Volunteer opportunity posted by: Motivated Action Through Community Health Outreach
Posted on: February 1, 2013
Title: Family Engagement Manager
Description: The Family Engagement Manager will develop positive relationships with parents to ensure that they work with their kids towards a healthy lifestyle, inform parents about the MAChO program and what their children are learning, promote a healthy lifestyle by providing useful strategies that can be used at home (i.e. making changes to the food that is cooked, exercising regularly, engaging in more outdoor activities as a family, improve communication, etc.), develop a curriculum to teach parents about Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Health through presentations, educational videos and in-class activities, order/ bring in and distribute food for parent sessions (will be reimbursed for expenses), translate presentations from English to Spanish when necessary (or vice versa), prepare educational materials and handouts for parent sessions, support Outreach team at events to ensure appropriate information is included in flyers distributed to potential participant families, review Family Newsletter and contribute ideas.
Average number of hours: 5 hours/Week: Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish, comfortable with translating between Spanish and English, experience in public speaking, workshop direction, education, counseling, or other group-directed
leadership role preferred, previous knowledge of MAChO preferred, BA preferred
Start Date: February 23, 2013
What is MAChO? MAChOstands for Motivating Action through Community Health Outreach. It started out as the Movement Against Childhood Obesity (which is where our little 'h' came from). MAChO is a student-run volunteer program based in the Community Service Office of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), committed to empowering youth through the promotion of healthy living. We run free after-school programs focused on nutrition and physiology education, fitness, and personal development. We also offer nutrition education and fitness classes for parents on Saturdays. We collaborate with several mission-aligned and community-based organizations to implement an innovative and holistic program that empowers our youth to adopt healthy lifestyles early on.
Please e-mail a statement (200 words max) to ElizabethSKeating@gmail.com detailing why you are interested in this position. Include any relevant background experience you have working with family and community health. Deadling: February 18, 2013.