Educator

Capital Roots, Inc.

About the organization

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in NY’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutrition and horticulture education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in the four county region. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all. To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a multicultural organization. We seek to foster diversity across our organization and welcome the unique contributions our team members make based on their diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and lived experiences.

Duties

Capital Roots’ Educator prepares and presents classes and workshops related to gardening, healthy meal preparation, food preservation and wellness to the general public and in collaboration with a wide range of community partners including health care and senior service providers, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations and schools. The Educator implements a 5-week nutrition education program for young children (Pre-K through 2nd grade) called the ‘Taste Good Series’ which introduces children to new fruits and vegetables through fun and engaging activities and tastings.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plan, prepare and present educational classes and workshops on a wide variety of garden and fresh food-based topics
• Promote and implement the Taste Good Series in schools around the Capital Region
• Meet and communicate with community partners to plan, schedule and conduct educational programs
• Work with Communications and Marketing team to publicize educational programs
• Keep accurate records of classes for grant reporting purposes
• Participate in Capital Roots’ events, staff meetings and performance of other duties as needed

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree
• Genuine interest in and commitment to Capital Roots’ mission
• Experience and passion for gardening, fresh healthy food, cooking and wellness
• Excellent written and oral communication skills required
• Ability to juggle several projects simultaneously; Strong organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Displays initiative and thinks and acts creatively
• Valid driver's license with the ability to drive and a driving record acceptable for insurance coverage
• Experience working with diverse communities

Salary

This position is a non-exempt, full-time position (40 hours per week) with starting salary of $30,680 per year. Please see the full job description at https://www.capitalroots.org/work-with-us/ for more details about benefits.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send cover letter and resume to:
Sharon DiLorenzo, Education Director
Capital Roots | 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180
Email: [email protected] | NO CALLS PLEASE!

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