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Market Manager/Nutrition Educator

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Published 16 days ago

March 2, 2020
February 21, 2020

Position: Teens For Food Justice Market Manager/Nutrition Educator 

Position Type: Full- time (40 hrs per week) 

Reports To: Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator; Curriculum Development and Training Coordinator

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

TFFJ seeks a passionate individual 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 the Market Manager/Nutrition Educator for our Food Box/Farm Stand 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 the TFFJ Fresh Food Box and Farm Stand Initiative. By Fall 2020, this person will manage the operations of 3 weekly Food Box distributions at our high school partner campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Far Rockaway, and of 2 monthly Farm Stand distributions at our middle school partner campuses in Brooklyn. As this program is only in its second year and growing, the Market Manager/Nutrition Educator must be able to adjust to needed changes at each Food Box or Farm Stand site.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

Intern Management

  • Manage the hiring, training, and oversight of the student intern staff employed by TFFJ at each site in collaboration with the Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator and Senior Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator

Distribution Operations

  • Maintain consistency in display and operations across TFFJ Food Box/Farm Stand sites ensuring  that distribution sites are safe for staff, youth participants, and the public through compliance with TFFJ’s Food 

Box operations manual and all relevant governmental regulations

  • Purchase food for weekly cooking demo and educational materials (recipes and MyPlate)
  • Print and administer surveys and manage any other data tracking required 
  • Track program income from Food Box/Farm Stand shares and manage expenses including cost of goods sold, staff salaries, equipment, and supplies
  • Communicate between Teens for Food Justice staff & Greenmarket Co. (or alternative produce supplier) staff regarding product sourcing and demand, delivery logistics, schedules, and other operational details
  • Maintain impeccable financial records showing individual market expenses and income in cash, credit/debit, and healthy food subsidies such as SNAP benefits, FMNP, WIC and Health Bucks
  • Create weekly Food Box/Farm Stand newsletter that highlights new products and recipes

Partnership Management

  • Develop partnerships within school and community at current sites, build strong on-site relationships with teachers, administrators, school security and cafeteria staff
  • Support existing and forge new collaborations with community-based nonprofit organizations, city and state agencies, community businesses, and other  Food Box/Farm Stand partners in collaboration with the Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator and Public Allies.
  • Organize and implement an outreach plan to increase participation at our Fresh Food Box sites in collaboration with the Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator and Public Allies
  • Attend weekly check-ins with Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator as well as weekly Food Box meetings 

Required Qualifications and Competencies 

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 student 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 but also be able to work independently 
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive 
  • Comfortable using (or learning how to use) apps like Square and WorldPay and handle emergency assistance cupons like Health Bucks or WIC/FMNP coupons
  • Be willing and able to travel between 4 boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx)
  • Be able to clear a required NYC DOE background check

How to Apply

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

Position: Teens For Food Justice Market Manager/Nutrition Educator 

Position Type: Full- time (40 hrs per week) 

Reports To: Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator; Curriculum Development and Training Coordinator

Organizational…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

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

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

Location

33 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

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