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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Assistant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3716

UW Job Family: 3C

SOC Code: 29-2051

Pay Grade: 17

Date: May 01, 2007

Job Purpose:

Under general supervision, provides educational program lessons to meet the needs of participants and teaches classes with lessons pertaining to the Cent$ible Nutrition Program information such as nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and sanitation skills to qualified individuals and groups through federal programs; markets program through demonstrations, display boards, posters, and news articles on radio, television and in newspapers; and preparation and processing of program reports, statistics, and program records for assigned county or counties, as directed.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED.


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Nutrition, safe food preparation, food storage, shopping, and budgeting methods, concepts and practices.
  • Training theory, concepts, methods, practices and techniques.
  • Lesson and demonstration planning based on needs of program participants.
  • Assessment and analysis techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Communication theory, methods, concepts, and techniques.
  • State or other agencies' services and program referrals.
  • Recognition of neglect and abuse and reporting and documentation requirements.
  • Records management methods, concepts and practices.
  • Marketing strategies, theory, and methods.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Safely operate food preparation equipment.
  • Effectively communicate with diverse population.
  • Develop lesson plans and teaching demonstrations based on need.
  • Teach nutrition, food purchasing, budgeting, food preparation, and safe handling and sanitation skills and techniques.
  • Develop displays, posters, and news articles, radio and television advertising for marketing program.
  • Maintain records including data entry and creating reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Work with in-kind funding matches according to program procedures and policies.
  • Make referrals to appropriate programs or agencies.
  • Report neglect, abuse, and possible suicide as directed by supervisor.
  • Move up to 10 pounds regularly.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Recruitment and training of qualified program individuals and groups such as families, senior citizens, individuals, and youth (elementary school children, teenagers, and young adults) about nutritional requirements, how to use food supplies more effectively, how to effectively budget, how to prepare nutritional meals, and food storage and safety by traveling to home sites within designated county(ies) as directed, and assist with providing group presentations and class lessons at different facilities such as WIC, Best Beginnings, Head Start, Department of Family Services, Health Fairs and Senior Centers.

Adapting training to meet the needs of various program participants including diverse age audiences (elementary, teenagers, young adults, adults, and senior citizens) and people with disabilities, as directed.

Present training as directed through program lessons and demonstrations at special facilities such as day care facilities, elementary schools, alternative high schools, senior centers, Wyoming Women's Center, and the Wyoming Honor Farm; assist in providing flexible and innovative ways to teach at these facilities under their rules and inspections and under different room setups and work environments.

Accept referrals from multiple agencies and refer qualified participants to appropriate agencies, as directed.

Maintain records and confidentiality on recruited individuals and families to comply with federal and Program reporting requirements.

Report problems of neglect, abuse, suicide, and the like directly to supervisor; discuss problem issues with supervisor and take appropriate action following program or agency guidelines, or when immediate danger is suspected, follow requirements of reporting incident immediately to the appropriate agency and advise supervisor of incident.

Become knowledgeable about program information, processes, and records.

Market program through displays, advertising, news articles and success stories, and contacts with agency personnel, as directed in specified county(ies).

Stay updated in nutrition by attending in-service training via compressed video, teleconferences, videos, library research, conferences, staff meetings, and reading nutrition materials, as directed by supervisor.

Supplemental Functions:

May make recommendations regarding program needs including supplies, equipment, and lesson changes.

Provide data entry into database program, assist with program statistics, and assist in providing reports; may assist with maintaining supply and equipment purchase records.

Working Conditions:

Works in home/office/community center/detention center/and school environments. Regularly travels throughout designated county(ies); exposed to adverse weather conditions; subject to communicable diseases or health conditions; subject to hazards associated with food preparation and storage.

Distinguishing Features:

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Assistant provides, under general supervision, lesson preparation, training at alternate locations or facilities including schools and community centers, and provides nutritional program information and referrals based on needs of program participants and program rules and procedures, and reports program outcomes and expenditures in designated county(ies).  

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Associate provides, under limited supervision, development of lessons, training at alternate locations and facilities including schools and community centers, and provides nutritional program information and referrals based on needs of program participants and program rules and procedures, reports program outcomes and expenditures in designated county(ies) and assists with program improvement.

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Coordinator under very limited supervision provides leadership, guidance and coaching to Cent$ible Nutrition Program Assistants and Cent$ible Nutrition Program Associates, assists with development of and participates in providing training covering multiple counties in the state to program participants or others according to program rules, regulations and procedures, develops and manages the marketing aspect for the nutrition program for the assigned areas, maintains program records, statistics, and expenditures, assists with program assessments, and provides input on program delivery.

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Coordinator, Senior provides leadership, guidance and supervision to Cent$ible Nutrition Program Assistants, Cent$ible Nutrition Program Associates, and Cent$ible Nutrition Program Coordinators, oversees development of and participates in providing training covering a large area throughout the state to program participants or others according to program rules, regulations and procedures, develops and manages the marketing aspect for the nutrition program for the assigned areas, maintains program records, statistics and expenditures, provides program assessments, supervises and evaluates work performance or coordinates bilingual program statewide and provides input on employee issues and program delivery.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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