Prairie View A&M University Nutrition Education Associate in Houston, Texas

Job Title

Nutrition Education Associate


Prairie View A&M University


Adloc Cooperative Extension Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary

$14.37 hourly

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Nutrition Education Associate, under general supervision, plans and conducts nutrition education program for the targeted Hispanic audience in Harris County. Organizes and works closely with local agencies serving adults, schools, and other organizations in low income communities and works with extension colleagues for referrals to the program. This position required ability to speak and communicate in the Spanish Language.


  • Supports the overall missions of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and its Strategic Plan by providing overall leadership to the 1890 Family & Consumer Sciences. Responsible for implementing and evaluating effective county educational in-depth and outreach programs in the areas of childhood obesity and food safety. Uses approved Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), curricula to teach youth participants knowledge and behaviors related to nutrition, food safety, food resource management, and physical activity. Promotes leadership and personal development among program participants. ​

  • Recruits and trains volunteer leaders to strengthen programming efforts. Assembles and distributes materials needed to conduct lessons to volunteers as needed. Management of volunteers to produce a more effective youth nutrition program. ​

  • Contacts appropriate individual and community partners to schedule nutrition education classes for limited resource adults. Uses scheduled time to complete daily records of group classes, time sheets, mileage, and other required reports within the job responsibility. Plans graduation/recognition events for participants and volunteers. ​

  • Coordinates with co-workers, 4-H and FCS in implementing nutrition education programs. Maintains confidentiality of all program reports and records and keeps them in a secure location. Collects required pre/post surveys from youth for data entry to the Web NEERS Evaluation and Reporting System.

  • ​Participates in all training activities designed for the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Maintains a positive atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, co-workers and supervisors. ​

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma.

  • Six months of related experience with youth and adult audiences conducting nutrition, food safety, health education, or other outreach education programs.

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting educational programs for youth in a classroom or after school setting; demonstrated experience in working with computers/internet based programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and individually.

  • Ability to respond positively to supervision.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak the appropriate language of program participants and effectively facilitate educational sessions.

  • Ability to complete required program reports.

  • Home situation experiences common to participants.

Other Requirements:

  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 06/01/2018

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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