Stellar Farmers Markets Nutrition Educators
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Day
Stellar Farmers Markets Nutrition Educators

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

Program Overview

The Healthy Eating Unit within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention is seeking up to 2 part-time, temporary, Nutrition Educators to implement Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Stellar Farmers Markets (SFM), a program funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) via a contract with New York State Health Department. SFM provides nutrition education and food workshops to the public at farmers markets that serve New Yorkers with low incomes. The goal of SFM is to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables by building on New Yorkers’ knowledge and skills about healthy eating.

 

This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) which strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, and cancer, among New Yorkers. We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities. BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension. BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems and promoting health equity. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.

 

Position Overview

Nutrition Educators report to the JSY Nutrition Project Coordinator and will lead a team of three or more to prepare and deliver nutrition and cooking workshops in-person at farmers markets or potentially virtual workshops from July-November 2022 and attend weekly Monday morning meetings at the DOHMH office in Long Island City, Queens. This paid position is part-time and seasonal to coincide with the regional growing season. Nutrition Educators will be required to attend a paid training in early September and commit to working a minimum of 2 days per week (plus weekly Monday morning meetings) for the duration of the season. Nutrition Educators’ hours depend upon and coincide with market schedules and/or virtual workshop schedules.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and implement nutrition education sessions in accordance with program curriculum at assigned locations throughout NYC or in a virtual setting
  • Ensure necessary materials are on site each week, purchase food, and maintain expense reports
  • Lead a team of three or more at each workshop site, which includes a Culinary Educator, responsible for implementing the cooking demonstration and a Bilingual Educator, responsible for interpretation
  • Assist with and ensure proper set-up and breakdown of tent, cooking equipment and educational materials
  • Maintain food safety, follow curriculum, and ensure integrity and fidelity of programming
  • Market and promote program at farmers markets to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved
  • Assist with data collection at farmers markets
  • Maintain all COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Maintain and encourage environmentally sustainable practices at workshop sites
  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Monday mornings at DOHMH offices in Long Island City, Queens
  • Communicate regularly with onsite team and with SFM team at DOHMH
Qualifications
  • A minimum of 15 college credit hours in nutrition
  • Experience providing education in multi-cultural settings with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse populations
  • Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Willing and able to stand for long periods of time and work outside in inclement weather conditions
  • Willing and able to regularly lift and transport items weighing up to 25 pounds (to and from storage site to workshop location each market day)
  • Commitment to a minimum of 2 days per week of work (plus weekly Monday morning meetings) for the duration for the season

 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience conducting nutrition workshops
  • Experience working as part of a team in a leadership role
  • Basic culinary knowledge and skills
  • ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course
  • Understanding of and experience with regional food systems and food security issues and the underlying causes of health inequities in NYC communities
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office software

COMPENSATION

The part-time position will be hired through a staffing agency at a pay rate of $26 per hour from early September- November 21st.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All full time and part time staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation.  This requirement must be met by your date of hire.

 

This position will be hired through a staffing agency.

 

This position will require onsite work at farmers markets across NYC to conduct nutrition education workshops and trainings and weekly Monday morning meetings at the NYC Health Department office in Long Island City, Queens.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume including how your experience relates to this position. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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