Child Nutrition Programs Specialist - Community Food Bank - AmeriCorps
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Arizona Serve
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Tucson, Arizona, 85701
Community Food Bank of Southern AZ
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist
1700 Hour Position
Approximately 40 hours/week
Service Location: Tucson, AZ
Service Dates: September 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019
I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFBSA) is a nonprofit based in Tucson, Arizona, providing food to 225,000 persons per month across 23,100 square miles encompassing Pima, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz counties. Our 130 employees, plus interns and volunteers, provide immediate food crisis relief to children, families, and the elderly, and also help them gain consistent access to sufficient food and climb out of poverty. The CFBSA operates from its main warehouse in Tucson and at branch banks in Marana, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Amado and Nogales. CFBSA also delivers food boxes to 57 other nonprofits throughout five counties. In total, CFBSA has 310 nonprofit partners.
The goal of this project is to increase food security for children and families through CFB’s various Child Nutrition Programs. The AmeriCorps State member (Child Nutrition Program Specialist) will increase food security by providing an increase of meals and snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) After school Meals and Snacks program, the Backpack program, and School Pantry program through program monitoring, development, and evaluation. They will also provide outreach and education to support all Child Nutrition Programs.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A. Program monitoring and evaluation: The AmeriCorps State member will ensure the CACFP program menus meet federal meal standards and ensure accuracy in order preparation, packing, and delivery of meals and snacks. They will also provide administrative support for annual CACFP Renewal Application process. Additionally, they will monitor program sites for program compliance, establish schedule for monitoring visits, and oversee volunteers in monitoring visits.
B. System monitoring, development, and communication: The AmeriCorps member will develop and ensure accuracy of Backpack program orders through inventory system and collaborate with community partners and warehouse to facilitate communication. They will also monitor program sites, establish record-keeping of monitoring forms and support compliance of schools and community partners.
C. System and distribution monitoring and evaluation: The AmeriCorps member will attend all School Pantry mobile distributions to ensure smooth processes of orders and deliveries of food items, assist in stocking and distribution. They will also create internal order-building system through inventory system and conduct evaluation.
D. Outreach and Education Support: The AmeriCorps member will provide food demos at School Pantry mobile distributions, create flyers and pamphlets for distribution through programs and connect with resource partners to table at mobile pantry distributions. In addition, they will conduct outreach to potential sites for implementation based on community needs assessment.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
o Age 17 or older
o Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
o Strong time management and organizational skills
o Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to initiate and interact with diverse community members
o Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
o Effective problem-solving skills
o Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks
o Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
o Healthy sense of humor
o Consistent and reliable access to reliable transportation
AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (1700 Hour)
● $12,630 living allowance during term of service
● Upon completion of service, full-time (1700 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $5,920 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
● Members participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and 4 college credits from Prescott College
● Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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