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Hunger Advocate with Hunger Free America

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Hunger Free America

  • 6 people are interested

Purpose/Objective:

Hunger Free America (HFA) is a national advocacy and direct service organization focused on effecting policy change. We are a dynamic, progressive, and growing organization - founded in 1983 as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger - that now both facilitates immediate food assistance through safety net and other programs and helps lead the national fight to improve anti-hunger public policies. In 2013, the Nation called the organization one of the country’s "leading direct service and advocacy organizations on hunger and poverty."’

We monitor legislative actions regarding safety net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Woman, Infant and Children’s (WIC) program, and school meals. We seek improvements in these programs like a boost to SNAP benefit levels, universal school meals, and online access for the application and management of social programs. The activities for this volunteer role depend on current legislative priorities which is ideal for someone who is flexible and wants to take initiative to accomplish our goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Research
  • Contact elected officials and government entities about our legislative priorities
  • Schedule meetings with key stake holders regarding budget and legislative priorities
  • Prepare draft materials - e.g. public testimony, grant proposals, fact sheets, press releases, outreach materials - for the media, funders, elected officials, partner organizations, and the public.
  • Create content for social media channels calling for action on our legislative priorities

Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree or 1-2 years related work experience in social work, education, public health, public administration, nutrition, public policy.
  • Knowledge of federal nutrition programs like SNAP, WIC, and/or the NYC School System
  • Willingness/experience working with non-profit organizations and government agencies
  • Excellent writing, communication, research, and analysis skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills.
  • Positive, self-starter attitude; ability to take initiative, think creatively, and work independently.
  • Commitment to Hunger Free America’s mission to end hunger in the United States.

Training/Support Provided: The Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Research support Hunger Volunteers by providing background and materials on our previous body of research and technical instruction for any task assigned. You will be added to a community of passionate hunger advocates that will organize opportunities for emotional support and collaborative brainstorming.

Please send a basic resume describing work experience and relevant interests to Stephanie at swinter@hungerfreeamerica.org.

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About Hunger Free America

Location:

50 Broad Street, NY, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

HUNGER FREE AMERICA is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grassroots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.

Description

HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grass-roots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.

Our long-term goal is not just to ameliorate the problem, but also to build the people’s movement necessary to enact the economic and public policies needed to end hunger entirely. Given that hunger drains our economy and tears at our moral and civic fabric, we know that eliminating it will boost the nation both economically and spiritually. Towards that end, we’ve adopted the motto: "Ending hunger lifts us all."

Advocacy & Human Rights
Hunger
Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Indefinite/Flexible

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