SNAP Outreach Intern

SNAP Outreach Intern

We are hiring for a temporary part-time SNAP Outreach Intern paid job to join the Nutrition and Program Assurance team of the Agency and Programs department at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN.

Summary: Responsible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach, including client eligibility pre-screening, client application assistance, and information dissemination to clients and staff of partner agencies. Focuses on building relationships with new partners, specifically targeting organizations that assist individuals with earned income. Available in a temporary capacity from grant-funding available through the end of June 2022.

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Opportunity type
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Marketing / Communications
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
• Provides SNAP Outreach and application assistance to individuals.
• Builds partnerships with new community organizations throughout our service area.
• Attends community events and visits partner agencies to provide SNAP outreach assistance.
When & Where: involves 85% travel, so primarily happens from remote environments. On-site work occurs at our western distribution center in Camden, TN. Weekly schedule to include approximately 15-20 hours/week. The flexible work schedule requires daytime, evening and weekend availability. Some Friday and Saturday hours (7 A – 2 P) required for Mobile Pantry and perishable food distributions.

Application qualifications

Is this you?
• Education: High School diploma (or equivalent) required, bachelor or master’s degree preferred. Non-profit management, public administration, sociology, social work or similar study preferred. Internship with academic credit available for students pursuing degrees in nonprofit management, social work or a related field of study.
• Experience: Knowledge of government benefit programs available to low-income communities and public speaking/presentations, and experience working with diverse clients and ensuring client confidentiality preferred.
• Skills: Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Demonstrated skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel to manage scheduling and communications, produce letters, educational materials, and spreadsheets. Ensures confidentiality of client information.
• Other requirements: Age 21 or older required for driving and travel responsibilities. Our pre-hire process requires acceptable results from the following: professional reference feedback, criminal background, Motor Vehicle Record and a pre-employment drug test. Current Driver’s License and automobile insurance are also required. Criminal backgrounds are evaluated on a case by case basis considering several factors (timing, frequency, severity and job relation).


What Second Harvest has to offer
Work with a purpose: As one of Middle Tennessee’s largest nonprofits, our local hunger relief work is uniquely rewarding, hands-on and solutions-oriented. Our mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. A career with Second Harvest ensures that you not only earn a paycheck but also help your local community through meaningful work.

Award-winning workplace: we are a best-in-class workplace because we are passionate and people-focused, so that our community can count on us for our critical work. We are among The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces based solely on employee feedback. We are invested in our team and offer frequent whole-person wellness opportunities through our Harvest Wellbeing Program.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: Second Harvest embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we serve. We provide equal employment to all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or other legally protected characteristics.

How to apply

Think this sounds like a role and workplace where you would thrive? Find out more information about how to apply on our website:…. Thanks for your interest in working for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN. We love it here and think you will too.

About the organization

Grassroots Beginnings: Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving Tennesseans experiencing hunger. During the first year, Second Harvest distributed 160,000 pounds of food to 75 member agencies.

Second Harvest Today: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of more than 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During FY20, Second Harvest distributed more than 41 million pounds of food to more than 460 Partner Agencies, providing more than 36.5 million meals to hungry children, families, and seniors throughout our 46-county service area.