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Seasonal Child Nutrition Coordinator

Hunger Free America (founded in 1983 as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a dynamic and highly effective national progressive anti-hunger advocacy and direct service organization that is based in New York City but works in all 50 states.

The Nation has written that the organization has grown into “one of the leading direct service and advocacy organizations on hunger and poverty in the nation.”

Our mission is to build a nonpartisan, grass-roots movement to enact the progressive public policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.

Our long-term goal is not just to ameliorate the problem, but also to build the people’s movement necessary to enact the economic and public policies needed to end hunger entirely. Given that hunger drains our economy and tears at our moral and civic fabric, we know that eliminating it will boost the nation both economically and spiritually. Towards that end, we’ve adopted the motto: “Ending hunger lifts us all.”

HFA looking to seeking a to fill a full-time temporary position, Seasonal Child Nutrition Coordinator, from March to September to coordinate its national AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Program and Child Nutrition Fellowship Program (both of which  engage paid summer employees/fellows to expand federally-funded summer meals for children) as well as build capacity nationwide in the Summer Food Service Program. 

Job Responsibilities:

The Seasonal Child Nutrition Coordinator will serve as the main contact between Hunger Free America and the various Child Nutrition sites, sponsors, and State Agencies it works with.  The Coordinator will work in the Child Nutrition Department and report to the Hunger Free America Manager of Child Nutrition.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Contacting all 50 state child nutrition agencies (as well as those in DC and Puerto Rico) and maintaining relationships with their points of contact
  • Connecting potential Summer Meals Sites with appropriate Sponsors
  • Maintaining accurate reports of successful connections
  • Recruiting, placing, and managing Child Nutrition Fellows at appropriate locations
  • Assist the Manager of Child Nutrition with the New York City Child Nutrition Fellow cohort
  • Evaluate the program as a whole upon the completion of summer
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Project management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain customer relations with a large number of people
  • Comfortable collecting, analyzing, and communicating data
  • Able to multitask
  • Prior experience managing cohorts of people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to work independently
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in the workplace
  • Extra points for experience helping manage the USDA-funded Summer Food Service Program and/or youth service/community service programs
  • BA or BS or very significant work experience required
  • Fluency in English is required. Ability to communicate in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, or other languages commonly spoken in communities throughout New York City is a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. Hunger Free America offers benefits to all full-time employees, including a health insurance plan. Employees also receive paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.

How to Apply:

  • To apply, submit a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to: jobs@hungerfreeamerica.org
  • Please use e-mail subject line: “Seasonal Child Nutrition Coordinator.”
  • 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.
  • The position is open until filled.

Benefits:

Hunger Free America offers significant benefits to all full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations. This is a great opportunity to grow with an organization making history.