Part-time Anti-Hunger Program Associate

Job Type

Part Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: $15 per hour for up to 20 hours per week through April 30, 2019, with the possibility of extensions.

Published

10/26/2018

Address

1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington
DC
20036
United States

Description

Position Available

D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join its staff as a Part-time Anti-Hunger


Program Associate

Through advocacy, research, client outreach, coalition-building, technical assistance, public education and program monitoring, the Part-time Anti-Hunger Program Associate will be responsible for working to increase participation in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program in the District of Columbia. The Associate will also work on nutrition issues related to hunger among older residents. As part of the D.C. Hunger Solutions team, the Part-time Associate will work to advance the overall goals of D.C. Hunger Solutions, to support the efforts of partner coalitions, and to address broader food security issues in Washington, D.C.  The ideal candidate must be committed to addressing hunger and poverty in Washington, D.C. This part-time position reports to the Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions.


Organizational Background

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Founded in 2002, D.C. Hunger Solutions is a separately staffed and budgeted initiative of FRAC, seeking to end hunger in the nation’s capital. By leveraging substantial available federal dollars and improving D.C.’s operations of federal and local nutrition programs, D.C. Hunger Solutions work has helped to feed tens of thousands of District residents struggling with hunger and has increased access to healthy, affordable food. D.C. Hunger Solutions also leads or plays a key supporting role in the efforts of the various anti-hunger and anti-poverty coalitions throughout the city (e.g., the D.C. Fair Budget Coalition, D.C. Farmers’ Market Collaborative, the Language Access Coalition, the Senior Advisory Coalition, and the Mayor’s Commission on Healthy Youth and Schools). For more information on D.C. Hunger Solutions, visit: www.dchunger.org.


Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Part-time Anti-Hunger Program Associate will predominantly involve outreach to increase participation in the SNAP/Food Stamp Program.

Responsibilities include:

·        Coordinate and participate in SNAP outreach efforts with the DC Hunger Solutions staff, partners, and public agencies.

·        Provide support and leadership to other DC Hunger Solutions team members to integrate the team’s work on SNAP outreach across the District.

·        Identify and develop outreach opportunities.

·        Record and track the results of outreach activities.

·        Assist in the preparation of development proposals and reports.


Skills and Qualifications

·        At least six months of relevant experience and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

·        Good conceptual, strategic thinking, and creative skills.

·        Detail-oriented planning and implementation skills.

·        Willingness to work varied hours.

·        Demonstrated ability to reach out effectively to low-income families and community-based organizations.

·        Excellent oral and written communications skills.

·        Ability to collect, analyze, and report on program data.

·        Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills.

·        Strong team orientation.


Compensation

$15 per hour for up to 20 hours per week through April 30, 2019, with the possibility of extensions.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Other

How To Apply

Send resume, writing sample (not to exceed three pages), and cover letter providing a summary of accomplishments and experience to:

D.C. Hunger Solutions Part-time Anti-Hunger Program Associate – SNAP

Food Research and Action Center

1200 18th Street N.W., Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036

E-mail: employment@dchunger.org (Please include “D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate – SNAP” in subject line.)

Fax: 202-986-2525

No phone calls please

Closing Date

When filled. However, FRAC/D.C. Hunger Solutions seeks to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

FRAC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


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