Juice Products Association

NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR

AMERICORPS
Whidbey, Washington, United States
15 days ago

Description

AMERICORPS 2022-2023 - NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR POSITIONBe part of our AmeriCorps team!Teach cooking, eating, and nutrition education to K-6 students - help create alove of healthy eating that will last a lifetime. Serve with teachers,farmers, food educators and volunteers who strive to enrich the South WhidbeySchool District’s robust farm program and connect it to culinary and nutritioneducation.Since 2014, the South Whidbey School Farms Program has grown fresh vegetablesusing organic practices integrated with garden-based curriculum linked toCommon Core and Next Generation Science standards. Our robust farm-to-classroom program is a specialist farm science class taught to 650 studentsK-6 at the SW Elementary School weekly and 50 students in farm elective andCTE Agriculture daily at the SW High School. The students are the farmers, andtheir school farm-grown produce is delivered to the cafeteria for schoollunches; it's used in culinary classes and a snack program, and it'senthusiastically eaten at the farm by students!The South Whidbey School Farms Program partners with Whidbey Island Nourishes(WIN - a volunteer-powered, nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishingyouth on South Whidbey) to teach culinary and nutrition lessons and distributea healthy snack program. The snack program delivers fresh fruit and vegetablesnacks every day to classrooms and uses produce harvested from the School Farmas much as possible. The culinary classes teach students core cooking skills,focusing on seasonal eating that inspires a deeper connection to the landwhere they live and the food they are growing at the school farm.



Requirements

NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR (one position available)RESPONSIBILITIES:Teach engaging age-appropriate cooking skills and nutrition education to K-8grade students.Connect students on the Farm and in the classroom to seasonal, vegetable-forward eating opportunities.Implement the snack program at the South Whidbey Elementary School (coordinateproduce procurement, prep, and delivery).Lead three healthy snack events over the course of the school year that willcreatively challenge students to try new flavors and create excitement abouteating healthy.Support the School Farm team as needed.PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:Experience and comfort working with children aged Kindergarten – 8th grade.Nutrition background, cooking experience or a love of fresh food.Creativity and flexibility to teach students.Experience/comfort in communicating, leading and directing others.REQUIRED SKILLS:Outstanding organizational and time management skills.Ability to problem solve and communicate.Self-directed and able to work independently as well as with a team.Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions.Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.Flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.Visit our websites to learn more about our programs -https://whidbeyschoolgardens.wordpress.com/https://www.whidbeyislandnourishes.org/Term of service: September 1, 2022 – July 15, 2023 (40 hours/week)More specific information about stipend and educational award is available onthe Washington Service Corps website -https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/We work with members to secure affordable housing in the community.View the position listing on the AmeriCorps website -https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=95618&fromSearch=truePlease  send your resume and a cover letter to Melinda Gardiner, WhidbeyIsland Nourishes Executive Director, whidbeyislandnourishes@gmail.comWe are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will hire promptly whenthe right candidate comes along.Contact us promptly if you are inspired to join our team!

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63931448
  • Location:
    Whidbey, Washington, United States
  • Company Name For Job: AMERICORPS
  • Position Title: NUTRITION PROGRAM EDUCATOR
  • Job Function: Medical
Jobs You May Like