Position Responsibilities

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, in accordance with the spirit of Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s mission.

2.       Provide nutrition education classes in compliance with SNAP-Ed guidelines and evidence-based resources.

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 Second Harvest of the Big Bend 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 in 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.   Read, understand, and assist in meeting all SNAP-Ed program requirements.

14.   Attend required training outside of Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

15.   Must be able to travel throughout the Big Bend Region area if company car is not available.

16.   Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)

1.       Associate’s degree or 2 years work experience in 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 willing to work some late afternoon, night, and weekend hours as needed


The Nutrition Educator Position is a Non-Exempt role with an hourly pay of $15.50-$17.54 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.

Physical Demands

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 the 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 ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment

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

How To Apply

Qualified applicants may submit your resume and cover letter to HR@fightinghunger.org by 5pm, Friday, March 24, 2023.

To be considered for this position both your resume and cover letter must be submitted