This position is the primary youth educator for the Community Food Education program at Solid Ground, leading classes, workshops, and events to strengthen communities’ ability to navigate their food environments. This position will provide hands-on (currently virtual) educational opportunities for youth to learn about growing, buying, cooking, and eating nutritious foods. The Youth Food Educator leads classes for youth in schools, before and after school settings including gardens, and at Marra Farm.
60% Teach and prepare educational materials for cooking/nutrition/gardening classes with youth, primarily Kindergarten through 6th grade, using existing curricula with Seattle Public School students, before and after school sites and at Marra Farm. Support adults and families education as needed. Classes are currently virtual due to COVID-19.
5% Steward school and childcare site garden spaces and assist with Marra Farm maintenance and production. Assist with virtual farm-based education.
10% Assist Community Food Education Staff with events, promotions and community level systems changes for community health
15% Perform administrative work to support classes – order class materials, groceries, class dishes, administer survey assessments, enter and track data, complete reports in a timely manner
5% Work with volunteers delivering class lesson materials in alignment with Solid Ground’s antiracism approach.
5% Participate in program, department, and agency meetings, Anti-Racism Initiative work, and relevant trainings as required. Support departmental and program goals as needed.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Full Job Description