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After School Cooking Class Educator

Position Summary

The EATS after school Cooking Class Educator will be responsible for running and further developing the Curious Cooks after school program in the Park City School District. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Cooking Class Educator will contribute to the operational success of EATS Park City by assisting with the development of the cooking class program, delivery, quality control, and evaluation. In this role, the Cooking Class Educator will play a key role as an external face of EATS Park City in the nonprofit and local community.

The Cooking Class Educator will work to implement effective hands-on courses and programs to teach nutrition education that promotes healthy eating and cooking that is delicious, and available to all students. The Cooking Class Educator will successfully implement bi-weekly cooking classes in the after school programs at one elementary school per week, and one secondary school per week and other classes as the opportunities arise. In this position, the Cooking Class Educator will be working with the Program Manager to schedule cooking classes in the various programs, find guest chefs to teach within our cooking classes, create curriculum and materials for the classes, oversee and coordinate volunteers for EATS activities. Evaluation of the program and a year-end summary is required.

Responsibilities

The after school Cooking Class Educator responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead after school cooking classes.
  • Work with chefs, nutrition educators, teachers and agency/site managers to implement courses, core curriculum, and school district requirements.
  • Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  • Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  • Assist with the development of EATS outreach materials and handouts for programs audience, as needed.
  • Provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines.
  • Provide timely and consistent communications with volunteers.
  • Help with special events.
  • Ensure all necessary course reporting is in order in network resource center (Basecamp).
  • Complete additional reporting and communications contributions as required, which may include blog posts, newsletters, photographs, and volunteer and participant story gathering.
  • Participate in trainings, as requested.
  • Maintain a high level of working knowledge related to school meals, hunger, nutrition standards, regulations, and trends.

Working Conditions

This is a very mobile position, the after school instructor will be operating within all 7 schools in the Park City School District as well as having office hours in the EATS office.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to gain experience in program management and help grow, develop, and evaluate community-based nutrition education programs. The successful candidate will partner with the Program Manager and may work collaboratively with other nonprofits. Specific requirements include:

  • Experience working with youth and/or adults in formal and/or informal education programs.
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology to develop and implement program evaluation systems.
  • Ability to work successfully with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive group.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for EATS Park City’s mission.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • RELIABLE CAR REQUIRED as well as a valid driver’s license. You will use your own vehicle for transportation to and from schools.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Two-years of college, four-year degree or graduate student preferred but not required. Experience most important.
  • Interest in nutrition and culinary arts.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Food Handler’s permit within 30-days of hire (EATS will reimburse).
  • Enrollment contingent on successful passing of criminal background search (including a FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check).

Terms and Benefits

This is a part-time, year-round position (educators will work in our camp program during summer months). Pay is based on an average of 20 hours per week. There is the opportunity to expand this to a full-time position if the applicant is interested. Compensation based on experience. Benefits include paid time off and a fun, relaxed work environment. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Zoe Flavin at zoe@eatsparkcity.org.

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About EATS

Founded in 2013, EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) Park City’s mission is to ensure every student has access to fresh, nutritious, appealing food and opportunities to develop lifelong positive and healthy food habits. We work with the school district and our community to improve the school food program using education as the foundation for change. We are funded by individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsorship.

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