Texas A&M University Extension Assistant in Belton, Texas

Job Title

Extension Assistant


Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service


Better Living for Texans-D08

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Belton, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


PLANNING/TRAINING: Plans and implements educational activities, exhibits, and group sessions on basic nutrition, food safety, food preparation, and food budgeting skills for appropriate program participants. Plans opportunities for recognition of program participants. Develops weekly teaching plan and schedule of work. Studies teaching materials provided by BLT and agent. Develops supplemental teaching materials if needed. Participates in all training activities for the Better Living for Texans program. Markets the program within the county, using appropriate identification statements, symbols, and materials to increase program participation. Participates in conferences with supervising agent. Identifies and trains county-level Advisory Team members. Responds positively to suggestions for changes or improvements.

IMPLEMENTING/REPORTING: Uses various methods to teach participants and improve their nutrition, food safety, and food resource management knowledge. Assists participants in becoming involved in educational series. Designs and follows weekly time schedule to reach participants and report results as effectively as possible. Keeps necessary records including number of participants, hours worked, mileage, and other information as instructed by supervising agent. Completes and submits reports of program impact and plans. Maintains linkages with cooperating agencies. Uses teaching materials provided by BLT and the agent. Develops additional teaching and promotional materials within the scope of BLT if needed. Keeps informed of available resources and notifies program participants about services. Informs agent of program progress and needs. Recruit potential program volunteers, develop structure to effectively utilize volunteers and serve as their training coordinator.

EVALUATING: Assists agent in collecting information needed to evaluate program effectiveness, participant's increase in knowledge, and behavioral changes as required by BLT guidelines and for county purposes.

OTHER: Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:-Bachelor’s degree - in family and consumer sciences or related field.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:-Knowledge of word processing, database, presentation and spreadsheet applications. -Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Licensing/Professional Certification:


Other Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation to travel to assigned locations and nearby facilities is required. This may include attendance at night and/or weekend meetings, participation in out-of-county events. Must have willingness to work necessary hours to fulfill job responsibilities (some evenings and weekends).

Comments to applicants:

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

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

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423.

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