Posting: Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County

Location: 801 Niles Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305

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.

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, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will host two (2) Youth Ambassadors working on initiatives related to the alleviation of childhood hunger.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

General:

– Supporting summer meals sponsor outreach to improve services and expand participation, including social media (20%)

– Assisting with Summer Meal Preparation and Meal Service at both Club and community sites (30%)

– Assisting with the Learning Garden, including nutrition education and healthy snack demonstrations (to be utilized for the non-reimbursed snacks provided to the Club members (30%)

– No Kid Hungry Program Enhancement (10%)

– Nutrition Staff meetings (5%)

– Misc./Admin (5%)

Includes:

— Plan and provide support for Summer Meals (SFSP) outreach

— Prepare “to go” meals in accordance with the Summer Food Service Program and California

Department of Education

— Assist with Summer Meal Service at both Club and community sites

— Assist with the record-keeping duties and the reconciliation needed for reimbursement

— Participate in the SFSP self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring by assisting with monitoring site visit – Armstrong Youth Center (both Club and community)

— Assist with implementing the engagement activities for children at the community service sites

— Implement Learning Garden summer engagement activities (including healthy snack

demonstrations with Club members) at the Armstrong Youth Center

QUALIFICATIONS

No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.

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 mobile phone preferred
— Maintain established standards of sanitation, safety, and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments: maintain an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Nutrition Assistant. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of this job.

This job involves standing for long periods as well as stooping, squatting, lifting, and climbing. Must be able to travel, enter, and exit a vehicle without assistance and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions. Proper clothing, shoes, and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employees must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs.

Youth Ambassadors will be hired for the summer by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County (40 hours per week at $15.00 per hour for 10 weeks, which includes one week of paid vacation). The program starts on June 6, 2022, and ends on August 12, 2022.

Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County’s Nutrition Coordinator. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.

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