Food Bank Name City Harvest
New York, NY
Post Date October 3, 2017
Job Title City Harvest Cooking Matters at the Store AmeriCorps Intern
Description City Harvest Cooking Matters at the Store AmeriCorps Intern position available in New York, NY
Opportunity Type Internship
Job Responsibilities

Program Coordination: Participate in actively seeking out, working with, and maintaining positive relationships with retail partners and agencies serving low-income clients to recruit Cooking Matters at the Store participants. Complete all preparations for CMATS programming including, but not limited to, scheduling tours at City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods, assembling and shipping materials, preparing volunteers, and facilitating tours. Support the scheduling and implementation of CMATS event days from start to finish. Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary. Volunteer/Intern Management and Training: Identify and participate in opportunities to recruit volunteers. Build relationships with chefs, dietitians, nutritionists and other potential volunteers to maintain enough trained facilitators to reach CMATS tour and event day goals. Provide volunteers and interns with training and materials needed to facilitate CMATS tours and event days. Support and manage volunteers and interns needed to make sure they have all required materials, communicate key messages and follow CMATS curriculum and guidelines while facilitating CMATS tours and/or event days. Administration/Miscellaneous: Work with supervisor to set personal goals and follow the work plan created for the AmeriCorps National Direct Member. Submit timesheets in accordance with AmeriCorps and Share Our Strength guidelines. Participate in national, state and other trainings as requested – one of them requires travel out of state.

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 (MetroCard will be provided) 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 Enrollment contingent on successful passing of criminal background search (including a FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check)


The Cooking Matters at the Store AmeriCorps member will start her/his term of service no later than November 1, 2017. The position will end approximately 1 year from start date. Member will commit to 1,700 hours of service within a 12-month period and will receive a living allowance of $12,530, a basic health plan, training, childcare (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $5,775 upon successful completion of service.

Deadline October 18, 2017
How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to take part in Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters AmeriCorps program and why you are interested in the Cooking Matters at the Store AmeriCorps position at City Harvest. Please apply directly on our website here:

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 Neighborhoods programs which 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

The Cooking Matters at the Store AmeriCorps member will work with City Harvest staff to implement effective hands-on CMATS tours and event days teaching families at risk of hunger how to buy healthy foods on a budget.  The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, able and willing to handle heavy administrative tasks, and able to complete projects within deadlines without direct supervision. Previous experience interacting with diverse populations, willing to work some evenings and Saturdays, and/or Spanish fluency are desirable.  This position reports to a Senior Manager of Healthy Retail.

For questions about Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters AmeriCorps National Direct program nationally, contact: Ellen Damaschino National Training Manager Share Our Strength Email: At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. City Harvest and Share our Strength are equal employment opportunity employers.


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