COVID-19 HungerCorps (Part-Time)

START/END DATE: 9/13/2021 - 6/17/2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 09/07/2021 (apply ASAP – applicants reviewed and hired on a rolling basis)

START/END DATE: 9/27/2021 – 06/17/2022

Along with other benefits below, we are now offering an extra $500 BONUS stipend with successful completion of service!

UNITED WAY OVERVIEW:

United Way of King County’s vision is to build a community where people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. United Way concentrates on issues that affect the most vulnerable and on which it can have measurable influence. Under our priority of breaking the cycle of poverty, we are committed to ensuring children, especially children of color, have access to nutritious food.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Everyone deserves consistent access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. But, since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, local leaders estimate that hunger in our community has tripled. Low-income families and families of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. United Way of King County’s Fuel Your Future program connects families with critical food resources – including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like SNAP and WIC – with a particular focus on low-income communities of color. Help families in your community access food this year as a COVID-19 HungerCorps member.

This is a part-time position, and members will serve approximately 24 hours per week for the duration of their service term. Exact shifts may vary by placement site. Most site placements are located in South Seattle and South King County.

MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Partner with food banks and other community-based organizations to develop and implement large-scale antihunger strategies, including grocery home delivery programs and afterschool meals programs
• Prepare and serve meals to youth or prepare boxes of food for community distribution
• Build and sustain relationships with community members experiencing food insecurity and connect households to the appropriate community resources
• Conduct grassroots community outreach to connect families with their nearest food banks and meals sites
• Collect feedback and implement change as a result of family and community feedback
• Manage confidential client data and track ongoing food security interventions
• Collect and share stories highlighting local successes in connecting families to food resources

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
• Experience and passion for working with youth and families, particularly youth from low-income communities
• Experience working with diverse populations and an ability to apply a racial equity lens towards anti-hunger work
• Ability to build and sustain relationships and effectively communicate information to a broad audience
• Strong organizational skills, and the ability to collect and manage confidential client information
• Ability to effectively communicate information to a broad audience, including conducting outreach to parents, youth and other community members
• Second language skill (especially Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, or Ukrainian) is highly desirable so that we can offer services to families in their preferred or native languages
• Some site placements require regular access to a personal vehicle

We believe that the communities we serve must be centered in the work we do. People of color and people with experience accessing food resources are highly encouraged to apply.


Members will frequently move or lift boxes weighing up to 30 pounds. This position will involve service in outdoor weather conditions, and may involve standing, walking, or moving around the service location for up to four hours at a time.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:

  • Monthly living allowance of $1,583 (pretax), paid bi-weekly
  • $3,172.00 Education Award upon successful completion of service
    Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible)
  • Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service
  • Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance
  • Unlimited free transportation with a pre-paid ORCA Card
  • Childcare assistance
  • 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave, 9 federal holidays
  • Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling
  • Professional work experience: learning a variety of disciplines by working with professionals and clients in the field
  • Monthly team meetings, high-quality training, professional development, and networking opportunities
  • Lifelong friends and colleagues who are passionate about service!


ELIGIBILITY:
• Must be at least 18 years old on the first day of service
• Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately F1 visas are not sufficient.
• Must be available 24 hours per week through June 2022. Exact schedules will vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender
Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington


NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
AmeriCorps service fills a critical need in our community and is considered essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this role, you will primarily serve in-person and on-site, with limited opportunities for remote service. United Way is following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Washington State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. We are eager to support you in having a safe and impactful AmeriCorps term

To Apply: Create an application on My AmeriCorps Portal or click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98182

  • No resume or cover letter is required.
  • The application process moves quickly, please expect a response within 1-2 days.
  • Please contact unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org with any questions.