New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a community development corporation committed to sustainable development in housing opportunities, economic development, vacant land strategies, community engagement, and real estate development. NKCDC advances social equity and economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live and actively shape their neighborhoods of choice. To that end, NKCDC provides free housing counseling to anyone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and offers many additional resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
NKCDC has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, with longstanding credibility of serving as trusted and valuable partner and collaborator. The organization is currently the only community development organization in the City of Philadelphia that is a chartered member of the NeighborWorks America network. Historically, our approach to arts-based development and vacant land management have been considered innovative and transformative. Our current work using a trauma-informed community engagement model, applying a racial equity lens across the organization, and leading programs at the intersection of health and housing are keeping NKCDC at the cutting-edge of community development. NKCDC draws on the strengths of the communities in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond — a population of over 62,800, 23% of whom live below the federal poverty level — to make sure neighborhood development benefits all residents. More information can be found at nkcdc.org.
The Nutrition Educator is the primary facilitator for all SNAP-ED nutrition programming. Programming will include facilitating both series and single direct nutrition education in community based settings and working with partners to assist in policy, systems and environmental change work, with the support of SNAP-ED community health workers. This entails working with food distributers, corner stores and other community partners to support providers in supplying healthy choices using interventions that increase the accessibility, distribution and consumption of healthy foods. The Nutrition Educator will identify ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle promotion into the regular activities of community groups, and will train Community Health Workers in curriculum delivery and nutrition education.
The SNAP-ED/Nourish program manager
- Use SNAP-ED approved curriculum to plan and deliver workshops in a community based or an online setting while maintaining consistency with mission and goals.
- Collaborate with Community Health Workers in facilitating SNAP-ED approved programming.
- Establish and maintain relationships with community stakeholders and organizations.
- Supports recruitment planning to engage and enroll community members.
- Work with community-based food distribution partners, such as Small Things Philly, Firm Hope Baptist Church, and the food pantry at the Community Center at Visitation.
- Support NKCDC’s Gardening Initiative, growing a community of gardeners to activate vacant land near their homes to increase fresh food access
- Support corner stores, low-income housing communities, and Play streets in providing heathy food options and nutrition education programming
- Oversees and ensures that all components of the program are carried out with integrity.
- Provide food tastings, pantry goods and take home recipes, as well as signage, materials, and nutrition newsletters to encourage healthy choices.
- Participate in relevant committees, trainings, conferences, and meetings.
- Possess a commitment to openness, transparency, fairness and social justice.
- Other duties as assigned
- 1-3 years of experience working in nonprofit or community-based organizations.
- Knowledge of basic nutrition, public health background, facilitation experience preferred
- High level of creative skills, innovation and organization
- Must be computer savvy, able to access e-mail, electronic calendars and the Internet. Experience required with a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office.
- Proven ability to deal with people in high stress situations with empathy and concern.
- Both a team player and a self-starter with ability to prioritize tasks.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Familiarity with social service networks in Philadelphia a plus.
- Flexibility to work off-site, evenings, and weekends as needed.
- Spanish proficiency preferred
- Must have a car, valid driver’s license and insurance.
Competitive salary with excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, and 403(b) retirement plan. Salary for this position will be $55,000/yr. ($1,057.69 per week), with a full-time schedule, 35 hours per week. This position will be located on-site at our main office, 2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, with “[YOUR NAME- NAME OF THE POSITION] ” in the subject line. All candidate resumes are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries.
NKCDC provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion, language, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.