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A Health and Wellness Coordinator VISTA
In this role, you will help expand the Meals and More Program, a service that provides nutritional meals at neighborhood meal sites and through home delivery. Meals & More is a program of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, the local area agency on aging that also houses the regional Aging & Disability Resource Center. By reaching new audiences and increasing nutritional programming, you will help us serve more meals to more seniors! You will break down language barriers with non English speaking populations, introduce fun nutrition programming, and help us expand into nearby underserved counties. We need someone who is passionate about improving seniors’ food security, wants to learn to develop new programs, and exhibits compassion and enthusiasm when interacting with non English speakers. While not required, an ideal candidate would be bilingual in Russian or Burmese. By the end of your term, you will have gained invaluable experience in program planning and implementation and will have significant connections in Indianapolis’ international community. The position also offers: • Camaraderie with 7 other VISTAs working under the Indy Hunger Network umbrella • Team engagement activities, including bi-weekly meetings to discuss projects, socialize, and hear from guest presenters (includes free lunch!) • Mentoring, one-on-one coaching, and professional development trainings • Assistance preparing for life after VISTA (resume review, interview prep, etc.) • Opportunities to work with leaders in the hunger relief space, including current and retired corporate executives and non-profit agency heads • Opportunities to work independently and lead on projects CICOA is located on the north side of Indianapolis, with easy access to shopping, downtown, and the popular village of Broad Ripple. Indianapolis is easy to navigate, has a growing indie restaurant/craft beer/coffee scene, a vibrant arts community, and lots of places to play and recreate!
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Member Duties : In this role, you will help expand the reach and nutrition education portion of the Meals and More program. Responsibilities include: • Outreach to non English speaking seniors to identify and address barriers that prevent them from participating in the neighborhood and home delivery meal programs • Translating program materials and marketing (Russian or Burmese) • Exploring and developing emergency food options for seniors in need • Introducing Nutritional BINGO and Walk with Ease nutrition programming at neighborhood meal sites • Assisting with the expansion of Meals and More into surrounding counties While you will be based at CICOA, you will be one of 8 VISTAs working under the umbrella of the Indy Hunger Network (IHN). IHN regards its VISTAs as a cohort moving through a transformational year-long experience. To this end, they recently hired a coordinator to provide mentoring and professional development to the VISTAs. See the benefits in the Program Description!
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  See Program Description . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

A Health and Wellness Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/22/2018  -   06/21/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  

Burmese, Russian desired

Accepting Applications
From  01/15/2018  To  04/27/2018 

Contact Mary Hayes
Indy Hunger Network
Indianapolis   IN   46241
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78173