Nutrition Educator Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Williamsport

Title Nutrition Educator
Date 11 September 2020
Company Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
City Williamsport

Short Description :

Ability to operate standard office equipment machines, tools, and devices used in performing only the essential function include computer and related equipment, tablet, calculator, photocopier, fax machine, and telephone Associate or Bachelors degree in nutrition, dietetics, health ,…

Full Description :

IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME OPENINGS

Job Title: Nutrition Educator

Location: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – Harrisburg, PA and Williamsport, PA

Reporting Relationship: Agency Services Manager

Position Summary: This is a grant funded position for one (1) year. The Nutrition Educator’s primary role is to support implementation of the Pennsylvania Healthy Pantry Initiative (PA HPI) within the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB) service area. This is a one-year grant funded position with the possibility of an annual renewal.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Communicate regularly with PA HPI registered dietitian regarding program implementation and healthy pantry activities.
  • Assist in recruiting food pantries for participation in PA HPI.
  • Carry out healthy pantry assessments to identify potential intervention strategies.
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with various departments within food bank on increasing healthy inventory as well as development of nutrition policy.
  • Implement identified environmental changes: Creating attractive displays, signage, etc.
  • Conduct cooking demonstrations.
  • Provide recipes and tastings of healthy foods available at pantry.
  • Present nutrition education classes.
  • Conduct trainings for food pantry staff/volunteers.
  • Collaborate with food pantries in collecting data on food pantry inventory and distribution.
  • Assist the agency services department with nutrition education specific activities.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Must be willing to travel most frequently within the food bank territory, less frequently for trainings or meetings with all PA HPI partners often centrally located near Harrisburg, PA.

Other Duties:

  • In instances of a federal, state, or locally declared emergency, CPFB is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience:

Education:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, health or public health, health coach or related field.
  • Additional years of experience combined with certification would be considered in lieu of having an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum one (1) year experience working in a non-profit or social service/community environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently and proactively to address problems.
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure to solve issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Always abide by the CPFB’s values and appropriate business ethics.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performance team and be a strong team player.
  • Ability to multitask, including excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and meeting deadlines.
  • Exhibit strong verbal, written, analytical, presentation, planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information of the CPFB’s data.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to both small and large groups.
  • Ability to write, edit and proofread correspondence and presentation materials for accuracy and style.
  • Must be reliable, with high integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a group/team.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (machines, tools, and devices) used in performing only the essential function include computer and related equipment, tablet, calculator, photocopier, fax machine, and telephone.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Physical Requirements or Licenses:

  • Ability to travel that may include consecutive overnight stays, and traveling by car, bus and airplane.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Conditions may include working closely with others, working alone and working protracted or irregular and flexible hours.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift or move up to 35 pounds.
  • The work environment is typically quiet.

Excellent benefit package included. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by September 25, 2020, to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Department of Human Resources, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or email.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • non-profit: 1 year (Preferred)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Company's website:

  • centralpafoodbank.org

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

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