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Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator
TFFJ seeks a passionate individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, an interest in working with youth, and a desire to join a small, growing organization. Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, the Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator will: manage TFFJ’s after-school Apprenticeship programming related to health, nutrition, food justice and advocacy; oversee the operations of TFFJ’s weekly Fresh Food Box and farm stand distribution program; and coordinate all school and community-related outreach and engagement events. This role will also recruit, train, and manage TFFJ’s CUNY Service Corps interns, AmeriCorps Public Allies, and on-site mentors. Click here to read the full position description.
● Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, ideally in education, public health, food studies, nutrition, environmental studies, social services, or community development
● Some relevant management experience, preferably in education, food, or a related field
● Some teaching experience (teaching certificate not required)
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to work independently and self-manage around multiple priorities and deadlines
● Ability to work collaboratively and be a team player
● Passion for education, food justice, youth empowerment, and food advocacy
● Must be able to clear a required DOE background check
Teach and Mentor Youth as a TFFJ After-School Program Mentor
Our part-time mentoring program for young adults is an integral part of the Teens for Food Justice experience. Under the guidance of a lead teacher and TFFJ staff, you will join our small team of mentors to facilitate a hands-on, empowering learning environment for middle school students in our after-school program in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Mentors guide students through activities such as building model hydroponic farming systems, managing crops from seed to harvest, field trips to local farms, food justice advocacy projects, and hands-on lessons in nutrition, healthy cooking, and local food access. Mentors also work closely with students to strengthen their confidence and communication skills through service learning projects and community outreach events that provide their peers, families and the broader community with knowledge and skills to seek out healthy, affordable food options and take charge of their health.