Position Information

Aug 4, 2022

Oct 4, 2022



EDIBLE EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: The On the Road Collaborative Edible Education Instructor(s) will lead or support the Emerging Chefs program, teaching weekly cooking and food lessons to small groups of about 16 middle and/or high school youth, directly reporting to the Edible Education Program Coordinator. The Emerging Chefs program operates weekday afternoons (Monday-Thursday) throughout most of the school year (October-May).

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a variety of cooking and food service learning experiences in a group setting, utilizing effective teaching and youth engagement strategies.
  • Serve as a mentor for youth, building strong relationships and motivating them to succeed.
  • Create a safe, positive learning environment that promotes our core values of focused effort, service, perseverance and courage.
  • Help create lesson plans and recipes with a co-facilitator.
  • Work closely with a range of stakeholders, especially families, teachers and volunteers, to deliver quality programming.
  • Help to plan the culminating Learning Showcase events (e.g. Iron Chef Challenge).
  • Consistently attend staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist the Emerging Chefs Coordinator as needed on a range of logistical tasks to support program implementation.
  • Attend occasional evening and Saturday field trips and special program events.
  • Share about On the Road Collaborative in the community and identify ways for others to get involved and support the programs.


Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the On the Road Collaborative’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to engage, lead and instruct youth individually and in groups.
  • Commitment to youth development and achievement.
  • Experience working with older youth (middle-high school aged) preferred.
  • Must love preparing healthy food.
  • Kitchen prep experience is preferred.
  • Health and nutrition must be a priority.
  • Passion for working in a diverse, driven team setting.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and problem solving skills.
  • Organization skills.
  • Proficient at using Google Applications, especially Google Drive, Word and Sheets.

How to apply:

Complete Application: ontheroadcollaborative.com/work-with-us
Questions? Email us at work@ontheroadcollaborative.com. Applications will be accepted beginning August 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The anticipated start date for the position is mid-September.


Specific hours
The Edible Education Instructor must be available at least one afternoon per week (Monday-Thursday) and some other times as required for meetings, field trips and other special events. The Emerging Chefs program operates weekday afternoons (Monday-Thursday) throughout most of the school year (October-May).

Duration of position
Full year candidates preferred, fall only candidates acceptable.

Employer Information

Jen Yoo Gulliver




85 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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