Crossroads Community Food Network

Healthy Eating Educator

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 9th November 2017
Friday, 1st December 2017
Category: Education
Location: Takoma Park, MD
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 426, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

 

About Crossroads

Crossroads Community Food Network (“Crossroads”), a food access nonprofit based in Takoma Park, MD, is seeking a part-time Healthy Eating Educator to provide hands-on, culturally appropriate healthy eating lessons at local elementary schools, Crossroads Farmers Market, and other community sites. The program aims to increase knowledge of healthy food, likelihood of making healthier food choices, and increased engagement in local food system issues. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Amharic, or English/French), with dynamic teaching skills, and past experience with food education.

 

About the Position

The position is based in Takoma Park, MD. The salary is $20/ hour for 20 hours per week with the possibility for growth. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Retirement benefits are available after one year of employment. Work schedule is primarily during traditional work week hours but occasional evenings and weekends may be requested; schedule must meet the requirements of the program. The Educator will report to the Programs Manager.

 

Reponsibilities

Healthy Eating Program Coordination

  • Manage communications with host sites and volunteers
  • train and supervise program volunteers
  • collect and prepare class materials, including food, equipment, and paperwork
  • teach hands-on lessons to elementary school students and adults
  • administer course evaluations

Healthy Eating Program Development

  • Enhance program curriculum
  • conduct community outreach to identify new program partners
  • build and maintain current partnerships

 

Qualifications 

  • 2+ years of teaching experience—preferably includes nutrition education, food system education, and/or culinary arts education
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish, English/Amharic, or English/French)
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to make public presentations
  • Experience working with low-income, diverse populations and different age groups
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Physical requirements: able to lift/carry up to 30 pounds, including the use of stairs
  • Passionate about local food, health, and nutrition!

 

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Michelle Dudley, Programs Manager, at mdudley@crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org. Application deadline: December 1, 2017. January start date.

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