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Hunger Intervention Program: Community Engagement and Events Coordinator VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

June 5, 2023 - June 4, 2024

Application Window

March 10, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Location

  • Seattle, WA

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

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Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA External Positions

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Description

**UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**

ABOUT THE POSITION
HIP operates in a neighborhood that the city of Seattle has identified as having low access to opportunities and high displacement risk due to gentrification. The most recent 2020 census identifies the Lake City and Northgate neighborhoods, where most of HIP’s program participants reside, as some of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle. By connecting underserved populations with supplemental food resources and nutrition education, this role will help families stretch their dollars and live healthier lives with fewer resources being spent on healthcare. This project also helps build community by creating more spaces for BIPOC communities to gather, celebrate and share resources.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Organize community kitchen events in partnership with different BIPOC communities that create a space for gathering, community building, sharing meals, and nutrition/cooking classes.
- These events will strengthen HIP’s connections with local BIPOC communities and offer culturally specific nutrition/cooking education, meals, and resources with the goal of increasing food security.
- Lead various outreach events and community celebrations that HIP participates in, including HIP’s Community Appreciation Event, Lake City Summer Festival, End-of-Summer Festival, Pumpkin Palooza, and Winter Fest.
- Coordinate recreational and educational events for children, youth, and parents to participate in throughout the summer months in collaboration with HIP’s summer meals team.
- Increasing food security and providing expanded access to educational activities to reduce learning loss during the summer months for children from low-income and BIPOC communities.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
- Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply
- Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members
- Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities
- Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage
- Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

ELIGIBILITY
- Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service
- Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.
- Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington
- High school diploma/GED

**UWKC AmeriCorps members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of service.**

ABOUT THE POSITION
HIP operates in a neighborhood that the city of Seattle has identified as having low access to opportunities and high displacement risk due to gentrification. The most recent 2020 census identifies the Lake City and Northgate neighborhoods, where most of HIP’s program participants reside, as some of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle. By connecting underserved populations with supplemental food resources and nutrition education, this role will help families stretch their dollars and live healthier lives with fewer resources being spent on healthcare. This project also helps build community by creating more spaces for BIPOC communities to gather, celebrate and share resources.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Organize community kitchen events in partnership with different BIPOC communities that create a space for gathering, community building, sharing meals, and nutrition/cooking classes.
- These events will strengthen HIP’s connections with local BIPOC communities and offer culturally specific nutrition/cooking education, meals, and resources with the goal of increasing food security.
- Lead various outreach events and community celebrations that HIP participates in, including HIP’s Community Appreciation Event, Lake City Summer Festival, End-of-Summer Festival, Pumpkin Palooza, and Winter Fest.
- Coordinate recreational and educational events for children, youth, and parents to participate in throughout the summer months in collaboration with HIP’s summer meals team.
- Increasing food security and providing expanded access to educational activities to reduce learning loss during the summer months for children from low-income and BIPOC communities.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
- Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply
- Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members
- Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities
- Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage
- Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

ELIGIBILITY
- Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service
- Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.
- Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington
- High school diploma/GED
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Living Allowance

$2056 - $2056 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

BENEFITS - Bi-weekly stipend of $1027.88 (pre-tax) - $6,895 Education Award or $1,800 End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of - Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible) - Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service - Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance - Childcare assistance - 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave plus 11 federal holidays - Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling - Access to emergency assistance program to mitigate unforeseen financial emergencies that put your continued participation in AmeriCorps service at risk - Monthly team meetings, high-quality training, professional development, and networking opportunities - Lifelong friends and colleagues who are passionate about service! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Robust professional development to support your personal, professional, and service goals and growth. - Skills to be gained include but not limited to: Interpersonal and Intercultural communication, community outreach, adaptability, relationship building, conflict management, customer service, resource navigation, data entry, knowledge of WA public benefits, knowledge of inner workings of non-profits and community college systems. - Career development trainings provided by UWKC AmeriCorps team. - Previous trainings include: How to Network, Resume Workshops, Mock Interviews, How to make your LinkedIn Profile Shine. - Networking opportunities within United Way and Community Partners. - As a member of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing professional development opportunities, training, check-ins, and the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA External Positions

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