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Assistant|Associate Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health)   

JOB TITLE:

Assistant|Associate Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Baton Rouge Louisiana United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant/Associate Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health)

Position Type:
Faculty

Department:
LSUAG PL4 - Southeast - Parish - St Helena (Charity Michelle Schaffer (00086638))

Work Location:
0101 St.
Helena Parish Extension Office

Pay Grade:
Academic

Job Description:
Work Location: The extension office is located in Greensburg, Louisiana.
The area to be served is St.
Helena Parish, which is in southeast Louisiana with a population of approximately 10,920 residents.
Position Description: The Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health (NCH) will serve as the Healthy Communities Program Facilitator and will work under the supervision and direction of the Parish Chairs, Regional Director, NCH Regional Coordinator, and the NCH state office.
The agent will work on the Healthy Communities projects in St.
Helena Parish designed to improve the nutrition and health of the community members.
The community development project will promote a broad Healthy Communities initiative to increase healthy food access and physical activity in the parish by addressing the food system and built environment.
The agent will organize community based advisory committees involving stakeholders, local government, volunteers, other health professionals and community residents to identify the most critical needs in the communities served, strategies to address those needs, ways to overcome community barriers to good nutrition and health for the communities and build community advocacy.
Following the identification of those needs identified by the aforementioned advisory committees, the agent will then work with advisory committees and community groups to promote healthy behaviors among the parish.
The agent will provide primary leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting food and physical activity, policy, environmental and systems interventions as well as implementing health and nutrition education programming for adult and youth in the parish leading up to and as a result of these efforts.
The agent will also work with other agents and educators in the parishes as required.
This individual must be willing to maintain professional competence as an extension agent of the LSU AgCenter.
The agent is expected to perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).
Coordination and collaboration with other LSU AgCenter Extension faculty and SU Ag Center staff will be essential.
In order to attend and conduct programming to meet the needs of clientele, this position may require overnight travel and work on evenings and weekends.
Qualification Requirements: A baccalaureate degree in human nutrition and foods/dietetics, community development, public health, humanities, social sciences, social work, community nutrition, family and consumer sciences, or other qualifying degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Degrees in other fields that relate to the duties of the position may be considered if combined with directly related experience.
This applicant must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Applicant must have knowledge of community organizing.
Two years of experience is desired in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and paraprofessionals and experience in teaching and applying principles of leadership development to both youth and adults is also desired.
Knowledge of public relations, food systems, walkability, a familiarity of the cultures within the parishes assigned and the ability to cope with change are highly desirable characteristics.
Ability to work with and through others is essential, as is the ability to function with minimum supervision.
Successful candidates will exemplify a positive attitude and a passion to improve the lives of others.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.
Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.
), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.
Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Conditions of Employment: A personal automobile and appropriate insurance coverage is required (travel allowance provided).
Some work on evenings and weekends should be expected.
A cell phone is required.
Satisfactory completion of two specific graduate level extension courses (6 credit hours) generally required in the first two years of employment.
Additionally, a faculty member who does not have a related masters degree must complete an additional 9 hours of related graduate level coursework in order to be promoted to associate agent and such promotion must occur in the first seven years of employment.
An exception is that additional agent experience may be substituted for nine hours of coursework, but not for the two required courses.
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at
https://lsu.
wd1.
myworkdayjobs.
com/LSU
(or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, and two letters of reference.
Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324.
(Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.
) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Dr.
Charity Schaffer, Parish Chair
St.
Helena Parish
PO Box 1505
Greensburg, LA.
70441
Email:
charity_schaffer@suagcenter.
com
Phone (225) 222-4136
Web site:
www.
lsuagcenter.
com
The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J.
Norman Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
Phone 225.
578.
2258.
It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Job Description:
Competencies:
None
Special Instructions:
(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position.
Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.
)

Posting Date:
January 31, 2024

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.
Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.
), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some childcare and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.
Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Positions approved to work outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State Universitys partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance.
Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N):

About the LSU Agricultural Center:
The
LSU AgCenter
, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System).
The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state.
The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 on campus academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish.
For more information, visit the AgCenters website at
www.
lsuagcenter.
com
.

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
The AgCenter is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals.
To learn more, visit The AgCenters
Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity
site.
The AgCenter is also designated as a
State As a Model Employer (SAME)
agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-2258 or emailed
HRMHelp@agcenter.
lsu.
edu
.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

67200 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707124585-d1ebde0c42ffca1625a36edc97b5cf0b

LOCATION:

Louisiana United States

CITY:

Baton Rouge

Job Origin:

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All Job Postings will close at 12:01a.m. CST (1:01a.m. EST) on the specified Closing Date (if designated).
If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application progress will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through My Draft Applications located on your Candidate Home page.
Job Posting Title:
Assistant/Associate Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health)

Position Type:
Faculty

Department:
LSUAG PL4 - Southeast - Parish - St Helena (Charity Michelle Schaffer (00086638))

Work Location:
0101 St. Helena Parish Extension Office

Pay Grade:
Academic

Job Description:
Work Location: The extension office is located in Greensburg, Louisiana. The area to be served is St. Helena Parish, which is in southeast Louisiana with a population of approximately 10,920 residents.
Position Description: The Extension Agent (Nutrition and Community Health (NCH) will serve as the Healthy Communities Program Facilitator and will work under the supervision and direction of the Parish Chairs, Regional Director, NCH Regional Coordinator, and the NCH state office. The agent will work on the Healthy Communities projects in St. Helena Parish designed to improve the nutrition and health of the community members. The community development project will promote a broad Healthy Communities initiative to increase healthy food access and physical activity in the parish by addressing the food system and built environment. The agent will organize community based advisory committees involving stakeholders, local government, volunteers, other health professionals and community residents to identify the most critical needs in the communities served, strategies to address those needs, ways to overcome community barriers to good nutrition and health for the communities and build community advocacy. Following the identification of those needs identified by the aforementioned advisory committees, the agent will then work with advisory committees and community groups to promote healthy behaviors among the parish. The agent will provide primary leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting food and physical activity, policy, environmental and systems interventions as well as implementing health and nutrition education programming for adult and youth in the parish leading up to and as a result of these efforts. The agent will also work with other agents and educators in the parishes as required. This individual must be willing to maintain professional competence as an extension agent of the LSU AgCenter. The agent is expected to perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s). Coordination and collaboration with other LSU AgCenter Extension faculty and SU Ag Center staff will be essential. In order to attend and conduct programming to meet the needs of clientele, this position may require overnight travel and work on evenings and weekends.
Qualification Requirements: A baccalaureate degree in human nutrition and foods/dietetics, community development, public health, humanities, social sciences, social work, community nutrition, family and consumer sciences, or other qualifying degree from an accredited college or university is required. Degrees in other fields that relate to the duties of the position may be considered if combined with directly related experience. This applicant must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Applicant must have knowledge of community organizing. Two years of experience is desired in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and paraprofessionals and experience in teaching and applying principles of leadership development to both youth and adults is also desired. Knowledge of public relations, food systems, walkability, a familiarity of the cultures within the parishes assigned and the ability to cope with change are highly desirable characteristics. Ability to work with and through others is essential, as is the ability to function with minimum supervision. Successful candidates will exemplify a positive attitude and a passion to improve the lives of others.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Conditions of Employment: A personal automobile and appropriate insurance coverage is required (travel allowance provided). Some work on evenings and weekends should be expected. A cell phone is required. Satisfactory completion of two specific graduate level extension courses (6 credit hours) generally required in the first two years of employment. Additionally, a faculty member who does not have a related masters degree must complete an additional 9 hours of related graduate level coursework in order to be promoted to associate agent and such promotion must occur in the first seven years of employment. An exception is that additional agent experience may be substituted for nine hours of coursework, but not for the two required courses.
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at
https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU
(or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Charity Schaffer, Parish Chair
St. Helena Parish
PO Box 1505
Greensburg, LA. 70441
Email:
charity_schaffer@suagcenter.com
Phone (225) 222-4136
Web site:
www.lsuagcenter.com
The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone 225.578.2258. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Job Description:
Competencies:
None
Special Instructions:
(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

Posting Date:
January 31, 2024

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some childcare and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Positions approved to work outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State Universitys partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N):

About the LSU Agricultural Center:
The
LSU AgCenter
, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 on campus academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish. For more information, visit the AgCenters website at
www.lsuagcenter.com
.

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. The AgCenter is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals. To learn more, visit The AgCenters
Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity
site.
The AgCenter is also designated as a
State As a Model Employer (SAME)
agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials.
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-2258 or emailed
HRMHelp@agcenter.lsu.edu
.


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