Resource Access Coordinator

City
Egg Harbor Township
State
New Jersey
Title
Resource Access Coordinator
Description

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is looking for a Resource Access Coordinator to join our Resource Access team. As a member of the Resource Access team, you will be responsible for providing direct service outreach on public benefits to low-income families and individuals statewide, serving across 11 counties as needed. Specifically, identifying, educating, and connecting low-income families and individuals to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other public benefits, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and VITA program, that will reduce their risk of food insecurity. The position is predominantly field-based with some home-based and virtual work.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Participating in the planning and implementation of program efforts supporting connections to resources
Coordinating with CFBNJ’s Programs and agency relations teams to ensure integration of programs and services throughout CFBNJ’s network
Assisting with recruiting and training of volunteers
Providing agency-based support and individual guidance for understanding SNAP program benefits, facilitating application completion
Scheduling and conducting in-field visits to community organizations serving low-income individuals three-four days per week to educate, pre-screening and enrolling eligible people
Tracking site statistics and client interaction,
Maintaining knowledge and expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and program specifications of the SNAP program to provide financial literacy resources and training.
Conducting agency workshops on the importance of client education and participation
Educating the public, state, and federal policy makers about the persistent problems of hunger and poverty to encourage them to support more public and private investments in social programs.
Cultivating partnerships with non-profits and governmental organizations and representing CFBNJ at events and meetings as requested.

Application qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus at least two years of experience providing direct service to individuals and families
Experience with public benefit programs and their respective application processes is preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills, project management experience, strong organizational abilities, and a high degree of professionalism
Experience building community partnerships, and bilingual Spanish preferred
Must be highly proficient in O365 applications, comfortable providing virtual presentations, and knowledge of data entry and tracking
Must have reliable transportation and valid NJ driver’s license

Benefits

As a vital member in the fight against hunger, you will receive competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid life insurance, holiday pay, and paid vacation and sick time.

About the organization

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey provides food for people in need while striving to end hunger in our state. While food distribution is central to our mission, we also deploy several important programs aimed at addressing the root causes of hunger for people of all ages and backgrounds.

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