Employment


Health Educator-Cooking Matters

To apply, send resume and cover letter to info@healthmpowers.org.

General Purpose:

Implement HealthMPowers’ Program with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, empowering youth to cook, garden and become youth health advocates giving them the tools to transform the health of their communities

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Engage youth and parents in Cooking Matters curriculum and hands-on garden lessons and taste testing experiences.
  • Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  • Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  • Schedule and deliver all SNAP-Ed on-site direct services to assigned centers. Services include leading cooking and gardening classes for youth and parents.
  • Provide regular interaction with center staff to support program delivery to students and families.
  • Document work with each center to show school and student’s progress toward accomplishment of program objectives and adoption of incremental behavior change and knowledge gain.
  • Collect self-reported behavior data from students in using the audience response system, paper/pencil, or computer.
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to centers.
  • Empower youth through training and activities for Youth Health Advocates and adult leader.
  • Assist in developing and conducting tri-annual trainings.
  • Schedule and deliver all SNAP-Ed on-site direct services to assigned centers/schools
  • Deliver training for classroom delivery to classroom teachers/center staff through model lessons
  • Deliver face to face and/or distance learning training for the school teams and provide coaching on best practices for the topic areas in nutrition and physical activity
  • Provide all school events (assemblies/Body Walk)
  • Participate as a School Health Team member for assigned centers/schools, offering resources and support as appropriate.
  • Provide regular interaction with center/school staff to support program delivery to students and families.
  • Document work with each center/school to show school and student’s progress toward accomplishment of program objectives and adoption of incremental behavior change and knowledge gain.
  • Collect self-reported behavior data from students in using the audience response system, paper/pencil, or computer.
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to centers/schools.
  • Provide additional interactive training events, resources, and support for families.
  • Provide training and activities for Student Health Advocates and adult leader, if requested.
  • Assist in conducting tri-annual trainings.
  • Provide outstanding service and escalate issues where schools are dissatisfied.
  • Provide comprehensive documentation (a portfolio) for work with each center/school outlining communication, continuous improvement and growth.
  • Share knowledge with staff for the benefits of our centers/schools
  • Collect qualitative information from centers/schools for creating success stories.
  • Ensure all necessary worksheets are copied for class instruction.
  • Assist in developing lesson plans.
  • Assist students in completing instructional assignments.
  • Perform clerical and non-instructional assignments as assigned.
  • Work in small groups with students to provide specialized assistance.
  • Coordinate and manage the training and oversight of new hires
  • Ensure program implementation is consistent with HealthMPowers quality standards and evidence based practices
  • Meet weekly with new team of educators for training and support
  • Provide civil rights training for any educator or “front-line” staff/volunteers who interact with SNAP-Ed participants
  • Ensure proper display of “And Justice for All” poster (version 475B) at all program locations
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Decision Making.
  • Initiative.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Stress Management/Composure.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Time Management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Hands on cooking demonstration
  • A commitment to producing high quality and detailed work
  • The ability to learn quickly, work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Strong and effective large group/small group presentation, facilitation and management skills [120+ student assemblies and 30 student classroom presentations]
  • The ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions
  • The ability to work effectively with others at all levels of a school and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Excellent event planning, organizational and time-management skills
  • The ability to work well independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals
  • Strong research based nutrition and physical activity knowledge
  • Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office suite
  • Public-speaking abilities, including the ability to inspire others
  • Knowledge of the Georgia public school system and GPS (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with under-performing schools (preferred)
  • A willingness to travel out of town at least one week per month
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and occasional weekends
  • Ability to drive (or learn to drive) HealthMPowers van and Body Walk truck.

Travel:

Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. 

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, health science, public health or education background.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of classroom management. 

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.