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Hunger Action Corps - Summer Meals Program Associate

Actively Recruiting

Openings

5 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Application Window

February 4, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Location

  • Cook County, IL

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
(773) 843-6801
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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Description

Five minimum-time (320 hours over 12 weeks) AmeriCorps members will work on the front lines to fight hunger amongst children during the summer by distributing meals to children in need. Members will serve Monday through Friday alongside site coordinators to ensure efficient and meaningful meal delivery. Throughout the term, members must work together on a project of their choosing, and at the end of their AmeriCorps term, they must present their findings to key staff and leadership.

Key functions include:
∙ Support community outreach at summer meal sites
∙ Assist with Summer Food trainings and/or other Summer Food activities as needed
∙ Support the distribution of meals throughout Cook County, including driving a sprinter van to meal sites
∙ Ensure that all Lunch Bus meal distributions are tracked and documented
∙ Work as part of a cross-functional team that is developing and implementing strategies to strengthen communities and address the root causes of hunger
∙ Participate in program evaluation through an ongoing group project
∙ Present findings of the group project to key stakeholders at the end of the AmeriCorps term

Five minimum-time (320 hours over 12 weeks) AmeriCorps members will work on the front lines to fight hunger amongst children during the summer by distributing meals to children in need. Members will serve Monday through Friday alongside site coordinators to ensure efficient and meaningful meal delivery. Throughout the term, members must work together on a project of their choosing, and at the end of their AmeriCorps term, they must present their findings to key staff and leadership.

Key functions include:
∙ Support community outreach at summer meal sites
∙ Assist with Summer Food trainings and/or other Summer Food activities as needed
∙ Support the distribution of meals throughout Cook County, including driving a sprinter van to meal sites
∙ Ensure that all Lunch Bus meal distributions are tracked and documented
∙ Work as part of a cross-functional team that is developing and implementing strategies to strengthen communities and address the root causes of hunger
∙ Participate in program evaluation through an ongoing group project
∙ Present findings of the group project to key stakeholders at the end of the AmeriCorps term
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Living Allowance

$1333 - $1333 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Training

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

∙ Candidates must be friendly, outgoing, and be able to communicate diplomatically
∙ Strong verbal communication skills required
∙ Experience in providing outreach and direct services preferred, but not required
∙ Previous experience with SFSP programs preferred, but not required
∙ Must be comfortable working with diverse populations in various Cook County communities
∙ Possession of a valid driver’s license preferred, but not required
∙ Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not required

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

35

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
(773) 843-6801
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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