Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables Nutrition Assistant

This is a part-time position (May-September); 24 hours per week between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Nutrition Assistant helps with implementing nutrition education workshops through the Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention program for low income individuals accessing emergency food programs and at the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. 


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Current college student pursuing degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education or closely related field preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience working in community nutrition, community health or public health with low income populations preferred
  • Assist with farmers’ market activities July through September on Mondays and Tuesdays

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Needed to Perform Effectively in this Position:

  • Strong written, oral, and computer skills.
  • Proven ability to be flexible, work independently, and collaboratively with other professionals and the public.
  • Possesses an energetic, engaging, and outgoing demeanor with the ability to work in a variety of settings with different populations.
  • Experience with facilitated group discussion, education, and techniques.
  • Food preparation, demonstration, and cooking skills with the ability to conduct them to a live audience.
  • Knowledge and ability to follow food safety standards.
  • Passion for the mission and vision of the organization and improving the health of the community.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to travel within our eleven county service area.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to program requirements.

  • Assist with policy, systems, and environmental change interventions in select food pantries. 
  • Participate in community events, meetings, trainings, conference calls, and conferences as needed.
  • Conduct four nutrition education workshops/food demonstrations at partner agencies and other community organizations each month.

  • Assist with nutrition education workshops at the Tuesday Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market and workshops at other area community organizations, market tasks include:

    • Planning for presentations

    • Setting up, assisting with, and cleaning up demonstrations before/during/after the market

    • Preparing educational materials, recipe ingredients, and other items

    • Entering survey data

Apply online now or send resume and cover letter to hr@foodbankcny.org

Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables Nutrition Assistant Position Summary PDF