This position is grant funded and contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.
The Extension Program Assistant is responsible to the County Director and the Assistant Dean for the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) and works under programmatic direction of the project Principal Investigator/Associate Professor for Community Health and High Obesity Program (HOP) Project Manager. This part-time (50%) position is responsible for providing support to the CDC-funded HOP program aimed to increase access to nutrition and physical activity for residents of Hancock County.
*Perform duties for staff and clientele that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
*Coordinate team meetings, maintain communication with team members, track and monitor progress.
*Complete any required training for this county program assistant position.
*Assist with HOP implementation activities throughout the county.
*Work cooperatively with all county Extension staff for the implementation of HOP grant activities, including working with partners, teaching communities, creating curriculum, and training level I / II program assistants.
*Offer educational sessions related to nutrition and physical activity at community locations including faith-based community. Plan and prepare for the educational sessions.
*Assist in promoting HOP activities to local organizations and community sites.
*Communicate HOP activities progress to the Program Manager and participate in gathering information for reporting and evaluating the project.
*Assist with maintaining current inventory of equipment and supplies.
*Assist in collecting, recording, and reporting required information and evaluation processes of HOP within the county.
*Complete timesheets and travel records per University policy.
*Assist with other duties as assigned related to tasks for H2O grant.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.