Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s health by offering innovative programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating in schools, community organizations, and beyond. Our vision is to continue to grow our programs, show success and sustainability, and to inspire schools and divisions to adopt and lead their own ongoing wellness programming.
|In-person Learning Garden Educator (part-time seasonal)||Fit4Kids is hiring a seasonal part-time garden educator for our Learning Garden program. The position starts immediately and coincides with the school year. This is a position that requires in-person teaching at partner schools, in addition to some virtual teaching and in-person work at our greenhouse. The position is part-time and will provide roughly 15-20 hours per week. The Educator will collaborate with schools to maintain their school garden and lead academic, garden-based lessons for elementary school classes during their school day. The Educator may also lead after-school garden club lessons with elementary and middle school students. The purpose of the program is to leverage gardens and nutrition education to increase students’ consumption of fruits and vegetables and encourage healthy eating. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Lead hands-on in-person and virtual lessons that integrate the garden into the core, standards-based curriculum -Maintain communication between Fit4Kids staff, school staff, teachers, and volunteers -Collect and enter data for various program evaluation requirements to ensure program effectiveness -Assist with some greenhouse duties, as needed About the Organization: Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is a non-profit organization created to improve the health and wellness of children by increasing physical activity and promoting healthy eating. The organization is focused on improving children’s health and reducing childhood obesity. Fit4Kids is committed to equal access and opportunity for everyone. Fit4Kids does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religious affiliation, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, or veteran status in employment, partnership or program delivery.||Education, Programming||Mar 27, 2021|