Georgia Local Recruiter

Remote - Atlanta, GA

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 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.

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps is seeking a part time Recruiter to provide critical support to the recruitment efforts of our AmeriCorps service program. Reporting to the Service Member Recruitment Manager and consulting with your respective state team contact, you will assist in our efforts to recruit hundreds of 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, representing FoodCorps at targeted recruitment events, and supporting state teams with recruitment tasks.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and positive communicator with a “customer service” orientation; 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 of qualified local candidates by:

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

  • Identifying potential partnerships with community organizations, colleges/universities, and student groups

  • Sending physical and digital 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

  • Creating social media posts and manage recruitment related social media content for the state

Qualifications:

  • Comfort in representing FoodCorps both one-on-one and to large groups

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and communicate needs and progress effectively

  • Comfort in researching and reaching out to organizations with requests for referrals and/or support in recruitment activities

  • Familiarity and comfort using Facebook and Instagram for outreach 

  • Current residence in GA

  • Access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FoodCorps Alumni

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

  • Familiarity with FoodCorps’ mission and state program model 

  • Experience connecting diverse networks is a plus

Application Process:

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

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location. This is a part-time, temporary position to support our recruitment efforts from Mid-January through April 2022. You will be paid at the rate of $20/hour, up to 10 hours/week. Hours will vary week to week based on tasks but cannot exceed 10 hours in any given week, or 150 hours total for the entire season. Due to COVID-19 this position will be a remote position based in the state of GA, but travel around the state may be required.

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.

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.