West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Outreach Coordinator

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Posted On: Thursday, 9th November 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: New York, NY
263W. 86th Street New York, NY 10024
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

 

About the WSCAH

West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH)—established in 1979 and now one of the largest and most successful food pantries in New York City—provides emergency food assistance and support services, including access to benefits like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to low-income New York families. Through a supermarket-style food pantry, our mission is to alleviate hunger and to create a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change.   

 

About the Position

We seek a part-time, Outreach Coordinator to work 20-25 hrs/week from December 2017 through June 2018.  This position will coordinate our efforts to expand our reach within the communities we serve. The Outreach Coordinator works from within the organization, learning from our board, staff, volunteers and clients, to develop approaches and partnerships that will lead to an expanded customer base and to positive change for hungry and low-income New Yorkers. This position reports to Senior Director of Programs.

 

Responsibilities

  1. With guidance from the Senior Leadership Team, build an innovative outreach plan, identifying target neighborhoods, organizations and community leaders that will most effectively increase WSCAH’s community based customer reach.

  2. Increase customers for WSCAH and identify opportunities for financial support, and strategic collaborations through implementation of outreach plan. This will include but not be confined to engagement  with community representatives and attending events at community-based organizations,  religious institutions, schools and other local partners.

  3. Develop a strategy for engaging current WSCAH customers to help our WSCAH network stay abreast of key services and offerings with the goal of increasing the number of contacts within our existing customer base.

  4. Assist the Communications Coordinator with outreach-related communications. These will include social networking posts, text communications etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish
  • 1 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Passionate about reducing food insecurity in NYC
  • Experience—personal or professional—within low-income communities. Excellent communication skills: engaging personality, good public speaker and writer, ability to motivate people to a goal
  • Ability to engage a wide range of audiences and connect with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with social networking tools; demonstrated competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other relevant software
  • Proven ability to set and meet work goals independently and as part of a team

 

To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Alyson Abrami, Senior Director of Programs:  arosenthal@wscah.org

 

People of color, women, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and people from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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