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Market Manager/Nutrition Educator
Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) is a nonprofit organization that is galvanizing a youth-led food justice movement. TFFJ works within Title 1 middle and high schools in food desert communities throughout New York City to train students to build and maintain indoor hydroponic farms that can grow more than 20,000 pounds of produce per year. These student-built and -run farms serve as local sources for fresh food and centers for nutrition and health education in their schools and communities.
In collaboration with the schools we serve, TFFJ has designed a program that trains students in the science and engineering of cutting-edge hydroponic technology, providing them with enriched STEM education and urban agricultural job training as they build, manage, harvest, and distribute the farm’s produce. Through our program students develop leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills while becoming food justice advocates within their communities.
TFFJ farms grow enough annual produce to enable us to serve the students in the school cafeteria daily and to affordably sell produce to community residents at school-based and student-run farm markets, as well as through emergency food assistance programs.
● Have (or be in the process of obtaining) a Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, agriculture, food studies, nutrition, environmental studies, social services, or community development
● Have at least six months of relevant student management experience (setting may vary) or have at least six months of teaching experience (teaching certificate not required; setting may vary)
●Display excellent written and verbal communication skills
●Be able to multitask and manage multiple priorities and deadlines
●Be able to work collaboratively and act as a team player but also be able to work independently
●Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
●Comfortable using (or learning how to use) apps like Square and WorldPay and handle emergency assistance coupons like Health Bucks or WIC/FMNP coupons
● Be willing and able to travel between 4 boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx)
● Be able to clear a required NYC DOE background check
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Market Manager/Nutrition Educator” as the subject line.
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.