Massachusetts Local Recruiter

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps Massachusetts (FCMA) is seeking a part time Recruiter to provide critical support to the

recruitment efforts of our AmeriCorps service program in Springfield and Holyoke. Reporting to the Service Member Recruitment Manager and consulting with your Massachusetts state team contacts, you will assist in our efforts to recruit up to  20 diverse FoodCorps Service Members who commit to a year of paid service helping to support kids in developing healthy relationships with food and improving the school food environment. Your role will be to execute online and offline engagement efforts with prospective applicants, represent FoodCorps at targeted recruitment events and support FoodCorps Massachusetts with recruitment tasks.

Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child regardless of race, place or class deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through culturally responsive hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to ensure a long term culture of health.  Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

FoodCorps Massachusetts supports farm to school and nutrition programming in over 30 high need schools across 5 school districts: Chelsea, New Bedford, Lowell, Springfield, and Holyoke. 

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and positive communicator with a “customer service” orientation; have familiarity and connections in the Springfield and Holyoke area, be a creative self starter with an ability to effectively coordinate and follow through on projects; skilled at multitasking, prioritizing, and keeping an eye on the larger goal while juggling multiple responsibilities; knowledge of or interest in networking with food, agriculture, public health, and education organizations/institutions serving people of color and comfort with public speaking.

The local recruiter will support FoodCorps’ efforts to recruit a diverse and qualified pool of local candidates by:

  • Representing FoodCorps at school and community events 

  • Attending training sessions and check-ins with national recruitment staff

  • Speaking at colleges, high schools, community centers 

  • Hosting in-person and/or online information sessions

  • Identifying potential partnerships with community organizations, colleges/universities, and student groups, with a focus on organizations in the Western Mass area

  • Sending physical recruitment materials to potential candidates and recruitment partners

  • Following up with potential candidates via email and phone 

  • Posting the service member position description online, for example on job boards

  • Data Entry and Administrative support, such as scheduling and confirming interviews with Service Member candidates

  • Create and manage content for  FCMA’s Facebook and Instagram

Qualifications:

  • Comfortable representing FoodCorps both one-on-one and to large groups

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently

  • Ability to research and reach out to organizations

  • Residing locally, preferably in Holyoke or Springfield

  • Access to reliable transportation

Location: Western Massachusetts, targeting Springfield and Holyoke

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FoodCorps Alumni

  • Knowledge of local organizations and/or access to personal networks that include potential local applicants

  • Experience connecting diverse networks is a plus

  • Experience working with databases such as Salesforce

  • Spanish language skills

Application process:

To be considered for the role please submit a resume and cover letter at https://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location. This position is a part-time role with an hourly rate of $20/hr, 120 hours total with a maximum of 10 hours per week.  The position will be active from  January 2022 to the Spring of 2022.

Because we prioritize the health of communities and kids, FoodCorps has decided to require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable federal, state, and local law. We came to this decision after much discussion and consultation and recognize that some people and partners might have to make tough decisions because of it. More information about this requirement and the exemption process to apply for a legally-required exception to the vaccination requirement will be provided during onboarding, should you receive a job offer from FoodCorps.

FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.