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Hunger Intervention Program Food Security & Nutrition Coord
 
 
 
The HIP AmeriCorps position is responsible for the following program components: (1) Coordinating the Healthy HIP Pack Program. This program provides healthy meals to families struggling to access enough food for their children during the weekend when school meals are not available. Because the quality of food is just as important as the quantity, there is a focus on including whole grains, high-quality proteins, and fresh fruit. Healthy HIP Packs are also an important vehicle for directly sharing helpful information with families including news on community resources, nutrition education, and free community events. (2) Coordinating HIP's Nutrition Education programs. HIP conducts Cooking Matters classes in the community. It is a sought-after program in the community. Cooking Matters is a nationally recognized curriculum that helps local families shop for and cook nutritious meals with a limited budget. The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for running three Cooking Matters courses a year in addition to running other one-off classes and food justice workshops. (3) Running activities as part of HIP's Summer Meals program. Every summer, HIP provides free meals to kids and teens, at multiple locations in the North Seattle, along with many child-friendly activities in partnership with many other local organizations. The AmeriCorps member will help with planning, outreach, and the execution of this program. Specifically, they'll be responsible for doing outdoor nutrition education activities with children and youth during the summer. (4) In addition to the above-mentioned programs, the AmeriCorps member will be helping other HIP staff in a variety of roles including volunteer recruitment, fundraising, donor outreach, and food procurement and storage as it relates to their AmeriCorps project. Position Contingent on Funding.
 
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Member Duties : Essential functions for Healthy HIP Packs program coordination include food ordering, storage and inventory; coordinating monthly packing parties; volunteer recruitment and management; corresponding with school contacts and other community partners; writing weekly newsletters that go along with the HIP Packs. Nutrition program functions include assisting with creation of recipes; coordinating nutrition education and cooking classes; assisting with senior meals program; observing safe food handling and proper sanitation procedures, delivering cooking / nutrition lessons. Summer meals program responsibilities include coordinating volunteer recruitment and training; volunteer management; providing support in summer meals delivery; assist with activities for kids and youth. General HIP functions include assisting meals program coordinator with menu planning; and contributing to organizational outreach including mailings and social media presence specific to their program.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Hunger Intervention Program Food Security & Nutrition Coord

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Srijan Chakraborty
3841 NE 123rd St
Seattle   WA   98125
206-538-6567
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.hungerintervention.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 62251


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