[closed] Education Manager

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020
 Full Time
 Large scale

Position Description

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Our vision is to inspire a world that nourishes all people, local economies, and the living earth. CUESA is committed to centering equity and inclusion in our programs and across all aspects of our organization.

The Education Manager is responsible for implementing two of CUESA’s online education programs within our current COVID-19 parameters. The Education Manager will execute our Foodwise Teens program, now in a hybrid, distance-learning and in-person format. This position will also craft online educational experiences for adults, including panel discussions and video stories featuring local farmers and food system innovators.

This position works collaboratively with CUESA's three department directors to deliver mission-driven content to children, teens, and adults to increase their understanding of and connection with food and agriculture, and requires both in-person and remote work. This position will review and revise education programs that are currently on pause during COVID-19 to better enhance their impact when we are able to restart them. CUESA’s education programs include Foodwise Kids, Foodwise Families, Foodwise Teens, Foodwise Talks, and Farmers Market Education Programming, including cooking demos and other interactive education.

Required Knowledge

  • Foundational understanding of sustainable food systems and their structures, especially food access and food equity issues, with a clear sense of the Bay Area food landscape in particular
  • Significant knowledge of youth education strategies and methods, including youth development
  • Multi-cultural competency and familiarity with working with and supervising teens from diverse backgrounds in San Francisco
  • Significant knowledge of equity frameworks and the implementation of them in nonprofit settings
  • Basic competency working and teaching in kitchen and garden settings
  • Familiarity with farmers markets and small farm operations

Required Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching youth and understanding youth development
  • Successful track record working with and managing teams and supervising others, including staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Proficiency in collaborative decision making
  • Demonstrate commitment to sharing information about gardening, cooking, sustainable agriculture, food access, local food systems, and food justice
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Enthusiastic personality and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to establish and maintain great working relationships with a variety of constituents such as students, teachers, school district administrators, fellow educators in the nonprofit space, funders, colleagues, farmers market sellers, volunteers, donors, and event attendees
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail for a variety of correspondence such as grant applications and reporting, policies/procedures, informational documents, and contracts
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated experience managing project and program budgets
  • Computer and software proficiency: Adobe, Google Suite, Microsoft

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Language proficiency in Spanish or Chinese
  • Expertise in curriculum development and program evaluation
  • Familiarity with Salesforce platform
  • Video filming and editing skills
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