SeedCorps AmeriCorps Positions

Roadrunner Food Bank

About the organization

Roadrunner Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. It is the largest foodbank in New Mexico. The Food Bank rescues food from food industry partners, gardeners, farmers and many other sources so we can help feed our hungry neighbors. Learn more at www.rrfb.org.

Roadrunner Food Bank is starting up recruitment for our late summer and fall SeedCorps AmeriCorps teams. We are recruiting a high number of applicants and and below have included a brief overview of what each type of position we are recruiting for.

For this upcoming service year, we hope to have bilingual members join who speak the following languages Arabic, Diné Bizaad, Spanish or Vietnamese. Recruiting members who speak these languages will help Roadrunner Food Bank better serve its community and provide improved resources and information to our community members visiting our food distributions.

We are currently accepting applications for Albuquerque, Deming, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Farmington and Gallup.

Duties

Capacity Building Member Information
Available in Albuquerque, Deming, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces and Santa Fe
Service term: September 13th, 2021 – August 19th, 2022

Capacity Building Members will serve with partner agencies or internal Food Bank initiatives that directly support our neighbors in need. Within their placements they will provide tailored capacity building support. This could include but is not limited to developing volunteer recruitment and retention best practices, conducting community needs and asset assessments, streamlining processes, and hands on support with food distributions. Full-time members will also promote nutrition education and other ancillary services as needed and requested by the sites and community members. Members in this position receive a modest living stipend of $756.25 biweekly, serve a minimum of 1,700 hours (35-40 hours per week) and receive an education award of $6,345.00.

Nutrition Education Member Information
Available in Albuquerque, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces and Santa Fe
Service term: September 13th, 2021 – August 19th, 2022

Nutrition Education Members will focus on providing nutrition education services to clients throughout our partner network and connecting clients to additional services. Nutrition education activities will include cooking demonstrations, sampling, developing recipes, and leading nutrition classes. Members in this position receive a modest living stipend of $378.13 biweekly, serve a minimum of 900 hours (18-20 hours per week) and receive an education award of $3,172.50.

Response Team Member Information
Available in Albuquerque and Las Cruces
Service term: October 4th, 2021 – May 29th, 2022

Response Team Members will be responsible for overseeing volunteers in warehouse food box builds, leading drive-thru mobile food pantries, and expanding food bank services where necessary. Response Team Members will have the opportunity to learn how to drive a box truck and operate an electric pallet jack. Members in this position receive a modest living stipend of $533.82 biweekly, serve a minimum of 900 hours (25-30 hours per week) and receive an education award of $3,172.50.

Qualifications

Candidates selected as our SeedCorps members will receive a modest living stipend paid biweekly. Additionally, upon successful completion of the service term, SeedCorps AmeriCorps Members receive a Segal Education Award.

Salary

Modest living stipend paid biweekly

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