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Cooking Matters- Durango, CO
Cooking Matters is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to work with Cooking Matters Partner, Cooking Matters Colorado, in Durango, CO. The AmeriCorps members will work with Cooking Matters Colorado staff to implement effective food skills education programming. Programming includes a variety of in-person and online lessons, in addition to other innovative delivery models and special projects. The ideal candidate for this AmeriCorps position is someone who values education, collaboration, and innovation and cares deeply about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the community. The AmeriCorps member will work with Cooking Matters Colorado staff to implement effective hands-on educational programs, both in-person and online, that teach families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking and eating can be delicious, enjoyable and affordable. Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members are part of the local and national Cooking Matters team and take part in all associated training and activities. AmeriCorps members will receive orientation from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters national staff as well as locally, from the Colorado Cooking Matters staff. Members will be part of a peer network of AmeriCorps members from around the nation and be a part of regular training opportunities including monthly webinars and one in-person retreat. The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member is being sought for a term of service starting no later than October 1, but will keep the position open until it’s filled. The position will end approximately 1 year from start date. Share Our Strength and Cooking Matters Colorado are equal opportunity employers and do not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.
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Member Duties : The Member will work with the Colorado Cooking Matters team to implement effective hands-on and on-line courses teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable-and most important-affordable. The Member will: • Coordinate in- person and on-line courses and tours, including managing the classroom, securing needed food and materials, and supporting volunteers and participants. • Work with community-based agencies who host courses for their clients in efforts to expand reach of program. • Recruit, train, and retain culinary, nutrition, and support volunteers who lead Cooking Matters courses. Member commits to 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period. The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $18,250, a basic health plan, training, childcare (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Nutrition/Culinary . 
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Cooking Matters- Durango, CO

Program Start/End Date
12/01/2021  -   11/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  06/25/2021  To  12/01/2021 

Contact Brigid Hunt
862 Main Ave
Durango   CO   81301

Listing ID 67112