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Summer Programs and Nutrition Education Fellow – CKNU
Summer Programs and Food Recovery Fellow – CKNU

Summer Programs and Nutrition Education Fellow

Description:
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University seeks a Summer Programs and Nutrition Education Fellow for Summer 2016. The Fellow, along with our summer team, will assist in our summer operations and in delivering and expanding our Beyond the Meal programs at nearby community organizations. We consider our Fellowship positions to be more than just a summer job, and we make sure they are a valuable learning and leadership opportunity. The Fellow will be responsible for volunteer recruitment and management, with a focus on nutrition education throughout the summer.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to assist with nutrition education classes as well as plan volunteer recruitment events and host volunteer orientation and training sessions.  This will include reaching out to and working closely with organizations in the community. The Fellow will also assist in daily operations including but not limited to meal prep, food recovery, and meal delivery.

This position will begin June 15th and continue until September 1st, 2016, although we can be flexible on exact dates for the right candidate.  It is a part time position at 20 hours/ week. The intern will receive a $1000 stipend.

Major Responsibilities:
Operational Duties:  Assist in volunteer recruitment and management efforts to facilitate operations, assist in preparing for and implementing nutrition education programs for youth and adults. Assist with donation deliveries and food resourcing on- and off-campus. Assist during weekly cooking shifts including managing volunteers and meal planning. Maintain complete paper trail of all delivery, food resourcing, cooking, and volunteer forms.

Other Responsibilities:
The fellow will work as part of a team to ensure that healthy meals are prepared and delivered to those who need it most. The fellow will also help us to expand our programming, by further developing our nutrition education curriculum and conduct evaluations of programs as needed.

Attend bi-weekly or monthly Leadership Team meetings as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Informed and concerned about issues of poverty, hunger, food security, food justice
• Dedicated to promoting long-term food security of low-income population in the greater Chicago area
• Empathetic, compassionate, respectful toward people living in low-income situations and struggling to make ends meet
• Effective interpersonal, communication, and organization skills
• Comfortable working part of the time in a kitchen setting and willing to learn and perform basic kitchen tasks
• Able to work effectively as part of a team
• Good discretion and self-initiative
• Ability to exercise high levels of independent judgment
• High level of comfort with the internet and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

Qualifications/Education Requirements:
REQUIRED
• Background or experience in health and nutrition; education; community service; social work; or related field
• Experience working with and managing volunteers, or experience in a collaborative volunteer role.

PREFERRED
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience working on collaborative community initiatives with a focus on food, nutrition, healthy living, etc., ideally with low-income families, youth and/or seniors
• Basic kitchen skills, or willingness to learn

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift 25 lbs., comfortable with strenuous outdoor activity. Moderate physical activity required.
• May need to work some nights and weekends according to the kitchen shift schedule.
• Access to a vehicle strongly preferred

How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Samantha Warren at swarren@campuskitchens.org by May 31st, 2016

 

Summer Programs and Food Recovery Fellow

Description:
We are looking for a Summer Programs and Food Recovery Fellow for Summer 2016. The Fellow will assist in our summer operations and in delivering and expanding our food recovery efforts as well as our Beyond the Meal programs at nearby community organizations. The Fellow will be responsible for volunteer recruitment and management, with a focus on increasing our recovery of fresh and healthy food from local businesses and farmers markets throughout the summer. We consider our Fellowship positions to be more than just a summer job, and we make sure they are a valuable learning and leadership opportunity. The Fellow will have the opportunity to plan volunteering events, develop recipes and meal plans as well as train volunteers on food recovery and the preparation of recovered produce. This will include reaching out to and working closely with volunteers, local farmers markets, and local businesses.

This position will begin June 15th and continue until September 1st, 2016, although we can be flexible on exact dates for the right candidate. It is a part time position at 20 hours/ week. Some weekend hours may be required. The intern will receive a $1000 stipend.

Major Responsibilities:
Operational Duties: Assist in volunteer recruitment and management efforts to facilitate operations, assist in preparing for and expanding food recovery efforts in the community at the local farmers market as well as recruiting and training volunteers to assist in those efforts. Assist with donation deliveries and food resourcing receipts on- and off-campus. Assist during weekly cooking shifts including managing volunteers and meal planning. Maintain complete paper trail of all delivery, food resourcing, cooking, and volunteer forms.

Other Responsibilities:
The fellow will work as part of a team to ensure that healthy meals are prepared and delivered to those who need it most. The fellow will also help us to expand our food recovery, by further developing our relationships with the local farmers markets, grocery stores and local restaurants. They will also be responsible for conducting evaluations of programs as needed.

Other Duties: Attend bi-weekly or monthly Leadership Team meetings as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Informed and concerned about issues of poverty, hunger, food security, food justice
• Dedicated to promoting long-term food security of low-income population in the greater Chicago area
• Empathetic, compassionate, respectful toward people living in low-income situations and struggling to make ends meet
• Effective interpersonal, communication, and organization skills
• Comfortable working part of the time in a kitchen setting and willing to learn and perform basic kitchen tasks
• Able to work effectively as part of a team
• Good discretion and self-initiative
• Ability to exercise high levels of independent judgment
• High level of comfort with the Internet and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

Qualifications/Education Requirements:
REQUIRED
• Background or experience in health and nutrition; education; community service; social work; or related field
• Experience working with and managing volunteers, or experience in a collaborative volunteer role.

PREFERRED
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience working on collaborative community initiatives with a focus on food, nutrition, healthy living, etc., ideally with low-income families, youth and/or seniors
• Basic kitchen skills, or willingness to learn

Physical Demands:
• Ability to lift 25 lbs., comfortable with strenuous outdoor activity. Moderate physical activity required.
• May need to work some nights and weekends according to the kitchen shift schedule.
• Access to a vehicle strongly preferred

How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Samantha Warren at swarren@campuskitchens.org by May 31st , 2016

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