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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:
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.

Prepare program materials for distribution to program sites as needed.

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

Able to lift 25 lbs.
Time Commitment and Location:
20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

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>

Alexandra Weisman McDowell
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Spoons Across America
ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org
212-245-1145 (o)
917-446-0134 (m)

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