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Workshop Instructor - The John C. Stalker Institute

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
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Company Description:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs more than 330 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees.

FSU is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU is honored to be a five-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and the only public institution in Massachusetts to be recognized in 2019. FSU also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. FSU encourages applications from persons who share our commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, "Live to the Truth", was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "the truth" - "truth in theory and principle,...truth in spirit and motive,...truth in manner and form,...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit,...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." "Live to the Truth" continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

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Job Description:

The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition seeks a workshop instructor.


Present workshops for The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition to K-12 school professionals across Massachusetts according to established instructional materials. Assist with content updates and development of workshops, technical support, reporting requirements and coordination, when assigned, of the resources provided by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition.




Director and Manager of Operations, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition


  • Presents in-person and virtual workshops to K-12 school professionals on an as requested basis according to established procedure set by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition.
  • Communicates schedule and workshop availability with The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition.
  • Represents The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition in a positive and professional manner.
  • Communicates relevant information and feedback from workshops to The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition.
  • Assists with workshop content development and revisions, as needed.
  • Assists with and present training sessions, technical support and reporting for special initiatives, such as the management and leadership institutes, summit, etc.
  • Works with Massachusetts School Wellness Coaching Program, as needed.
  • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed.


  • Travel using personal vehicle throughout the state of Massachusetts.
  • Ability to obtain and transport workshop materials, including workshop supplies, laptop, speakers, etc.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, specializing in nutrition or related degree
  • At least one year experience in workshop instruction with proven professional presentation skills to adult audiences, including effective communication skills, the ability to engage the audience, and present in a clear, concise, positive and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of school nutrition program regulations and current practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered dietitian credential
  • Master's degree, specializing in nutrition education, school nutrition or related degree.
  • School Nutrition Specialist credential
  • Two or more years workshop instructor experience
  • Three or more years school nutrition program experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited contractor position. The workshop instructor works on an as-requested basis; typically, one to four workshops per month during the K-12 school year. Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.]

For best consideration, application materials must be received by May 13, 2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or


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