Job Details

Food Bank Name Central Texas Food Bank
Austin, TX
Post Date September 1, 2016
Job Title Nutrition Education Manager
Description Nutrition Education Manager position available in Austin, TX through the Feeding America network. Learn how you can help end hunger in America.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• CHOICES Nutrition Education Program class instruction.
• Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Nutrition Educators, Child Nutrition Specialist and Nutrition Education Intern.
• Serves as primary contact for coordination of nutrition education classes for eligible sites. Provides inquiring agencies with program information, confirms class schedule with sites and resolves class scheduling conflicts or date changes within 24 hours.
• Ensures marketing of the program via email or phone calls to eligible sites. • Updates and ensures agency compliance of CHOICES Memorandum of Understanding for each site.
• Submits accurate closed class data and evaluation results for each nutrition education course taught.
• Develops and revises class curriculum and Kids Café Toolkit, evaluations (i.e. pre and post-tests), and other class materials as needed to meet the needs of the clients and SNAP-Ed requirements.
• Oversees annual nutrition monitors and annual nutrition menu analyses of Kids Cafe Program to ensure nutrition standards are met. Creates menus meeting NSLP, CACFP and SFSP guidelines.
• Fulfills SNAP-Ed requirements, including accurate and timely data entry into proper excel sheet for Education Administration Reporting System (EARS) report. • Assists Community Health and Nutrition Manager in writing annual SNAP-Ed Grant.
• Collaborates 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.

Application 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.
• Registered and Licensed Dietitian certification preferred.
• Minimum two years full-time, wage-earning experience in nutrition education.
• Minimum of one year supervisory experience of full-time paid staff.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
• Menu planning experience utilizing federal meal program standards (NSLP, CACFP, SFSP) preferred.
• Experience with community nutrition, program planning, management, and evaluation preferred. B. Knowledge and Skills
• Advanced knowledge of nutrition, food, and food safety. Demonstrated ability with group training or experience in community nutrition or community health education.
• 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 computer applications including Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, email and internet research.
• Advanced experience with nutrition analysis software required.
• 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 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.
• Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
• Ability to work effectively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.

• 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, 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, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. 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 Central Texas Food Bank 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.

Deadline October 5, 2016
How to Apply

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About the Organization

We are a registered 501(c)(3), which means that we are not a religious, political or advocacy organization. We believe there’s strength in numbers and in working together. We are members of Feeding America and Feeding Texas (formerly the Texas Food Bank Network). Our service territory includes: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties. Nearly 300 Partner Agencies have joined us to serve families in 21 Central Texas counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, snack programs and other service sites. A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 35 years, our mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.

Additional Information

The primary objectives of this position are to oversee the CHOICES: Nutrition Education Program and the nutrition components of the children’s meal programs, Kids Cafe, Summer Food Service Program, and Back Pack Program.  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 60% direct education and 40% administrative duties.


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