|Food Bank Name||City Harvest
New York, NY
|Post Date||August 22, 2016|
|Job Title||AmeriCorps Cooking Matters|
|Description||AmeriCorps Cooking Matters position available through the Feeding America network. Learn how you can help end hunger in America.|
•As part of the City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods initiative, coordinate and oversee the implementation of Cooking Matters cooking and nutrition education courses in the South Bronx and Washington Heights. Responsibilities include weekly communications with volunteers and site coordinators regarding lesson plans, technical support and facilitation of cooking and nutrition activities in classes.
•Background in nutrition or public health preferred
•Childcare assistance if eligible
|Deadline||September 15, 2016|
|How to Apply||
TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter via the link below, 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 AmeriCorps position at City Harvest, Inc. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cityharves&jobId=23184&lang=en_US&source=CC2
|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, restaurants, grocers, 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. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. In communities with elevated rates of food insecurity, poverty and diet-related illnesses, City Harvest has developed programs and partnerships to increase the availability of affordable, fresh produce and inspire healthy, budget-conscious meal choices through nutrition education. To learn more about food rescue, hunger relief and Healthy Neighborhoods in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.
FULL-TIME AMERICORPS MEMBERS: Member commits to 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period. The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $12,530, a basic health plan, training, child care (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $5,775 upon successful completion of service.
City Harvest, a non-profit food rescue organization seeks full-time AmeriCorps member with strong communication and organizational skills to join an 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 evenings and Saturdays. You will report to the Manager of Nutrition Education/Cooking Matters Coordinator and your primary responsibility will be coordinating and overseeing Cooking Matters nutrition education programming primarily in The Bronx and Washington Heights. Additional projects will include data management, course monitoring within the boroughs of The Bronx and Washington Heights, and assisting with the planning and execution of Cooking Matters at the Store event days.