The mission of the BCCC’s Diabetes Wellness Project is to serve the residents of Brownsville at a particular nexus - those with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those at high-risk and those most likely to contract diet-related diabetes (or who already have it) and those least likely to access the resources necessary to prevent it or to prevent its most serious consequences. The DWP is a free service to the residents of Brownsville and is intended to be an agent of intervention and advocacy to assist Brownsvillians in prevention of, and maintenance of good health practices related to diabetes. In collaboration with the BCCC’s onsite partner, Collective Fare Caterers, the DWP will also be providing subsidized and SNAP discounted meals that have been created to be delicious and within 20% range of the American Diabetes Association recommendations for sugars, calories, and carbohydrates.
Under the direction of the Diabetes Wellness Program Manager, the Nutrition Educator is responsible for providing a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services within the Brownsville Community Culinary Center (BCCC) and its Diabetes Wellness Program (DWP). This role serves as the face of the DWP to the overall outside community and its participants and is key to the success of the mission. The ideal candidate in this role will relate quickly to others, use persuasive communication skills to gain the interest and involvement of others and enjoy providing health education to peers.
Who we are
The Melting Pot Foundation USA Inc. is committed to working with historically marginalized communities to build the infrastructure by which they can build sustainable, self-determined, equitable futures. The BCCC provides free, world-class culinary vocational training to Brownsville residents through our culinary training program.
We work with our on-site partner, Collective Fare Caterers, to offer a safe, comfortable space where neighbors can access fresh, healthy, affordable, culturally relevant foods.
The BCCC provides advocacy, and support and coordination services for Brownsville residents living with Type-2 diabetes through our Diabetes Wellness Project, working to improve the landscape of public health in the neighborhood and offering the resources to support and expand program participants' capacity to manage their conditions.
Our onsite partner, Brooklyn Community Services, provides ready and uncomplicated access to a vast network of wraparound services to neighborhood residents and BCCC participants, as well as case management services where appropriate. The BCCC is available to community groups seeking to organize and address issues affecting the neighborhood, and to celebrate, learn, train, and enjoy each other’s company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and host diabetes nutrition workshop series.
• Create a variety of culturally relevant recipes following 20% of the American Diabetes Association guidelines for sugars, sodium, and carbs consumption.
• Ability to do one on one nutrition consultations towards a personalized plan.
• Ability to create PPT presentations and share it with large groups.
• Ability to strategize nutrition education curriculum with workshops participants.
• Coordinate with DWP staff to provide holistic diabetes nutrition services to participants. • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
• Mentors and develops individuals inside the organization or the community for them to reach their full potential. Always promotes positive public/employee relations.
• Must have a pleasant and friendly demeanor.
• Consistently offers professional, friendly, and proactive guest service while supporting fellow team members.
• Promote a positive public image and always maintain Employee Relations standards. • Must provide a happy environment free of harassment and hostility. Present themselves as the ambassador of all company and department expectations. Be a role model.
Skills and Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: • NOTE: All Melting Pot Foundation USA Inc. employees are required to perform alternate functions from time to time, both within and outside of their assigned department, particularly during peak periods such as with events.
• Working during weekends, holidays and peak business periods are required, including working any shift/day designated by the department.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required; ability to exercise sound judgment; should be capable of interacting with senior management.
• Must have excellent organizational skills.
• Must be detail oriented and self-driven to resolve any issue in a timely manner; must be able to multi-task and take initiative.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) applications is required. • Working knowledge of various telecommunication technologies including Zoom
• The ability to clearly communicate operational tasks in English is required. Must demonstrate proficient English writing skills and must be effective in engaging with our employees to listen to their feedback and resolve their concerns.
• Conversational ability in Spanish and or/Haitian Creole is preferred but not required.
• The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure is also required.
Education and Experience
• Must have a working knowledge on diabetes nutrition and self-care techniques.
• Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Biology or relevant field.
• Must have experience working in Brownsville and/or with communities of color.
• Have experience working on culturally appropriate nutrition education curriculum. • Experience in similar programs and community health experience preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• BCCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Our company will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.
• Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk and/or hear.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
• The employee must be able to lift a minimum of 35lbs. multiple times per day, and push a cart weighing up to 100lbs.
• Must practice proper body mechanics and use appropriate personal protective equipment to avoid injury. Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• This position is a contractor position and may require working up to 25 hours during the week, including weekends.
• Fast paced environment with varying levels of guests and employees present.
• Varying walking surfaces, working environments and equipment.
• Varying levels of light sound, temperature, and smoke.
• Close quarter environment with varying hot and cold surfaces.
Melting Pot Foundation USA Inc. is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.
Melting Pot Foundation USA Inc. is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment required depending on the position applying for.
The mission of the BCCC’s Diabetes Wellness Project is to serve the residents of Brownsville at a particular nexus - those with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those at high-risk and those most likely to contract diet-related diabetes (or who…