EXTENSION PROGRAM AST
University of Florida - Miami-Dade County, FL

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The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is a grant funded program by the USDA to help limited-income families and youth acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to improve their diets in normal nutrition. Extension Program Assistants with this grant in Miami-Dade county will teach general nutrition to groups of low-income families; travel to teaching sites within Miami-Dade county is required; collect demographic and impact data for evaluation; and learn through on-the-job training skills and information related to teaching nutrition to low-income audiences.

60% Program Delivery
Participates in on-going recruitment of audience for nutrition education classes for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Teaches nutrition education classes to low income participants at various community and government sites. Sites include schools, parks and recreation departments, churches, health departments, and other locations. Some classes are one-time, but most are in-depth, requiring a minimum of six lessons for each group of participants. Collects demographic data on clients served. Evaluates knowledge gained and behavioral changes through approved evaluation tools. Refers participants to government and local agencies for assistance, such as food stamps, commodities, etc. Markets the program through health fairs and other locations where a booth or display is appropriate. Works in coordination with appropriate agency staff to ensure the delivery of quality services to the EFNEP clients.

10% Planning
Plans and prepares nutrition education lessons. Continues to improve knowledge of subject matter and teaching methods.

10% Training
Develops and improves knowledge of food and nutrition subject matter, becomes more proficient in determining client needs, understands various methods of reaching and teaching the clientele, and develops proficiency in using the EFNEP teaching materials via participation in orientation training, continuous on-the job training, and self study. Continuous on-the job training is presented by the supervising faculty on a bi-weekly basis

10% Travel
Stays within assigned travel allocation while traveling to assinged teaching sites from the official headquarters.

10% Reporting
Maintains accurate records and reports on clients and personnel requirements. Submits reports on time for Supervisor or other designee. Works with agency staff in utilizing records, reports, and other resources to assist in program implementation and in evaluating program impact.

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma.
A valid Driver’s lincense is required

This is a time limited position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Must have reliable daily transportation.
Able to plan and deliver nutrition education lessons.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to effectively commnucate with low income adults with children helpful.
Willing to work evening hours as classes dictates.
Willing to work on weekends occassionally as job dictates.
Proficient with internet applications, email, Microsoft Programs.
Preferred with teaching experience.
Bilingual English & Spanish

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:
Two Extension Program Assistant Positions to be hire.
This is a Time-Limited position.