Head of Nutrition Education

Project FLY (Future Leaders in Youth), is a workshop-based program that aims to empower at-risk youth to take advantage of opportunities in post-secondary education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Through interactive workshop, Project FLY educates youth on core topics which include the importance of post-secondary education, employment skills, environmental sustainability, leadership, financial literacy, professional soft skills, and entrepreneurship. We also run our yearly bilingual Pitch competition for high school students called Perfect Pitch and work with the school boards to fill gaps in the current school curriculum in the areas of nutrition and financial planning

This year, Project FLY’s objectives include:

•    Strengthening the current academic content for the Business & Nutrition workshops

•    Expand our content by looking for opportunities to transition into mental health workshops

•    Continuing to build on our relationships with current community partners (YMCA, JA, CLK Youth)

•    Building partnerships with local businesses and organizations willing to give specialized workshops to the youth attending our workshops

Expanding our presentations into school boards to build Perfect Pitch and impact more youth

YOU’LL NEED TO:

-       Be passionate about health education

-       Have excellent oral and written communication skills

-       Have great time management and organizational skills

-       Be professional and independent

-       Be able to work in a dynamic team environment

IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

-       Experience working with youth / students

-       Experience coordinating activities

-       An interest in writing curriculum content

-       Be bilingual

YOU’LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

-       Improve the current academic content included in the workshops

-       Coordinating with the FLY and Tower Gardens team to schedule workshops using the nutrition-education curriculum

-       Develop new dynamic activities to present during workshops using the Tower Garden model or other props as well as workbooks, etc.

-       Identify and partner with external mentors and professionals that can help with content

-       Explore the possibility of partnering with the school board or other community partners to expand the programs reach (gym classes, after school programs)

Collaborate with the Sprout team to explore the possibility of running nutrition education cooking classes using their meal kits and Tower Garden vegetables

Enactus uOttawa

Enactus uOttawa, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5