued funding through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS).
Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, nationalorigin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status which includes marketing and any other type of promotional use.
Teach approved evidence based interventions as designed to eligible adult and youth audience in classes, workshops, cooking schools, nutrition fairs, exhibits and similar nutrition education settings in the assigned county.
Plan, prepare, set up, and clean up food, equipment, materials and other items used in program interventions. Maintain current inventory of equipment, materials, and supplies and communicate inventory and supply needs to lead TNCEP County Extension Agent.
Work cooperatively with and participate in recruiting TNCEP eligible audiences, Extension personnel, TNCEP coalition members, volunteers and program partners.
Assist with coalition activities, train volunteers and partners, and community activities that promote collaboration with obesity prevention efforts.
Document activities, evaluate results, and report data as required and to stakeholders in a timely manner.
Participate in county, regional, and statewide trainings relevant to responsibilities of the position.
Assure program implementation, delivery and evaluation activities are in compliance with the grant guidance and established policies and procedures for the program and for Extension.
All other duties related to TNCEP programming as assigned.
Internal Number: 131845
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.