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Job Title: Research and Outreach Specialist
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Grant Funded Program Description: The Latinx Community Food Access Program will conduct a community-based needs assessment of Latinx knowledge and use of food programs and the barriers Latinxs face in accessing these programs. The needs assessment will be followed by the development and implementation of an outreach media campaign to address the findings. The Research and Outreach Specialist will be the liaison between the Latinx community and the Amherst Survival Center. This program is grant funded and will be conducted over a 9-month period with the goal of increasing Latinx access to community food programs.
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Program Director, the Research and Outreach Specialist oversees and implements the project, recruits needs assessment participants, conducts focus groups, writes the needs assessment report, works with ASC staff to develop an outreach media campaign that addresses the needs assessment findings, and oversees the implementation of such a campaign for a period of time. The Research and Outreach Specialist will develop a final report for the project.
The Research and Outreach Specialist must have relevant community experience, an ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, knowledge of resources that serve the Amherst Latinx community, experience and competence working in the Latinx community. Knowledge of food security is a plus. Applicants must be bi-lingual and bi-cultural (Spanish/English).
Hours: This is a part-time (15-18 hours per week) position, with occasional additional hours, as approved by the Executive Director. Salary range commensurate with experience. Hours to be determined. The project is grant funded and scheduled for May 2018-February 2019.
Direct Report: Reports to the Program Director and the Executive Director.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills, strong writing skills (English), and attention to detail
- Experience and competence working in the Latinx community
- Strong knowledge about resources in the Amherst Latinx community
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate meetings and focus groups
- Experience in organizing programs and events
- Fluency in Spanish and English
- Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications
- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record is required
- Strong appreciation for ASC’s mission and a commitment to the program’s goals
Application Procedure: Submit resume, cover letter and three references (name, position, contact information) in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the Amherst Survival Center at P.O. Box 9629 in North Amherst, MA 01059. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
The Amherst Survival Center is an equal opportunity employer
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