Basic Function & Responsibility: Maintain the certification and continuing education records of the Association. Create high quality courses and curriculum.
Associates degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years office experience.
Must have experience with data entry.
Training in the field of adult education required.
Experience in an association environment preferred.
Promote and maintain theTASN continuing education and certification program.
Approve and enter all certification applications, award applications, and scholarship applications.
Travel to schools throughout Texas to promote TASN and the certification program.
Responsible for developing curriculum.
Responsible for creating a training curriculum library and approve all training courses and call for presentations.
Special Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of Association membership practices and procedures.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work independently with ability to prioritize and organize work.
Meet deadlines and follow through to completion on lengthy projects.
Must be computer literate.
Must work harmoniously with staff members, association members and volunteers
Must be willing to adhere to budgetary restraints.
Prefer bilingual (Spanish) reading, writing, and speaking
Physical and Mental Demands:
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Be flexible and receptive to change
Lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
Ability to: sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, Travel by car, plane, bus, or train. Ability to see and hear.
Overnight travel from one (1) to six (6) days per required meeting.
Periodically work extended and irregular hours.
Collaborate on daily operation of TASN headquarters in compliance with state and federal laws.
Follow TASN bylaws and policy and procedures while supporting the vision of the association, and the goals set by the executive committee.
Serve as customer service contact for certification inquiries by phone, email, and in person.
Advise members on the certification progress.
Willingness to learn and understand the business of school nutrition and members’ education needs.
Know the process of when and how to make a motion and/or require executive committee input regarding certification handbook and association changes.
Verify the eligibility of applicants for certification and communicate as needed.
Ensure the accuracy and completeness of all Certification and recertification applications.
Review, approve, file, and maintain Certification records and TASN certification reports.
Attend meetings as assigned.
Collaborate with education committee on the review and development of curriculum.
Collaborate with the education committee to ensure the TASN certification program meets the TASN guidelines.
Serve as a public spokesperson for TASN when requested and approved.
Teach Certification classes via zoom and in person.
Promote Certification growth.
Compile and mail-out Superintendent and Director, TASN marketing packets.
Work within the guidelines of the Continuing Education Handbook and update the handbook.
Proof all materials.
Prepare reports and documents for all required meetings.
Prepare materials for training classes for association continuing education including academies and special projects.
Collect scholarship requests, prepare spread sheets, and assist with the committee reviews. Also directs the notification process.
Enter and proof all award winner information and lists.
Maintain the Standards of Excellence Program and SEO renewal awards annually.
Collect, compile, and create all scholarship and award ceremony lists and certificates.
Secure articles for TASNews from the Education department and write articles for the TASNews.
Liaison to the Education Chair/Committee
Attend workshops for training and education programs.
Work registration desk at TASN events.
Responsible for the logistics and scripts for the Award Ceremony at the TASN Conference.
Travel to ISD’s throughout Texas to promote TASN and the TASN Certification program.
Responsible for creating and providing information about classes and events to be posted on the website.
Evaluate course material, plan, and administer workshops, and teach classes when needed.
Oversee the Learning Sessions for conference.
Collect Call for presentations, secure speakers, create the bios for the conference guide and other materials, check the meeting rooms at conference, create the speaker packets, manage the moderators and volunteers.
Create a curriculum library
Other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
TASN provides resources that enhance and promote non-profit child nutrition programs for the benefit of our school children.
For more than 30 years, TASN has undertaken a certification program to help school nutrition professionals continue their education and reach career goals. College courses, workshops sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture, and TASN training seminars can be used toward certification. These programs not only improve the value of service to school children, but they enhance members' earning potential and career development.
One of the greatest benefits of membership in TASN is the abundance of opportunities to share ideas and experiences with other professionals in both structured and informal settings. The wealth of information and assistance available to all members helps raise the level of performance and service to children across the state.