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Health Educator SEE-LA +1 more

  • Date Posted May 20, 2022
  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Founded in 1996, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) is a leading Southern California nonprofit organization, connecting people to healthy food, promoting economic development, and building sustainable food systems. We operate the largest network of mission-driven farmers’ markets in Los Angeles as well as programs that provide nutrition education, food access, and opportunities for small regional farms and local food businesses to thrive.

Our programs include:

  • Operating a network of community-based certified farmers’ markets in Los Angeles, serving more than 750,000 customers annually, including three markets in South Los Angeles whose residents face limited fresh food
  • Piloting and championing programs that stretch public nutrition benefits for the purchase of fresh, nutrient-rich food. Across our network of markets in 2021, families used these programs nearly 20,000
  • Providing extensive nutrition education programs to low-income families and to children in underserved schools – 200+ classes annually across our network of farmers’ markets, in parks, and in collaboration with the Lawndale Elementary and Los Angeles Unified School
  • Coordinating food relief for local families struggling with food insecurity, particularly in South Los Angeles. Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have raised over $3.5million to distribute 100,000+ farm boxes and prepared meals at over 275 events across L.A.

 

Job description Position Summary
SEE-LA is currently seeking a dynamic individual to support in the teaching of food and nutrition education classes for its Specialty Crop Nutrition Education and Promotion Program. SEE-LA has contracted with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to provide the Specialty Crop Nutrition Education and Promotion Program (SCNEPP). SCNEPP uniquely integrates specialty crop promotion, marketing strategies, and nutrition education across SEE-LA’s six farmers’ markets, which feature 86 specialty crop producers serving 13,000 Angelenos weekly. The Health Educator will be responsible for the implementation of virtual and hands-on teaching of nutrition and culinary classes as well as assist with other primary goals within the program’s scope of work such as participation in events, program outreach, data collection and input, and program evaluation measures. Annually, the SNCEPP Health Educator team will instruct 36 bilingual (English/ Spanish) adult nutrition education classes, 12 summer kids’ culinary classes, and engage in 24 seasonal specialty crop market events.

SCNEPP is a grant funded position and as such is time limited and funded through the end of December 2022. The position is structured for telecommuting but will require virtual class instruction from SEE-LA’s main office and in-person attendance at market events. At a later date, nutrition education and culinary classes may resume in person and will be hosted at SEE-LA’s farmers’ markets at that time.

The ideal candidate is flexible, a fast learner, thrives in a fast paced and structured environment, enjoys teaching varied audiences, and is passionate about nutrition education and the promotion of local California farmers.

Qualifications
• Reliable, self-driven, and ability to follow clear directives with minimal supervision;
• A minimum of 2 years of professional teaching, nutrition education and food preparation experience;
• Experience teaching virtual classes via zoom or other virtual platform a plus;
• Bilingual English/ Spanish, written and verbal required;
• Familiarity with MyPlate and the most recent USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans;
• Excels at public speaking & providing presentations to a group of up to 40 people;
• Excellent interpersonal skills - comfortable working with diverse groups of people and engaging families in an interactive class setting;
• Ability to reliably communicate via E-mail and phone;
• Demonstrated instances of leadership within his/her career &/or within the community;
• Working knowledge of Food Safety regulations, ServSafe Certification Required (can be attained upon hiring);
• Ability to operate within tight deadlines and produce exemplary work with high level of attention to detail;
• Works cooperatively and supportively with staff, volunteers, participants, etc.;
• Mastery in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel & Word, and Internet Applications;
• Ability to learn new digital platforms quickly as program frequently requires use of Monday.com and Canva
• Must have reliable transportation with valid California Driver’s License and self-insured vehicle.

Responsibilities
• Become fully versed in SCNEPP project goals, objectives, activities, and expected outcomes;
• Become fully versed and lead classes using SCNEPP and other assigned curriculum;
• Perform independently and as a team for class set-up, instruction, break-down and outreach activities;
• During the project period, as part of a team, achieve the grant objectives of conducting the specified amount of classes to reach a specified number of class participants;
• Participate in outreach and promotional activities which may include but are not limited to health/community fairs and events;
• Responsible for maintenance of files, records, intake information, pre & post tests and surveys for each site;
• Ensure a safe, professional, and interactive environment for the hands-on cooking classes;

Physical Demands:
Ability to continuously stand for up to 4 hours at a time.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to moderately engage in bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and hauling/ lifting up to 25 pounds.
Most work will take place indoors, but some work may take place outside in rainy, hot, or cold weather conditions.
Other physical movement as needed.

Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. May perform related duties as assigned by management.

SEE-LA makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, identity, or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented. Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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