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Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the nation’s forefront anti-hunger VISTA program

Lead people who combat hunger across the country.

AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders act as guides and mentors to VISTA members while building their skills as professionals in the nonprofit sector.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader based in either Denver or Austin,* you’ll recruit, mentor, train and manage AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to AmeriCorps) members at anti-hunger nonprofits throughout the United States, while learning the ins and outs of program management. With a focus on communications management or fund development, you will be an integral part of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) team, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. You’ll have opportunities to travel to partner sites and trainings across the country, meet your specific professional development goals and gain valuable management and leadership skills for the nonprofit sector.

Please note: You MUST have successfully completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term to qualify for this position.

Responsibilities:

    You’ll manage approximately 18 - 25 VISTAs in your geographical region, by supporting, mentoring, training and connecting them to resources and each other.

    You’ll liaise between members, supervisors and program staff.

    You’ll compile reporting information on the program impact.

    You’ll convene members by conducting individual check-ins, bi-monthly virtual meetings, and potentially, site visits.

    You’ll be responsible for an AHOC program goal, either communications OR resource development.

    You’ll also specialize in a VISTA program goal. Develop a training curriculum and become an “expert” on either Fundraising and Development OR Communications and Social Media.

    You will commit to serving with the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA for one full year.

*This VISTA Leader will work remotely out of one of our anti-hunger partner organizations; you’ll choose either Share Our Strength Colorado in Denver, CO or the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas in Austin, TX.

Must-haves:

    You have successfully completed one full-year term of AmeriCorps VISTA. No exceptions.

    You have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.

    You have successfully earned a Bachelor’s degree.

    You’re a communicator. You keep everyone in the know; you know when to ask questions, when to speak up and when to listen.

    You’re a team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Ideally:

    You love to travel.

    You’re familiar with USDA FNS programs and you have experience in anti-hunger, food justice or economic development.

    You have experience working with diverse populations, you’re culturally sensitive and can apply an equity lens to almost anything.

    You have exceptional organization and project management skills.

    You get things done. You follow through on every job, and you live for deadlines. You take initiative on projects and you know how to bring people together. You’re a multitasking machine.

    You're a problem solver and a strategic thinker.

    You have a passion for social justice, alleviating poverty and ending hunger.

Benefits:

    Living stipend of $1,146 or $1,183 per month, depending on location.

    One-time housing assistance of $700-800, depending on location.

    Upon completion of service, choose the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $5,645 payable to a lender of educational institute or to be used for future schooling up to seven years after service OR a cash stipend of $3,000.

    Relocation allowance, if eligible.

    Professional development (we promise, we take this seriously).

    Opportunities to travel throughout the country (amount depends on funding of program).

    Health coverage (AmeriCorps Seven Corners; does not meet the ACA requirements).

    Childcare assistance, if eligible.

This position will start in September or October, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Associate Director, Ella Fowler at efowler@nyccah.org. No phone calls please.

About the Anti-Hunger Opportunity Corps and the New York City Coalition Against Hunger:

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), in conjunction with some of the nation’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations, has begun its fourth year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 128-member AmeriCorps VISTA program sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Walmart Foundation.

This program engages AmeriCorps VISTA members and partnering organizations in NYCCAH’s mission of “moving families beyond the soup kitchen” by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to healthful, nutritious foods via benefit utilization, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), the Summer Food Service Program and others.

AHOC members work with anti-hunger organizations in building their capacity and sustainability to ensure programs continue long after the VISTA members serve their term. Often, projects worked on by VISTA members include some of the following: writing grants and/or assisting in fundraising activities; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; convening community members to survey effectiveness of programs; training organizational staff to provide nutrition education awareness; enhancing awareness of programs by engaging community members in educational opportunities and much more. 

Job Announcement

Program Manager

National Hunger Clearinghouse

Background:

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and advocates on behalf of the more than 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the nearly 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that cannot afford enough food. The Coalition works to meet the immediate food needs of low-income New Yorkers and enact innovative solutions to help society move "beyond the soup kitchen." The Coalition advances its mission both locally and nationally through: Policy Advocacy and Research; Increasing Access to Food and Benefits; Media and Communications; and Strategic Volunteerism.

NYCCAH was recently selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manage a national hunger clearinghouse, including a national hunger hotline and a national online database. We are searching for a program manager to administer the database and call center. The clearinghouse will collect and disseminate information about federal nutrition programs, emergency food providers, and public and private programs that improve the lives of low-income individuals and families, including their nutrition and health, to help them become self-reliant. NYCCAH is committed to reducing hunger and food insecurity nationwide, and working together with USDA to provide crucial information to food insecure Americans.

Responsibilities:

The National Hunger Clearinghouse Program Manager will:

  • Operate a national hunger hotline with a monthly minimum of 800 incoming calls and 200 outgoing calls. Develop call center systems and processes appropriate to handle call volume. Assess and improve productivity and quality by evaluating and monitoring technology issues as well as improving systems and processes for staff.
  • Manage, update, and maintain a national online database with a minimum of 20,000 records of providers nationwide. High standards must be maintained for accuracy of all records.
  • Accountable for achieving all service level metrics on a daily, weekly, monthly, annual basis.
  • Build and ensure accurate forecasting is done to facilitate schedules that provide optimal staffing to meet customer demands and company service level goals as customer contact practices change.
  • Report trend analysis, service level breaches and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Manage two full-time coordinators who will receive calls and manage the online database.
  • Support NYCCAH’s activities related to marketing, promotion, and branding of the clearinghouse.

·         Carry out other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent.
  • Three years of experience working with databases and /or call centers.
  • Two years managing a team of staff.
  • Experience reporting on performance results for grants or contracts.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Close attention to detail. Comfort administering and correcting large databases.
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate professionally and effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficient to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, particularly Excel.
  • Commitment to, and passion about, NYCCAH’s mission to end hunger in New York City and nationwide.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. NYCCAH offers significant benefits to all full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations.

How to Apply: 

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to Paul Bennett, Director of Finance and Administration.

Email:pbennett@nyccah.org

Please use e-mail subject line, “Clearinghouse Manager” 

You can also fax your application materials to: 

Fax: (646) 395-9122

The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The position is open until filled.

Job Announcement

Program Coordinator

National Hunger Clearinghouse

Background:

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and advocates on behalf of the more than 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the nearly 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that cannot afford enough food. The Coalition works to meet the immediate food needs of low-income New Yorkers and enact innovative solutions to help society move "beyond the soup kitchen." The Coalition advances its mission both locally and nationally through: Policy Advocacy and Research; Increasing Access to Food and Benefits; Media and Communications; and Strategic Volunteerism.

NYCCAH was recently selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manage a national hunger clearinghouse, including a national hunger hotline and a national online database. We are searching for two program coordinators to support the program manager in administering the database and call center. The clearinghouse will collect and disseminate information about federal nutrition programs, emergency food providers, and public and private programs that improve the lives of low-income individuals and families, including their nutrition and health, to help them become self-reliant. NYCCAH is committed to reducing hunger and food insecurity nationwide, and working together with USDA to provide crucial information to food insecure Americans.

The full-time position is located in NYC at NYCCAH's office, but NYCCAH has some flexibility to consider outstanding applicants who would want to work from home or work remotely anywhere in the United States on a full- or part-time basis.

Responsibilities:

The National Hunger Clearinghouse Program Coordinators will:

  • Answer an average of 10-20 calls per day from the hunger hotline and work directly with individuals and organizations searching for hunger related resources.
  • Reply promptly to messages on the hunger hotline on average 10 a day.
  • Update and maintain a national online database with a minimum of 20,000 records of providers nationwide. High standards must be maintained for accuracy of all records.
  • Support NYCCAH’s activities related to marketing, promotion, and branding of the clearinghouse.

·         Carry out other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience working with databases and /or call centers.
  •  Experience reporting on performance results for grants or contracts.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Close attention to detail. Comfort administering and correcting large databases.
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate professionally and effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficient to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, particularly Excel.
  • Commitment to, and passion about, NYCCAH’s mission to end hunger in New York City and nationwide.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. NYCCAH offers significant benefits to all full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to Paul Bennett, Director of Finance and Administration. .

Email: pbennett@nyccah.org

Please use e-mail subject line, “Clearinghouse Coordinator” 

You can also fax your application materials to:

Fax: (646) 395-9122

The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is open until filled.