IMMEDIATE OPENING: Targeted SNAP Outreach Coordinator
The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) is a private, not for profit, health and human services planning, research/public education and advocacy organization that serves as the umbrella for public and voluntary agencies serving Long Island’s poor and vulnerable individuals and families. HWCLI’s mission is to respond to the needs of Long Island’s vulnerable families and individuals ensuring that the voice of the powerless are heard.
HWCLI seeks an energetic and passionate individual to plan and coordinate outreach and advocacy for Long Island’s vulnerable and at-risk populations. The position includes working directly with agency partners and school districts to foster coalition building as well as working directly with community members to educate and empower them. Specifically, the position provides education and application assistance related to food insecurity for Long Island’s most vulnerable residents including recent immigrants.
- Assist clients with SNAP (food stamps) information, prescreening and application assistance.
- Partner with other human service agencies to create referral systems between agencies to connect clients with services.
- Train partner agencies on basic SNAP eligibility to ensure the creation of an effective referral system.
- Plan, coordinate and conduct presentations and workshops targeting schools and community locations where community members feel safe and have a trusted relationship.
- Develop materials with targeted outreach messages for their specific client demographics; tailoring the message and medium for the target audience.
- Inform HWCLI’s advocacy and policy work through interactions with community members and issues in the field.
Key Skill Sets and Requirements:
- Strong commitment to social justice and HWCLI’s mission
- Strong communication and facilitation skills
- High energy, team player
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- The ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time
- Comfortable working with diverse communities and individuals
- Computer Skills
- A. or B.S. degree preferred. Significant work experience preferred
- Vehicle required for travel throughout Long Island
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required
- Complete all necessary training, retraining and comply with certification requirements.
- Complete all required reports
- Attend any regularly scheduled sessions for program information, updates, ongoing training and technical support. Maintain expertise in eligibility, enrollment and program specifications
- Compensation is commensurate with experience
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Holidays/Vacation/ Sick Time
- Opportunity to work in a dynamic environment making a positive impact in our region.
Term: This is a full-time position
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. HWCLI is an equal opportunity employer.