Food Corps Lead (AmeriCorps)

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


1. Serve as the main point of contact for SER’s food distribution partner.
2. Train and overs youth volunteers engaged in food distribution at each site.
3. Communicate the value of serving as an AmeriCorps member to prospective candidates, both one-on-one and in large groups.
4. Coordinate and execute weekly service-learning opportunities with food distribution partners.
5. Coordinate and schedule youth interviews with candidates to ensure eligibility.
6. Support the application review and selection process, including supervising the pipeline of candidates from application to interview and conducting required background checks.
7. Create a positive service member experience from recruitment and selection through onboarding and the start of service.
8. Support a vibrant engagement program for prospective candidates.
9. Conduct regularly scheduled team meetings designed to unify team members by building consensus, resolving conflicts, and providing structured feedback.
10. Facilitate, encourage, support, and model integration of service learning. Conduct or coordinate training such as skill-building workshops, safe work practices, team-building exercises, mini-courses, and physical conditioning.
11. Attend all service-learning opportunities with members.
12. Submit written reports on project progress, achievements, and accomplishments; member evaluations; and special activities or incidents. Maintain daily records, leave of absence requests, service forms, etc.


1. A minimum educational requirement of an Associates’ degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing communication skills.
3. Ability to work in an enthusiastic and encouraging way with young people facing barriers.
4. Commitment to the goals and objectives of the program and to the mission of SER Metro-Detroit.
5. A high degree of initiative and the ability to work without constant supervision is required. Must have experience working in team settings, collaborate effectively with others, function well under pressure, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and always remain professional.
6. Must be able to plan program activities and services, manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and meet program deadlines.
7. Regular punctual attendance, including evenings and weekends, is required.
8. Must possess a valid chauffeur driver’s license.
9. Must be eligible to pass a background check, including fingerprints.

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