Mobile Food Lab Educator (part time, hourly) REED Foundation Grant
October 12, 2018
Mahwah, New Jersey
This is a part-time position. The hourly pay rate will be between $10 to $36/hr. Hours of work and days will be defined by the supervisor
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY: Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement. Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the AVP Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (PI of the grant). Responsible for the development and implementation of education programs using the Mobile Food Laboratory (MFL) for students in the K-12 educational environment at participating schools and at the Meadowlands Environment Center (MFL home base) and for visiting groups from the community. She/he conducts programs for educators and other special programs as required.
Implement educational programs and enhances lesson plans correlated to State and Next generation Science Standards (NGSS) delivered using the MFL.
Facilitate teacher-training workshops using the MFL; develops and implements traveling programs to schools, nursing homes, libraries, and hospitals.
Responds to public inquiries following established guidelines and contributes to team effort by completing tasks on an as needed assigned basis.
Establishes liaison and maintains cooperative working relationships with MEC staff whose functions impact on assigned responsibilities. These include environmental educators, Assistant Directors, School District Coordinator and the NJMC.
Consults with supervisor on a regular basis to report progress on assignments, to report problems, and to resolve problems.
Wear designated uniform shirts when presenting a program to school groups and the public.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college).
One year professional experience related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Knowledge of STEAM topics related to healthy eating and food science required. Knowledge of food preparation, biology and chemistry and issues surrounding healthy food availavility preferred.
Be familiar with NGSS and State Content Standards.
Innovative teaching techniques/strategies.
Ability to conduct classes outdoors under varied conditions.
Research and develop new programs for school groups and general public.
Demonstrated computer literacy/ knowledge of current educational technology
Assist in the production of literature for program use.
Be able to travel to various facilities and present programs
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, values, strategic plan, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity-focused conferences, trainings, and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College? where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Internal Number: 104815384
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