Support the next generation in developing healthy habits and commit to food justice.
The Youth Education Coordinator will coordinate in-school and after-school nutrition, cooking and gardening classes for school-aged students and their families. The Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of coordinating and training educators to facilitate classes as well as collaboration with community partners. This position will work within elementary schools, Seattle-area after-school programs and Solid Ground’s farm and residential sites to provide a series of hands-on and interactive nutrition, gardening and cooking education lessons. The Youth Education Coordinator will also work closely with school staff and Solid Ground program staff during the academic year to develop, implement, and evaluate school-specific health initiatives and events including family nights, after school programs, assemblies, cafeteria-based promotions, as funding allows.
The Youth Education Coordinator will also work as a member of the Farm to Table (F2T) coalition and will regularly meet with partners, coordinate lessons, develop and maintain the F2T curriculum, and assist in ongoing improvement of the F2T program. This position will also support the development of field trip curriculum to be used at Marra Farm.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
45% Coordinate and support nutrition education, cooking and gardening lessons, including logistics, communication and scheduling with teachers, administrators and school staff. Prepare materials and supplies for classes including, preparing lesson plans and other written materials, completing required class evaluations; maintain program database, records and files. Provide day to day support and guidance to Youth Educator to ensure Educator upholds curriculum fidelity and understands and follow all programmatic guidelines and regulations. Prepare various reports as required; coordinate the maintenance of program storage areas, supplies and equipment.
25% Coordinate the recruitment, development and retention of site partners as well as the scheduling of classes, tours and events to achieve program objectives and facilitate program expansion throughout Solid Ground’s service area. Collaborate with partners and staff to facilitate the implementation of education events and projects.
10% Support community-driven health initiatives to support long-term community health which may include attending community and school meetings, community resource mapping and evaluation, building relationships, and implementing policy, systems and environmental changes.
10% Coordinate the development and revision of nutrition curricula and evaluation tools to expand program reach and meet the diverse needs in the community.
10% Participate in program, department, Anti-Racism Initiative and agency meetings and trainings as required. Support the department and programmatic 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