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Iowa State University EFNEP Extension Program Assistant II – Black Hawk County in Waterloo, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:EFNEP Extension Program Assistant II – Black Hawk County

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• One year of experience as an Extension Program Assistant I or equivalent work experience, or Any combination of experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year. • Requires ability to travel to various locations in order to conduct extension education programs.

Preferred Qualifications:Access to reliable transportation *some necessary locations are not accessible by public transportation, Knowledge of nutrition

Experience with meal planning and food preparation

Experience delivering information one-to-one or in small groups in person or virtually

Experience with Extension programs

Knowledge of local community agencies and resources that help families and individuals in need

Experience with recruiting clients and/or sales

Demonstrated experience of successful engagement with populations who are low income

Experience working in and with diverse communities, especially with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of color.)

Job Description:

Under general supervision, position assists in conducting extension education programs. Adapts lessons and materials; organizes special program groups; and assists with planning, directing and coordinating educational programs to specifically identified audiences.

This is a 30 hour/week position.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares, presents, and adapts lessons from a standardized curriculum to individuals or small groups.

  • Adapts curriculum and education materials for use in a variety of teaching modes (including virtual platforms) and to suit participant needs and skill level.

  • Visits or connects virtually with agency partners and clientele within specifically identified audiences to involve them in individual or small group learning.

  • Extends information through a variety of methods such as demonstrations, pamphlets, seminars, video conferences, phone calls, emails, etc. to clientele within specifically identified audiences.

  • Maintains appropriate records of participants’ progress and prepares reports.

  • Assists clientele by providing information on resources available in the community and making referrals.

  • Decides on meeting facilities (either in-person or virtually), sets dates and times for classes, collects, and organizes educational materials, and makes appointments with participants. Adapts educational strategies and material choices for an online format, as necessary.

  • Participates in regular conferences and training as scheduled either in-person or virtually.

  • Recruits program participants and volunteers.

  • Assists professional staff members in the training of newly employed assistants, volunteers, and students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of community resources.

• Knowledge of issues and facts relating to the educational program.

• Knowledge of human development.

• Skill in adapting program materials to address special needs of the audience.

• Ability to read, understand and execute oral and written instructions.

• Ability to keep accurate records.

• Ability to communicate with a variety of people.

• Ability to transport educational materials necessary for the job to the seminar site.

• Ability to assist with the training of others.

• Ability to use time management skills.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Part time

Pay Grade:6

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: September 9, 2021

Posting Close Date:September 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R6150