Family Nutrition Program Assistant, Adult - Frederick County
Company: Virginia Tech
Posted on: January 27, 2023
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program
Assistant (Adult) assists caregivers of young children and other
limited-resource participants who meet federal eligibility
guidelines to eat healthier meals and snacks and obtain the best
nutrition at the lowest food cost. In collaboration with many
organizations, the Virginia Family Nutrition Program aims to help
reduce the risk of nutrition insecurity by working with families to
gain practical skills that result in changed behaviors to shop
smart, eat smart, and move more.
The individual in this position will recruit, enroll, and teach
adult participants individually or in group settings (in-person, by
phone, or using video-conferencing) about basic principles of food
resource management, food preparation, nutrition, and physical
activity. This position involves collaborating with local agencies
and organizations that work with limited-resource families,
marketing the program, and collecting evaluation records for all
The Family Nutrition Program Assistant (Adult) is an employee and
representative of Virginia Cooperative Extension and works under
the supervision of an Area Coordinator. The person in this position
is expected to travel to provide in-person programs and build
community partnerships. Renewal of the position is contingent on
the availability of funds.
* High school graduation or G.E.D.
* Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills
* Experience communicating information, skills, or teaching
* Experience working directly with people from diverse racial,
ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, especially
individuals living in poverty or with limited resources
* Appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the
ability to relate to others with respect and dignity
* Evidence of being a self-starter, with drive and initiative.
* Ability to assume responsibility and work independently in an
organized manner, without close supervision. Document efforts and
seek guidance as needed.
* Experience maintaining accurate, legible records.
* Experience working with community resources and potential
clients; and knowledge of the community and social service programs
for limited-resource families.
* Personal or work-related experience with federal nutrition
assistance programs (WIC, SNAP, Commodity Foods, National School
Breakfast, and Lunch Programs).
$35,438 - 46,491
Janury 23, 2023
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
Must have a driver's license check.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Expected to travel regularly within the locality to provide
in-person programs and build partnerships and occasionally travel
within the state and overnight for training purposes. Valid
Driver's License and reliable, personal transportation required.
Transportation must be maintained while employed. The vehicle must
be compatible with transporting teaching materials. Computer
literacy including Word, Excel, e-mail, and video-conferencing.
Ability to lift and carry educational materials and cooking/food
supplies to program sites (up to 20 lbs.).
This position is not eligible for telework.
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Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a
significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation
Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology
Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous
Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research
institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in
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