Sunday, June 1, 2014

We're Hiring!

The Youth Farm is looking for a Nutrition Coordinator to co-run our Summer Youth Leaders Program!


Summer Youth Nutrition Coordinator

Project Description:
The Youth Farm is a 1 acre diversified production farm engaging the school community and surrounding neighborhood in farm-based experiential learning. Farm products are sold at a weekly farmers market increasing community access to fresh affordable food. Every summer we hire twelve youth from the high school to be a part of our Summer Youth Program, which provides them with training in leadership, horticulture, food justice, nutrition, and community organizing.

Position Description:
We are seeking applicants to help staff our Summer Youth Leaders Program as Nutrition Coordinator beginning the second week in July and ending on August 31 with orientation days in the last week of June. The applicant should be an enthusiastic self-starter with a background in nutrition, cooking, and/or nutrition education, preferably with some experience in gardening or farming, lesson planning, team management, and motivating and inspiring teens. The ideal candidate should be equally comfortable taking initiative and working collaboratively in a close-knit team environment.

Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Teaching youth cooking skills, such as knife skills, using diverse/local/healthy ingredients, creating recipes, etc.
  • Helping to create a nutrition curriculum that emphasizes the teen’s backgrounds and cultures, and relates to their lives and eating with their families
  • Facilitating nutrition workshops that are engaging, fun and informative
  • Helping teens to create Community Meals and prepare to give cooking demos at our market
  • Work with Summer Coordinator to create a final nutrition project, such a cookbook
  • Helping to manage 12 youth farmers and supporting the creation of a team environment
  • Working with farm team to evaluate how youth development objectives are being met
  • Supporting documenting work through teen created videos and writings
  • Documenting all lessons, plans, evaluations and games

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in nutrition, cooking and/or nutrition education
  • Teaching or other educational experience
  • Some farm/garden experience preferred
  • Experience supervising others, particularly teens
  • Outgoing and engaging personality
  • Experience with non-profits, urban farming, food preparation, and/or nutrition a plus
  • Social media and outreach experience

The nutrition coordinator will work 10 hours per week for the duration of the 8 week program at $15/hour.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Patricia Noto at The letter should include details of your availability, as well as details about your relevant experience.