The Food Trust

Youth Nutrition Education Associate, Food Trust

Posted on August 4, 2014

Youth Nutrition Education Associate

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. More information about The Food Trust is available at

The Food Trust’s TRACKS nutrition education program seeks an Associate to implement SNAP-Ed nutrition education programming in a variety of settings that serve youth (including preschool), and caregiver audiences. This position will effectively communicate nutrition objectives and generate partner match participation through training teachers in nutrition education programming. The Youth Nutrition Education, Associate will generate partner match through programming and serve as a resource to the team by sharing techniques, strategies, best practices and challenges in order to trouble shoot.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide nutrition education to students and caregivers in schools, outside-of-school-time programs, and other pre-determined community settings in the form of lessons, cooking clubs, school markets, school-wide events, parent tables and parent/family workshops according to quarterly programming goals.
  • Plan monthly programming schedule for assigned schools and community sites in order to meet quarterly programming goals and monthly partner match collection goals based on guidelines set forth by Program Managers.
  • Provide nutrition education to students and caregivers to improve the overall health of the school community.
  • Establish and foster relationships with teachers, nurses, principals, caregivers, school staff, and community partners within a variety of settings including but not limited to recreation centers, YMCA’s, libraries, churches.
  • Train teachers and site programming staff to successfully integrate nutrition education into their classrooms.


BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study; six month minimum of related work experience teaching/working with adults and children is preferred. Position involves frequent travel throughout the assigned school district/county (NASD, SDP, and WPSD) and requires a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle. Adept at forging strong relationships with key people inside and outside the agency. The ideal candidate will have the following personal characteristics: unquestioned integrity; personal stature; a passion for excellence; a high energy level; a sense of urgency; excellent listening skills; persuasive communications skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; a sense of humor; an open mind; a candid
manner; a commitment to The Food Trust’s mission.

Open Date and Hours: Immediate, Full-Time.
Salary: Competitive, based on education and experience
To apply: E-mail your résumé and cover letter to Please reference “Youth Nutrition Education Associate” in the subject line. Please do not call.

The Food Trust adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

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