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Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Rainier Beach, South Seattle
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: March 7, 2019
Expiry Date: March 31, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Mid level
Years of Experience: 2
Salary Info
Salary Type: Min-Max
Salary: $$25.60-$$28.80
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To apply, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining how you can contribute to positive change in Rainier Beach to David Sauvion at david@rbactioncoalition.org. Thank you.
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RBAC's mission is to implement the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan, build a connected, sustainable, equitable community. Promote the “made in Rainier Beach”, quality education, living wage jobs, affordable transportation, housing for all, a safe place where people thrive, a neighborhood the world calls home.

Description of Work

Under the supervision of the Food Innovation District Strategist, represent Rainier Beach Action Coalition in its efforts to develop a culture and knowledge of healthy food and nutrition among youth and adults of the Corner Greeter and Farm Stand teams. Provide a framework and safe space to share and learn about healthy eating practices, food justice, and environmental equity, working closely with Corner Greeter Coordinator and Farm Stand Manager. Engage staff and residents in cooking activities and discussions through use of poetry, peace circles, and/or other cultural and art-based approaches.

Activities include: Corner Greeters, Back2School Bash, RB Town Halls, Mobile Discovery Center deployment, Farm Stand and other community building activities such as community dinners, cooking demonstrations or classes.

 

Outcomes

  • Participate at a high level in RBAC events implementation, and in particular Corner Greeter and Farm Stand booth management, team building, use of social media tools and academic support
  • Convene conversations through poetry and knowledge-based story-telling
  • Develop culturally appropriate strategies to engage RBAC staff and Rainier Beach residents around food justice
  • Coordinate activities with Corner Greeter Coordinator and Farm Stand Manager
  • Plan, manage and lead weekly community dinners and associated social justice discussions with Corner Greeters and Farm Stand Fellows
  • Plan, organize, and/or provide cooking demonstrations at Farm Stand
  • lead a team of people to activate (equip, use, maintain) kitchen use at RBAC office

 

Products

  • Planning Meeting and discussion dinners (typically once per week)
  • Corner Greeters events (typically every other week)
  • 3 cooking demonstrations at Farm Stand
  • 3 community dinners with residents
  • Food-based training as needed
  • Active social-media presence
  • Improved well-being of RBAC team
  • General outreach to cultural groups around food and nutrition

 

Essential Impact

  • Increase the number of community-building or improvement projects in which youth participate and provide leadership in partnership with community organizations.
  • Increase in youth participation in structured activities after-school hours
  • Increase of youth observing personal safety practices and reporting of criminal activity
  • Increased youth knowledge of local community issues and likelihood youth will engage in civic and other activities that promote the common good
  • Increased youth awareness of healthy food and health related issues
  • Increase youth knowledge of food systems and historical & institutional barriers to healthy food
  • Increase youth advocacy for healthy food and environmental equity

Experience

  • Have direct relationship to South Seattle, ideally Rainier Beach
  • Have experience working with youth and young adults
  • Have experience leading a youth leadership and development program
  • Cooking experience and nutritional knowledge
  • Have demonstrated project management & leadership skills
  • Have demonstrated ability working with community leaders, funders, and Government authorities
  • Have demonstrated ability to work creatively towards a shared goal

Skills Required

  • A friendly personality
  • Ability to work under pressure independently and as a team
  • Time-management skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple youth and cultures while providing a fun, cultural, and diverse environment
  • Need to be comfortable working in areas prone to under investment and displacement
  • Must be able to follow the lead of the youth, when youth are participating in group dynamics, advisory committees and other community activities. (It is important that the youth takes ownership and manages the program while you act as a convener and mentor)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one weekend day per week
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs throughout the day and work on your feet

 

Schedule

3-4 days per week, to a minimum of 30 hours per week