The Nutrition Educator provides nutrition education throughout the Second Harvest of the Big Bend (SHBB) service area using the provided curriculum of SHBB’s Harvesting Health program. This position works in a variety of community settings and environments while cultivating community partnerships and is responsible for tracking and reporting data as required by the program. The ideal candidate is passionate about healthy eating, views health as a way of life, and is passionate about improving the quality of life for others. This position will be mainly focused on the following counties: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, and Suwanee, but may occasionally require travel to other counties within our service area. This position will require hybrid work (in-office, remote, and on-the-go work). You will uphold our mission: to advance change by feeding the hungry and educating and engaging the community in the fight to end hunger.
1. Maintain a positive work attitude by acting and communicating in a manner conducive to good interpersonal relations (e.g., helpful, courteous, pleasant) with customers, all public, co-workers, and managers, by the spirit of SHBB’s mission.
2. Provide nutrition education classes in compliance with Harvesting Health guidelines and evidence-based resources. This includes reading, understanding and assisting in meeting all requirements of SNAP-Ed, a federally funded nutrition education program.
3. Assist in the development, coordination, and delivery of healthy nutrition handouts, nudges, recipes, cooking demonstrations, and other program materials designed to support policy, system, and environment (PSE) changes and improve the diet quality of those we serve.
4. Assist in the identification, recruitment, and maintenance of community partners and target audiences, effectively communicating the program mission and goals.
5. Utilize the train-the-trainer model for our network of partner agencies.
6. Maintain professional relationships, providing exceptional customer service both internally and externally.
7. Represent SHBB at community meetings, events, and presentations.
8. Participate in program improvement and strategic planning activities as assigned.
9. Ensure timely and accurate tracking and reporting, which includes, but is not limited to dashboards, weekly reports, compliance with grant guidelines, and narratives.
10. Ensure all communications are returned as expeditiously as possible, preferably on the same day.
11. Stay current on health and wellness industry trends and initiatives.
12. Support the overall mission of the department and organization, helping to create a healthier environment and culture of wellness.
13. Attend required training outside of SHBB.
14. Must be able to travel throughout the big bend region using personal transportation (SHBB will reimburse for mileage).
15. Must have a safe work environment and reliable internet connection for remote work.
16. Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)
1. Associate’s degree or 2 years of work experience in a related field, nutrition, or public health preferred.
2. Ability to work constructively with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in culturally diverse work environments.
3. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
4. Excellent time management skills.
5. Strong public speaking skills, including presenting to large audiences.
6. Exceptional work ethic and ability to be a self-motivated, positive team player who can reliably work with minimal supervision.
7. Pleasant, courteous, professional demeanor.
8. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The ability to learn and use various software programs dealing with databases and inventory systems.
9. Must be flexible with schedule when issues or emergencies arise.
10. Must be willing to assist in disaster response (i.e. Hurricanes, floods, pandemics, etc.).
11. Must be able to work outside normal business hours as needed.
12. Must be able to travel within our service area several times per week.
13. Must be able to pass a Level II background check
14. Must be able to be insured on SHBB’s auto insurance.
15. Must be willing to work some late afternoon, night, and weekend hours as needed
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Nutrition Educator position is a Non-Exempt role with an hourly pay of $16.82-$18.50 commensurate upon experience. Second Harvest also provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Supplemental Insurance and the Simple IRA program. SHBB recognizes 12 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous PTO allotment.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants may submit your resume and cover letter to HR@fightinghunger.org by 5pm, Friday, September 08, 2023