HARLEM CHILDREN’S ZONE
Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) – a world-renowned education and poverty-fighting organization based in New York – seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission aligned Nutrition Educator to support our K-12 programming.
The Nutrition Educator will bring a passion for the mission of Harlem Children’s Zone: break the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.
The Nutrition Educator will be a part of site-based teams that are dedicated to implementing Healthy Harlem programming at respective after-school sites and report to the health coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, energetic educator who conducts nutrition and cooking lessons for students and caregivers.
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Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, food studies, culinary arts or a related field
Who you are
Experience implementing hands-on nutrition education and cooking activities in school-based, after-school, camp, and/or community-based settings
Proficient in nutrition concepts and cooking skills
Excellent classroom management and presentation skills
Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations
Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills
Animated, energetic spirit and a positive, resilient attitude
Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles
What you’ll do
Conduct curriculum-based nutrition education classes/workshops for students, in grades Pre-K through 12
Facilitate cooking lessons to teach students healthy recipes, cooking techniques, kitchen tools and equipment, and safety
Maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning, creativity, safety, and fun
For those working with students in Pre-K – grade 2, incorporate songs, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and a variety of creative approaches to teach healthy eating
Advocate healthier eating for students, families, and staff
Provide clear classroom instructions, including learning objectives and transitions
Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for healthy lifestyle choices
Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings ranging from 2 PM-8 PM.
Attend Healthy Harlem training on the first Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
As a member of the Harlem Children’s Zone team, you will join a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to helping children, families – and our staff – thrive.
Please take a look at our Part-Time benefits below.
Our exceptional Part-Time benefits include:
Paid sick leave
Employee referral bonus
Physical wellness discounts
Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)
The hourly rate for this position is $25-$30 per year. To be considered, interested applicants can also submit a cover letter and resume to . No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children’s Zone is an EOE.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour
Professional development assistance
Monday to Friday
Do you have experience implementing hands-on nutrition classes/workshops for students?
Work Location: In person