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Child Food Security Specialist (VISTA)

Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is a leading statewde organization committed to ending hunger for Massachusetts residents of all ages. In collaboration with key partners, we deploy a two-pronged approach to achieve this goal:

To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread is seeking a Child Food Security Specialist (VISTA) to join our Child Nutrition Outreach Program team. The VISTA member will work to reduce food insecurity and hunger among children by building resources in Malden, Medford, and Everett that can be effectively administered and sustained by community partners. The one-year position will begin on June 18th, 2018.

The AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program is an anti-poverty initiative which places volunteer members in full-time at organizations across the country to eradicate poverty and create long-term change.Supervisor: Child Nutrition Outreach – Eastern Massachusetts

Supervises: No direct reports

The Role: The goal of this VISTA project is to reduce food insecurity and hunger among children by building resources in Malden, Medford, and Everett that can be effectively administered and sustained by community partners.  The VISTA will create outreach strategies to help increase capacity and support community partners administering the summer meals and school breakfast programs to increase reach and impact.

Responsibilities:

The Child Food Security Specialist (VISTA) will work to reduce food insecurity and hunger among children in the Greater Boston communities of Malden, Medford, and Everett. The VISTA will create outreach strategies to help increase capacity and support community partners to increase reach and impact of federal child nutrition programs.

  1. Build strong relationships with child nutrition stakeholders in the target communities
  2. Support local partners to strengthen and expand child nutrition programs - specifically school breakfast, school lunch, and summer meals
  3. Promote the availability of these programs to children, teens, and families through innovative and engaging tactics
  4. Document and share project activities using both formal (monthly reporting, best practice toolkit development) and informal (storytelling, photography, social media) communication tools
  5. Collaborate with partner VISTA placed at the City of Boston’s Office of Food Access

Benefits:

Desired Qualifications:

Project Bread is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

To apply for this position, visit the MyAmericorps Portal and click "Apply Now".