Job Summary/Basic Function: About the Tisch Food Center: The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University (“Tisch Food Center”) conducts research on food and nutrition education practice and policy. We translate our research into resources for educators, policy makers, and advocates to give people power to demand healthy, just, sustainable food. The Tisch Food Center focuses on schools as critical levers for learning and social change.
Position description: Under the general direction of the Food Ed Hub Director, the Food Ed Program Specialist is a full-time position that has responsibility for implementing a variety of research and resource development projects that support the mission of the Hub to ensure that all NYC students have quality food and nutrition education and sustainably-produced, culturally-responsive, healthy school food. The Program Specialist is a key member of the Tisch Food Center team, working with internal and external coalition partners to develop and implement projects and shared goals. This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2023. There is a possibility, but no guarantee, of extension.
Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree in food, nutrition, or public health; education policy; public administration; government relations; or a related field. Minimum 3-5 years of related experience in food and nutrition education programming and/or research. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative efforts with diverse individuals and communities, including youth outreach and engagement. Commitment to building racial and social justice through leadership development, community engagement. Able to work both independently and as part of a team. Exceptional planning and organizational skills with high attention to detail. The ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. The ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions. The ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills including: oral, presentation, written, social media. A high level of self-motivation, self-direction and intellectual curiosity Some travel within the city required. Car not required.
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.