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Posted Job Title
CSA Nutrition Education Coordinator
Job Profile Title
Netter Center Program Associate
Job Description Summary
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. AUNI coordinators work as part of a team with other Netter Center UACS staff. AUNI engages, educates and empowers youth, university students, and community members in a comprehensive approach to community health improvement, particularly improvement in nutrition and obesity.
This is a direct service position that specifically focuses on the following activities: nutrition and garden education within public schools and community settings, CSA management, project based youth development activities including a high school summer program, improving physical activity levels, and increasing awareness and understanding of food systems. This position may also support AUNIâ™s Adult and Senior Nutrition Program (ASNP). ASNP works with adults in a variety of venues, including senior centers, libraries, food pantries, and health care facilities to conduct healthy shopping, eating, and cooking workshops.
Duties: This is a production garden based position that is anchored in partnerships in schools to deliver effective nutrition education programming, manage AUNIâ™s CSA and food access initiatives, and develop and support community partnerships. Duties include management of a local high school garden, a small campus garden, a weekly CSA market, and indoor growing systems. AUNI coordinators also work with undergraduate fellows and work-study students to help develop, implement and expand this work. Â Additionally, as part of AUNIâ™s annual summer partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network, this position supervises a crew of high school students while implementing best practices in youth development. Â There are weekly and monthly documentation and reporting requirements with time-sensitive deadlines. Occasionally, staff are asked to work evenings and/or weekends. Flexibility with weekly schedule is necessary.
Qualifications: A Bachelorâ™s Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Â Ability to work in a multicultural environment and interact respectfully with diverse groups is required. Â Experience in urban educational settings is required. Â Experience growing intensively in urban spaces is required. Â Farmers Market Experience required. Familiarity with indoor growing systems preferred. Experience and training in nutrition or health education related subject is preferred. Â Working knowledge of health disparities, and food systems preferred. Â Should be familiar with challenges that impact urban populations.Â Demonstrated experience of ability to work collaboratively with school and community based organizations. Experience implementing youth leadership programs is a plus.Â The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, dependable, and flexible.
COVER LETTER REQUIREDÂ
Physical Requirements:Typically sitting at a desk or table; occasional lifting 25 pounds or less. Working conditions include an office and outdoor exposure to weather.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00013661
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