Position as NJSACC Program Coordinator needed! (#AmeriCorps VISTA)

This posting is for a one year AmeriCorps VISTA year of service. There is a living allowance but this is not a permanent, salaried position with NJSACC. More information about AmeriCorps VISTA may be found here: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp

New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC) Program Coordinator

Fellowship start/end date: July 2013
Application deadline: Rolling
Employment type: Full time
Living allowance: Varies by location
Benefits: Health, Child Care, Relocation, Training, End of Service $5,550 Education Award OR
$1,500 additional cash stipend

About New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps* VISTA Fellows

The New Jersey Bonner VISTA Fellows Program is a post-college national volunteer service program developed in partnership of TCNJ’s Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement and the Bonner Foundation. The New Jersey Bonner VISTA Fellows comprise a cohort of 17 members who serve full-time to enhance volunteerism, develop economic opportunities, and address policy issues across central New Jersey.

Position Summary:

The NJ Bonner VISTA Fellows Program is seeking a NJSACC Program Coordinator to increase participation in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program, a federal nutrition program for low-income youth in afterschool programs. NJSACC promotes and supports the development, continuity and expansion of quality programs for children and youth during out-of-school time. The NJSACC Program Coordinator will work directly at the NJSACC office in Westfield, NJ. (For more information on NJSACC, go to http://www.njsacc.org.)

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and conduct outreach to eligible afterschool programs about the At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program.
  2. Serve as a resource to afterschool programs, vendors and other agencies interested in providing or sponsoring Afterschool Meals.
  3. Respond to data collection, analysis, and other community-based research (CBR) requests afterschool programs
  4. Maintain At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program section of NJSACC website, which includes profiles of model programs, issue briefs, and key information about the program.
  5. Represent NJSACC at meetings. Maintain organizational partnerships with anti-hunger organizations. Network with anti-poverty organizations throughout NJ.
  6. Present information and conduct workshops about the At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program and healthy meals and snacks
  7. Contribute articles to PolicyOptions.org

Position Qualifications:

  • Must be available to serve full-time for one year
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have own car
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with community service and/or non-profit organizational work a plus
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Self-starter who can work independently and on a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals and constituencies
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency with emphasis on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and willingness to learn and use a variety of online tools, including Wikis, Facebook and other social media tools

Questions about this position should be directed to Lee McDermott Schaefer at lee@njsacc.org. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in this position to lee@njsacc.org. No phone calls please. All applicants must also complete an AmeriCorps application which will be available mid-April on the AmeriCorps portal. Interviews (phone or in-person in Westfield) will be conducted in May.

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