Nutrition Educator, Public Health Management Corporation

Posted by Public Health Management Corporation on October 06, 2014

This full-time position works with the Nutrition Education TRACKS Director, Assistant Director, Managers, Coordinators, and other Educators. The TRACKS nutrition education curriculum for children and adult programming is based on the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Guidance. The majority of this educator’s time will be dedicated to teaching school children about the beneficial aspects of nutrition in the school environment. Additional duties include providing culinary technical support to the nutrition team, recipe development, and peer training on implementation of new recipes.

Position Type: Nonexempt Annual Salary Accountability:
Reports to: Senior Program Coordinator
Location: Center Square, 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, Pa, 19102

•Teach nutrition education in classrooms of schools and community settings according to SNAP-Ed Guidance lesson plans, USDA’s MyPlate, and US Dietary Guidelines. •Work with staff and partner organizations to effectively market program and recruit participants. •Maintain current schedule, record-keeping, and program outcome/evaluation reporting for all assigned sites. •Work with management team to maintain strong and positive relationships with program partners; serve as primary point of contact for staff at partner organizations. •Shop for food/supplies and prepare/organize materials in accordance with ServSafe guidelines to efficiently conduct lessons. Clean-up and properly store any remaining food or materials. •Prepare for classes/workshops/demonstrations by attending trainings and staff meetings. •Document partner match staff time spent conducting nutrition activities. •Assist with developing, revising, and reviewing nutrition education materials. •Work with site staff to integrate nutrition and physical activity into regular programming and other activities. •Collaborate with other educators on activities/programs related to working with all audiences served by SNAP-Ed. •Participate in health fairs and other community events, as needed. •Responsible for the development, writing, and peer training of healthful recipes for SNAP-Ed participants. •Conduct and assist with training of staff on cooking demonstration presentation techniques. •Responsible for assisting with the purchase, assembly, and inventory of cooking supplies. •Stays abreast with the latest trends for cooking techniques and recipes for individuals with a limited food budget.

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Flexibility, organizational skills, and ability to complete directives and meet deadlines required. •Comfortable working with school children and adults in low-income communities. •Personal commitment to promoting and being a role model for healthy eating and physical activity. •Capable of physical aspects of work. Some heavy lifting required when materials are transported to sites. •Proficiency with using email and MS Office applications to communicate information with team members. •Bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus Experience: •At least one year of experience educating children/adult audiences about nutrition with a preference for teaching experience in a variety of settings, e.g., schools, shelters, community centers, etc. •Experience with food planning, preparation, and presentation.

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