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HungerCorps Member

Actively Recruiting

Openings

20 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Application Window

July 6, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Location

  • King County, WA

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

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Position Details

Fuel Your Future Associate

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Description

*****Upon entry into service, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role. Proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process.

Everyone deserves access to nutritious and culturally relevant food, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, local experts estimate that hunger in our community tripled. Low-income families and families of color were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. United Way is working to support an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, by developing and scaling high-impact strategies to reduce food insecurity. As a HungerCorps member, you will connect families with critical food resources, including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like Basic Food (SNAP) – with a particular focus on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

The Food Security HungerCorps team is a dynamic cohort of direct service AmeriCorps members working in partnership with United Way staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, school districts, and community-based organizations to connect families with the food they need. As a HungerCorps member, you will serve with one or more of United Way’s partner organizations. Partner organizations during the 2022 – 2023 service year include:
• Tacoma Public Schools
• The YMCA of Greater Seattle
• United Way of King County – Child Nutrition Team or Door Dash Home Delivery Program
• Food banks in Seattle and South King County

MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Partner with school districts, food banks, and other community-based organizations to develop and implement large-scale anti-hunger strategies, including grocery home delivery programs, alternative school breakfast models, and afterschool meals programs
• Build and sustain relationships with community members experiencing food insecurity and connect households to the appropriate community resources
• Provide technical assistance and capacity building support to meal program sites including material and toolkit development
• Collect and implement change as a result of family and community feedback
• Assist families in enrolling in federal nutrition programs, including free and reduced-price school meals and Basic Food (SNAP)
• Manage confidential client data and track ongoing food security interventions
• Conduct outreach to connect families with their nearest food banks and meals sites
• Develop systems to collect stories highlighting local successes in connecting families to food resources

*****Upon entry into service, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role. Proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process.

Everyone deserves access to nutritious and culturally relevant food, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, local experts estimate that hunger in our community tripled. Low-income families and families of color were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. United Way is working to support an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, by developing and scaling high-impact strategies to reduce food insecurity. As a HungerCorps member, you will connect families with critical food resources, including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like Basic Food (SNAP) – with a particular focus on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

The Food Security HungerCorps team is a dynamic cohort of direct service AmeriCorps members working in partnership with United Way staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, school districts, and community-based organizations to connect families with the food they need. As a HungerCorps member, you will serve with one or more of United Way’s partner organizations. Partner organizations during the 2022 – 2023 service year include:
• Tacoma Public Schools
• The YMCA of Greater Seattle
• United Way of King County – Child Nutrition Team or Door Dash Home Delivery Program
• Food banks in Seattle and South King County

MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Partner with school districts, food banks, and other community-based organizations to develop and implement large-scale anti-hunger strategies, including grocery home delivery programs, alternative school breakfast models, and afterschool meals programs
• Build and sustain relationships with community members experiencing food insecurity and connect households to the appropriate community resources
• Provide technical assistance and capacity building support to meal program sites including material and toolkit development
• Collect and implement change as a result of family and community feedback
• Assist families in enrolling in federal nutrition programs, including free and reduced-price school meals and Basic Food (SNAP)
• Manage confidential client data and track ongoing food security interventions
• Conduct outreach to connect families with their nearest food banks and meals sites
• Develop systems to collect stories highlighting local successes in connecting families to food resources
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Living Allowance

$2316 - $2316 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION: • Bi-weekly stipend of $1158 (pre-tax) • Eligible to receive Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,495) after successful completion of your service term • Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued on qualified student loans during your service term • Eligible to receive Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,495) after successful completion of your service term - Additional $1,000 bonus on completion of service • Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance • 10 days of personal leave and 10 days of sick leave • Unlimited public transportation (ORCA) pass • Mileage reimbursement for travel between service sites, if required by your site placement • Childcare assistance • Access to emergency assistance program to mitigate unforeseen financial emergencies that put your continued participation in AmeriCorps service at risk • Enrollment in Member Assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS: • 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 food security systems • One time $100 Professional Development stipend • Optional 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, Campus Departments, and Community Partners • Optional Certifications: Mental Health First Aid, Food Handler’s Permit (Required by sites with Food Pantries)

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

• We believe that the communities we serve must be centered in the work we do. People of color and people with experience accessing food resources are highly encouraged to apply
• Experience and passion for working with youth and families, particularly youth from low-income communities
• Experience working with diverse populations and an ability to apply a racial equity lens towards anti-hunger work
• Ability to build and sustain relationships and effectively communicate information to a broad audience
• Strong organizational skills, and the ability to collect and manage confidential client information
• Flexibility to balance the variety of service activities and resourcefulness to quickly solve problems or find solutions for community members
• Second language skill (especially Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, or Ukrainian) is highly desirable so that we can offer services to families in their preferred or native languages

Desired Languages

English, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

National Service Team
unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Fuel Your Future Associate

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