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BronxWorks
HYPHEN Program Coordinator
BronxWorks <http://bronxworks.org/&gt; helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support out neighbors to build a stronger community.

We are seeking a seasonal, part-time Program Coordinator to implement the Helping Youth Promote Healthy Eating and Nutrition (HYPHEN) Project for 20-25 hours a week from June through August. The HYPHEN Project is a Summer Youth Employment Program Service Learning aiming to empower young people to address food access issues in the South Bronx.

Responsibilities:

·     Develop, coordinate, and conduct educational workshops around food justice, food access, nutrition, environmental health, urban agriculture, leadership, civics, advocacy, public speaking to youth

·         Work with youth to implement youth-led service food justice projects in coordination with food access initiatives at BronxWorks

·         Support program evaluation efforts, track progress, and maintain detailed documentation of program activities

·         Perform administrative tasks as needed

Preferred qualifications:

·         Bachelors degree required

·         Experience in youth development and/or education

·         Knowledge and passion in food access, food justice, urban agriculture, community organizing, and/or social justice a major plus

·         Self-starter who thrives in a team environment

·         Flexible, outgoing, passionate, and highly motivated to address an important community need

·         Experience working with in low-income communities of color

·         Good writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detailed required

·         Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Interested applicants, please send a resume and cover letter to Kim Wong at kwong@bronxworks.org with “HYPHEN Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Seeking Summer Program Garden Instructor
(Part time; 5-20 hrs/week)
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) helps children in poverty to succeed and
thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their
families in targeted, high-needs New York City neighborhoods. In 2003, CAS
launched a number of programs aimed at preventing and slowing the rates of
childhood obesity in the communities we serve. The programs come together
under the umbrella of Go!Healthy, a comprehensive obesity prevention and
health promotion initiative that engages children from birth through
adolescence, as well as parents and staff. For information about the Go!
Healthy programs, please visit: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition
Go!Healthy’s garden program enables children to experience plant-based foods
from seed to table. Every gardening lesson is hands-on, providing children
the opportunity to plant, tend and harvest food which is then used in cooking
classes to make delicious and healthful snacks and meals. The garden program
also integrates movement, inquiry-based science learning, arts and crafts,
reflection and journaling. This program is a complement to our Go!Chefs
program, a nutrition education and cooking curriculum for elementary, middle
and high school youth. Since 2005, Go!Chefs has introduced youth to the
pleasures of growing, preparing and enjoying “real food” that is both
nutritious and delicious – an essential step toward health and well-being. Our
core goals are for children to embrace fresh fruit and vegetables, increase
their food literacy and, build skills and self-sufficiency in the kitchen and
garden.

The Children’s Aid Society’s Go!Healthy program is seeking dynamic instructor
to lead summer garden programming. Garden instructor will work 2-4 days per
week and must be available for a training the last week of June and to conduct
classes July 5-August 24.

Responsibilities include:
• Effectively implementing our curriculum, which includes gardening,
plant science, journaling, and tastings
• Collaborating creatively with Go!Chefs cooking instructors
• Communicating with site directors about program progress and needs
• Managing all aspects of garden maintenance
• Reporting to the Go!Chefs + Gardening Program Manager

Candidate must be:

• A dynamic teacher with significant teaching experience with elementary
aged students and a solid knowledge of gardening and plant science
• Highly organized and able to work independently
• Energetic and self-motivated
• Extremely reliable
• Good communicator

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Go!Chefs + Garden Program
Manager, Corey King at cking1@childrensaidsociety.org

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NYCDOHMH-Health Bucks Distribution Internship

Project Description:
The NYC Department of Health’s Health Bucks Program facilitates the purchases
of fresh fruits and vegetables at neighborhood farmers’ markets while
supporting regional farmers. Health Bucks are $2 coupons redeemable for fresh
produce at all New York City farmers’ markets. Health Bucks are distributed
two ways: 1) As a SNAP incentive at farmers’ markets – for every $5 spent in
SNAP benefits (EBT) at the market, SNAP participants receive a $2 Health Bucks
coupon; and 2) Through community and faith-based organizations as part of
nutrition education and health programming.

Visit http://www.nyc.gov/health/farmersmarkets for more information.
Internship Description:
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with the
2016 Health Bucks season. The intern will help track and analyze Health Bucks
distributed by farmers’ markets and community organizations, assist in
scheduling and leading farmers’ market walking tours, and assist with other
program-related tasks.
Qualifications:
– Detail oriented and highly organized
– Independent with limited need for supervision
– Able to professionally interact with diverse populations at farmers’ markets
and community organizations
– Experience with Microsoft Office applications, with proficiency in Excel
– Interest in issues of food access and nutrition
– Verbal Spanish language skills preferred but not required
Education:
Graduate student pursuing a degree in Public Health, nutrition, or related
degree preferred
Time commitment:
Part-time (3 days/week) from June-August 2016 with the possibility of
continuing on a part-time basis from September-November
Activities:
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
– Assist with logging and tracking Health Bucks applications from community-
based organizations
– Compile and prepare toolkits for community-based organizations and
assist with mailings
– Help ensure all farmers’ markets that accept SNAP benefits receive Health
Bucks and promotional materials prior to start of the Health Bucks season and
ensure a sufficient supply of coupons throughout the season
– Help train farmers’ market operators and community-based organizations in
effective Health Bucks distribution and tracking methods
– Track and oversee Health Buck distribution, keeping thorough records with
meticulous attention to detail
– Track receipt and review of Health Bucks distribution logs
– Schedule and conduct farmers’ market walking tours for clients of community
organizations that participate in the Health Bucks program and conduct market
assessments
– Assist with data collection for farmers’ market programs evaluations and
other data entry and analysis projects
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to
farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

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