Fuel Your Future Breakfast After the Bell Associate

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Minimum: $19,625
Maximum: $19,625
Details: This is an AmeriCorps position, with members earning $1,307 monthly stipend and $5,900 education award.

Published

07/12/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

Application Deadline

08/04/2018

Address

Auburn
Washington
United States

Description

Position Title:  Fuel Your Future Breakfast After the Bell and Nutrition AmeriCorps

Start & End Dates:  9/3/18 – 7/17/19

 

Program Overview

1 in 6 students in King County are food insecure, and more than 100,000 students in the county qualify for free and reduced-price school meals. Because we know that students need healthy meals in order to succeed, United Way’s Fuel Your Future program partners with school districts to transform schools into nutrition hubs – where students can access healthy food, nutrition education, and other food resources.

 

Fuel Your Future offers a holistic approach to defeating food insecurity by increasing access to federal meals programs in tandem with high-quality nutrition education. Due to exciting legislation that passed this year in WA state, 400 schools statewide will gear up to launch Breakfast after the Bell programs in 2019. The Breakfast After the Bell and Nutrition team will support local schools in the early adoption of this program through preparing for and implementing Breakfast After the Bell, while also providing other food security and nutrition interventions like hands-on nutrition education lessons.

 

Your resourceful and highly motivated AmeriCorps team will increase equity in King County through these targeted strategies, which help give every student an equal chance to succeed. Breakfast After the Bell is nationally proven to be the best way to breakdown the most barriers during breakfast time at schools. By giving all students the same amount of time to access breakfast and an opportunity to eat within the classroom, students no longer have to make choices between playtime outside or breakfast and are not penalized for arriving late in circumstances they have no control over. As a result of your service, schools throughout King County will adopt Breakfast After the Bell models to ensure no student faces the classroom with an empty stomach.

 

Your Role and What You Will Learn 

You will be trained and coached to perform the following key duties:

  • Learn about and implement high quality Breakfast After the Bell models at schools across King County, to increase student access to school breakfast
  • Attend community meetings and events to help continue to build support and momentum around Breakfast After the Bell
  • Work with schools who have already implemented Breakfast After the Bell to ensure they are continuing to increase access to breakfast
  • Lead MyPlate-based nutrition education and evaluations for students in your assigned schools
  • Identify food resource gaps in the community and work to identify ways to fill these gaps.
  • Lead outreach strategies, outreach events, and service delivery strategies to increase access to the free Summer Meals program

Training and ongoing coaching will be provided throughout the year as you serve alongside 21 other dedicated AmeriCorps members. The 16 Food Security and Nutrition AmeriCorps members and the 6 Breakfast After the Bell and Nutrition AmeriCorps members will work as two cohorts synergistically in order to strategically accelerate food security work in communities across King County.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passionate believer in social justice and food justice
  • Flexible and willing to work throughout multiple places in the county during each week
  • People-oriented, with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • Independent and collaborative creative problem solver
  • Data tracking, digital collaboration, and professional communication 
  • Ability to support school breakfast programming as early as 7 a.m. Monday - Friday
  • Ability to speak a second language is helpful, but not required
  • Event planning or lesson planning experience is helpful, but not required 
  • Nutrition education or classroom management experience is helpful, but not required 

 

Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $1,307 before deductions and withholdings.
  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage).
  • Workers compensation coverage.
  • ​Assistance with childcare costs.
  • $5,920 education award (10.5-month positions) that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term).
  • $2,907 education award for half-time (6-month) positions.
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term.
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term.
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
  • Public transportation pass (ORCA)
  • Comprehensive training, certification and orientation
  • Chance to join United Way's Emerging Leaders Network, the Seattle AmerICorps Collaborative, and a  large network of current AmeriCorps members and alums
  • Career and professional development coaching

 

Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must be available 40 hours a week for 5 days a week
  • Able to serve 10.5 months and reach a total of 1700 service hours.
  • Must go through a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not living in WA currently
  • F1 VISAS are not sufficient

 

People of color encouraged to apply. The application process moves quickly, please expect a phone call within 24 hours of receiving your application.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $1,307 before deductions and withholdings.
  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage).
  • Workers compensation coverage.
  • ​Assistance with childcare costs.
  • $5,920 education award (10.5-month positions) that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term).
  • $2,907 education award for half-time (6-month) positions.
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term.
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term.
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
  • Public transportation pass (ORCA)
  • Comprehensive training, certification and orientation
  • Chance to join United Way's Emerging Leaders Network, the Seattle AmerICorps Collaborative, and a  large network of current AmeriCorps members and alums
  • Career and professional development coaching

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org
http://www.uwkc.org/americorps

To Apply: 

Note that your resume and cover letter are not requested. Apply by completing a thoughtful AmeriCorps profile and applying to our position there.


Candidates are reviewed and hired on a rolling basis, so apply today!


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