Waupaca County Nutrition Educator Position Available

Waupaca County Nutrition Educator Position Available

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is recruiting a part-time AmeriCorps member to serve all of Waupaca County, hosted by the Waupaca County UW-Extension office.

Nutrition Educators
deliver nutrition and garden-based education to students grades K-12 with an initial focus on the elementary grades in Waupaca County. They also introduce fresh local foods through tastings, chef-in-classroom programs, and other in-class activities. They connect farmers to the classroom through in-class programing, farm visits, and special presentations. Nutrition Educators work closely with teachers, school staff, and the host site supervisor to arrange and develop lessons. Occasionally, Nutrition Educators will also be asked to participate in community events highlighting Farm to School.

Experience not necessary but applicants desirably possess these qualities:

  • Have an interest and/or previous knowledge of farm to school programing, garden education, nutrition education, teaching, working with children, or agriculture
  • Work well independently and as a part of a team
  • Enjoy working with students and teachers in a school setting
  • Have a desire to improve their communities and schools through healthy living advocacy
  • Be comfortable working in a diverse environment

Members gain exposure to networking, planning, curriculum development, volunteer management, and more. Members also receive a living stipend, Segal Education Award upon successful program completion, limited travel reimbursement, and the opportunity to attend a professional state conference.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, legal US citizen or permanent resident alien, and pass state and federal background checks. This program is available to all, without regards to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, political affiliation, or religion.
One-year commitment from mid-August 2018- mid-August 2019.

Flexible work schedule, about 20 hours per week. Availability is required during school hours. Some special events on weekends.

AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance, student loan deferment, and an education award at the end of service. Limited reimbursement will be provided for travel to participating communities and training.


Please submit a resume and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 20, 2018. Please have two professional references available upon request.

Emailed applications are preferred. Please email applications to: kelly.hammond@wisc.edu

For questions, call (715) 258-6480

UW-Extension, Waupaca County Courthouse, 811 Harding Street Waupaca WI, 54981

See DPI Application here: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/pdf/americorps-member-application.pdf

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or in most instances, religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact:

Office of Civil Rights and InclusivenessCorporation for National and Community Service

250 E Street, SW

Washington, DC 20525

(800) 833-3722 (TTY and reasonable accommodation line)

(202) 565-3465 (FAX); eo@cns.gov (email)


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