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Established by a group of students at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger is the leading nonprofit ending college student hunger. Based in Los Angeles, our full time team of seven works with students and campus administrators nationwide to implement common-sense solutions to end student hunger within colleges and universities. Additionally, the organization empowers and trains students to be leaders in the movement to end student hunger. Since inception, Swipe Out Hunger has served 2.5 million warm, nourishing meals across more than 130 campuses and 40 states. 

We’re seeking four new teammates to join our growing movement:

Partnerships Coordinator (Los Angeles or Remote)
Programs Coordinator (Los Angeles or Remote)
Central Pennsylvania Organizer (Central Pennsylvania region)
Western Pennsylvania Organizer (Western Pennsylvania region)

Partnerships Coordinator

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a motivated and curious Partnerships Coordinator to help strengthen the engagement of Swipe network campuses and anti-hunger nonprofit partners. The Partnership Coordinator will report to the Community Engagement Manager and also work closely with other members of the Programs Department.

On a typical day, this will include brainstorming solutions with college student leaders and staff about their ongoing anti-hunger programming, identifying and forming partnerships with values aligned anti-hunger organizations and completing needs assessments with college food pantries to identify areas of opportunity for Swipe support.

The Coordinator will employ their experience managing several projects as they sustain and grow Swipe Out Hunger’s expanding network of programs and partners. The Partnerships Coordinator will serve as the shepherd of Swipe Out Hunger’s anti-hunger programming and will be joining the team at an exciting moment of growth for the organization.

In addition, the Partnerships Coordinator will work with the Community Engagement Manager and Director of Programs to determine and implement strategic relationship building processes; play a leadership role in the creation of our programmatic expansion into College Food Pantries, such as mapping opportunities for impact, building relationships with partners like local community food banks and implementing existing technological solutions on campuses; and identify and create resources and tools to be shared with our campus network to support their anti-hunger work.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Managing Partnerships (40%)
– Reach out to and work with value-aligned community organizations to advance our shared goals.
– Implement program expansion strategies to maximize success, track impact, and collect best practices across the higher education basic needs landscape.
– Develop and facilitate leadership council and partner convenings.
– Retain strong lines of communication with community partners so as to identify ways of increasing impact or efficiency of programs. Communicate at least on a bi-monthly basis via email with partners.

Campus Relations (20%)
– Build collaborative relationships with key campus stakeholders including students and admin to support them in the design, implementation, and management phases of their food security and basic needs initiatives.

Tools & Resources (20%)
– Develop and update program content and resources for college food pantries.
– Research and identify existing technology and tools that would enhance the work of network members.
– Work with Director of Communications to identify compelling story opportunities

Program Development (10%)
– Identify needs, scalable solutions and continuous iterating of best practices.
– Manage relationships with New York based organizations built through the CUNY Student Food Navigator program.
– Analyze program impact and make data-informed program changes.

Additional Duties (10%)
Support the mission and day-to-day execution of what needs to move the organization forward. As a dedicated and hardworking group of individuals, the team is “all hands on deck,” doing whatever is necessary to meet the goals. This includes presenting at national conferences, speaking to the press, and supporting other team members with the annual Swipe Summit and the monthly Swipe Sessions.

Additional Expertise Sought
– We want to leverage any additional special skill set you could contribute to the team. Are you a master at graphic design? Event planning? Copy editing? Team morale? Data analysis? Public Policy?

QUALIFICATIONS
– 1-3 years of work experience
– Project management experience. You’ve owned projects and managed timelines.
– Strong people skills and relationship building skills.
– Experience in managing programs.
– Understanding of the inner workings of college anti-hunger programs and food pantries
– Motivated to get things done and improve processes.
– Team player, no job is too big or too small
– Focused on individual development of self and organizational improvement

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary of $45-55K commensurate with experience. Swipe Out Hunger provides a best-in-class benefits package, including 100% coverage for employees and optional coverage for spouses and dependents. This includes medical, dental, life, and vision benefits, and financial support for professional development opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to cultivating a team that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Step 1: Selected candidates will be invited to record two interview questions regarding their experience and the role itself.
Step 2: Candidates will be invited for a video interview with the hiring manager and member of the Swipe Out Hunger team.
Step 3: Candidates will be asked to complete a brief assignment and send 2-3 references. 
Step 4: Finalists interview with CEO 
Step 5: Offer extended to candidate. Ideal start date in late August but start date flexible. 

HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is July 25, 2021. Once the application deadline passes, our selection committee will review only completed applications. 

Programs Coordinator

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger is seeking a driven and collaborative Programs Coordinator to support the growth of its university presence at a critical time for the organization. The Programs Coordinator will report to the Community Engagement Manager and also work closely with other members of the Programs Department.

On a typical day, this will include speaking with college student leaders and administrators to help set up and manage anti-hunger programs, researching and developing programmatic resources, updating internal databases including the organization’s CRM and surveying platforms, and managing additional projects that leverage a specific skill-set the candidate is excited to contribute. The Programs Coordinator will also be conducting survey and evaluation of campus programs, identifying and creating resources and tools to be shared with our campus network to support their anti-hunger work, and supporting the growth of anti-hunger programs onto new campuses that are participating in strategic expansion partnerships through targeted research and outbound outreach 

This person will employ their experience managing several projects as they sustain and grow Swipe Out Hunger’s expanding portfolio of program partners. The Programs Coordinator will serve as the first line of support for Swipe Out Hunger’s anti-hunger programming and will be joining the team at an exciting moment of growth for the organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Campus Relations and Community Support (55%)
– Build collaborative relationships with key campus stakeholders to support them in the design, implementation, and management phases of their food security initiatives, including but not limited to food pantry operations and meal donation programs.
– Support and manage the newly added campus partners to the Swipe Out Hunger campus network. You’ll provide strategic support through phone and video calls with campus leaders, identifying appropriate resources, troubleshooting design, and implementation challenges.
– Be well versed in and collaborate with members of the Advocacy team to introduce advocacy work to partners, identify meaningful pathways to engage campus partners, particularly students, in advocacy work.
Design and facilitate presentations on the following topics: food insecurity surveys, food pantry operations, DEI/racial justice work, SNAP outreach/assistance etc.

Tools & Resources (15%)
– Create and update outreach materials. This might include one pagers or how-to documents. Additionally, you’ll help maintain the Programs team’s central resource hub.

Data Quality & Evaluation (15%)
– Responsible for updating and maintaining the department’s internal CRM databases. This mainly includes: recording campus contacts across the Swipe network, tracking on-campus program impact, and maintaining the most current programmatic information on Hubspot and Google Drive.
– Work alongside the Programs team to implement surveys and program tracking, evaluate programs, and analyze data.

Community Partners (10%)
– Identify, establish, and advance partnerships with value-aligned entities that could expand the scale or scope of Swipe Out Hunger’s work. Examples of strategic partners include higher education systems, corporate partnerships, food service providers, campus recipients of government funding such as through Hunger-Free Campus legislation, nonprofits, and foundations with aligned missions.

Additional Duties (5%)
– Support the mission and day-to-day execution of what needs to move the organization forward. As a dedicated and hardworking group of individuals, the team is “all hands on deck,” doing whatever is necessary to meet the goals. This includes presenting at national conferences, speaking to the press, and supporting other team members with the annual Swipe Summit and the monthly Swipe Sessions.

Additional Expertise Sought
– We want to leverage any additional special skill set you could contribute to the team. Are you a master at graphic design? Event planning? Copy editing? Team morale? Data analysis? Public Policy?

QUALIFICATIONS
– 1-3 years of work experience 
– Project management experience. You’ve owned projects and managed timelines  
– Experience designing and conducting evaluation, data analysis and/or making data-informed decisions
– Strong people skills and relationship building skills
– Experience in managing programs
– Motivated to get things done and improve processes
– Team player, no job is too big or too small 
– Focused on improvement of self and the organization 

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary of $45-55K commensurate with experience. Swipe Out Hunger provides a best-in-class benefits package, including 100% coverage for employees and optional coverage for spouses and dependents. This includes medical, dental, life, and vision benefits, and financial support for professional development opportunities. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to cultivating a team that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Step 1: Selected candidates will be invited to record two interview questions regarding their experience and the role itself.
Step 2: Candidates will be invited for a video interview with the hiring manager and member of the Swipe Out Hunger team.
Step 3: Candidates will be asked to complete a brief assignment and send 2-3 references. 
Step 4: Finalists interview with CEO 
Step 5: Offer extended to candidate. Ideal start date in late August but start date flexible. 

HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is July 25, 2021. Once the application deadline passes, our selection committee will review only completed applications. 

Central Pennsylvania Student Organizer

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger’s Advocacy team is looking for a Central Pennsylvania based recent college student looking to expand their experience in community and political organizing while helping our movement pass legislation the Hunger Free Campus act in Pennsylvania.

Based in Central Pennsylvania and working across the Central Pennsylvania region, the Central Pennsylvania Student Organizer will work with the Swipe Out Hunger national advocacy team to build and sustain a student lead advocacy movement that moves towards ending college student hunger in Pennsylvania. The Student Organizer will co-lead students and coalitions across the area to advocate and advance the Hunger Free Campus Act while building a sustainable movement for activism on student basic needs.

We’re looking for someone who knows the power that State College area college students have to impact the political process and is ready to make changes on and off campus and build for a brighter future. This person knows how to get students involved and activated on issues that matter most to them. The Central Pennsylvania Organizer has a passion for their local community and an interest in growing their advocacy chops in tandem with a small but mighty team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Creating a Student Anti-Hunger Coalition (40%)
– Assemble an on campus student anti-hunger coalitions of student leaders, student groups and administrators to advocate for the bill.

Stakeholder Meetings + Representation (25%)
– Conduct regular in person meetings, calls or zooms with student coalitions and key stakeholders to get them involved in the campaign. This includes bi-weekly meetings with #FUELHigherEd PA campaign leaders
– Represent Swipe Out Hunger to elected officials, student leaders, administrators, community partners and key stakeholders as they build support and momentum for the campaign. to administrators, elected officials, and community leaders.

Oversee Campaign Fellows (15%):
– Oversee a campaign fellow who will be a current college student on a target college campus. The campaign fellow will work under the Central Pennsylvania Student Organizer to organize students for coordinated action and advocacy on the Hunger Free Campus bill.

Elected Official Outreach (10%)
– Reach out to target elected officials for zoom and physical meetings as well as organize students to meet with elected officials.

Organize Advocacy Events (5%)
– Organize students, volunteers and coalitions for advocacy events such as organizing more significant events such as lobby days and regional training.

Digital Activation (5%)
– Assist the national grassroots fellow in creating localized action pages, social media content, and email blasts.

QUALIFICATIONS
– Current or recently former college student in Central Pennsylvania.
– Passionate about ending college student hunger and advancing college student basic needs.
– Has working knowledge of Central Pennsylvania, its institutions of higher education and key stakeholders in the political process.
– Can speak to students, community members, and campus groups on the issue of student basic needs and the prevalence of student hunger.
– Isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and partake in some good old fashioned boring spreadsheet work when needed.
– Has strong communication skills and is able to stay in communication with national staff on their daily work.
– Access to a reliable vehicle for transportation is not required but preferred.

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a part-time, contract 15 hours/week position at $15/hour for 6 months.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to cultivating a team that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Step 1: Selected candidates will be invited for a video interview via Zoom to learn more about you and share about the role by August 3.
Step 2: Final candidates will be asked to share 1-2 references. Professional and academic references are both acceptable. 
Step 3: We’ll reach out about our final candidate selection by August 16.
Step 4: Our start date is flexible, but we’d love for this person to start on August 30.

HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is July 30, 2021. Please apply here.

Looking to get involved in the Philadelphia area? Check out this advocacy intern role here.

Western Pennsylvania Student Organizer

ROLE DESCRIPTION
Swipe Out Hunger’s Advocacy team is looking for a Western Pennsylvania based recent college student looking to expand their experience in community and political organizing while helping our movement pass legislation the Hunger Free Campus act in Pennsylvania.

Based in Western Pennsylvania and working across the Western Pennsylvania region, the Western Pennsylvania Student Organizer will work with the Swipe Out Hunger national advocacy team to build and sustain a student lead advocacy movement that moves towards ending college student hunger in Pennsylvania. The Student Organizer will co-lead students and coalitions across the area to advocate and advance the Hunger Free Campus Act while building a sustainable movement for activism on student basic needs.

We’re looking for someone who knows the power that Pittsburgh area college students have to impact the political process and is ready to make changes on and off campus and build for a brighter future. This person knows how to get students involved and activated on issues that matter most to them. The Western Pennsylvania Organizer has a passion for their local community and an interest in growing their advocacy chops in tandem with a small but mighty team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Creating a Student Anti-Hunger Coalition (40%)
– Assemble an on campus student anti-hunger coalitions of student leaders, student groups and administrators to advocate for the bill.

Stakeholder Meetings + Representation (25%)
– Conduct regular in person meetings, calls or zooms with student coalitions and key stakeholders to get them involved in the campaign. This includes bi-weekly meetings with #FUELHigherEd PA campaign leaders
– Represent Swipe Out Hunger to elected officials, student leaders, administrators, community partners and key stakeholders as they build support and momentum for the campaign. to administrators, elected officials, and community leaders.

Oversee Campaign Fellows (15%):
– Oversee a campaign fellow who will be a current college student on a target college campus. The campaign fellow will work under the Central Pennsylvania Student Organizer to organize students for coordinated action and advocacy on the Hunger Free Campus bill.

Elected Official Outreach (10%)
– Reach out to target elected officials for zoom and physical meetings as well as organize students to meet with elected officials.

Organize Advocacy Events (5%)
– Organize students, volunteers and coalitions for advocacy events such as organizing more significant events such as lobby days and regional training.

Digital Activation (5%)
– Assist the national grassroots fellow in creating localized action pages, social media content, and email blasts.

QUALIFICATIONS
– Current or recently former college student in Western Pennsylvania.
– Passionate about ending college student hunger and advancing college student basic needs.
– Has working knowledge of Western Pennsylvania, its institutions of higher education and key stakeholders in the political process.
– Can speak to students, community members, and campus groups on the issue of student basic needs and the prevalence of student hunger.
– Isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and partake in some good old fashioned boring spreadsheet work when needed.
– Has strong communication skills and is able to stay in communication with national staff on their daily work.
– Access to a reliable vehicle for transportation is not required but preferred.

COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION, & BENEFITS 
This is a part-time, contract 15 hours/week position at $15/hour for 6 months.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to cultivating a team that reflects the rich diversity of the population we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties without reasonable accommodation. 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Step 1: Selected candidates will be invited for video interviews over Zoom to learn more about you and share about the role by August 3.
Step 2: Selected candidates will be asked for 1-2 references. Professional and academic references are both acceptable. 
Step 3: We’ll reach out about our final candidate selection by August 16.
Step 4: Our start date is flexible, but we’d love for this person to start on August 30.

HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is July 30, 2021. Please apply here.

Looking to get involved in the Philadelphia area? Check out this advocacy intern role here.

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