School Meal Champion & Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA, 06/06/2022- 06/05/2023

Regional School Unit 13, Rockland, ME

About the organization

School district RSU #13, serving 1,550 students in the heart of Midcoast Maine, is a learning community that ensures safe inclusion and responsive culture that fosters relationships and the academic, social, and emotional growth of all learners.

Midcoast Maine is filled with stunning sunrises and sunsets, calming beaches, a harbor that comes alive with lobster boats and small sail boats, and is home to many national events: the lobster festival, jazz festival, Thomaston July 4th celebration, and more. Ferry to 5 small islands for day trips, visit the Farnsworth Museum, eat at unique restaurants after a walk on the boardwalk and a stroll through town, and day trip to nearby state parks.

This position is part of Ending Hunger Corps, a 25-member cohort model VISTA program sponsored by Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry (DACF): https://www.maine.gov/dacf/about/commissioners/endhunger/

Duties

The School Meal Champion & Outreach VISTA will improve school meal culture by identifying perceptions and participation barriers among students and families and convening school staff and community partners to identify possible solutions. Arrive with your excitement to make changes and learn! Facilitate community meetings, form lasting relationships, study what works and what challenges exist. Create surveys, analyze data, then meet with community partners to formulate your plan! Develop exciting and lasting outreach and media tools all while creating a plan for sustainable implementation and sharing tools with other districts.

The duties of the School Meal Outreach VISTA will include: Identify challenges in School Meal culture. • Develop innovative education resources targeted to students, teachers, parents and community partners. • Create social media campaign to spread positive message about school meals. • Create “back to school” media blitz targeted towards school staff & families on health and financial importance of Complimentary meals.

Qualifications

High school diploma/GED

We’re looking for someone with strong organizational skills, who is self-directed, easy-going, and can be a great communicator with students, administrators, and school board members. This is a great opportunity to apply your passion to make a difference in the lives of families and build a system of support that will leave a lasting effect on children and families lives.

The duties of the School Meal Outreach VISTA will include: Identify challenges in School Meal culture. • Develop innovative education resources targeted to students, teachers, parents and community partners. • Create social media campaign to spread positive message about school meals. • Create “back to school” media blitz targeted towards school staff & families on health and financial importance of Complimentary meals.

Preferable skills: public speaking, strong communication, community collaboration, relationship builder, social media and/or marketing experience, adaptability, creativity, & problem-solving abilities.

Salary

Bi-Weekly Stipend of $575.40, Plus Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon completion of service.

Application instructions

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