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Job Title: AmeriCorp Direct Member for Cooking Matters

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter, via email, 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 Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Send emails attention to: Rachel Townsend, Cooking Matters Director at rtownsend@arhungeralliance.org .

Cooking Matters plays a critical role in Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign-a national effort to end childhood hunger in America (www.nokidhungry.org). We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to work with Cooking Matters Lead Partner, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Member Duties : The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member will work with The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Cooking Matters staff to implement effective hands-on courses and tours teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable-and most important-affordable. Work with chefs, nutrition educators and agency/site managers to implement courses and tours using Cooking Matters curriculum. Provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and tours and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines. Provide timely and consistent communications with volunteers. Identify and participate in opportunities to recruit volunteers.

Member responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

Program & Event Coordination:

  • Work with chefs, nutrition educators and agency/site managers to implement courses and tours using Cooking Matters core curriculum and Cooking Matters at the Store curriculum.
  • Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  • Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  • Participate in actively seeking out, working with, and maintaining positive relationships with agencies serving low-income clients to host Cooking Matters courses and tours.
  • Assist with the development of Cooking Matters outreach materials and handouts for Cooking Matters audience, as needed.
  • Co-facilitate Cooking Matters at the Store Event Days with the Cooking Matters team throughout the state

 

Volunteer Management and Training:

  • Provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and tours and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines.
  • Support and manage volunteer instructors during class to make sure they have all required materials and communicate key messages.
  • Provide timely and consistent communications with volunteers.
  • Identify and participate in opportunities to recruit volunteers. Build relationships with chefs, dietitians, nutritionists and other potential volunteers to maintain enough trained instructors to reach course goals.
  • Provide recognition of volunteers.
  • Help with special events such as volunteer appreciation/recognition events.

 

Administration/Miscellaneous:

  • Work with supervisor to set personal goals and follow the work plan created for the AmeriCorps National Direct Member.
  • Ensure all necessary course reporting is in order in database and network resource center.
  • Complete additional reporting and communications contributions as required, which may include blog posts, newsletters, photographs, and volunteer and participant story gathering.
  • Submit timesheets in accordance with AmeriCorps and Share Our Strength guidelines.
  • Participate in national, state and other trainings as requested – some may require travel out of state.
  • Maintain a high level of working knowledge related to hunger, nutrition standards, regulations, and trends.
  • Collaborate with other Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance departments, as necessary, to ensure high quality service to individuals within our network of agencies.

 

Compensation: Member commits to 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period. The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $12,300, a basic health plan, training, child care (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage .
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger .
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organizing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  culinary/nutrition ,  Public Speaking .Language requirement: English