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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Media Intern
Access of West Michigan is looking for a Media Intern who is passionate about using their filming and photography skills to help bring change to the community around them. Intern will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and Communications Intern to attend community events, capture images  and film for stories and Access web and social media sites. If you are interested, please send your resume and samples of your work to erika@accessofwestmichigan.org
Requirements: Must be a third or fourth year college student. Must be knowledgeable in filming and film editing. Photography experience a plus.
 
Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Project Coordinator
FLSA Status:
Non-exempt
Reports to:
NOW Program Manager
To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and 3-4 references to jobs@accessofwestmichigan.org 
Summary:
The NOW Project Coordinator works with the NOW Program Manager, and is responsible for the coordination of projects related to the NOW Program, as well as overseeing the day to day administration of the NOW Intake Referral Process. This position is part-time at 25 hours per week with flexible scheduling.
Primary Duties and Requirements:
  • Responsible for overseeing the completion of the day to day NOW Intake Referral Process.
  • Build and nurture relationships with NOW Pantries, assisting in establishing evidence-based Good Food Practice for the NOW Program at each NOW Pantry.
  • Train NOW Pantry Coordinators in the use of the shared database.
  • Assist in ensuring that NOW Pantries are following all partner requirements, including submission of paperwork and data entry.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing list of Healthy Living Classes that fit with the core nutrition and wellness curriculum for NOW participants. Build collaborative relationships with Healthy Living Class Instructors, with partner Primary Care Physicians referring offices, and with partners across the medical and food system in Kent County.
  • Coordinate the work of specific projects related to the NOW Program.
  • Assist in coordinating Community Outreach Events for the NOW Program.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to work in an ecumenical, faith-based ministry.
  • Experience and Education in the area of dietetics, nutrition education, kinesiology, or health sciences.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Experience facilitating large and small group presentations.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Work Environment:

  • General Office Environment with extensive computer use required.
  • Must occasionally move or lift over 25 pounds.
  • Minimal local travel and occasional travel for conferences.

Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities of the NOW Project Coordinator. Other duties will be discussed as necessary for the well-being of the organization. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Poverty Simulation Staffer
Join our team of staffers for our popular poverty simulation workshop! During this opportunity you will assume the roles of community resources at the 2 1/2 hour simulation. Events vary but average about twice monthly.
Stipend available.
If you are interested please contact brenda@accessofwestmichigan.org
Requirements: you must live in poverty, have lived in poverty or work with those in poverty. 
 
Poverty Education Office Staffer 
Reassembly of poverty simulation kits is an important role of the program's success. We meet an average of twice a month for approximately 3 hours. If you are interested please contact brenda@accessofwestmichigan.org
Requirements: A desire to get involved and cheerful attitude. 
 
Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) Mentor:
Volunteer as a one-on-one mentor for individuals as they transition from the nutrition program, adapting skills learned to their daily lives.
 
Farm to Pantry Volunteer:
Using our cooking curriculum, partner with one of our CSA to Pantry sites to provide hands on cooking and conversation with CSA participants.
 
Food Systems Educator:
Support our community organizing work centered on food systems with our CSA to Pantry participants. Help facilitate discussions using our Food Systems 101 curriculum.
 
Pantry Market Volunteer:
Work to help establish our pop-up food pantry farmers markets throughout Kent County.
 
Culture of Health Ambassador:
Promote Culture of Health principles in charity food by supporting Access’ efforts with the Pantry Network of West Michigan.