Nutrition Education Associate, Weavers Way Community Programs

Posted by Weavers Way Community Programs on July 6, 2015

Job Description: The Nutrition Education Coordinator will deliver WWCP’s year-round budget-conscious cooking and nutrition education programs, namely to parents and families at an emergency housing facility. Responsibilities include writing lesson plans aligned with program goals and objectives; recipe development and costing; instructing adults in healthy cooking techniques; and delivering nutrition education initiatives, while reflecting the mission and philosophy of Weavers Way Community Programs.

Job Responsibilities:
• Lead healthy cooking and nutrition classes for residents of emergency housing facilities, including intergenerational lessons
• Provide leadership and opportunities for skill development (i.e. cooking, workforce development) to program participants who have “graduated” and return to participate as class assistants
• Develop/write curricula for, as well as deliver weekly lessons on, budget-conscious cooking methods, nutrition, and basic urban gardening
• Collect and submit data for monthly reports on program outcomes
• Work with Farm/Garden Manager to coordinate use of seasonal produce from the garden at the emergency housing facility and in lessons
• Maintain orderly site(s) for all visitors and maintain program supplies and food inventory
• Assist with events and other program activities as needed
• Attend appropriate community meetings; professionally represent WWCP and maintain a positive relationship with all community and program partners, including coordination of activities & classroom use with housing facility staff

• At least two years of relevant experience (with emphasis on stovetop cooking/cooking with limited resources)
• Experience with program facilitation, fostering a sense of community, and building trust
• Must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including a sense of humor
• Must be open-minded and possess cultural competencies for diverse groups, including those experiencing homelessness; must maintain confidentiality at all times; has a high moral character
• Able to innovate on a given curriculum and be nimble and flexible in an often unpredictable environment
• Able to organize groups safely and productively; ability to be firm in upholding rules and maintaining boundaries
• Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines
• Able to work effectively independently, but possesses a work style that promotes collaboration & communication
• Training or knowledge of trauma-informed care is a plus
• ServSafe Certification is preferred but not required

Job Particulars: Part time / Hourly / Year-round
Compensation starts at $15/hour, dependent upon education and experience
Reports to Program Director

To apply: Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, detailing your current compensation, and explaining how you heard about this opportunity, to [email protected] using the subject line: Nutrition Education Associate. Candidates must also complete job application by visiting:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience meets our requirements. No phone calls please. Deadline: 07/26/15

Note: Employment with WWCP is contingent upon successfully passing the PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check, and completion of PA’s course on Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse.

WWCP Mission Statement: Weavers Way Community Programs empowers children, youth, and families with the values and knowledge to be healthy, strong, and informed through experiential activities centered on urban agriculture, nutrition, and the cooperative economy. WWCP is the non-profit of Weavers Way Co-op, a member-owned grocery cooperative founded in 1973. Founded in 2007, WWCP is administratively and financially independent of the co-op, and governed by a separate Board of Directors. WWCP is an equal opportunity employer

More in "Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.