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Cooking Matters® AmeriCorps National Direct Program

Department: Unassigned Department
Location:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters campaign is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Cooking Matters serves families across the country through online and hands-on, six-week cooking courses; online and interactive grocery store tours; and mobile, online and educational tools. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.

AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 100,000 Americans in projects around the nation each year.

Locations that are currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps members wishing to serve with Cooking Matters include:

Denver, CO

Durango, CO

Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

Cooking Matters is seeking full-time AmeriCorps members to help its Cooking Matters Partners in service locations across the United States.

Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members will work with Cooking Matters Partner staff to implement effective online and hands-on courses and tours teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable-and most important-affordable. Members will:

Coordinate Cooking Matters courses and tours at various regional locations, including managing the classroom, securing needed food and materials, and supporting volunteers and participants. Courses will be taught online and in-person.

Work to expand reach of program by partnering with community-based agencies who host Cooking Matters courses and tours for their clients.

Recruit, train, and retain culinary, nutrition, and support volunteers who lead Cooking Matters courses and tours.

Administer evaluation, reporting, and documentation for courses and tours.

TRAINING:

Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members are part of local and national Cooking Matters teams and take part in all associated training and activities. AmeriCorps members will receive orientation training from Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters staff as well as Cooking Matters Partner staff. Members will be part of a peer network of AmeriCorps members from around the nation and be a part of regular training opportunities including monthly webinars.

QUALIFICATIONS:

At least 18 years of age

High school diploma, or GED

Interest in nutrition and/or culinary arts

Driver's license and good driving record

Public speaking skills

Computer skills

Ability to balance a variety of tasks simultaneously

Volunteer management experience preferred

Additional qualifications may vary by Service Location

 

TERMS and BENEFITS

Applications are now being accepted for service beginning on or after September 1, 2021

Full-time member term: 1,700 hours of service within a 12-month period

The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $18,250, a basic health plan, training, child care (based on income eligibility), and an AmeriCorps education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service.

For questions about Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters AmeriCorps National Direct program, contact:

Ellen Damaschino at edamaschino@strength.org

TO APPLY:

To apply, please visit the AmeriCorps Recruitment Site at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do or submit a resume and cover letter, via email, stating why you want to take part in Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters AmeriCorps program to the Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Supervisor in the Service Location you wish to serve (Cooking Matters Program currently accepting AmeriCorps applications are listed below with contact information). Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

TERMS AND BENEFITS

Applications are now being accepted for service beginning on or after September 15, 2021.

Full-time member term: 1,700 hours of service within a 12-month period

The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $18,250, a basic health plan, training, child care (based on income eligibility), and an AmeriCorps education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service.

For questions about Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters AmeriCorps National Direct program, contact:

Ellen Damaschino at edamaschino@strength.org

 

TO APPLY:

To apply, please visit the AmeriCorps Recruitment Site at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do or submit a resume and cover letter, via email, stating why you want to take part in Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters AmeriCorps program to the Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Supervisor in the Service Location you wish to serve (Cooking Matters Program currently accepting AmeriCorps applications are listed below with contact information). Equal Opportunity Employer. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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Unauthorized individuals claiming to work for Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) have extended fake, and often unsolicited, employment offers to individuals. These scams use legitimate job boards, networks, and social media platforms and may use an unauthorized Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners logo, employee name, and/or title.

 

Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (gmail.comlive.comyahoo.com, hotmail.com, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor. 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Purpose 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

Scope 

Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities. 

Procedures 

Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge. 

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. 

Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee's vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history). 

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

Exemptions 

Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. 

Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance. 

Additional Information 

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet (an internal resource).

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR. 

Last revised October 15, 2021

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