Nutrition Education Assistant - EFNEP

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The Nutrition Education Assistant, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals and other agencies and organizations to teach youth and adults about food and nutrition-related subject matter. This program targets individuals from households with low income. This position may be filled with either 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (employee choice at time of hire) with NDSU Extension, contingent on the availability of federal funds to support the program.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
  • Conduct lessons on nutrition, food safety and food purchasing.
  • Recruit and enroll eligible families with young children.
  • Teach food and nutrition-related subject matter to youth from low-income households.
  • Identify food and nutrition related needs of program participants and coordinate educational experiences to meet those needs.
  • Evaluate participants' progress.
  • Maintain and submit accurate EFNEP records on a timely basis.
  • Encourage families to utilize assistance provided through community services and federal food assistance programs.
  • Cooperate with other Extension staff members in developing linkages with EFNEP to other Extension programs and government agencies.
  • Develop partnerships with local community groups for program outreach
Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with some flexibility

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED with two years of related work experience or Associate's degree.
  • Demonstrated communication skills - oral, written, listening.
  • Evidence of experience in keeping accurate and complete records.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing work and working independently.
  • Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office computer software.
  • Personal vehicle for regular use, valid driver's license and auto insurance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Related work experience in food and nutrition education.
  • Demonstrated work or volunteer experience with limited resource families.
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of area and existing community services.
Applicant Materials Required:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .