Education Program Coordinator - Fresh Approach

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Santa Clara, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: open until filled

Description:

Posting Date: September 1 2021
Office Location: East Palo Alto, CA (primary), Concord, CA (secondary)
Location of Work: San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
Start Date: October 1 2021
Contact: Danielle Hamilton, Education Program Director daniellehamilton@freshapproach.org,
925-771-2990

Job Summary
Fresh Approach seeks a detail-oriented and self-directed Education Program Coordinator to deliver
community-based nutrition education classes, and conduct community outreach in English and
Spanish. This position is responsible for implementation of VeggieRx nutrition classes in the South
Bay, primarily in San Bruno, San Mateo, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and San Jose. This
position will also support community outreach projects in San Mateo and Santa Clara County to
increase awareness about nutrition incentive programs at farmers markets. The position will focus on
direct community-centered work teaching nutrition education classes, and attending events to
promote healthy food access for all communities.

This is a full-time non-exempt position (between 30-40 hours per week) with benefits including paid
sick time, paid vacation, health insurance, and 403b retirement savings matching.
We are seeking an individual who values diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an
environment in which community members and co-workers from a variety of backgrounds, cultures,
and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

About Fresh Approach
The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting
California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about
food and nutrition. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs, including the Mobile
Farmers’ Market, VeggieRx, Collective Roots Gardening, and the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’
Market. We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy foods, and that the health
of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand.
Fresh Approach’s Education Programs include VeggieRx nutrition education, Collective Roots
community gardening (in East Palo Alto), and community outreach. These programs all work to
provide skills and tools to make finding, affording, growing, and/or cooking healthy foods more
accessible.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work as a Nutrition Educator (60-75% of time)
● Adopt the established nutrition curriculum for application in different settings and audiences
● Teach nutrition education classes in English and Spanish
● Administer pre- and post-surveys for program evaluation
● Facilitate Farmers’ Market cooking demos at Fresh Approach’s Mobile Farmers’ Market and
traditional Farmers’ Market sites
● Develop and deliver messages to encourage better-informed choices about nutrition and local
food systems
● Participate in the development, building and sustaining partnerships with public and private
agencies
● Assist in project management to ensure that projects successfully meet the guidelines
Support Community Outreach Projects (25-40% of time)
● Develop partnerships and work closely with community organizations, government agencies,
and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area
● Conduct outreach to recipients of public benefits including WIC, CalFresh, SSI/SSDI, and
Medi-Cal
● Develop outreach strategies and deliver outreach materials to partner organizations
throughout the Peninsula and South Bay
● Assist in site visits to partner farmers’ markets, including bringing materials and signage
● Assist in the recruitment and supervision of outreach volunteers, interns, and/or ambassadors
● Assist with data collection and evaluation of the impacts of outreach campaigns

Conditions of Employment:
● This is an hourly, non-exempt position consisting of 30-40 hours a week reporting to the
Nutrition Program Manager
● This is an hourly position starting at $19.00/hour, depending on experience
● Benefits for full-time positions include medical, dental, and vision coverage paid by the
employer; vacation and sick time accruals; and a 403b retirement plan with employer match
subject to vesting

Skills/Eligibility:

Qualifications:
● Bilingual: A high proficiency in English and Spanish is required
● Experience or interest in working with diverse populations
● Preference to candidates living in the communities served as well as individuals with
personal experience of food scarcity
● Demonstrated interest in community-based health, local food systems, Certified Farmers’
Markets or California agriculture highly preferred
● Experience and comfort teaching nutrition education classes to various age groups, or
presenting other information to large groups via structured classes or other outreach
activities
● Adept at Microsoft Excel and Word, Google Suites, and other technology software
● Excellent communication skills
Making Healthy Food More Accessible 5060 Commercial Circle, Ste. C, Concord, CA 94520
in the San Francisco Bay Area (925) 771-2990 | freshapproach.org | programs@freshapproach.org
● Detail-oriented with the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and to work
independently
● Willingness to show initiative and creativity

Requirements:
● Requires work in an office environment and outside in all weather conditions
● Requires the ability to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle, to lift equipment off the ground,
and to be able to lift items above head
● Requires a California driver’s license with a safe driving record
● Requires reliable transportation other than public transportation
● Requires occasional weekend work on both Saturdays and Sundays; and occasional early
morning work or late evening work

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@freshapproach.org
1. A cover letter that highlights the experiences (both work-related and personal) which qualify
you for this position.
2. A resume detailing previous work, volunteer, academic, and other experiences that qualify
you for this position.
** Remote video interviews available**

If you have any questions about the application process or the position, please reach out to Danielle
Hamilton at 925-771-2990 or daniellehamilton@freshapproach.org.

Fresh Approach is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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