Culinary Instructor

part-time (20 hours/week) non- exempt position, $28-$28/hour

This position is responsible for managing the operations and programming of the June Jordan School for Equity Community Kitchen. The Culinary Instructor will coordinate our year-round Culinary Job-training programs for youth age 14-18, and support our Community Health Education programs.

Urban Sprouts’ Job Training Programs serves a dual need: to improve the long-term health outcomes for underserved youth by providing rewarding and hands-on garden and kitchen-based education; and to provide young people who face barriers to entering the workforce with practical tools and work experience to better prepare them for future employment and financial self-sufficiency.

Must be available Monday’s from 12-6*, Tuesday’s from 11-6pm, and Thursday’s from 11-6pm. *time is potentially flexible. If possible schedule will change over summer break (June & July)

Job Responsibilities:

• Coordinate the culinary job-training program at the JJSE Farm, including facilitating weekly lessons, program planning, program documentation, and providing a safe learning environment for all program participants.
• Supervise and support 5-7 seven culinary interns each semester, tasks include: weekly check-ins and tracking individuals’ work readiness development.
• Create and implement and implement systems to manage the June Jordan School for Equity Community Kitchen including: kitchen maintenance, cleaning schedules, equipment maintenance, and ensure proper food storage and food-handling best practices are followed.
• Support the Urban Sprouts Community Health Education programs including the weekly Sunnydale Food pantry, community cooking classes, and community food demonstrations, and on-site events
• Ensure programs are implemented to the highest-quality standards, as outlined in site deliverables
• Promote the Urban Sprouts Mission wherever possible; represent Urban Sprouts in public meetings, community events, and forums as needed by the organization.
• Oversee program expenditures in accordance with program budgets
• Participate in weekly staff meetings, which include professional development and support, collaborative curriculum planning, and completing program reporting paperwork.
• Monitor, document and report on all activities and participation to the Program Director.

Required Skills

• At least 2-3 year of teaching experience and/or culinary training
• At least one year experience in small-scale organic food production, home gardening, cooking seasonally, reducing food waste, and creating culturally affirming recipes.
• Demonstrated ability and/or experience working in communities with higher risk of stress and trauma.
• Knowledge around social and racial justice, particularly issues around resource equity in San Francisco communities.
• Capable of working in a fast-paced outdoor environment, and able to lift 25 pounds from floor to table height.

Desired Skills and Experience

•Knowledge of and/or interest in topics including urban gardening, botany, environmental science, health and nutrition, food systems, food access, urban schools, and social justice.
• Bilingual and/or bi-cultural preferred (desired languages include Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese).
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
• Strong skills in interpersonal communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence.
• Ability to work independently, be flexible, strive for excellence, and think creatively.
Computer and project management skills.

This is a part-time (20 hours/week) non- exempt position reporting directly to the Program Director. Salary range $26-$28/hour DOE. Urban Sprouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

Urban Sprouts is a project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

To Apply: Applications are being taken on a rolling basis with an anticipated start date of December 10th, 2018. Please no phone calls. Please send cover letter and resume (as one .pdf file) to Please include in the subject line, “Culinary Instructor”.