MAKE JUSTICE HAPPEN
NO KID HUNGRY YOUTH AMBASSADOR
Posting: Nebraska Appleseed
Location: Lincoln, NE
No child should grow up hungry in America. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our community partners.
For the summer program, Nebraska Appleseed will host one (1) Youth Ambassador to work on initiatives related to the alleviation of childhood hunger.
- Assessing and growing Nebraska’s Summer Food Service Program (40%)
- Dec. 2022 omnibus spending bill program material creation (30%)
- Current events projects or things that come up and are immediately relevant (15%)
- No Kid Hungry tasks and experiences (10%)
- Administrative tasks (5%)
- Project 1: Assessing and growing Nebraska’s Summer Food Service Program
The YA will utilize existing resources to identify areas in Nebraska that are eligible for the SFSP but do not have a sponsor participating during Summer 2023. We will work to identify community leaders/organizations to fill these gaps as SFSP sponsors and host an event to encourage participation.
- Project 2: Dec. 2022 omnibus spending bill program material creation
The YA will research, draft, and distribute community-friendly outreach communications and FAQ content for the new permanent Summer EBT program and SFSP non-congregate meal service options made available through the omnibus appropriations bill passed in December 2022.
- Project 3: Other duties as assigned
Nebraska Appleseed works on a variety of projects related to ending food insecurity and promoting child nutrition. The YA will support engaging with people with lived experience, help wrap up our state’s legislative session with communications and next steps, develop Farm Bill education and advocacy materials, and respond to other current events as needed.
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
- Interest in hunger issues
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
- Use of personal laptop and mobile phone
- Reliable access to a vehicle
- Compliance with Nebraska Appleseed’s Covid safety and vaccination policy
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $6000 over the course of the summer, for a completion of 360 hours over 10 weeks, with one week’s paid vacation. The program starts on June 05, 2023 and ends on August 11, 2023.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a Nebraska Appleseed member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.
Nebraska is accepting applications through Monday, March 20 and we hope to hire by April 7.Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors by March 20.
AT APPLESEED, WE WELCOME PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO BUILDING A NEBRASKA WHERE EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE.
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RACE EQUITY LENS AT THE FOREFRONT
As a social justice nonprofit, all of our program focuses have a race equity lens. We are committed to ending the disparities in the courthouse, the statehouse, and the community.
After one year, employees have up to six weeks of paid Family Leave and can bring their children to our office, ages one and under.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Employees can immediately participate in our 401k plan and receive a 4% employer match. Additionally, Appleseed pays 100% for health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance for employee coverage.
RECHARGE FOR JUSTICE
After five years, employees receive a two-week paid sabbatical to take time off to explore and pursue their personal endeavors. Every five years after that, employees receive a four-week paid sabbatical.
LEARNING AND GROWING IN YOUR ROLE
Employees can use their professional development funds to pursue their endeavors and advance in their role as a team member.
Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.