CFAC, in partnership with MT Campus Compact, is searching for a Community Relations Coordinator Summer Vista! Join our team in fighting poverty by building a regional food system that promotes health, equity, and economic opportunity.

Coordinator is eligible for an Americorps education award once 300 hours of service are completed.

Note: This position is no longer available through work-study, so work-study eligibility is not required!

Apply ASAP! Start date is June 1, and Montana Campus Compact would like to have all positions placed by May 20. Feel free to contact Kim with any questions: 856.912.1080 or kim@missoulacfac.org. 

Community Relations Coordinator

Job details:

  • Compensation: AmeriCorps living stipend, plus eligibility for AmeriCorps education award at end of term
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Work schedule: Weekdays, some weekends and evenings
  • Start Date: June 1, 2016
  • End Date: August 9, 2016

Job Description:

The Community Relations Coordinator will primarily work to increase awareness of the Double SNAP Dollars (DSD) program and to engage its stakeholders in the development, execution and outcomes of the program. DSD is a community-centered program that supports healthy food access for low-income residents by making fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable (a 1:1 match is provided when SNAP benefits are used to purchase healthy foods at participating venues).

This is a fun, interactive position with flexibility to include creative outreach projects of the coordinator’s choosing.

Travel for this position is not required, but the coordinator will have the opportunity to travel to partner sites in Polson and Whitefish to conduct outreach in those areas if s/he wishes. CFAC will reimburse the incurred mileage expenses.

Main responsibilities:

  • Work with project lead to develop a strategic outreach plan that strives to include a variety of disadvantaged populations, including seniors, children, Native Americans, and SNAP recipients 
  • Table at farmers’ markets periodically to offer nutrition information and food preparation techniques to Double SNAP Dollars participants and market customers; administer short surveys; and collect recipe ideas
  • Implement a social media campaign strategy
  • Plan and execute at least one Double SNAP Dollars community event
  • Provide program updates and collect feedback from Double SNAP Dollars vendors
  • Report feedback to program lead in an effective and useful manner
  • Conduct outreach and other activities as opportunities arise

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, community development, and/or food systems work, plus related professional experience.
  • Junior, Senior, or Grad student status
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to connect well with others
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Proficient in social media outlets, particularly Facebook and blogs
  • Position requires initiative, resourcefulness; experience as a “self-starter”
  • Availability for occasional work on weekends, especially during the Saturday morning farmers’ markets

Application instructions:

Apply through the AmeriCorps website: www.americorps.gov
If you do not already have one, you must create a profile on americorps.gov. Once you receive confirmation that your profile was successfully created, you can apply to this position. MT Campus Contact will be the first to contact you once you have applied.

Apply ASAP! Start date is June 1, and Montana Campus Compact would like to have all positions placed by May 20. 

Contact Information:

Contact Kim Gilchrist, Food Access Program Coordinator, with any questions about this position.

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