Food Bank Name City Harvest
New York, NY
Post Date August 29, 2017
Job Title City Harvest Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Intern
Description City Harvest Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Intern position available in New York, NY
Opportunity Type Internship
Job Responsibilities

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

  • Train and coordinate volunteers to assist with classes
  • Lead Cooking Matters classes
  • Participant/Course Data Management
  • Course Facilitation and Monitoring
  • Inventory/Database Management
  • Complete and submit all necessary AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and complete all AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings and national service days.
Application Qualifications
  • College degree (in nutrition or public health a plus) or 2-3 years related work experience
  • Experience managing projects involving multiple people and many moving parts
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with diverse constituencies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Detail oriented in execution
  • Good public speaking skills (Spanish speaking a plus)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a team environment and with a wide variety of people living in diverse communities
  • Travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City
  • Ability to travel to at least one out of state Share Our Strength conference
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of promoting health in underserved New York City communities 
  • A high degree of personal initiative and ability to work independently

Full-time member commits to 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period. The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $12,764, a basic health plan, training, childcare (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $5,815 upon successful completion of service.

Deadline September 30, 2017
How to Apply

At the link below, submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to take part in Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters AmeriCorps program.

About the Organization

City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982, and this year will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest developed long-term Healthy Neighborhood programs that partner with low-income communities to increase access to fresh produce and help residents shop for and cook nutritious, budget-conscious meals. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods, and fighting hunger in New York City, visit

Additional Information

City Harvest, a non-profit food rescue organization seeks full-time AmeriCorps Direct volunteer with strong communication and organizational skills to join upbeat nutrition education department.  Recent graduates welcome, with a background or strong interest in the culinary arts and/or nutrition a plus.  In addition, the ideal candidate is detail-oriented, able and willing to handle heavy administrative tasks and able to complete projects within deadlines without direct supervision. You should also have experience interacting with diverse populations and be willing to work some late nights and Saturdays.  You will report to the manager of nutrition education/CM coordinator, and your primary responsibility will be managing Cooking Matters and City Harvest based nutrition education programs in The Bronx and Washington Heights, NY.  Term is 1700 hours of full time service over a 12 -month period beginning in October 2017.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that helps families by teaching them how to prepare healthy low-cost meals and receive the most nutrition from a limited budget. Since 1993, the program has utilized the strengths of professional chefs, nutritionists and financial advisors in roles as volunteer instructors, teaching classes for adults, teens and children living on low incomes.

Cooking Matters offers specialized courses that take a cooking-centered approach to nutrition and household budgeting.  The courses are taught by chefs and nutrition instructors who volunteer their talents, to teach individuals and families how to make healthy food choices on a limited budget.  Cooking Matters offers courses for adults, teens, children and families.  Courses consist of six weekly two-hour sessions.  Each class includes hands-on meal preparation led by a chef who teaches participants that cooking healthy foods can be simple, enjoyable, and delicious.

At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. City Harvest is an equal employment opportunity employer.


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