SFC: Happy Kitchen Program Coordinator

Sustainable Food Center

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ Program Coordinator, Sustainable Food Center (25 hours/week)

Overview:  Sustainable Food Center is an Austin-based non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ (THK) is a program of Sustainable Food Center that provides individuals and institutions with the resources and knowledge to make lasting dietary and behavioral changes. THK offers free, interactive 6-week cooking class series that emphasize the selection and preparation of fresh, seasonal foods that are nutritious, economical, and delicious.


  • Coordinate community-trained facilitators and cooking class logistics
  • Oversee inventory tracking and maintenance of cooking equipment and educational materials
  • Develop educational materials for events targeted to underserved families at risk for nutrition-related disease
  • Assess community needs and develop new training content and resources
  • Market nutrition education products and materials
  • Work with the THK Program Director to deliver training to staff and/or volunteers of agencies interested in replicating The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ cooking and nutrition education series
  • Support and represent Sustainable Food Center initiatives in the community
  • Some evenings and weekends required



  • MUST BE Bilingual English/Spanish (professional oral and written skills); native Spanish speaker preferred
  • Experience in community development/organizing in underserved communities
  • Experience producing low-literate health education materials
  • Experience adapting educational materials for culturally diverse audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Strong organizational skills including strategic planning and non-formal evaluation methods
  • Commitment to promoting culturally appropriate and sustainable food systems
  • Current driver’s license and reliable source of transportation

Compensation: Sustainable Food Center is an equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Salary in the $30,000 – $35,000 range for fulltime equivalent. Position is part-time, 25 hours per week, with health benefits included.  

Email resume, cover letter, references and a Spanish/English writing sample to the following address:  joy@sustainablefoodcenter.org 

No phone calls, por favor. 

Resumes accepted until March 19, 2010

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