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We are currently hiring for two positions:
Child Nutrition Program Coordinator
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 Volunteerism.
The Coalition’s Child Nutrition work spans all of these core functions – utilizing advocacy, outreach, communications, and volunteerism to increase access to federal child nutrition assistance programs, including school meals, the Summer Food Service Program, and Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program. The Child Nutrition Program Coordinator will work with NYCCAH staff and community partners to promote child nutrition programs and services locally and nationally. In addition, the Coordinator will work directly with NYCCAH’s National AmeriCorps VISTA program, to provide technical assistance to VISTA members working with the Summer Food Service Program in their communities. This position is based in New York City and reports to the Director of Strategic Volunteerism and Child Nutrition.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Child Nutrition Program Coordinator will:
- Coordinate the organization’s policy, outreach, technical assistance, volunteerism, and research work on child nutrition programs, with a particular focus on the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and WIC.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with NSBP, SFSP, and WIC program administrators and keep abreast of program rules and regulations, policy guidance, and other issues regarding the programs across the U.S.
- Serve as NYCCAH’s main liaison with local, state, and federal officials, as well as local, state, and national nonprofit organizations and stakeholders, regarding child nutrition programs.
- Recruit and manage volunteers for outreach and other service opportunities with NSBP, SFSP, WIC, and other child nutrition related programs, as part of NYCCAH’s Strategic Volunteerism Initiative, Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service.
- Provide technical assistance to NSBP, SFSP, and WIC sites in NYC to advance best practices that increase access and utilization of these programs, as well as to write up periodic reports on best practices and challenges in those programs.
- Provide training and technical assistance to national service participants in NYC, NYS, and nationwide (including those in both NYCCAH’s AmeriCorps VISTA program, and in any other interested programs) to increase their ability to conduct and coordinate NSBP and SFSP outreach and volunteerism.
- Monitor major policy and outreach developments in the WIC, National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Feeding Programs; partner with NYCCAH’s Policy Department to respond, when appropriate.
- Provide bi-weekly progress reports to the Director of Strategic Volunteerism and Child Nutrition, and help prepare progress reports for funders, as needed.
- In partnership with other NYCCAH staff, prepare draft materials – e.g. public testimony, grant proposals, fact sheets, press releases, outreach materials – for the media, funders, elected officials, partner organizations, and the public.
- Create and update sections on the NYCCAH website regarding child nutrition programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of related experience. A Master’s Degree in social work, public health, public administration, public policy, non-profit management, or a related field is a plus.
- Experience working at either a nonprofit organization or a government agency on outreach and/or policy work relating to child nutrition and/or federal safety net programs.
- Experience providing training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations.
- Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
- Knowledge of the NYC school system, including SchoolFood; and the administration of federal safety net programs, locally.
- Excellent writing, communication, and research skills.
- Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills.
- Strong organizational and management skills, paying close attention to detail.
- Positive, self-starter attitude; ability to take initiative, think creatively, and work independently.
- Comfort working in diverse neighborhoods and with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and to enacting progressive social change.
- Demonstrated success in achieving concrete, practical results.
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. Employees also 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, a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position, and a brief writing sample, to Rebekah Gowler, Director of Strategic Volunteerism and Child Nutrition, at:
Please use e-mail subject line, “Child Nutrition Program Coordinator.”
You can also mail your application materials to:
Mail: Rebekah Gowler
Director of Strategic Volunteerism & Child Nutrition
NYC Coalition Against Hunger
50 Broad St, Suite 1520
New York, New York, 10004
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.
Bilingual (Spanish) SNAP Follow-Up Worker
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. The Coalition works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans.
A significant aspect of NYCCAH’s work is to connect eligible NYC residents to SNAP / food stamps benefits and to assist them during the application process. The receipt of SNAP for those eligible individuals and families contributes to improved nutrition and reduces the financial strain of trying to pay for other household expenses on a limited budget. The program has expanded significantly in the city over recent years, with over 1.8 million New Yorkers now in receipt of SNAP benefits. However, hundreds of thousands more are eligible for but not receiving SNAP.
The primary responsibility of the SNAP Follow-Up Worker will be to ensure that applicants receive the correct amount of monthly benefits in a timely manner, and helping to resolve cases in which this has not occurred. This will include taking calls from clients who have questions about the status of their case and contacting City SNAP caseworkers to ensure that all required documentation has been submitted and received.
The Follow-Up Worker will also be trained to conduct SNAP / food stamps eligibility screenings and will periodically attend community events to perform outreach and screenings, and to conduct presentations on SNAP and other nutrition benefits.
NYCCAH 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.
*Only bilingual candidates (Spanish, English) will be considered for this position.
Experience in: anti-hunger/nutrition; benefits screening (esp. for SNAP / food stamps); working in NYC low-income communities. High-energy self-starter with strong communications, problem solving, organizing, and inter-personal skills, a positive, "can do" attitude and a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and hunger. Comfort working in diverse neighborhoods and with diverse people.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, although people with significant, relevant, work experience will be considered.
Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations, including a strong health insurance plan. The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jim Wengler at: email@example.com
Be sure to include Follow-Up Worker in the subject line.
Or fax to Jim Wengler at: 646.459.4378