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No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador – Summer 2019

Location: East Boston, Massachusetts

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our No Kid Hungry community partners.

For the summer program, Project Bread will host two (2) Youth Ambassadors working on initiatives related to the Summer Meals program (known as Summer Eats in Massachusetts). The Youth Ambassadors will work primarily in two communities in the Greater Boston area to promote the Summer Eats program. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

General:

Youth Ambassadors will work to promote the Summer Eats program through community outreach, social media engagement, events, and more. While the Youth Ambassadors will support the statewide Summer Eats program, the majority of their time will be spent focusing on in-depth outreach in two communities. The breakdown of responsibilities will be:

• Management of local outreach & promotion—50%
• Event planning—15%
• Social media and online communications--10%
• Statewide material distribution—10%
• Share Our Strength Programmatic Work—10%
• Administrative duties—5%

Activities will include:

• Outreach to local businesses, faith-based organizations, youth organizations, etc., to help build relationships in the community
• Direct outreach and promotion in the community through Blitz days, flyer and signage distribution, and partner engagement
• Event planning to engage local community
• Planning and implementation assistance for targeted advertising initiatives
• Evaluation assistance to determine success of promotion strategies
• Administering surveys and collecting data to help inform a community needs assessment effort
• Crafting social media, blog posts, and other written content

QUALIFICATIONS:

No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
• Interest in hunger issues
• Commitment to working with diverse communities
• Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
• Good customer service and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Familiarity with social media
• Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
• Reliable access to a vehicle 

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of at least $3,000 with potential for additional bonus over the course of the summer for a completion of 400 hours. The program starts on June 3, 2019.

Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a Project Bread staff member.  Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, attend an in-person training in Washington, D.C. from June 10-12 and attend online training sessions throughout their term. 

Interested applicants should apply online at nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.