Part-Time Nutrition Educator

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Website Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The Nutrition Educator provides critical support to Food Bank initiatives designed to promote a culture of health across the Food Bank’s network. Working closely with the Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, the Nutrition Educator will assist in the implementation of the Healthy Pantry Initiative.

This is a part-time position where the employee will typically work 20 hours per week.

This is a grant-funded position through 2021, with the possibility of renewal through 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruit Healthy Pantry Initiative participants from the Food Bank’s network of agencies

  • Support the Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator in working across departments at the Food Bank to identify and operationalize recruitment strategies
  • Track, evaluate, and report on recruitment efforts
  • Maintain relationships with participating partner agencies

Support Healthy Pantry Initiative implementation

  • Perform initial assessment of pantry operation based on observations and experience assisting pantry set-up and distribution
  • Work with Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator to identify opportunities to improve agencies’ sourcing or distribution behavior to encourage healthy options
  • Work with agencies’ staff and volunteers to apply concepts of behavioral economics to promote healthy options to the people they serve
  • Work with agencies to make improvements to the way food is set up and displayed
  • Administer client surveys as needed
  • Provide food sampling and/or demonstrations as needed

Maintain records to inform program evaluation

  • Work with agencies’ staff and volunteers to collect feedback and data demonstrating the effectiveness of Healthy Pantry Initiative interventions
  • Generate agency-level reports based on ordering behavior and Healthy Pantry Initiative participation
  • Assist production of Health and Wellness Publications including monthly newsletters and recipe cards
  • Generate healthy diet and lifestyle content for newsletters on a monthly basis; assist with layout
  • Test recipes for newsletters and recipe cards on a monthly basis
  • Generate heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly recipes as needed

Relevant Education and Experience:

  • At least one year (or one year equivalent) relevant work experience in education, social services, public health, nutrition/dietetics, sales, cooking or food prep
  • Bachelor’s degree in health or nutrition related field preferred
  • ServSafe certification preferred—must be willing to obtain certification
  • Necessary Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work with teammates and independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Interest in health, food, and nutrition
  • Ability to adapt to changing plans or conditions
  • Driver’s license and access to personal vehicle that can be used for work (mileage will be reimbursed according to IRS standards)—must be willing to travel throughout the Food Bank’s eleven county service area
  • Able to accommodate a flexible schedule, working evenings and weekends as needed

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Pre-placement background checks and Act 33 & Act 34 Clearances


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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