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Education Specialist at Texas Center for Local Food - 10775

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Education Specialist
Texas Center for Local Food
201 North Main St
78621 Elgin , TX
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Job Description: 

The Education Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing the educational programs of the Texas Center for Local Food. Programs include Farm-to-Kids Texas after-school for K-6, Farm-to-School for K-12, and adult education for farmers and farmers market managers. The purpose of the education program is to provide a backbone education and training system along with technical expertise for other organizations to develop and provide training to their constituents and customers.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The work is in 2 parts with the work load roughly even between the 2 parts. Part 1 is Farm-to-School related: Texas ACE after-school (K-6) and Farm-to-School (K-12). Part 2 is online training for farmers market managers, direct-to-consumer farmers and ranchers, and consumers. We will consider hiring one person to perform both parts of the work and, if need be, we will consider hiring two part-time staff.

-- Develop and deliver engaging curriculum for K-12 and adults (farmers, farmers market mgrs)
-- Work with farmers and market managers to develop clear learning objectives and develop high quality educational materials that support the expressed educational needs
-- Dialogue with farmers, farmers market managers and other subject matter experts to identify their learning needs, objective, and desires. Record and synthesize their needs.
-- Develop videos, images, text and other media into online classes
-- Manage the online education system
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Education & Experience: 

-- 3 years education experience in curriculum development, teaching, on farm education
-- At least 1 year on personal anti-racism work
-- At least one (1) year experience with farming, agriculture, or local food
-- Knowledge and understanding of educational/instructional design, scaffolding, and learning modalities
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