Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty. Many of the communities we work with are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity and insufficient nutrition. At Solid Ground, we believe that everyone has the right to lead healthful, thriving, independent lives. To reflect this, the Community Food Education program at Solid Ground supports the health and wellness of communities experiencing poverty and oppressions. We provide hands-on educational opportunities for youth and adults to learn about growing, buying, cooking, and eating nutritious foods. We also work within communities to build and support community level health changes. In all of our work, we are guided by Solid Ground’s anti-racism and anti-oppression approach. Our AmeriCorps members play an essential role in programming, serving as lead educators and facilitators of direct education programming. Member service terms will be centered on coordinating and implementing engaging food education in a variety of settings: class series and one-time workshops and events in schools, community organizations, and farm/garden spaces. Members will either focus on coordinating classes with adults and families using the Cooking Matters curriculum, or on teaching classes with youth in school and after-school settings (see the two different position descriptions on the Solid Ground website: “Community Food Educator” or “Youth Food Educator”). Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until placement is filled.

Member Duties : Coordinate and teach food/cooking/nutrition classes with communities experiencing food insecurity. Deliver dynamic lessons in variable settings: community centers, elementary school classrooms, afterschool programming, and in garden spaces. • Plan, tailor, and implement lessons from provided curricula to deliver engaging educational opportunities • Coordinate and manage volunteers in delivering class lesson materials, in alignment with Solid Ground’s anti-racism approach • Support Community Food Education program with events, outreach, workshops, and farm maintenance • Administer and grade survey assessments, enter and track data, complete reports in a timely manner • Participate in professional development, Anti-Racism Initiative work, and contribute to program development

Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend .

Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended .

Service Areas : Environment ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education .

Skills : Public Health ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Facilitation ,  Team Work .

Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Solid Ground Community Food Education

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2019  –   08/15/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton

Accepting Applications
From  04/10/2019  To  10/31/2019

Contact Carrie Schaffner
1501 N 45th St
Seattle   WA   98103