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Program Specialist VISTA

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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance


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Published 9 days ago

April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
$15,950 - $15,950

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance (NJYSA) is seeking a Program Specialist VISTA with strong human relations, computer literacy, and program development skills to assist the Senior State Program Manager and Senior State Program Coordinator in data collection, program management, and fund development activities related to establishing a statewide farmers market coalition. As a member of the NJ Alliance team, the position strengthens the YMCA’s impact by advancing local community and statewide resource coordination and environment change; increasing access to healthy foods, and addressing the social determinants of health to create healthy, equitable communities where people live, learn, work, and play.

Role and Responsibilities

  1. Assists Sr. State Program Manager (SPM) and Sr. State Program Coordinator (SPC) with Statewide Farmers Market and Growers Coalition (Coalition) priorities including increased access to healthy foods, resource coordination, and sustainability.
  2. Creates in cooperation with SPM, SPC, and community partners project goals, objectives, and overall approach.
  3. Researches existing statewide farmers market authorities across the nation. Identifies best practices. Develops coalition framework. Interviews farmers, growers, and other agricultural and community stakeholders to enhance design and begin search for coalition partners.
  4. Identify and convene key stakeholders. Facilitate stakeholder meetings to inform coalition model and planning and form steering committee.
  5. Create and maintain membership, partner, and volunteer database.
  6. Research and facilitate member use of Farmers Market Metrics shared database system
  7. Create and operationalize internal and external communication plans
  8. Work directly with implementation partners & steering committee members to create roles and responsibility descriptions for coalition members/organizations, resources guides/toolkits, handbook, and other resources.
  9. Identify and recruit coalition members. Convene and facilitate coalition meetings.
  10. Researches and identifies potential funding opportunities to enhance and sustain program. Develops funder profile. Assists in the preparation of funder submissions. Prepares grant reports as requested.
  11. Attends NJ Alliance meetings and events. Supports NJYSA in meeting/event preparation and follow up.
  12. Participates in training and professional development opportunities.
  13. Accepts such other assignments as may be periodically delegated to advance the mission of the NJYSA.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Associates or bachelor’s degree in related field

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Computer Literacy

• Experience in using technology, including social media applications

• Ability to present self professionally and model attributes of a healthy lifestyle

• Experience in leading/facilitating groups, clubs, or activities

• Familiarity with NJ agricultural practices

Preferred Skills

• Excellent written and oral communications skills including public speaking. Bilingual Spanish desirable.

• Requires high level of independence and initiative, ability to multi-task and manage complex initiatives.

• Fluent in Microsoft Office. Must be comfortable using technology to work remotely in a variety of settings.

• Familiarity with research methods, qualitative evaluation and assessments, etc.

• Familiarity with food systems

YMCA Competencies

Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.

Project Management: Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in activities and events of the Y State Alliance. Ensures execution of work plans for projects/programs.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others. Builds relationships with partners and service delivery. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Ys in New Jersey.


NJ YMCA State Alliance is an EEO Employer.

TB test, drug screening and fingerprinting must be completed within 30 days of employment. The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance (NJYSA) is seeking a Program Specialist VISTA with strong human relations, computer literacy, and program development skills to assist the Senior State Program Manager and Senior State…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

Trenton, NJ

How to Apply

Please submit applications via CNCS:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98154

Provide Cover Letter and Resume via E-mail

Attn: Theresa.Williams@yalliance.org

Subject Line: Coalition Coordinator VISTA

Please submit applications via CNCS:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98154

Provide Cover Letter and Resume via E-mail

Attn: Theresa…

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