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Program Associate II


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Associate II for the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS). Reporting to the Senior Program Coordinator Supervisor, the Program Associate II (PA II) provides nutrition education to SNAP-eligible residents located in SNAP-Ed Region 2.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides nutrition education for the SNAP-Ed program in Burlington County and throughout Region 2 (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer Counties). The goal of the education provided is to help program participants improve their food security; dietary quality; physical activity; and food safety behaviors.  
  • Recruits and works with agencies willing to host SNAP-Ed program(s).  
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal outreach and budget guidelines regarding all activities that occur within the project.  
  • Responsible for various reports designed to document the project’s success.  
  • Serves on appropriate boards and councils in the community to maintain a strong presence for the program.
  • Serves as a role model for his/her volunteers and always maintains a professional demeanor and confidentiality.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, health education, public health, food policy, family and consumer sciences, or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years post-baccalaureate experience.RDN or CHES.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (read, write, speak)
  • Experience implementing community health promotion and behavior change programs.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and have experience working with diverse groups/clientele.
  • Experience working with limited resource, urban populations preferred.

Equipment Utilized:

  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Comfortable utilizing appliances and kitchen supplies for cooking and food preparation with hands on nutrition education lessons.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

  • Ability to carry program materials and supplies, including audio-visual equipment. 
  •  Ability to arrange set-up of class space (move tables and chairs). 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends.
  • Ability to travel statewide

Click here for more information and to apply: Rutgers University Employment Opportunities | Program Associate II 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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