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Community Assistant - Camden County (2 positions)

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Community Assistant - Camden County (2 positions)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Education and Training
Department SEBS - EFNEP/FS - NEP

NJ SNAP-Ed is a Cooperative Extension Program aimed at improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among SNAP eligible audiences. This is accomplished through the provision of evidenced-based nutrition education offered through numerous public-health approaches and community-based projects.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Community Assistant – Camden County (2 positions). This position reports to the Senior Program Coordinator of the Camden County SNAP-Ed project, the Community Assistant (CA) teaches research-based, behaviorally focused nutrition classes to both adult and youth limited-resource participants. The goal of the education provided is to help program participants improve their food security, dietary quality, physical activity, and food safety behaviors. Among the key duties are the following:

• Supports volunteers and program staff who assist in the delivery of educational outreach.
• Teaches limited-resource target audiences according to specific program qualifications and guidelines, using pre-approved lessons and/or curricula, while maintaining a professional demeanor and maintaining confidentiality at all times.
• Accurately and neatly completes assigned paperwork in a timely fashion.
• Maximizes collaboration among cooperating agency staff, select class participants, and volunteers.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 09
Position Salary $25,114 - $33,340 10-Month Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 30230.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 35181.000
Annual Maximum Salary 40132.000
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 10 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• High School Diploma or GED

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated ability to read and write in English.
• Self-starter.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Strong organizational skills.
• A team player with a demonstrated ability to respectfully interact with colleagues and supervisors from diverse and varied backgrounds.
• Willingness to accept direction and perform duties within programmatic constraints.
• Willingness to improve educational level.
• Expressed willingness to work with people (i.e., youth, adults, and seniors, as specified in job description).
• Understanding of the importance of keeping information given by participating families confidential.
• Strong familiarity with the community in which he/she will work.
• Willingness to learn and to work under and accept direction.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, limited-resource audience.
• Valid NJ Driver’s License.
• Willingness to use personal vehicle to travel to various worksites throughout the project’s service area.
• The successful candidate must maintain a professional demeanor and confidentiality at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual in Spanish.

Equipment Utilized

• Will use Microsoft Office products (Outlook (email), and possibly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as needed); may be asked to assist with data/information from nutrition classes in WebNEERS (a government supplied reporting system) and/or internal department data systems.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Ability to carry up to 35 pounds of demonstration supplies, presentation equipment, and class materials.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1921
Posting Open Date 04/21/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Camden
Location Details Camden County

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. List of References