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  • Date Posted:

    04/04/14
  • Career Level:

    Experienced (Non-Manager)
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    Part-Time, Full-Time
  • Industry:

    Nonprofit
  • Job Code:

    bSsmPcMK2ncp
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Volunteer Opportunity - Healthy Food Promotio

Capital Area Food Bank - Washington, DC

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Job Title: Healthy Food Promotions AmeriCorps VISTA

Department: DC Region

Reports to: DC Regional Manager

Classification: Full Time Volunteer

The Capital Area Food Bank feeds those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition in the Washington, DC metro area by acquiring and distributing food through our network of 700 partners. Our food distribution is complemented by outreach, education, and training to help those in need. The Capital Area Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, a national network of over 200 food banks.

About Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps:

The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA project, sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Wal-Mart Foundation, and managed by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The VISTA members work in both rural and urban areas across the country as part of a public-private partnership to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) for Americans in need.

Position Overview:

The Capital Area Food Bank, in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, is seeking a full-time VISTA member to enhance the outreach and effectiveness of healthy food promotions efforts in the greater Washington, DC region. The HFP AmeriCorps VISTA member will be instrumental in building the capacity of partners to more effectively communicate best practices for culturally competent health behaviors. The HFP VISTA's work will revolve around a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, among other educational spaces. The HFP VISTA will be pivotal to the development of a bilingual recipe card database, recipe testing and demoing, cooking classes, and healthy food trainings for our partner agencies.

Essential Functions:

  • Background or strong interest in nutrition education, public health, or other health related field
  • Training and program coordination experience preferred, including logistics and volunteer management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; public speaking skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to keep appointments and maintain a schedule
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Flexibility in the face of constant change with the
    ability to reprioritize as needed
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and feel comfortable throughout DC communities
  • Current drivers license and clean driving record
  • Computer skills and proficiency in basic Microsoft Applications including PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel
  • Outgoing and friendly personality

Physical requirements:

  • Physical activities involve sitting for 70% of the work day.
  • Occasionally lifts office supplies up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to travel to sites, as needed, throughout the metropolitan area.

Time Commitment:

This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 17, 2014. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, both full and part-time employment are strictly prohibited - no exceptions - as well as adhere to some political and religious activities. For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and Benefits information available here - http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM.

Housing:

You are responsible for finding your own housing. No housing allowance will be provided.

Program Benefits:

  • $1333.00 Monthly Living allowance, paid biweekly
  • Segal Education Award ($5,645) or End-of-Service stipend ($1,500)
  • Health benefits*
  • Opportunity to forbear student loans while in service
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
  • Childcare assistance (if applicable)
  • Optional life insurance
  • One year non-competitive status for federal government positions
  • A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums

How to Apply:

Please go to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=12812&fromSearch=true and complete the program application.

After submitting your online application, please forward a resume with a cover letter to humanresources@capitalareafoodbank.org

  • Health benefits provided by participating in the AmeriCorps VISTA program currently do not meet the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. If an AmeriCorps VISTA participant does not enroll in a separate program to meet this mandate, s/he may be assessed a penalty payment.

EOE www.capitalareafoodbank.org

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



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  • Date Posted:

    04/04/14
  • Career Level:

    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Pay Range:

    Unpaid
  • Job Function:

    Volunteer
  • Job Status:

    Part-Time, Full-Time
  • Industry:

    Nonprofit
  • Job Code:

    bSsmPcMK2ncp
  • Contact Information:

    Employer Site
 
 
 
 
1582
more jobs from this company
 
 
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