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AmeriCorps Food Access Specialist

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Byrd Barr Place
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Seattle, WA
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Come work with us!

This position is an opportunity to directly assist and build community with those facing food insecurity in the Seattle area. You will work alongside volunteers and staff daily, helping unload deliveries, check clients in, hand out food and other Important resources while providing outstanding customer service. This position requires a strong passion for community service, as well as empathy and understanding of food insecurity and its causes.


This is a full time position.


Responsibilities

  • Work directly with clients to welcome them and connect them with the full scope of the food bank's resources.
  • Ensure safe, healthy, inclusive customer service-oriented food bank environment
  • Develop and maintain independent projects that expand the scope and reach of the food bank’s services through a lens of social justice and intersectionality
  • Problem solve and resolve conflict and mediate issues as they arise
  • Work effectively with people from different economic, racial, and religious backgrounds
  • Assume responsibility for setting up and breaking down food bank distribution site, restocking food options and serving clients
  • Guarantee that all food receiving, storing, and distribution are operated according to partner agencies/organizations’ policies
  • Pack grocery bags and conduct weekly grocery deliveries to home-bound clients
  • Conduct grocery rescue pickup from various suppliers
  • Participate in periodic program evaluation and support data tracking of pounds of food distributed and number of clients served using Salesforce
  • Responsible for setting up and breaking down food bank distribution site, restocking food options.
  • Assist with ongoing inventory management, including weekly food orders, deliveries and donation pick-ups, rotation of inventory, packaging, and processing
  • Assist with program data collection and recording.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse social, economic, cultural, age and racial backgrounds
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict and mediate issues as they arise
  • Ability to keep collect and record data accurately
  • Ability to obtain food safety certification
  • Ability to operate power jack, vehicle and other machinery in safe manner
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must pass background check
  • Proven interest in community issues related to hunger and poverty
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License


PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate: (1) must not have previously resigned from a LISC AmeriCorps position; (2) be able to earn at least 75% of the education award for this position; and (3) if having previously served, been exited with satisfactory service from a prior term. 

The candidate will also need to meet all AmeriCorps eligibility requirements including but not limited to:

  • 17-25 years in age
  • Possess unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by AmeriCorps during the pre-enrollment period
  • Meet the National Service Criminal History Check Requirement noted below
  • This position has a term of 10 months, must be willing to stay the full term

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make him/her/them ineligible for service. LISC does not disclose any results with the host site and will discuss any eligibility concerns that may arise directly with the candidate as per LISC’s policy.

Candidates being offered and accepting this AmeriCorps position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, State Level Criminal History Search, and an FBI search. LISC should receive the results from all checks at least one week prior to the first day of proposed service. The person must be cleared for service by LISC prior to the first day of service. 

A candidate may not be considered eligible for service in instances where he/she/they: (1) are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW); and/or (2) has been convicted of murder; and/or (3) has a non-resolved/non-adjudicated criminal offense.

Come work with us!

This position is an opportunity to directly assist and build community with those facing food insecurity in the Seattle area. You will work alongside volunteers and staff daily, helping unload deliveries, check clients in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 17, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

A generous stipend is provided by Americorps through LISC for this 10-month position.

Benefits

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place qualifying, existing student loans (not in default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of $17,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is required. A health care benefit is available for the participant only. For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).  

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or…

Level of Language Proficiency

English required. Multiple languages ideal!

English required. Multiple languages ideal!

Location

On-site
420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

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