Thank you for your interest in working at the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education (Poe Center). Whether you have a background in science, healthcare, education, nutrition, or project management, the Poe Center has a place for you!

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Current Openings

Occasional Health Educator*
Reports to: Assistant Director
Opening available in the following areas of focus: Nutrition, Exercise Science, Cooking, and Gardening

Position Summary:

The occasional health educator delivers consistent, high quality health education to children preK-12th grade and adults. The Poe Center has programming for six broad health education topics: general health, family life, dental health, substance use prevention, mental health, and nutrition/physical activity. This position would serve in all program areas, although this position will primarily focus on nutrition, exercise science, and farm to table education. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

The health educator is responsible for day-to-day responsibilities related to the delivery of instructional programs at the Poe Center and offsite, including teacher training, community outreach and development, and maintenance of resource materials. The health educator assists in the research, design, and development of health education curriculum, evaluation instruments, and supplemental materials.

Qualification Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of two years of practical education/teaching experience in learner-centered training environments.
  • Proficient in the use of educational and office technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of prevention best practices, health education, experiential learning techniques, and the art of teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience in program implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to relate to students (Pre-K to 12th and adult).
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt as needed in the Poe team environment.

The Organization: The mission of the Poe Center for Health Education is to educate and empower North Carolina children, youth, and their families to make choices that increase positive health behaviors.

Apply to: Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to:

Rachel Pohlman, Nutrition Director
[email protected]

*An Occasional Health Educator has no set number of hours. The hours may vary greatly from one week to the next, depending upon the needs of the Poe Center, our admission numbers and your flexibility and availability.

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