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‘˜Food is Elementary’ Food Educator
Local Food to School Program
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
Local Matters is currently looking to hire dynamic, motivated individuals for the position of Food Educators to assist us in implementing ‘˜Food is Elementary’, a healthy food curriculum for kindergarten, first and second grade students. This curriculum was written by Dr. Antonia Demas and teaches children about whole food, nutrition, culture, and healthy living.
This position requires a diverse skill set. The ideal candidate would possess the following skills and personality traits:
‘¢ Familiarity and comfort with food preparation
‘¢ Elementary school or early-childhood education experience; should exhibit strong classroom management skills when working with children
‘¢ Willingness to participate as a member of a 2-person team on a regular to daily basis
‘¢ Reliable transportation
‘¢ Good networking skills
‘¢ Comfort working with diverse ethnic groups
‘¢ Outgoing personality
‘¢ Comfortable making adaptations in a work plan based on the needs of the children
‘¢ Availability to work during the school year (September-June)
Preference will be shown to candidates who have availability for the duration of the 3-year project. This position will require approximately 25-30 hours per week, and will potentially evolve into a full-time position within a year.
Specific responsibilities to include:
‘¢ Teaching children the life skills of basic food preparation through hands-on interactive experiences
‘¢ Educating children about healthy nutrition thru activities such as reading labels
and through learning the basics of the relationship between the food they eat and disease prevention
‘¢ Encouraging children to eat healthy foods via the 28 week lesson plan
‘¢ Inviting families and communities to learn about nutrition and disease prevention by participating in classroom lessons and school events
‘¢ Mentoring teachers, parents, children and the community by continually striving to live and learn more about healthy foods and the connection to our overall wellness.
COMPENSATION $12.00-$15.00 per hour; 4 positions available
HOW TO APPLY: Please email (preferred) a cover letter and rÃ©sumÃ© and 3 references to Trisha Dehnbostel, Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org . Local Matters is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline: We will review resumes submitted by August 12th for possible inclusion in group interviews on August 14th. Start date for these positions will be in mid-August.
Additional Information about the Local Matters:
Local Matters is a nonprofit organization located in Columbus. We play a key leadership role in ensuring that the entire community of central Ohio has easy access to a sustainable, local food system.
We believe that food has the power to transform, sustain and build community in Central Ohio, the city of Columbus and the neighborhoods within our city limits. We also believe that we can harness the power of food as an important key to community change. Just as food nourishes the individual’s body and soul, so it is capable of nourishing and transforming the neighborhoods we inhabit into healthy communities by affecting systemic social, economic and environmental change our region.