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Hunger Free New York City

USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse, Hunger Free America Part-Time Program Associate

Job Description:

HFA was selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manage a National Hunger Clearinghouse, including a National Hunger Hotline and a National Hunger texting service. The Clearinghouse will collect and disseminate information about federal nutrition programs, emergency food providers, and public and private programs that improve the lives of low-income individuals and families, including their nutrition and health, to help them become self-reliant. HFA is committed to reducing hunger and food insecurity nationwide, and working together with USDA to provide crucial information to food insecure Americans.

Job Responsibilities: 

The National Hunger Clearinghouse Program Associate will:

  • Respond to calls on the National Hunger Hotline, which receives an average of 1,000 calls per month and is open Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00pm
  • Work approximately 20 hours per week on shifts between Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00pm to accommodate Hotline hours of operation*
  • Answer an average of 30 calls per day from the Hunger Hotline and work directly with individuals and organizations searching for hunger related resources.
  • Conduct research and data-entry related to the Clearinghouse Database
  • Contribute to activities related to Hotline promotion
  • Work with NHC Program Director, NHC Communications Manager, and fellow Program Associates as needed
  • Submit biweekly reports to Program Director
  • Carry out other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and ending hunger
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish
  • Strong computer + technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, driven, proactive, collaborative, and flexible
  • Must be able to work independently as well with a team

*Flexibility to work from home, but team members are also required to work from our office

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations, including a very strong health insurance / benefits plan.  The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: tmizhquiri@hungerfreeamerica.org

Please be sure to include USDANHC Program Associate in the subject line. Applicants sending resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


Hunger Free New York City

Bilingual (Spanish or Chinese – Mandarin & Cantonese) Benefits Specialists

Hunger Free New York City (HFNYC), a division of Hunger Free America, strives to build a nonpartisan, grassroots movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end hunger in New York City and ensure that all New Yorkers have sufficient access to nutritious food.

A significant aspect of HFNYC’s work is to connect eligible residents to SNAP / food stamp benefits and to assist them during the application process. The receipt of SNAP for those eligible individuals and families contributes to improved nutrition and reduces the financial strain of trying to pay for other household expenses on a limited budget.  There are over 1.5 million New Yorkers in receipt of SNAP benefits. However, hundreds of thousands more are eligible for but not receiving SNAP.

Job Description:

HFNYC is currently looking for two Benefits Specialists to work as members of our United Way of NYC-funded Food Supports Connections program.  One position will work from host sites in Queens as well as our main office in downtown Manhattan, while the other will work from sites throughout NYC in addition to our main office.  The primary responsibility of both staff will be to provide SNAP eligibility screenings and application assistance from several community-based host locations.  The Specialists will also attend community events to perform outreach and screenings, and to conduct presentations on SNAP and other nutrition benefits. All work must be entered into a database in order to track client progress.

The Specialists will conduct follow-up to ensure that applicants receive the correct amount of monthly benefits in a timely manner, and help to resolve cases in which this has not occurred.

HFNYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

Skills:

*ONLY BILINGUAL CANDIDATES (Spanish or Chinese – Mandarin & Cantonese) will be considered for this position. 

Experience in: anti-hunger/nutrition; benefits screening (esp. for SNAP); working in low-income communities.  High-energy self-starter with strong communications, problem solving, organizing, and inter-personal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and hunger.  Comfort working in diverse neighborhoods and with diverse people.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, although people with significant, relevant, work experience will be considered. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations, including a very strong health insurance / benefits plan.  The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@hungerfreenyc.org

Be sure to include FSC Benefits Specialist in the subject line. Applicants sending resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


Hunger Free New York City

NOEP (Nutrition Outreach & Education Program) Coordinator

Hunger Free New York City (HFNYC), a division of Hunger Free America, strives to build a nonpartisan, grassroots movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end hunger in New York City and ensure that all New Yorkers have sufficient access to nutritious food.

A significant aspect of HFNYC’s work is to connect eligible residents to SNAP / food stamp benefits and to assist them during the application process. The receipt of SNAP for those eligible individuals and families contributes to improved nutrition and reduces the financial strain of trying to pay for other household expenses on a limited budget. There are over 1.5 million New Yorkers in receipt of SNAP benefits. However, hundreds of thousands more are eligible for but not receiving this benefit.

NOEP - Program Coordinator Job Description:

NOEP (Nutrition Outreach & Education Program) is managed by Hunger Solutions New York.  There are community-based organizations acting as NOEP providers in nearly every county in New York State and throughout all boroughs of New York City. Hunger Free NYC has been a NOEP provider since 2012.  The program offers free, confidential, one-on-one services that help hungry New Yorkers get nutrition assistance. NOEP Coordinators conduct eligibility pre-screenings, and help clients submit the required  documentation along with their SNAP applications.

The Coordinator will manage all facets of the program to ensure that program targets are met and the highest level of service is maintained.  Reporting to the Director of Benefits Access at HFNYC, the Coordinator will also maintain contact with the NOEP Contract Manager to ensure that NOEP program requirements are being met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all aspects of the program, ensuring that program targets are met.
  • Perform and oversee data collection and report writing.
  • Arrange and coordinate site visits to host agencies to conduct SNAP presentations and pre-screenings.
  • Provide application assistance and follow-up to clients to ensure benefits are received.
  • Create innovative outreach and marketing materials for distribution throughout the City.

Qualifications:

*Only bilingual (Spanish or Chinese – Mandarin & Cantonese) applicants will be considered for this position.

The ideal candidate will have experience in anti-hunger and nutrition work; benefits screening, especially for SNAP; public speaking, including making presentations in various settings; experience working in low-income communities in New York City.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred, although candidates with significant, relevant, work experience will be considered.

HFNYC is seeking high-energy self-starters with strong communications, problem solving, organizing, and inter-personal skills, as well as a very positive, "can do" attitude and a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and hunger and enacting progressive social change.  Candidates should be comfortable working in diverse neighborhoods and with diverse people.

  • Extensive travel within New York City (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island) will be required.

Hunger Free NYC / America is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, gender identities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations, including a very strong health insurance / benefits plan. The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@hungerfreenyc.org

Be sure to include NOEP Program Coordinator in the subject line. Applicants sending resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.