Job: Nutrition Edcator, Washington D.C.

Job Title: Full-Time Educator Department: Harvest for Health Reports To: Harvest for Health Program Manager & Director Primary Function: To create, coordinate and implement garden and nutrition education programs, workshops and trainings for low income youth and adult audiences.  Assist in program evaluation and reporting for education programs. Serve as liaison for department with the rest of the food bank and community on matters related to garden and nutrition education programs.


Create, coordinate and implement youth education programs at urban garden in SE Washington, DC
Develop and implement garden education workshops for partner organizations and the general public
Assist in development of resources and materials to promote fresh produce and healthy foods at the food bank
Work collaboratively to develop, revise and teach garden based education to compliment nutrition education curriculum through a variety of programs including Cooking Matters™
Track evaluation outcomes for all education programs
Support farm youth program by aiding in the planning of the garden at Clagett Farm
Provide support for education, volunteer and Community Supported Agriculture program at Clagett Farm when needed
Help in planning of new demonstration garden and educational program
Act as main contact for all garden and nutrition resources and educational materials

Create and maintain media (emails, pictures, blog, video, etc.) to raise awareness of all nutrition and garden programs with relevant audiences (including the community, partner organizations, funders, CAFB staff and Board of Directors)
Determine viability of using urban garden program as a model for other community organizations
Participate in departmental meetings and organizational events Assist in the administrative needs of project/department including tracking expenses and income, budget monitoring, database management, mailing list updates and various other clerical activities
Help in hiring and training interns and volunteers
Manage effective use of volunteer labor to assist with garden responsibilities
Connect with local garden groups through attendance and professional CAFB representation at these events

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong desire to work with low income children and adults through educational opportunities
Teaching experience in schools or non-traditional teaching environments preferred
Bachelors degree or commensurate experience
Experience working in gardens or on farms, knowledge of mid-Atlantic growing season and sustainable farming/gardening practices
Computer competency including: Microsoft Office and database management
Knowledge of  Raiser’s Edge and website updating a plus
Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, skills, abilities:
Self-starter that can demonstrate independent initiative and the ability to work in teams
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Must exhibit excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Experience working in low-income communities and diverse populations
Work in a variety of conditions, including outdoor farm labor, urban garden, at community organizations and indoor administrative work
The ability to lift heavy boxes (40 lbs) and to work outdoors in varying conditions

Working Conditions and Hours:
This position is based at the Capital Area Food Bank office, though time at multiple sites throughout the Washington Metro Area will also be required. Most work is during the normal working day but some activities will take place during evening hours or on weekends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Please send applications to Mr. Les Johnson (, Senior Director of Human Resources, Capital Area Food Bank.

1 Comment on Job: Nutrition Edcator, Washington D.C.

  1. Hi, I am interested in the nutrition educator position. I would like to know whether this job can be done only on weekends?

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