Position Information

Posted
Aug 4, 2022

Closes
Oct 4, 2022

Description

Duties:

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.

Requirements:

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.

Salary
$15/hour

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

Contact
Jen Yoo Gulliver

Phone
540-360-1123

Email
jen@ontheroadcollaborative.com

Website
ontheroadcollaborative.com

Address
85 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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