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Community Education Assistant (PT and/or FT)

No More Empty Pots


Job title:
Community Education Assistant (PT and/or FT)

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Job description:


Position Type: Full-time or Part-time nonexempt
Position Level: Assistant
Functions: Community Education

No More Empty Pots (NMEP) is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. No More Empty Pots’ vision is to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adhering to core values of education, stewardship, and sustainability.

All candidates for NMEP positions are evaluated on “get it,” “want it,” and “capacity to do it,” and the values: forward thinking, arable & adaptable, innovative & solution oriented, people centered & trustworthy, and dedicated. All candidates must have the ability to accept challenges, ability to prioritize, ability to problem solve, versatility in applying knowledge and skills, commitment to NMEP’ mission, and dedication to reducing structural inequities. All NMEP staff are expected to prioritize people and a focus on relationships while maintaining high standards of program delivery and using sustainable budgeting and time management practices.

The Community Education Assistant will provide hands-on experiential learning activities focused on food growing, cooking, nutrition education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for intergenerational program participants, in both school and community settings.. This role will work alongside other team members and community partners to create opportunities for increased learning and self-sufficiency. The position reports to the Community Education Manager.

Candidates for the Community Education Assistant position should resonate or identify with the following qualities and traits:

Ability to effectively and proactively communicate internally and externally
Positive mindset that sees opportunities in diverse experiences
Detail oriented and deadline driven
Passion for doing work driven by community need
Self-starting while working independently and proactively
Motivation for taking on challenges and solving problems
Drive to take individual ownership of and expand upon job duties
Confidence to ask questions and take calculated risk

Provide direct service educational programming to diverse learners using and providing accommodations to make programming accessible to students
Develop and execute curriculum that is mission driven, budget aligned and meets educational and self-sufficiency outcomes
Prepare program materials, deliver sessions, and reset the instruction space
Participate in all team meetings, give feedback and be proactive and solution oriented when solving problems
Support collection and reporting of all data needed for both internal and external program monitoring and improvement purposes

Support internal and external program partners to deliver Community Education programming and communicate expectations to all stakeholders
Support the mission and vision of No More Empty Pots by making program and curriculum developments that will improve community-based learners’ educational and self-sufficiency outcomes while meeting both internal organizational and external partner expectations
Support collection and reporting of all data needed for both internal and external program monitoring and improvement purposes
Provide direct service educational programming to diverse learners using and providing accommodations to make programming accessible to students
Manage groups of learners including providing classroom management and redirection as appropriate
Prepare program materials, deliver sessions, and reset the instruction space
Support ensuring that all Community Education programs’ requirements are met, stepping in to fill gaps beyond the scope of this specific job role as needed
Inventory and manage program materials and supplies including keeping supplies organized and ensuring that requisitions are handled expediently

Attend mandatory and team meetings
Respond to email and all communications in a timely manner
Follow company policies including financial policies by managing and submitting financial documents including receipts, requisitions, invoices, and other sensitive documents
Collect and submit both quantitative and qualitative data on a weekly and monthly basis as assigned.
Attend professional development training/workshops

Other duties as assigned

Familiarity and skill to work with comprehensive food systems and STEAM subjects including amateur culinary and nutrition; home, school, and community gardening
Experience facilitating programs and/or teaching in a classroom setting
Experience and skill to work with vulnerable populations and create supportive learning environments
Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office including Excel
Must be available during program hours and during required staff meetings and events
Ability and resources to consistently arrive at work on time
Experience and skill to productively manage a group of learners using trauma-informed care principles and to work with vulnerable populations, creating supportive learning environments
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Comfort using new and experimental technology
Program development and teaching background
Proficiency in online learning platforms
Familiarity with the food system concepts such as zero-waste and seasonality, professional familiarity with the Omaha Metro local food system, and skill to integrate values-driven goals such as zero-waste and using local food
Bachelor’s degree in education, social science discipline, or a food-related field
Valid First Aid or other safety certifications
Valid ServSafe or nutrition certification or degree
Conversational Spanish fluency

This person frequently communicates with staff, students, volunteers, vendors, guests to the program, and others about program and organizational operations, policies, and products. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate and relevant information in these situations.
Must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment
Must be able to work in both indoor and outdoor environments
A valid driver’s license, access to transportation, and local travel are required
Frequently moves product weighing up to 30 pounds between rooms in the Food Hub or from one location to another
Frequently positions self to reach products stored on high or low shelves
Must be able to discern between acceptable and unacceptable product and cleanliness standards in a food service setting

Compensation: $18-24/hour, commensurate with experience
Hours per week: Part-time, non-exempt (hourly); 15-29 hours per week and/or Full-time, non-exempt (hourly) 30-40 hours per week.
Reports to: Community Education Manager

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to No More Empty Pots at Be sure to include why this position with No More Empty Pots is a good fit for you.

Black, Indigenous, Latinx and any people of color, LGBTQ+ identities and anyone with marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

No More Empty Pots does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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Posted on:
May 20, 2024

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