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Nutrition Education Program Manager

Yorkville Common Pantry


Description
The Yorkville Common Pantry, the largest community based emergency feeding organization in New York City, is seeking a charismatic and outgoing Nutrition Education Program Manager/Nutritionist who will manage, implement and further develop the Yorkville Common Pantry's Nutrition Initiative for Children and Families (NICF) program. NICF offers hands-on, interactive nutrition education workshops offered to children and adults to improve the overall quality of life of the members and guests of the Yorkville Common Pantry. A strong emphasis is placed on the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables and their impact on healthy living and longevity. Additionally, the Nutrition Education Program Manager/Nutritionist will oversee the program's expansion of the children's programming to the Bronx and Upper Manhattan; work with a professional evaluator to determine best research methodologies for gauging impact; select a new curriculum that introduces active living, as well as healthy eating for both children's education and adult education; and develop a refresher course for children to gauge long-term impact of the program. The Nutrition Education Program Manager/Nutritionist is responsible for supervising a full-time instructor and two part-time program aides; and ensuring accurate client data is entered into the client database by all nutrition education staff. This job is a full-time, exempt position and has a Tuesday through Saturday schedule.

Responsibilities:
1)Manage and coordinate the daily programming of the Nutrition Education program, including supervising and evaluating the nutrition education staff.

2)Conduct outreach and establish partnerships with organizations to provide nutrition education programming to children, including expansion to the south Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

3)Develop new lesson plans, activities and recipes to diversify existing curriculum.

4)Work on developing the nutrition education program, including selecting a new curriculum that introduces active living, as well as healthy eating for both children’s education and adult education; transitioning adult education programming from workshops to a course that can gauge impact of the curriculum; and creating a refresher course for children to gauge long-term changes in attitudes, intentions and behavior of previous nutrition education participants.

5)Ensure that nutrition education program provides maximum number of classes and workshops to pantry members and children and their parent’s onsite and to children offsite using the current curriculum.

6)Work with professional evaluator to determine best research methodologies for gauging impact of the children’s nutrition education courses.

7)Ensure proper data collection techniques are used in acquiring evaluation data and ensure the integrity and validity of the data is secure.

8)Maintain all data collection of participants of workshops and classes, including monitoring academic progress of individual students and classes.

9)Ensure that classroom/workshop participation maintains a minimum of 35 participants in our adult classes and a maximum of 25 participants in our children’s classes.

10)Manage and coordinate multi-media nutrition content for programming, including streaming video and licensed content.

11)Coordinate and participate in field trips to Farmer’s Markets and to partner farm in upstate New York during the appropriate seasons.

12)Coordinate YCP’s holiday toy distribution in collaboration with the Development Associate for Volunteer Services.

13)Submit monthly reports on all activity in NICF.

14)Participate in required meetings, including weekly supervisors meetings and supervision with the Director of Programs & Operations.

15)Work on other program related activities as needed.

Qualifications:
Masters in Nutrition/Nutrition Education required; Minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience in nutrition education; English/Spanish Bilingual is preferred; Strong classroom management skills required; Experience developing and evaluating nutrition programming; Experience evaluating instructor performance; Must be computer literate; Must be able to manage multiple priorities and task; Knowledge of client tracking programs a plus; Strong clerical skills with typing at least 25 wpm; Must be comfortable working with diverse populations; Must be able to lift 30+lbs; Willing to travel.

Preferred:
English/Spanish Bilingual

How TO APPLY:
Email cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Daniel Reyes, Director of Programs & Operations at dreyes@ycp.org. Only candidates who will be invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

About Organization:
Yorkville Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.


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