Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 25-Feb-2019 to 26-Mar-2019
  • - Indy Hunger Network
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • VISTA/AmeriCorps

Indy Hunger Network is developing creative ways to improve access to food resources through participation in federal nutrition programs. Join us to help end hunger in the Greater Indianapolis area! This is a one-year term of service beginning June 10, 2019 and ending June 9, 2020.

Indy Hunger Network is a coalition of hunger relief agencies working to ensure that anyone who is hungry can get the food they need. This position will be based at Gleaners Food Bank on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

This position is focused on improving access to federal nutrition programs, which provide 75% of the meals for people using food assistance in Indianapolis. The VISTA will work with a team to increase awareness of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to reach more moms and kids; develop new projects to improve participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and create and implement a plan for educating SNAP users about their right to appeal SNAP eligibility decisions that they think are incorrect. 
 
Specific duties will include the following:
• Work with a team of marketing professionals to reach mothers who could benefit from WIC
• Work with Indiana Legal Services to develop an outreach plan for people who think they were improperly denied SNAP benefits
• Develop new projects to increase participation in SNAP and other federal nutrition programs
• Gather and maintain data on SNAP and WIC participation in Marion County
 
We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, disciplined, thinks creatively and exhibits strong communication and interpersonal skills.  While all projects provide an opportunity to work collaboratively with food assistance professionals, most time is spent working independently.
 
Other required qualifications include:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills
• Car recommended
• Some travel required

The VISTA will have the opportunity to build an extensive network, gain valuable professional experience, and gain a deep understanding of both public and private agencies. The position also offers: 
• Modest living stipend, education award at the end of service, and relocation assistance. To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA, see https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
• Camaraderie with 6 other IHN VISTAs
• Team engagement activities, including bi-weekly meetings to discuss projects, socialize, and hear from guest presenters
• Mentoring, one-on-one coaching, and professional development trainings
• Assistance preparing for life after VISTA (resume review, interview prep, etc.)
• Opportunities to work with leaders in hunger relief, including current and retired corporate executives and non-profit agency heads
• Opportunities to work independently and lead projects

Click the APPLY button to apply through the AmeriCorps website.
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