New Jersey: Food Bank of South Jersey seeks Healthy Living Initiative Chef Instructor

17 May

 FBSJ has an immediate opening for a Chef Instructor. Incumbent will be responsible to plan and execute the Cooking Matters Program, a nutritional program in the portfolio of Healthy Living Initiatives offered by FBSJ in partnership with Share Our Strength, the leading national organization working to end childhood hunger in America.

The Cooking Matters Curriculum teaches healthy cooking, nutrition, and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at-risk of hunger and malnutrition. The Chef Instructor is expected to work as part of a team to develop new program strategies, make appropriate changes within the working structure and improve upon the process of this program to fully achieve program objectives. 

The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications :  (1) Associates and/or bachelors degree in culinary field; (2) Two or more years work experience in the field; (3) Certified food safety trainer, may be hired with contingency of earning this credential; (4) Proficient knowledge of (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) and ability to learn new systems quickly; (5) Ability to speak Spanish preferred : valid driver’s license.

Position requires incumbent to (1) possess Valid driver’s license; (2) work evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings; and (3) travel 2 times per year for overnight trainings. Additionally the position requires being in the field 70% of the time and working in an office setting 30% of the time.  While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 50 pounds, including use of stairs, is required.

The salary range for the position is $29,000 – $ 35,000.  FBSJ offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. Interested candidates should send their resume to the Healthy Living Initiative Manager (egartlan@foodbanksj.org) and the Director of Programs and Services (usamant@foodbanksj.org)

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