Capital Area Food Bank of Texas


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Bilingual Nutrition Educator

Why this position is critical to our mission:

The primary objectives of this position are to provide nutrition education to the population served by the Capital Area Food Bank.

About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, the Food Bank in collaboration with more than 300 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime.

Responsibilities:

  • CHOICES Nutrition Education Program class instruction conducted in Spanish/English.
  • Ability to stay on task and fulfill the SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assists with revising of class curriculum, evaluations (i.e. pre and post tests), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
  • Assist with marketing the CHOICES Nutrition Education Program to SNAP-Ed eligible sites through phone calls, email correspondence, or one-to-one scheduled visits. 
  • Provides accurate and timely data entry into proper excel sheet for Education Administration Reporting System (EARS) report. 
  • Submits accurate closed class data and evaluation results by assigned deadline to Nutrition Education Manager for each nutrition education course taught.     
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor in support of the goals of the Capital Area Food Bank ofTexas.   

      * Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A.   Education, Experience, and Training

  • 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.
  • One year full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
  • Excellent proficiency in Spanish.

B.   Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailedinformation and to write about or talk extemporaneously on thatinformation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
  • Ability to work cooperatively under pressure with a diverse range of people. Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully with all members of society.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidentialinformation.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, the Internet and non-profit software (Nutrition analysis software preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible with working hours to meet the client and class schedule. (includes evenings and weekends)  
  • Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.

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, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile.

This position reports to:

Nutrition Education Manager

Additional information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.


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