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Nutrition Educator, Promise Academy

Company: Harlem Children's Zone
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment.About Harlem Children's Zone
Harlem Children's Zone is a world-renowned non-profit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty for more than 28,000 children and adults in Central Harlem and millions more, well beyond. HCZ walks hand in hand with young people and their families from cradle to college to career. From our work with public school students and our Promise Academy charter schools to our Healthy Harlem wellness initiative to our family support programs, HCZ goes beyond education to provide children with the
academic, personal, and career support they need to stay on the path to becoming self-sustaining, successful adults. No other organization uses such a comprehensive approach to fighting poverty at such a scale or with as much impact.About the Nutrition Educator Role
We are seeking dynamic, energetic educators to conduct nutrition and cooking lessons for students and caregivers. Nutrition educators are part of site-based teams dedicated to implementing Healthy Harlem programming at respective after-school sites and report to the health coordinator.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct curriculum-based nutrition education classes/workshops for students, in grades Pre-K through 12
  • Facilitate cooking lessons to teach students healthy recipes, cooking techniques, kitchen tools and equipment, and safety
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning, creativity, safety, and fun
  • For those working with students in Pre-K - grade 2, incorporate songs, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and a variety of creative approaches to teach healthy eating
  • Advocate healthier eating for students, families, and staff
  • Provide clear classroom instructions, including learning objectives and transitions
  • Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for healthy lifestyle choicesQualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, food studies, culinary arts or a related field
    • Experience implementing hands-on nutrition education and cooking activities in school-based, after-school, camp, and/or community-based settings
    • Proficient in nutrition concepts and cooking skills
    • Excellent classroom management and presentation skills
    • Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations
    • Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills
    • Animated, energetic spirit and a positive, resilient attitude
    • Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles
    • Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings ranging from 2 PM-8 PM.
    • Attend Healthy Harlem training on the first Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.The compensation range for this position is $25-$30 per hour. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children's Zone is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      • Bachelors or betterEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Harlem Children's Zone, New York , Nutrition Educator, Promise Academy, Other , New York, New York

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