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National Service Positions:
Child Hunger Youth Ambassador
New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in partnership with Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry, seeks a current undergraduate intern to assist NYCCAH with its child nutrition policy and program access work.
The Youth Ambassadors will:
- Work on projects that would help increase number of children getting access to healthy meals in the community (50-60%). Activities may include: research and planning for NYCCAH's summer meals outreach program, promoting breakfast in the classroom, advocating for federal and local child nutrition policies, volunteer recruitment, partner meetings, and online and social media organizing.
- Story and content collection related to No Kid Hungry national efforts (20%)
- Miscellaneous tasks, including administrative tasks (10-20%)
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
- Interest in hunger issues
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
Ability to use public transit required.
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $800 plus a potential bonus of $200. Ideally 15-20 hours of work per week for 10-16 weeks, depending on class schedules and availability.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a NYCCAH staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work.
How to apply
Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors. No calls or emails, please.
The application deadline is January 15th, 2015.
AmeriCorps Vista Leader for
National Anti-Hunger and
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 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.
❖ 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.
❖ 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.
❖ 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.
❖ Living stipend
❖ One-time housing assistance of $700-800, depending on location.
❖ Upon completion of service, choose the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $5,730 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 November or December 2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled. To apply, please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=38787&fromSearch=true and complete the application. No phone calls please.