Hiring Announcement: Food Security & Nutrition Cohort Member – Shelter Meal Program Lead

by | Jul 25, 2022 | Blog, Jobs | 0 comments

AmeriCorps Position, 40 hours/week, 8 1⁄2 month service term
(With the option of extension to 12 months)

Start date: October 1, 2022
Seattle, Washington

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is a nonprofit organization based in the Lake City neighborhood with the mission to increase food security for underserved populations in north King County through nutritious meals, educational programs, and advocacy. We are looking for AmeriCorps Members who are passionate about food security and interested in gaining professional experience in meal programs, program coordination, and nonprofit operations. This position will specialize in supporting our Shelter Meal Program.

Position Overview

HIP’s Shelter Meals Program provides nutritious dinners and breakfasts to residents at the North King County Enhanced Shelter (more commonly known as The Oaks) in Shoreline. This 24/7 Enhanced Shelter opened in April 2021, and is run by Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness in partnership with King County and the City of Shoreline. Enhanced shelters recognize the necessity of meeting an individual’s basic needs in order to effectively address the challenges which lead to housing instability. The Oaks provides the case management, meals, hygiene services, and other services needed to support an individual’s eventual move into permanent housing.

The member in this position will work with the Shelter Meal Coordinator to cook and serve from-scratch meals on a daily basis. They will also help to carry out special events, holiday meals, and nutrition education events.

COVID-19 Statement

HIP follows all local and federal health and safety regulations with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a food service provider, an essential service during the pandemic, this is an in-person position that requires interacting with community members. All needed PPEs are provided, and everyone must be fully vaccinated to work.

Responsibilities

• Serving meals and interacting with volunteers and participants on a regular basis
• Cooking from-scratch meals in the HIP kitchen
• Ordering donated and purchased foods that comply with HIP’s Nutrition Policy
• Ensuring the safe handling of food by complying with local health & safety rules
• Maintaining organized food storage spaces and coordinating food deliveries
• Communicating with program partners and participants to provide the best service
• Gathering feedback from participants through surveys, focus groups, or interviews
• Developing curriculum and leading nutrition education classes and series
• Accurately counting and reporting all activities in a timely manner
• Coordinating and orienting volunteers to support program needs
• Creating a dynamic and welcoming environment for all volunteers and program participants from diverse backgrounds
• Participating in all relevant organizational meetings and professional training
• Occasional special project work and other related duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

• Willing to grow leadership skills
• Desire to work in an industrial kitchen and being part of a meal service program
• Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
• Willingness to learn and comply with food safety and sanitation rules
• Flexible, resourceful, and adaptable to unexpected situations
• Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft and Google suites
• A driver’s license and willingness to drive mid to large size work vehicles

Requirements

• Must be able to lift 40 pounds, reach, bend, kneel repeatedly, and stand for long durations
• Must have or obtain a current Washington State Food Worker Card
• Must pass a Washington State Background check for the purpose of determining suitability to work with children, youth, seniors, or other vulnerable populations

Compensation & Benefits

AmeriCorps members receive a monthly stipend of $3143. Members also receive a monthly housing allowance of $300/month, an ORCA card, healthcare coverage, childcare assistance (if eligible), an education award upon completion of service term, and monthly training and professional development.

How to Apply

Interested? Send a resume and paragraph of interest to jobs@hungerintervention.org with the subject line “Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

HIP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and first-generation college students are
highly encouraged to apply.

Written by hungerintervention

July 25, 2022

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