Employment Opportunities

Communications and Development Coordinator

The Communications and Development Coordinator (CDC) brings together the multi-faceted programmatic events of Access’ work into one unified message. Because our work is rooted in systems change, the CDC must understand and value the impact of our unique initiatives. The CDC will have strong attention to detail with the ability to plan and execute fund raising events, manage communications across our programs, and deliver messaging about Access’ impact to a variety of stakeholders including businesses, congregations, foundations, and individuals. The CDC must have a strong ability to set strategic goals and create benchmarks for getting there. 

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Think you’re a phenomenal fit for us? Submit cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirement to jobs@accessofwestmichigan.org by March 31, 2019.

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 emma@accessofwestmichigan.org
Requirements: Must be a third or fourth year college student. Must be knowledgeable in filming and film editing. Photography experience a plus.
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.