Employment


Health Educator-Elementary School

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

General Purpose:

To collaborate with local Elementary school teams to promote and provide nutrition and physical activity education through lessons and trainings.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • • Schedule and deliver all SNAP-Ed on-site direct services to assigned schools
    • Deliver training for classroom delivery to classroom teachers 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 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
    • Provide all school events (assemblies/Body Walk)
    • Participate as a School Health Team member for assigned schools, offering resources and support as appropriate.
    • Provide regular interaction with school staff to support program delivery to students and families.
    • Document work with each 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 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 school outlining communication, continuous improvement and growth.
    • Share knowledge with staff for the benefits of our schools
    • Collect qualitative information from 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
    • 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
    • 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 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.