The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programing and fundraising events, but by hiring motivated, mission driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.
The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for a passionate Nutrition Education Manager. As the leader of our Nutrition Education Department, you will oversee Nutrition Educators who are providing nutrition education to our clients within the 21 counties we serve.
As a Nutrition Education Manager, you will share knowledge and/or conduct trainings on the topics of nutrition, gardening, cooking, culinary skills, food resource management and/or food safety to a diverse range of ages in a group and/or community setting. In addition, this role must be able to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. Reporting to the Director of Community Health and Nutrition, this position works independently with minimal supervision, and must be flexible with working hours to meet the client and class schedule which may include evenings and weekends. Duties include, but not limited to staff supervision and training, class instruction, curricula development, capacity building and administrative support to the nutrition team. The position involves 20% direct education and 80% administrative duties.
As the Nutrition Education Manager, you will
- Manage and supervise the day-to-day activities of the Nutrition Education Program Team; Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Nutrition Educators, Dietetic Interns, and Nutrition Education Intern.
- Lead annual department and teamwork plan development; Prepare and manage the annual departmental budget
- Serve as primary contact for coordination of nutrition education classes for eligible sites. Provides inquiring agencies with program information, confirm class schedule with sites and resolve class scheduling conflicts or date changes within 24 hours
- Develop and revise class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. baseline and post-surveys), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
- Facilitate nutrition education classes and cooking demonstrations that promote healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention
- Submit accurate closed class data and evaluation results for each nutrition education course taught.
- Provide accurate and timely data entry into Program Evaluation and Reporting System (PEARS), a SNAP-Ed data tracking system.
- Create, test and analyze new recipes for Partner Agencies, Food Bank Programs, and class participants that meet the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans requirements.
- Perform weekly ranking of CTFB Inventory using a validated tool that measures the nutritional quality of foods distributed.
- Assist the Director of Community Health and Nutrition in writing annual SNAP-Ed Grant.
- Create the plan and budget for other grant opportunities in support of program goals.
- Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team to create articles and promote nutrition education programming via website and social media.
- Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Central Texas Food Bank.
You are a great candidate if you have
- Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Major course work in Nutrition, Health Education, Science or a related field preferred.
- Minimum two years full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
- Minimum of one year supervisory experience of full time paid staff.
- Registered and Licensed Dietitian certification.
- Menu planning experience utilizing federal meal program standards (NSLP, CACFP, SFSP) preferred.
- Experience with community nutrition, program planning, management, and evaluation preferred.
- Experience with nutrition analysis software and online survey tools preferred.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to supervise others and delegate appropriate tasks.
- Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully with all members of society.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk extemporaneously on that information.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and non-profit software.
- Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
- Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
Bonus points for
- Strategic planning experience.
- Understanding and experience with equity and diversity issues.
- Excellent proficiency in Spanish.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
- Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
- Conditions may include working inside, working outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, and working protracted or irregular hours.