About the Anti-Hunger Corps:
The Anti-Hunger Corps VISTA program aims to reduce hunger and poverty and build the capacity of the agencies that address these issues. Members will build the capacity of the organization to assist unemployed and under-employed people obtain job training, job placement, and financial literacy services; improve access to food from government and nonprofit sources for targeted populations in particular and food insecure people in general; enable residents of food deserts to access healthier foods through farmers markets and community gardens; help more low-income children to obtain free school breakfasts and summer meals; enable nonprofit groups fighting hunger and poverty to raise more money and recruit and manage more volunteers, particularly high-impact and skilled volunteers.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition in partnership with Hunger Free America is seeking a full-time VISTA member to support the organization in strengthening SNAP/CalFresh outreach and application assistance in partnership with its network of community-based SNAP/CalFresh application assistance partners.
Responsibilities may include:
· Attend organization lead trainings and participate in self-guided online learning.
· Conduct research to identify national best practices for engaging community members in applying for and accessing SNAP, including home bound seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children.
· Develop and provide presentations on new SNAP eligibility rules and program changes and how to best engage recipients.
· Train nonprofit partners who engage and work closely with special populations on best practices for engaging recipients.
· Identify and outline barriers, opportunities and emerging best practices.
· Work with SDHC team to develop an information sharing template.
· Work with clients, application assistance partners, and enrollment organizations to identify and address barriers that prevent otherwise eligible individuals and families from successfully navigating the process.
· Help develop and implement evaluation systems to measure progress of SNAP outreach and assistance efforts, including but not limited to conducting in-depth interviews and focus groups with recipients at partner organizations.
This is a one-year, full-time position beginning October 26, 2020. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, there are restrictions on outside full-time employment, along with some restrictions on political and religious activities. For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and Benefits information available here – http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM.
Housing & Transportation:
You are responsible for finding your own housing and must have access to a vehicle.
· $925.12 bi-weekly Living Allowance
· Segal Education Award ($6,195) or End-of-Service stipend ($1,800)
· Health benefits*
· Potential to forbear or defer student loans while in service
· Relocation assistance (if applicable)
· Childcare assistance (if applicable)
· One-year non-competitive status for federal government positions
· A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums
How to Apply:
Please apply via the AmeriCorps website job posting by clicking the green “Apply Externally” button.