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Market Manager/Nutrition Educator

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Teens for Food Justice | New York, NY
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Teens for Food Justice


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Published 27 days ago

Start Date

May 20, 2019

Application Deadline

May 10, 2019

Salary

Up to $16
hourly


Market Manager/Nutrition Educator

Position Type: Part-time (hourly); $16/hour

Hours:

Monday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday (or anytime) : 5 additional hours

Position Start Date: Week of May 20th, 2019; ongoing after that point

Organizational Overview

Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) is a nonprofit organization that is galvanizing a youth-led food justice movement. TFFJ works within Title 1 middle and high schools in food desert communities throughout New York City to train students to build and maintain indoor hydroponic farms that can grow more than 20,000 pounds of produce per year. These student-built and -run farms serve as local sources for fresh food and centers for nutrition and health education in their schools and communities.

In collaboration with the schools we serve, TFFJ has designed a program that trains students in the science and engineering of cutting-edge hydroponic technology, providing them with enriched STEM education and urban agricultural job training as they build, manage, harvest, and distribute the farm’s produce. Through our program students develop leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills while becoming food justice advocates within their communities.

TFFJ farms grow enough annual produce to enable us to serve the students in the school cafeteria daily and to affordably sell produce to community residents at school-based and student-run farm markets, as well as through emergency food assistance programs.

Position Overview

Teens for Food Justice seeks passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, experience in urban agriculture, interest in working with youth, and a desire to join a small, growing organization to serve as Market Managers/Nutrition Educators for our Food Box distribution program.

Under the direction of TFFJ’s Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator and Curriculum Development and Training Coordinator, the Market Manager/Nutrition Educator will oversee two weekly Food Box distributions and one monthly Farm Stand distribution at our partner school sites, teach weekly Food Box and nutrition/culinary education programming for Food Box Youth Interns, and supervise these interns on Food Box distribution days.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Market Manager/Nutrition Educator are:

Food Distribution Operations

● Organize and manage weekly distribution site at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School (BCMS) and DeWitt Clinton High School Educational Campus (DeWitt) starting in summer 2019 with Food Box, a Farm Stand, and a cooking demo

● Organize and manage monthly Farm Stand and cooking demo at the Urban Assembly Unison School (Unison) starting in fall 2019

● Ensure smooth distribution operations through placing produce orders with TFFJ Farm Managers and GrowNYC GreenMarket Co.

● Establish efficient operational procedures for distribution sites

● Purchase food for weekly cooking demo and print nutrition education materials

● Manage additional Farm Stand sales at Food Box sites

● Build relationships with school sites, administrators, and community members

● Work collaboratively with other partners and farmers that may be involved with produce distribution

● Manage SNAP and other supplemental emergency assistance protocols at site

Intern Training and Management

● Manage up to four Youth Interns at each distribution site

● Run weekly trainings about Food Box and Farm Stand operations and outreach, and nutrition, and culinary education for the cooking demo at BCMS and DeWitt

● Oversee student-led cooking demonstrations and nutrition education outreach at each distribution site

● Coordinate weekly customer sign-ups along with Youth Interns

● Oversee customer survey administration at each distribution site

● Review weekly lessons and schedule check ins with TFFJ Curriculum Development and Training Coordinator (as needed) ● Collaborate with students to create food distribution procedures and protocols

Required Qualifications

Qualified Market Manager/Nutrition Educator candidates must:

● Have (or be in the process of obtaining) a Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, agriculture, food studies, nutrition, environmental studies, social services, or community development

● Have at least six months of relevant management experience (setting may vary) or have at least six months of teaching experience (teaching certificate not required; setting may vary)

● Display excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Be able to multitask and manage multiple priorities and deadlines

● Be able to work collaboratively and act as a team player

● Be passionate about education, food justice, youth empowerment, and food advocacy

● Be willing and able to travel between boroughs

● Be able to clear a required NYC DOE background check

An ideal candidate will also:

● Bring energy and passion to the classroom and Food Box/Farm Stand distribution sites

● Be able to work independently and have strong personal motivation

● Demonstrate confidence in managing a student staff and leading lessons

● Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with students, TFFJ staff, teachers, mentors, various stakeholders and funders

● Support and collaborate to improve the TFFJ food distribution plan with TFFJ staff, school administration, and community partners

● Display confidence when initiating and maintaining relationships with students, teachers, mentors, various stakeholders, families, and community members at TFFJ school sites



Market Manager/Nutrition Educator

Position Type: Part-time (hourly); $16/hour

Hours:

Monday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday (or anytime) : 5 additional hours

Position Start Date: Week of May 20th…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

How To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to work@teensforfoodjustice.org “Market Manager/Nutrition Educator” as the subject line.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to work@teensforfoodjustice.org “Market Manager/Nutrition Educator” as the subject line.

Location

New York, NY
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