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Hunger Free America: Outreach Coordinator

Will work in Syracuse, NY with Food Bank of Central New York.

This is a full-time position, expected to last until July 31, 2023. The Outreach Coordinator will be employed with Hunger Free America but will work under the day-to-day supervision of Food Bank of Central New York in Syracuse, NY. The work will take place primarily from the Food Bank's office and community partner locations, with a possibility of some remote work from home.

Note: this position requires proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shot within the CDC-recommended timeframe.

Job Description:

  • Assist in determining the eligibility of potential SNAP and WIC participants in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.
  • Conduct outreach efforts to connect with potentially-eligible individuals, community agencies, and the general public.
  • Establish and strengthen existing collaborations with community providers, explain program services, and solicit referrals.
  • Achieve program targets and assist in supporting all reporting requirements.
  • Attend required trainings/webinars.
  • As appropriate, provide information to food insecure households on other benefits and programs such as P-EBT and summer meals, as well as food resources such as food pantries and home meal delivery programs.
  • Disseminate up-to-date information on accessing COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Work 40 hours per week.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

Skills:

  • Experience in: anti-hunger or social services work; experience screening people for benefits such as SNAP, WIC, and Medicaid is a plus; working with and in low-income communities.
  • High-energy self-starter with strong communications, problem-solving, organizing, and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and hunger.
  • Comfortable working in diverse neighborhoods and with diverse people.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to work remotely when needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, although people with significant, relevant, work or lived experience with hunger/poverty will be considered.

This is a temporary full-time, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position. Starting salary range for this position is $36,000 - $40,000. HFA offers significant benefits to employees, including a strong health insurance plan which includes fully paid employee premiums and a health reimbursement account. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jwengler@hungerfreeamerica.org. Be sure to include Food Bank of Central NY: Outreach Coordinator in the subject line. Applicants sending resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

Additional Information:

Hunger Free America (HFA) strives to build a nonpartisan, grassroots movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end hunger and ensure that everyone has sufficient access to nutritious food.

Food Bank of Central New York's mission is to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. They strive to inspire and strengthen their communities to work together to increase food security.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the largest and most effective of our nation’s public anti-hunger programs. The receipt of SNAP for those eligible individuals and families contributes to improved nutrition and reduces the financial strain of trying to pay for other household expenses on a limited budget.

The NYS Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition counseling, health education and nutritious foods to eligible women, infants and children. WIC ensures the health and well-being of income-eligible families with young children and provides individually tailored food prescriptions that meet strict nutrition requirements.

Hunger Free America was recently awarded a New York State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The projects selected for the award are meant to assist in the recovery of New York State communities by improving the resiliency of infrastructure and programs serving its residents. HFA’s and Food Bank of Central NY’s project will focus on connecting eligible households with the SNAP and WIC programs in high-need communities in the city of Syracuse.