Education Program Assistant
Penn State University
Penn State Extension in Lancaster County is seeking a bilingual individual with a nutrition and food safety background who will function as a team member of the Penn State Extension Food Families and Health (FFH) and Food Safety and Quality (FS&Q) Teams to support the local FFH and FS&Q Area 9 and surrounding areas (as needed) programing in both English and Spanish. The individual represents The Pennsylvania State University and the College of Agricultural Sciences in interpreting, applying, and disseminating the latest research findings in Health & Wellness and Food Safety & Quality education. Major responsibilities will include planning, marketing, implementing, conducting and evaluating a broad educational program for adults and youth in the areas of Nutrition and Food Safety. This includes maintaining and expanding existing local Health and Wellness and Food Safety programs, supervision of programs delivered by volunteers and part-time instructors, building community collaborations and partnerships, and developing a professional development plan. Specific program responsibilities include: managing strength training education in English, teaching diabetes education and food safety education in Spanish. Provide leadership education to part-time employees and volunteers. Identify opportunities and educational needs of the Latino community in the county and provide age appropriate educational opportunities for those individuals. Prepare educational materials that are relevant to and that enhance the educational process for targeted individuals and groups. Use technology, mass media and personal contacts in the delivery and management of high-quality extension educational programs. Participate in regional or state FFH or FS&Q events as appropriate. Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts,” make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Programs and Area Extension Educator. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree. Must possess or receive within 90 days of hire ServSafe certificate and instructor/proctor certificate. An interest in working with people of diverse backgrounds is required. Candidate should possess teaching and program planning skills and demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with leaders, government officials, and the general public. Seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a private automobile. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Candidates must also be willing to work flexible hours. This is a fixed-term appointment with possibility of re-funding. Full Penn State benefits included.
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