VISTA Leader Position - New York City and Washington DC

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The New York
City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) is currently recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA
Leader to serve in our New York City and Washington DC office.

NYCCAH in conjunction with some of the nation's most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations is about to launch the four year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 100-member AmeriCorps VISTA program sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Walmart Foundation. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in NYCCAH’s mission of “moving society beyond the soup kitchen” by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to heathful, nutritious foods via benefit utilization, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), the Summer Food Service Program and School Breakfast. NYCCAH is a New York City-based nonprofit that assists partnering food pantries and soup kitchens in addressing both short-term food needs while working to alleviate the long-term poverty that causes hunger, in order to help low-income families move beyond the soup kitchen towards greater economic self-sufficiency. Various projects of the Coalition includes benefit screening and outreach; advocating and researching anti-hunger policies and enabling low-income people to educate and lobby on their own behalf; and creating a nationwide, cohesive anti-hunger volunteerism network enabling nonprofits, schools, private companies and everyday citizens to seek out higher impact volunteer projects.

AmeriCorps VISTA
Leaders act as guides and mentors to members while building their skills as
future forerunners in the non-profit sector. Leaders in this project will be
tasked with acting as a liaison between members/supervisors and program staff;
compiling reporting information; individual check-in and bi-monthly call
hosting; and potentially, site visits. Each Leader will have a specialty in one
of the following items. Social media; Return on Investment measuring and fund
development; Creating Anti-Hunger days of service projects and Alumni
Network/Council of Leaders program.

 For a full description of the position and/or to apply please log onto: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=38787&fromSearch=true 

For more information about NYCCAH and our Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps
program please visit: www.nyccah.org

If you would like more information please email Ella Fowler, Associate Director, at efowler@nyccah.org