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Extension Agent, FCS, SNAP-Ed, Alexandria

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 5, 2019

Job Description

This position will be housed in Alexandria, but will have job responsibilities in Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria counties. Alexandria City is located adjacent to Washington, DC. Alexandria is a historic and cultural city of about 135,000 people. It's population reflects a diverse people racially, economically, with millennials claiming the largest age group. The VCE unit office is housed in the Lee Community Recreation Center. The Family and Consumer Sciences faculty position will work to further health and wellness through education and training.The Extension Agent, FCS, SNAP Education position is a Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Family Nutrition Program (FNP) position on restricted funds within SNAP-Ed. The Extension Agent will provide overall coordination in planning, developing, and implementing the SNAP-Ed volunteer and community based program within the assigned area. They will also be responsible for development and implementation of programs that will further VCE initiatives; and for building community capacity and forging partnerships in opportunistic areas of improvement for SNAP eligible individuals and families. This position will report directly to the District Director with input from the FNP Volunteer and Food Security Coordinator.

Virginia Tech is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this vacancy.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a nutrition related field from an accredited university or college with the ability to attain a Master's degree by the sixth year of employment; experience recruiting and managing volunteers and implementing effective volunteer education methodologies; experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders, community organizations, and/or Extension Agents and staff to reach limited income populations; experience planning and implementing programs. 

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in leading programs that effectively involve people from different cultural and/or racial, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds; large project management. A Master's degree is preferred.

Pay Band

A/P Faculty

Salary Information

Salary commensurate with education and experience 

Review Date

September 25, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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