Part-Time Service Member Local Recruiter - Western Massachusetts

Western MA, MA

Who We Are

FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!

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 state Program Coordinator and consulting with the Service Member Recruitment Manager, you will support our efforts to recruit hundreds of diverse FoodCorps Service Members who commit to a year of paid service building nourishing futures for students. Your role will be to execute online and in-person 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; be skilled at multitasking, prioritizing, and keeping an eye on the larger goal while juggling multiple responsibilities; have demonstrated ability to network within the food, agriculture, public health, and education organizations/institutions serving people of color and comfort with public speaking.

Qualifications:

  • Comfortable representing FoodCorps both one-on-one and to large groups
  • Reliable and able to take initiative while working independently
  • Ability to research and reach out to organizations
  • Residing locally/in-state in the Western Massachusetts region
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Reliable computer and internet access

Location: Western Massachusetts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of local organizations and/or access to personal networks that include potential local applicants
  • Experience connecting diverse networks is a plus
  • Alumni of FoodCorps or any AmeriCorps/public service program

What You’ll Do

While the local recruiter's work plan will vary based on the unique opportunities in the state, they will support FoodCorps' efforts to recruit a diverse cohort of qualified local candidates through a combination of the following: 

  • Representing FoodCorps at career fairs and other events
  • Attending training sessions and check-ins with state and national recruitment staff
  • Speaking at colleges, high schools, community centers 
  • Hosting in-person and/or online recruitment events
  • Identifying potential partnerships with community organizations, colleges/universities, and student groups
  • Sending physical recruitment materials to potential candidates and recruitment partners
  • Following up with potential candidates via email and phone 
  • Create social media posts and manage social media content for the state

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, 240 hours total with a maximum of 5-10 hours per week, not to exceed 10 hours a week, or upon completion of the project, whichever comes first. The position will be active from December 2022 to May 2023. 

Please note: FoodCorps requires COVID-19 vaccination for staff and service members, to the extent permitted by applicable state and local law. However, we do accept medical and religious exemptions.

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.