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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.

 

 

 

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