DC: Harvest for Health seeks Educator

11 Apr

Job Title:              Full-Time Educator
Department:     Harvest for Health
Reports To:     Harvest for Health Program Manager & Director

Primary Function: To create, coordinate and implement garden and nutrition education programs, workshops and trainings for low income youth and adult audiences.  Assist in program evaluation and reporting for education programs. Serve as liaison for department with the rest of the food bank and community on matters related to garden and nutrition education programs.


       Create, coordinate and implement youth education programs at urban
garden in SE Washington, DC
       Develop and implement garden education workshops for partner
organizations and the general public
       Assist in development of resources and materials to promote fresh
produce and healthy foods at the food bank
       Work collaboratively to develop, revise and teach garden based
education to compliment nutrition education curriculum through a variety of
programs including Cooking Matters™
       Track evaluation outcomes for all education programs
       Support farm youth program by aiding in the planning of the garden at
Clagett Farm
       Provide support for education, volunteer and Community Supported
Agriculture program at Clagett Farm when needed
       Help in planning of new demonstration garden and educational program
       Act as main contact for all garden and nutrition resources and
educational materials

       Create and maintain media (emails, pictures, blog, video, etc.) to
raise awareness of all nutrition and garden programs with relevant audiences
(including the community, partner organizations, funders, CAFB staff and Board
of Directors)
       Determine viability of using urban garden program as a model for other
community organizations
       Participate in departmental meetings and organizational events
       Assist in the administrative needs of project/department including
tracking expenses and income, budget monitoring, database management, mailing
list updates and various other clerical activities
       Help in hiring and training interns and volunteers
       Manage effective use of volunteer labor to assist with garden
       Connect with local garden groups through attendance and professional
CAFB representation at these events

Minimum Qualifications:
       Strong desire to work with low income children and adults through
educational opportunities
       Teaching experience in schools or non-traditional teaching environments
       Bachelors degree or commensurate experience
       Experience working in gardens or on farms, knowledge of mid-Atlantic
growing season and sustainable farming/gardening practices
       Computer competency including: Microsoft Office and database management
       Knowledge of  Raiser’s Edge and website updating a plus
       Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, skills, abilities:
       Self-starter that can demonstrate independent initiative and the
ability to work in teams
       Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple
projects and priorities
       Must exhibit excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
       Experience working in low-income communities and diverse populations
       Work in a variety of conditions, including outdoor farm labor, urban
garden, at community organizations and indoor administrative work
       The ability to lift heavy boxes (40 lbs) and to work outdoors in
varying conditions

Working Conditions and Hours:
This position is based at the Capital Area Food Bank office, though time at
multiple sites throughout the Washington Metro Area will also be required. Most
work is during the normal working day but some activities will take place
during evening hours or on weekends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of
personnel so classified.

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