AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Mobile Business Associate

Location: Pennsauken, NJ

Department: Programs & Services

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Entry Level

The Child Nutrition Engagement Program is an AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Hunger Free America and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the PepsiCo Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation. This national project operates two programs, one for a full-year and the other for just the summer, called the Summer Associate program. Both the full-year and Summer Associates work in rural and urban areas across the country as part of a poverty-fighting public-private partnership. These summer associates will be placed across 21 states with 27 community partners, all dedicated to fighting child and adult hunger.

The Hunger Free America Summer Mobile Meals Associate Program aims to create more food secure families and support nutritious food choices. Summer Associate members will expand and support the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Position Description:

Food Bank of South Jersey is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Mobile Bus Associate to do the following:

  • Comfortable working with children
  • Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with volunteers, parents, children, and other staff members
  • Ability to fully document site visits, communicating potential issues at a site.
  • Maintain required paperwork for each site.
  • Develop nutrition based activities and education
  • Conduct/represent Food Bank of South Jersey at community networking events to promote the SFSP and collaborative efforts.
  • Identify and be familiar with potential partners, networks and resources to develop relationships and enhance programming of our summer feeding sites.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be legally permitted to work in US
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have an outgoing, engaging personality
  • Ability to work outside in sometimes unfavorable conditions for up to 8 hours per day
  • Experience or desire to work with children
  • Knowledge or interest in child nutrition and hunger-related issues
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Time Commitment:

This is a short-term, 10-week, full-time position beginning May 30, 2017, and ending August 7, 2017. 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, full-time employment with other entities is strictly prohibited.  Summer Associates may be able to have a part-time job outside of VISTA service, however, they will discuss this with their supervisor prior to starting their position.  Also, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates must adhere to some restrictions on political and religious activities while in service.

Housing:

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

Program Benefits:

  • Bi-weekly living stipend  ($455.70)
  • Segal Education Award ($1,230.69) or end-of-service stipend ($287.70)
  • July 4 Holiday
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector
  • A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums

Application Requirements: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please complete steps 1-3 listed below:

  1. Please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=72162&fromSearch=true and complete the program application.
  2. Click on the following link to complete a Google survey to fill out your preferences for service. http://bit.ly/2npyyg0. Please note: this does NOT guarantee your selection for placement.
  3. Send a cover letter and resume to Falynn Milligan, Sr. Manager of Direct Service, at fmilligan@foodbanksj.org and please include “Summer Associate VISTA Application” in the subject. 
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