Instructure Hunger Relief AmeriCorps VISTA


United Way of Palm Beach County

DEPARTMENT: Hunger Relief

Purpose

Recognizing the unacceptable consequences of local hunger, United Way of Palm Beach County (UWPBC) and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, backed by 183 local organizations, convened the Hunger Relief Project and created a comprehensive plan to reduce local hunger. Our project addresses hunger in our community, improving access to nutritious food for our residents. Project focus: community empowerment using sustainable solutions. The year-round Hunger Relief VISTA member will work in partnership with UWPBC Hunger Relief team and the Infrastructure Hunger Relief Work Group to focus on projects in Palm Beach County: Healthy Corner Stores, SNAP Outreach, Pantry System, data gathering, outreach, project coordination, oversight, and management.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate information sharing and data collection with the Infrastructure Work Group and consultants
  • Assist with the compilation and communication of data and survey results
  • Assist with ongoing geographic assessment of pantry system
  • Create and Implement SNAP and Fresh Access Bucks program at farmers markets and corner stores
  • Communicate with agencies to increase SNAP client participation
  • Assess resources inside and outside of the Hunger Relief Task force community to create an action plan toward alleviating hunger in Palm Beach County
  • Educate the community about the Hunger Relief Plan with a focus on alleviating hunger
  • Other duties as assigned

Standards

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work with others, agencies, and volunteers
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively
  • Demonstrate independence and high motivation
  • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized
  • Ability to initiate and follow up on projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to track outcomes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to represent the United Way of Palm Beach County in a professional manner

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the above responsibilities

How to Apply

Interested applicants can learn more about the position at: https://uwpbc.applicantpool.com/jobs/686573.html

Applicants should complete a VISTA application at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do


Accreditations

Contributions benefit United Way of Palm Beach County, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Our EIN is 59-0683258.
“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, CH802, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR AT www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” United Way of Palm Beach County receives 100% of each contribution.