Job

Seeking Food Justice Instructor
(Part-time; 5 hrs/week)

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is seeking a dynamic educator for the Go!Healthy Food Justice program, an afterschool program for middle or high school students in Washington Heights, Harlem, the Bronx and northern Staten Island. The Go!Healthy Food Justice program seeks to connect middle and high school students in underserved communities to the knowledge and skills needed to critically examine their food environment, to make healthy, informed decisions about the food they eat, and advocate for positive change in their neighborhoods.

The Food Justice program is part of CAS’s Go!Healthy initiative, a comprehensive obesity prevention and health promotion initiative that engages children from birth through adolescence, as well as parents and staff. For more information about the Go!Healthy initiative, please visit: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition <http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition&gt; .

The Go!Healthy initiative is seeking an educator to implement the Food Justice program at one (possibly 2) site for approximately 5 hours per week (including planning, set up and clean up). The program includes: interactive class discussions; activities such as field trips to local farms, gardens and markets; a community food assessment; photography, videography and social media; and a final event where students share their work with one another. Our goals are to positively impact students’ food choice, voice and action, which include increasing their awareness of healthy eating and food justice, and empowering them to plan and implement effective Community Food Justice projects.
Responsibilities include:
Implementation of a Food Justice curriculum with a group of 10-15 middle or high school students
Coordination of field trips to local farms, gardens, farmers markets etc…
Attend meetings with other food justice educators once/month

Candidate must have the following qualifications:
Experienced and dynamic and teacher/community educator
Ability to engage and connect well with middle and high school students
Well versed in contemporary food systems and food justice issues
Cooking and/or gardening experience a plus. Critical and creative thinker with curriculum development experience
Self- motivated, organized and strong communicator
Facility with photo and video equipment a plus
Spanish-speaking a plus
Ability to commit for the full school-year (October – June)

Please email resume and cover letter to:
Alyson Abrami
Director, Food and Nutrition, The Children’s Aid Society
aabrami@childrensaidsociety.org

Interviewing immediately!

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