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Food Educator to Work with Elementary School Age Children in New York City

Spoons Across America, <http://www.spoonsacrossamerica.org&gt; ®  the recipe for healthier children, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

We are currently seeking an organized, engaging, and self- motivated team player to join our team as a Food Educator. Primary duties include working directly with children ages 6-10 in schools and community centers to implement our food and nutrition literacy based programs. Additional office responsibilities focusing on planning and implementation of programs are also included.

Responsibilities:

–        Work with schools/sites:

●      Plan for and lead hands-on lessons and activities around taste exploration, healthy cooking, and nutrition to elementary aged children in schools and community centers.

●      Work with children to make discoveries and facilitate discussion and interaction

●      Support children with kitchen skills and safety in food preparation

●      Work with parents/families during family engagement sessions

●      Set up and clean up all materials.

●      Communicate and work with volunteers as required

●      Shop/purchase fresh food for classroom lessons (for reimbursement) as needed.

–        In the office:

●      Prepare program materials for distribution to program sites

●      Assist in preparation of volunteer and curriculum materials for trainings and workshops

●      Keep school records current

●      Maintain regular communication with Director of Programs regarding program implementation, outcomes, and volunteers

●      Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and workshops as needed

●      Participate in ongoing evaluation of programming

●      Work with social media and communications coordinator to promote program and outcomes.

●      Complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications

●      Demonstrate genuine passion and enthusiasm for the mission of Spoons Across America.

●      Possess a love for working with children, with at least 1-2 years of demonstrated teaching experience.

●      Superb communication and classroom management skills.

●      Highly organized, responsible, dependable, flexible, patient and detail-oriented.

●      Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work well with staff, teachers, interns, and volunteers to promote the mission of Spoons Across America

●      Dynamic personality with good sense of humor and appreciation for education and healthy, local food.

●      Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Google Calendar/Docs

Time Commitment and Location:

●      20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

o      Approximately 10 hours of direct teaching and/or prep in schools across NYC

o      Approximately 10 hours in office (located in midtown Manhattan)

To apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter, expressing your experience working with youth and interest in food and education to ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org <mailto:ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org> <mailto:ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org>

 

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