Central Georgia Outreach Specialist

HealthMPowers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children to have healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play. With a strong 20-year track record, a variety of funding sources, and well-developed partnerships with government agencies, civic organizations, school systems and others, HealthMPowers is poised for continued success in improving healthy eating and physical activity of children to impact future health, academic success as well as economic and national security.

By integrating nutrition education and physical activity into settings where children spend their time (schools, childcare centers, and after-school programs), the organization creates a culture that supports lifelong healthy lifestyle choices for children, staff, families, and communities. Using the evidence-based guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthMPowers has a proven track record of improving health knowledge, behavior, physical fitness and environments for sustainable health improvements in low-income communities.


HealthMPowers is seeking a contractor to lead as a health educator located in Central Georgia to provide direct nutrition and physical activity education, lessons, and programs to schools in the region.

Job Description

Position Type: Contractor
Reports To: Executive Program Director, K-12
Contract Length: January 2023
Pay: 500 hours for $40.80/hour

Essential Functions

  • Attend one day (8 hours) onboarding training at Norcross office
  • Provide support to 8 partnering schools while delivering nutrition or physical activity education lessons, training, programs, and technical assistance at each site
  • Deliver all SNAP-Ed on-site services to assigned schools
  • Ensure proper display of “And Justice for All” poster (version 475B) at all program locations
  • Share knowledge with HealthMPowers staff for the benefit of our schools
  • Communicate with project directors and other health educators as needed
  • Complete report documentation following all services, programs, and training
  • Maintain full and complete records of work completed

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Public Health, or Education

Experience: Minimum 1-year experience in Nutrition, Health Science, Public Health, Urban Health, Education, or Youth Engagement or related field

Other Skills Required

  • Ability to drive (or learn to drive) HealthMPowers van
  • Ability to lift/push/carry/maneuver items up to 25 pounds
  • Excellent event planning, organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong research-based nutrition and physical activity knowledge
  • Intermediate proficiency in computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office suite
  • Public-speaking abilities, including the ability to inspire others
  • Knowledge of the Georgia public school system and Georgia Standards of Excellence (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with high-need, low-resourced schools (preferred)


  • A commitment to producing high-quality and detailed work
  • The ability to learn quickly, work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • The ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions
  • The ability to work effectively with others at all levels of a school/site and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • The ability to work well independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals


Some out-of-area and overnight travel is expected.

  • A willingness to travel out of town at least one week per month
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and occasional weekends

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.

HealthMPowers® is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship.