The SNAP Outreach Worker’s primary responsibility is to provide SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) application assistance to people remotely. This also includes providing program information and eligibility pre-screening. Must be able to document all services provided in an electronic database and work with other members of the SNAP outreach team to problem-solve and develop best practices.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist with SNAP (food stamp) applications – work at various partner food pantries and community agencies (as required) to provide education, prescreening, and application assistance to low-income individuals/families about SNAP.
Provide program information and referral help – to individuals, families, and community networks based on a comprehensive understanding of food resources and other available benefits. Must learn ins and outs of the online benefits application process. Responsible for remaining up-to-date with changes in SNAP and sharing this knowledge with local partners.
Reporting and administration – record all activity in online database for funding purposes.
Collaborating, strategizing, and advocating – must be able to attend occasional team meetings, trainings, and conference calls as assigned. Assist with developing outreach materials.
High school diploma and 2-3 years’ experience in nonprofit/social service or Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Commitment to alleviating poverty through food assistance; ability to promote the food bank’s mission, vision, and values
Organized, detail oriented, thorough
Independent, self-motivated, goal-oriented
Proficiency in Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and data entry
Outgoing, respectful, and discreet
N/A - This is a part-time, temporary position.
Apply via our website: https://solvehungertoday.org/about-us/join-our-team/
Who We Are: Our vision at Northern Illinois Food Bank is for everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proud member of Feeding America, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties with dignity, equity and convenience, providing 250,000 meals a day. We bring together manufacturers, local and corporate grocers, area farmers, corporations, foundations, and individuals who donate food and funding, and each week nearly 1,000 volunteers help us evaluate, repack, and distribute food. We also proudly partner with more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding programs to provide nutritious food and resources. Our distribution centers are located in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.