• Bilingual Outreach Intern Grand Rapids Location

    Kids' Food Basket
    Job Description
    Internship Description:
    Bilingual Outreach Intern
    Grand Rapids Location
    150 hours / 10-15 hours per week
    Reports to: Outreach Senior Manager 
    For fifteen years, Kids' Food Basket has been a force for attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. One in five Michigan children struggles with hunger, robbing them of their energy, health and dignity. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development, leaving kids unable to concentrate in school. Kids' Food Basket is playing a critical role in ending the cycle of poverty by helping kids get the nourishment they need to succeed in school and life.
    Childhood hunger is a community problem, with a community solution. Over the past decade, we've grown from serving 125 kids at 2 school sites in Grand Rapids, to now serving nearly 7,500 kids between 34 schools in Grand Rapids, three schools in Muskegon and two schools in Holland. All programs are charitably funded by their individual communities, and made possible through the help of over 250 volunteers every day!
    Kids’ Food Basket is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, religious belief, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, qualifying physical or mental disability, height, weight, marital status, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kids’ Food Basket complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
    • Lead the Kids’ Food Basket presence in Outreach events, some of which may take place on weekends or outside office hours.
    • Facilitate volunteer projects with students and  families in both Spanish and English.
    • Establish meaningful dialogue and relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
    • Support the Kids Helping Kids program by performing administrative duties that included but are not limited to, answering phones, preparing donor thank –you notes and receipts, and volunteer and donor data entry.
    • Support the Sack Supper Program by assisting with packing of the sack suppers.
    • Provides physical and tactical support to all participating schools/organizations to complete fund raisers and food raisers.
    • 10 - 15 hours per week. Flexible scheduling, some evening and weekend hours will be necessary (for example 1 night per week in lieu of daytime opportunity).
    • Gain an understanding of the issue of childhood hunger.
    Gen­eral and Essential Job Functions
    • Participate in and assist with, daily tasks of Kids’ Food Basket.
    • Physical requirements include a typical office environment, with periods of sitting at a computer screen and being able to lift up to 25 pounds.
    Skills and Qualifications
    • Proficiency in Spanish is essential.
    • Have reliable transportation to and from Kids’ Food Basket.
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
    • High-energy and enthusiastic personality.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Powerpoint, & Word).
    • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people.
    • Able to adapt quickly to a changing work environment.
    • Must be a High School Graduate, seeking higher degree.
    • Eager to learn about how a nonprofit operates.
    • Passion for attacking childhood hunger.
    If the intern incurs in costs necessary to carry out the job functions, these will be reimbursed.
    To be considered for this internship, candidates must send cover letter and résumé via email, as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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