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Posted 08/06/2020

North Carolina State University

Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (4 positions available)

The Regional Nutrition Extension Associate (RNEA) is a member of the Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This position is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is therefore contingent upon receipt of these funds. The position will provide leadership, training, and technical assistance for unit-wide programming coordinated by EFNEP and Steps to Health. The position will cover 50% EFNEP responsibilities and 50% SNAP-Ed, Steps to Health responsibilities. There are eight RNEA positions serving North Carolina State.

The position will work closely with the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Program Coordinators and NC State campus-based staff to ensure that local efforts within the unit are complementary and align with both EFNEP’s and SNAP-Ed’s federal, state, and organizational guidelines and policies as part of the overall NC Cooperative Extension program. The position will contribute as appropriate to state program plans and operational guidelines. This is a multi-county position and participating counties and regions may change dependent upon funding. The position will provide leadership and guidance to EFNEP educators and Cooperative Extension Agents conducting Steps to Health programs.

The RNEAs is expected to maintain proficiency in EFNEP and SNAP-Ed policy and state guidelines, nutrition, food resource management, and food safety subject matter, curricula approved for state delivery of programs, teaching strategies, volunteer development, policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change initiatives, and technology use. They will participate in professional development related to job responsibilities as approved by Coordinators and attend quarterly campus-based team meetings. Participate in state programmatic calls as scheduled. As appropriate, the RNEA will participate in Family & Consumer Sciences Program and Departmental functions and activities.

The RNEA will serve as the programmatic liaison between state-federal nutrition programs teams and the counties in the assigned region. The RNEA will work with county program personnel and teams to assure that required reports are submitted accurately and timely.

Specific location and links to posting: 

Durham County, NC, an exciting urban location in the center of our state, Spanish fluency required    

Halifax County, NC, a rural community in the Northeast corner      

Ashe County, NC is a picturesque county in the western mountain region    

Rowan County, NC in the piedmont area of our state and is a great mix of rural and urban counties


Posted 6/15/2020

University of Arizona

Family and Consumer Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Agent Position Opening

Santa Cruz/Cochise County  Arizona Extension is seeking qualified candidates for a faculty position currently open in the Family, Consumer, and Health Sciences area. Using community needs and assessment data, the Assistant/Associate Agent develops and conducts programs which address priority needs; assists adults and families by building coalitions with community groups, agencies, and other organizations; promotes, organizes, trains, and directs professional staff, paraprofessional staff, and volunteers needed to carry out Extension programs in the counties assigned; and supervises program and staff assistants currently in Santa Cruz County (SNAP-ED and First Things First) and in Cochise County (Supporting family promotion programs) and future grant and contract funded programs. Master’s Degree in family, consumer, nutritional, and/or health sciences or in related field required.

Estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2020.

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