Location: Haverhill, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Mar 25 2020 Job Description:
Full-Time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member - NECC Food Insecurity Program - Student Success, 12-month, grant funded position, subject to approval from Campus Compact
Position Summary: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) seeks a VISTA member provide capacity-building support for food insecurity programming. The VISTA will maintain and increase the capacity of the food security programming to support student success, retention, and completion of their academic goals at NECC. This includes, but is not limited to supporting NECC's current food insecurity initiatives; marketing of programming; data collection and tracking; program evaluation and assessment; donation tracking; and relationship building. The VISTA will also research and create a sustainability plan for food initiatives, as well as establish a student advisory board.
The AmeriCorps VISTA serving at NECC will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps. Serving as a part of the Campus Compact VISTA corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with corps members throughout multiple states, to create a network of support, and to share resources. Campus Compact supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings throughout their service year.
Full-time, 12 month, grant funded position. Subject to approval from Campus Compact.
Anticipated Start Date: July 2020
Manage NECC's current food insecurity initiatives, including the monthly mobile mart, Smart Meals program and peanut butter and jelly program.
Establish and manage a student advisory board for the 2020-2021 year to oversee programming
Create a sustainability action plan researching what is necessary to continue programming into future years.
Recruit and train volunteers to assist with running food insecurity initiatives.
Assess the effectiveness of NECC's food security initiatives.
Assist with resource development to maintain and expand food insecurity programming.
Assist with food insecurity programming on campus in order to raise awareness, solicit donors, and recruit volunteers.
Communicate and collaborate with the local community and other colleges on issues and initiatives around college food insecurity. Maintain updated community resource lists.
Corporation or National Service (CNCS) required qualifications:
Be at least 18 years old upon entering VISTA training. There is no upper age limit
Be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status
Not be listed in the National Sex Offender Registry database as having been convicted of sex-related crimes
Be willing to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check
Be in a position to offer full-time service for one year without regard to regular working hours.
Be able to relate previous education, training, military, or work experience, and demonstrate other relevant skills or interests necessary to perform a specific VISTA assignment
Be willing, to the maximum extent practicable, to live among and at the economic level of the low-income people served by VISTA projects
Understand that VISTAs serve on a full-time basis. Therefore, there are special conditions that a VISTA must meet if they decide to hold a part-time job, enroll in school, or are subjects of legal proceedings (civil or criminal) that may consume time needed for VISTA assignments. VISTA service cannot be used to satisfy service requirements of parole or probation
Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA member preferred qualifications:
A passion for AmeriCorps VISTA's mission of fighting poverty and strengthening communities
2- or 4-year college degree strongly preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with college-level community service, service-learning, civic engagement, student leadership, STEM, and/or campus-community partnership work
Ability to adapt to different work environments
Desire for professional development through cohort-based program model
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.
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