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NUTRITION EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Healthy Futures Oklahoma, AmeriCorps Member

PURPOSE:

Global Gardens is partnering with Red River Community Corps’ Healthy Futures Oklahoma AmeriCorps program to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyles, reduce food insecurity, and fight adult and childhood obesity. For this partnership, Global Gardens seeks AmeriCorps Members to serve as Nutrition Education Coordinators at Global Gardens sites during the 2019-2020 program year.

Nutrition Education Coordinators will staff Global Gardens’ family food farms and after-school/summer programs, working with groups of students and families to grow, harvest and cook with organic produce. Nutrition Education Coordinators will incorporate the Cooking Matters curriculum into Global Gardens’ programming in order to enhance outcomes related to healthy eating, cooking and nutrition.

COOKING MATTERS PROGRAM:

Cooking Matters is a nationally recognized nutrition education model that provides skills to low income families on learning to prepare healthy meals at home through hands-on, six-week-long cooking courses, and interactive grocery store tours. Program graduates learn to stretch their budgets by shopping smarter; use nutrition information to make healthier food choices; and cook delicious, nutritious and affordable meals.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Garden Educators to lead gardening and garden-related activities during Global Gardens’ family food farm nights or after-school/summer programs. Support participants in growing successful gardens.
  • Provide regular maintenance and upkeep of the garden site and cooking space.
  • Acquire materials for gardening, cooking, and garden-related activities.
  • Learn to implement the Cooking Matters program.
  • Coordinate at least 2 Cooking Matters courses per year with food farm or after-school participants, featuring garden produce.
  • Partner with community based food resource centers, food banks and agencies to host food tours and demonstrations for participants, when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with GG volunteer coordinator to recruit, train and retain culinary, nutrition and support volunteers who can assist in leading/co-leading Cooking Matters courses and tours for participants.
  • Administer pre and post evaluations.
  • Submit reports on participant data.
  • Document information related to each course and tour.
  • Complete all AmeriCorps training & service requirements.

QAULIFICATIONS:

  • Meet eligibility requirements for AmeriCorps service, including:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Complete a National Service Criminal History Check and a Global Gardens background check
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Reliable transportation (does not need to have a car but must be able to get to site and any other necessary location related to AmeriCorps service.)
  • If driving, Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to balance tasks

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Prior gardening experience and gardening knowledge (ideal)
  • Prior experience working with children and/or families (ideal)
  • Strong interest in organic gardening
  • Self-motivation, ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to engage, motivate and build relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge, experience and background in nutrition, health, healthy food preparation
  • An aligned core value for healthy living and lifestyle
  • An aligned core value of respect for student voice, and commitment to student-led, inquiry based education
  • Volunteer Management skills a plus

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • All positions begin September 16, 2019 and end August 31, 2020
  • Half-Time Members must provide 900 hours of service (approx. 20 hours per week) during this period

BENEFITS:

  • Half-time Members receive a living allowance of approximately $385 (bi-weekly)
  • Half-time Members who successfully complete their required service hours may be eligible for an Education Award of $3,047.50
  • Paid Training & Professional Development

For questions or additional information on the position, please contact Program Director Symon Hajjar at 315-542-9369. Please send your resume to: symon@global-gardens.org.

 

 

NUTRITION SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Healthy Futures Oklahoma, AmeriCorps Member

PURPOSE:

Global Gardens is partnering with Red River Community Corps’ Healthy Futures Oklahoma AmeriCorps program to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyles, reduce food insecurity, and fight adult and childhood obesity. For this partnership, Global Gardens seeks AmeriCorps Members to serve as Nutrition Education Coordinators at Global Gardens sites during the 2019-2020 program year.

Nutrition Support Coordinators will engage in activities to improve access to food resources while supplementing Global Gardens’ nutrition education activities. Members’ primary function will be to support Global Gardens’ school- and community-based garden programs. Members may also help to supplement nutrition education activities by leading one-time/short-term food demonstrations and/or nutrition education sessions.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Garden Educators to lead gardening and garden-related activities during Global Gardens’ during-school, after-school and summer programs. Support participants in growing successful gardens.
  • Provide regular maintenance and upkeep of garden site and cooking space.
  • Acquire materials for gardening, cooking, and garden-related activities.
  • Provide nutrition education support through one-time/short-term food demonstrations when needed.
  • Assist Nutrition Education Coordinators in preparing/leading Cooking Matters classes (as applicable, depending on site placement).
  • Prepare and submit reports on services provided.
  • Complete all AmeriCorps training & service requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meet eligibility requirements for AmeriCorps service, including:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Complete a National Service Criminal History Check and a Global Gardens background check
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Reliable transportation (does not need to have a car but must be able to get to site and any other necessary location related to AmeriCorps service.)
  • If driving, Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to balance tasks

PREFEREED SKILLS:

  • Prior gardening experience and gardening knowledge (ideal)
  • Prior experience working with children and/or families (ideal)
  • Strong interest in gardening
  • Self-motivation, ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to engage, motivate and build relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge, experience and background in nutrition, health, healthy food preparation
  • An aligned core value for healthy living and lifestyle
  • An aligned core value of respect for student voice, commitment to student-led, inquiry based education
  • Volunteer Management skills a plus

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • All positions begin September 16, 2019 and end August 31, 2020
  • Half-Time Members must provide 900 hours of service (approx. 20 hours per week) during this period

BENEFITS:

  • Half-time Members receive a living allowance of approximately $385 (bi-weekly)
  • Half-time Members who successfully complete their required service hours may be eligible for an Education Award of $3,047.50
  • Paid Training & Professional Development

For questions or additional information on the position, please contact Program Director Symon Hajjar at 315-542-9369. Please send your resume to: symon@global-gardens.org.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GARDEN EDUCATOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Middle School Garden Educator plans and implements a program of garden-based instruction for Union 6th/7thGrade Center students during the school year and summer months. The educator is expected to implement a child-centered multi-disciplinary curriculum that adheres to the philosophy, goals and objectives of Global Gardens.

HOURS: Up to 25 hours a week

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Middle School Instruction:

  • Plan and implement Global Gardens’ middle school program for selected students in grades 6 and/or 7. Offer the program daily Mon-Fri during the school year, with exceptions on holidays and other predetermined, excused days.
  • Conduct student recruitment and application process, communicate regularly with families, and maintain accurate attendance records.
  • Design appropriate lessons that incorporate effective teaching strategies, focusing on self-discovery, interpersonal skills, healthy eating, conflict resolution and cultural awareness.
  • Encourage student enthusiasm for and ownership of the learning process.
  • Support and manage student events and community projects (e.g., farmers’ markets, fundraisers, garden celebrations, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other GG team members to deliver summer programs and camps.
  • Oversee the activities of site-based volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps Members.

Garden Responsibilities:

  • Ensure regular upkeep and maintenance of the middle-school student gardens, garden house, shed and chicken coop. Work cooperatively with other GG educators, AmeriCorps members and volunteers to maintain shared garden areas at the Asbury site.
  • Help ensure that the garden space reflects Global Gardens’ student-led philosophy.
  • Facilitate site-specific garden work days.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and/or participate in student and family engagement events and activities.
  • Obtain materials needed for instruction, following Global Gardens’ purchasing policies.
  • Document lesson plans, activities and reflections as required by Program Director.
  • Facilitate assessment of program quality, teacher satisfaction, student progress and outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Union 6th/7thGrade Center administration and staff and with Asbury UMC staff and volunteers.
  • Attend weekly staff and teacher meetings and regular trainings during the school year; participate in organizational planning during the summer months.
  • Foster and maintain a positive, cooperative and Global Gardens-centered work environment in regards to relationships with other Global Gardens staff, school staff and the community at large.
  • Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
  • Assist with outreach, media relations, donor acknowledgment and other methods of cultivating a positive relationship between Global Gardens and the public.
  • Uphold and enforce Global Gardens policies and procedures, as well as school rules and regulations, and model Global Gardens values.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, additional education a plus
  • Teaching experience, particularly experience with science education
  • Gardening experience, particularly organic gardening
  • Commitment to children’s well-being and belief in their ability to impact the world
  • Commitment to student-led and inquiry-based education
  • Commitment to peaceful and positive conflict resolution
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Spanish language skills a plus

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Classroom and working environment

For questions or additional information on the position, please contact Program Director Symon Hajjar at 315-542-9369. Please send your resume to: symon@global-gardens.org.

 

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