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Food Programs Coordinator VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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Published on 10 Jul 2020

Expires on 10 Jul 2020

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Food Programs Coordinator VISTA

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.


An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.

Greater Valley YMCA Food Programs Coordinator VISTA

The Food Programs Coordinator VISTA will aid the YMCA’s work in education and food access. The role’s key objectives are consolidating, organizing and implementing an association-wide system of menu planning, food ordering, monitoring, tracking and reporting. The VISTA will focus on research and plan for nutrition-related, healthy living and recreational curriculum and programming. Through this work, the VISTA member will increase awareness of food insecurity and poverty and their root causes across the Greater Lehigh Valley. They will assist with summer meals promotion via flyers, social media, and direct outreach. Overall, the work will contribute to building the capacity of the Greater Valley YMCA working on innovative food access programming.

This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment.  The position is based with the Greater Valley YMCA.

Interested candidates must apply through the website.

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You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the application.


United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled