Job: Nutrition/Garden Education Seasonal Staff – Maryland & DC

Capital Area Food Bank Harvest for Health Program Staff Job Summary The Farm Youth Initiative (FYI) teaches urban youth about the importance of making healthy food choices through a nutrition class and a field trip to Clagett Farm. Classes focus on basic nutrition themes centered around a hands-on opportunity to participate in vegetable growing, cultivating, harvesting and healthy snack preparation. Basic Function Co-lead and facilitate nutrition lessons at community organizations throughout the Washington, DC metro area and at the children’s garden at Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, MD Major Responsibilities/Activities: ·         Co-teach nutrition/garden classes at Kids Cafe summer program sites and at Clagett Farm including healthy snack preparation at each class ·         Assist with all activities during the Clagett Farm field trip which may include garden maintenance, hands-on garden instruction and organizing youth ·         Shop for and process ingredients for healthy snacks ·         Conduct pre- and post- evaluations of project and track results ·         Development of educational aids and teaching materials, as needed ·         Maintain a log of accomplishments throughout internship ·         Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
·         Education background and/or experience working with at-risk youth; Academic background and/or practical application experience in nutrition/dietetics; Experience/understanding of gardening or farming programs in a diverse working environment; Physical capacity to work outside in a variety of weather conditions; Ability to work independently and as part of a team and ability to multitask and prioritize; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; Must possess a current valid driver’s license

·         Summer 2011 – 12 weeks full-time (40 hours/week)
·         $12.00/hr

Work Environment
·         Interest in and ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, especially hot temperatures
·         Willingness to drive CAFB cars to sites in metro area Washington, DC and Clagett Farm

Impact of Volunteer Opportunity
·         Hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and nutrition; Better understanding of non-profit work serving the needs of low income people; Understanding of Kids Cafe program structure and purpose; Teaching and curriculum development experience; Understanding of efforts to increase access to fresh produce in underserved areas

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume via e-mail, fax or U.S. Mail by March 31, 2011 to:

Capital Area Food Bank
Attn: Human Resources
645   Taylor St. NE
Washington, DC  20017-2063

202-587-1330 (fax); E-mail:

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