Collective Roots is a non-profit organization based in East Palo Alto that employs a highly collaborative methodology for accomplishing garden and health education and food justice work with youth and adults. For additional information please visit www.collectiveroots.org.
The Manager of Nutrition and Garden Education oversees all youth-based and nutrition programs in a fast paced, team-based nonprofit organization. We seek a dynamic leader and innovator. This position will report to the Director of Programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Implementation (40%):
Act as the lead instructor for Collective Roots multiple hands-on cooking and nutrition classesincluding class preparation and tear-down.
Teach garden- and nutrition-based lessons to children, teens and adults
Conduct one-time nutrition interventions to children and adults
Coordinate and train volunteers, AmeriCorps members and interns to teach nutrition-based lessons to youth and adults
Program Management (25%):
Ensure program deliverables are being met, manage staff supporting program deliverables and ensure program stays on budget.
Meet regularly with supervisor to ensure program deliverables are being met
Create and/or adapt, hands-on curriculum for preschool through high school garden-based learning and interactive, educational workshops
Collaborate with Manager of Community Initiatives to promote, plan and execute Cooking Matters classes at school and community sites.
Supervise one Americorps member, several interns and paid and volunteer health educators
Meet regularly with staff being supervised
Attend regular staff meetings and lead regular program meetings
Recruit and manage interns, staff and volunteers working with Collective Roots on youth and adult nutrition education
Program Evaluation (10%):
Compile internal evaluation metrics to document the effectiveness of programming and assist with regular reporting for grants supporting Collective Roots nutrition and garden education programming.
Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to measure and evaluate Collective Roots’ nutrition and garden education programming
Compile and evaluate data to develop internal and external reports.
Community development and relationship building (10%):
Serve as primary contact for Collective Roots nutrition and garden education programming.
Identify and recruit school and community sites to hold nutrition education programming
Maintain existing Collective Roots partnerships
Participate in community outreach
Garden Maintenance (10%):
Assist with the management and maintenance of Collective Roots garden sites.
Fund Development (5%):
Assist the Executive Director in preparing grants to support Collective Roots nutrition and garden education programming
We are seeking a candidate with a master’s degree or equivalent experience in education, biology, nutrition, or a related field.
A Registered Dietitian’s license is highly desirable.
Spanish language skills are also highly desirable.
Candidate will have significant successful work experience in nutrition education, garden-based learning and community outreach.
He/she will have experience serving low-income, ethnically diverse populations.
A solid foundation in science education, public health and nutrition is essential.
Previous curriculum development, evaluation development and reporting, volunteer management, community development, non-profit, or other education related experience required.
Experience supervising staff, coordinating and overseeing programs is preferred.
Candidate will have proven work experience demonstrating successful program and project coordination, management skills and teaching skills.
He/she will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with students, parents, teachers, staff, nonprofit board and Collective Root’s partners.
The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English/Spanish with proven leadership and problem solving skills.
He/she will demonstrate a track record of successful collaboration and community building.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google platforms is essential with other digital media and technology skills a plus.