Utahns Against Hunger
Outreach Summer Associate
AmeriCorps VISTA Position
Who We Are:
For 30 years Utahns Against Hunger (UAH) has worked to expand the reach of nutrition programs to the estimated 1 in 6 households in Utah that struggle to afford enough food. We work hard every day to shape public policy and make nutrition programs work for the people who need them. Visit http://www.uah.org for more information.
Outreach Summer Associate VISTA Job Description:
This position will work to strengthen and expand our outreach efforts with the Food Stamp Program among seniors and families. Materials will be distributed to senior centers, senior apartment complexes, Salt Lake County Meals on Wheels, and the Utah Food Bank’s food box delivery program. Seniors will receive food stamp application assistance as needed. Families who attend the Summer Food Service Program will receive education and food stamp application assistance. In addition, this position will work with volunteers to implement a literacy program at Summer Food Service Program sites. Job responsibilities will include working alongside current VISTA members, volunteers, and working with community partners. This position is a full-time temporary position and is based in Salt Lake City. It is a National AmeriCorps Anti-Hunger VISTA position through the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH).
The start date for this 8-week position is June 9, 2015. The end date is August 3, 2015.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized individual who can help UAH:
conduct food stamp outreach and application assistance at senior centers, senior apartment complexes, and summer food sites
create a Senior Food Stamp Outreach Toolkit
implement a literacy program where books are collected and distributed to participating youth at Summer Food Service Program sites
• Excellent written and communication skills • Able to work independently and take initiative
• Responsible, independent and open to learning and feedback • Spanish language skills a plus
• Team-oriented with a good sense of humor • Experience with Microsoft office
• Must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
What VISTA is:
AmeriCorps VISTA builds capacity in non-profit organizations and communities to help bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. VISTA members focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic develop, and otherwise assist low-income communities. VISTAs develop programs to meet a need, write grants, and recruit and train volunteers.
Who NYCCAH is:
NYCCAH – the New York City Coalition Against Hunger – has developed a National Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps that facilitates anti-hunger organizations across the country to engage/employ VISTA members in work to fight hunger and improve nutrition. To learn more about VISTA & NYCCAH, go to http://www.nyccah.org/our-work/national-americorps-anti-hunger-program
Serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, you are eligible for the following:
• Living allowance of $894 per month ($1,788 for the 8-weeks)
• Education Award (Upon completion of service-$1,176)
To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm Mountain Time on 4/17/15.