No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador Program

No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador

Posting: Nebraska Appleseed

Location: 941 O Street, Ste. 920, Lincoln, NE 68508

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. 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.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our No Kid Hungry community partners.

For the summer program, Nebraska Appleseed will host one (1) Youth Ambassador working on initiatives related to Summer Meals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement new Summer Meals Across Nebraska Day (25%)
  • Complete race equity analysis of existing child nutrition program data and report (25%)
  • Complete Nebraska Summer Food Service Program administrator and caregiver interviews (25%)
  • Projects related to current events/things that come up and are immediately relevant (10%)
  • External partner and internal meetings (10%)
  • Administration (5%)

Includes:

  • Project 1: The Youth Ambassador will encourage nutrition staff and support awareness among the public by highlighting the good work of school nutrition programs around the state. This will be accomplished by collaborating to create the first Summer Meals Across Nebraska event. 
  • Project 2: Connect with nutrition directors and parents/caregivers to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on school nutrition programs in communities across Nebraska. 
  • Project 3: Work with existing school nutrition participation and equity data to create a report that can be used to advocate for expansion of the SFSP, child nutrition programs, or other federal food benefits programs.
  • Other projects as they come up.

QUALIFICATIONS:

No Kid Hungry seeks an enthusiastic college student to join our program as a Youth Ambassador.

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

The Youth Ambassador will receive a stipend of no more than $5400 for over the course of the summer, for a completion of 360 hours over 10 weeks. The program starts on May 24, 2021 and ends on July 30, 2021.

The Youth Ambassador will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a Nebraska Appleseed staff member. The Ambassador will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.

This application closes on Wednesday, March 17 and we hope to hire by April 6.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors.

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