Job: Nutrition Education Project Coordinator, Michigan

Description: Springport Public Schools is seeking a candidate for the position of Program Coordinator to manage Springport’s Nutrition Education through Gardening program.  The Coordinator’s responsibilities in this area will include:

  • Serve as grant administrator and prepare monthly fiscal reports
  • Manage and maintain accurate financial records
  • Work as a cooperative team member in the Springport Agriscience Program
  • Coordinate closely with the Michigan Nutrition Network Project Liaison
  • Coordinate closely with the nutrition education teacher
  • Assist nutrition education teacher with food demonstrations
  • Coordinate and create a monthly nutrition education newsletter as well as bulletin boards, posters, and displays
  • Coordinate district-wide nutrition education programming for staff and students within the grant guidelines
  • Plan, promote, and implement a summer garden day camp to teach nutrition education
  • Seek additional grant funding necessary for carrying out the project
  • Any other duties appropriate to the fulfillment of the grant

Qualifications: This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate with a combination of education and/or experience in agriculture and/or nutrition and/or education.
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in community food systems, food policy or agriculture and natural resources
  • Experience in gardening, horticulture, greenhouse management
  • Experience working with students
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Self-motivated, hard working and dependable
  • Experience grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience managing and maintaining a budget
Anticipated Salary and Benefit Package: $60,000 (Based on an academic year, plus 2 days/week throughout the summer months) Apply to: Randall Cook, Superintendent Springport Public Schools 300 W. Main Street Springport, MI 49284 Deadline: 3:00 PM September 10, 2010

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