Community Health Educator at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)

Community Health Educator at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)
Job

Applicants must e-mail resume, cover letter, three professional references and SFBFS’ Employment Application (found on www.sacramentofoodbank.org under Employment) to employment@sacramentofoodbank.org by June 12, 2017 for consideration. 

No phone calls please. 

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need since 1976, offers fifteen diverse programs and services at two facilities in Sacramento. A staff of more than 80 and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting families in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. For more information, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Community Health Education will help Sacramento County residents engage and become excited about healthy eating. As a member of the Health & Nutrition team, the Community Health Educator will teach workshops about nutrition and physical activity.

 

The Community Health Educator is responsible for the following:

• Assist with logistics for Heathy & Nutrition, which include:

o Facilitating single and multi-session nutrition education workshops

o Performing follow-up interviews with participants and graduates

o Conducting nutrition outreach at community events

o Creating outreach materials

o Developing and maintaining relationships with community-based organizations where nutrition education workshops can be taught

• Keep accurate records of activities

• Complete and maintain food handler certification

• Participate in community outreach events

• Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

• Passion for nutrition

• High school graduate (or GED)

• Comfortable speaking in front of groups

• Ability to:

o Work with a diverse community

o Teach classes with mixed ages present

o Work independently with limited supervision

o Respond to unanticipated events

o Maintain accurate records

o Safely lift or carry items weighing up to 40 pounds.

• Detail-oriented, good written and verbal communication skills and ability to multi-task

• Willingness to cross-train and learn other positions within the organization

• Reliable transportation and a valid California driver’s license and insurance

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)

• Successfully pass background/fingerprint check

• Resident of Sacramento County

 

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience teaching nutrition workshops and/or leading cooking demonstrations

• Has received services from Sacramento County, SFBFS or one of SFBFS’ Partner Agencies

• Bilingual (written and verbal), preference for Spanish

• Outgoing personality and positive attitude

• Food handler certification

 

POSITION DETAILS

• Location: Position is based primarily in an office setting (at two campuses in North and South Sacramento); workshops and outreach events will occur throughout Sacramento County

• Part-time (20 hours per week); non-exempt hourly position. Work schedule is usually Monday – Friday with occasional weekends. Nights and holidays are sometimes required to support SFBFS’ mission. Hours may vary depending on workshop or outreach schedule.

 

 

 

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