Child Nutrition Educator

Sep 13, 2022

The Child Nutrition Educator leads the development and implementation of nutrition education programming. This position entails a diverse range of activities within the agency including the execution of the Nutrition Education program to students in the Milwaukee Public School District in the classroom, at the Hunger Task Force Farm, and the Nutrition Education Kitchen. This program is designed for grades 3-5 to develop student understanding of nutrition, create awareness for the importance of making healthy choices and increase consumption of nutritious foods with emphasis on fruits and vegetables.

To apply

Send your resume and letter of interest to [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Garden to Plate initiative, including the development and implementation of the Community Nutrition Education program. Make direct and indirect educational contacts promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  • Work closely with the Farm Team to develop educational curriculum and activities at the Huner Task Force Farm.
  • Use the curriculum to present nutrition-based lessons to local youth. Submit monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on program outcomes.
  • Update curriculum regularly to reflect current nutrition education standards, trends and regular program evaluation.
  • Foster an inclusive, safe and high-quality learning environment for all educational program participants.
  • Recruit and respond to agency requests for programming, scheduling on-site and off-site class series as appropriate.
  • Recruit and effectively manage community volunteers participating in HTF programs.
  • Meet with leadership and staff from partnering schools to enhance collaboration and promote a healthier school environment.
  • Work with strategically identified local and statewide partners to expand access to nutrition education programming.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to increase the visibility of educational programming.
  • Participate in community events and projects and make public presentations as assigned.
  • Advance agency initiatives through various methods including leading group education sessions related to nutrition and development of cultural and age specific nutrition education handouts, pamphlets, and visual aids.
  • Manage programmatic expenses in collaboration with Farm Director and Controller.
  • Work with Network Dietitian to manage Dietetic Internship Program.
  • Collaborate with Network Dietitian to support the HTF Network as directed.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in elementary education preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Spanish speaker preferred.

Other Qualifications

Ability to be certified in First Aid and Safe Food Handling. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Salary Range

$44,472 – $64,428