We are looking for a student who is passionate about issues of poverty, hunger, food insecurity, food waste, sustainability, food justice, health, and wellness of the community to perform some or all of the following tasks upon training:
Work as a tam to collaborate with on and off campus partners to promote volunteering opportunities & expand beyond the meal programming, such as nutrition education and cooking classes
Recruit and establish new community partnerships to develop innovative, meaningful programming to address the root causes of food waste, hunger, and poverty, including empowering and connecting individuals with limited resources to affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables, job training, and benefits
Grow sustainability and environmental programs through gardening, food recovery, and composting to support local, community gardening, and agricultural efforts
Increase awareness about food waste, hunger, and the role of the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky (CKUK) and Universities Fighting World Hunger at the University of Kentucky (UFWH-UK) to faculty, staff, students, and the greater Lexington community
Manage and increase reach on the social media platforms about CKUK and UFWH-UK programs
Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to meet the needs by generating proposals, completing timely reports, and maintaining and implementing the funding calendar, including proposal and report deadlines
Manage CKUK weekly and daily operations and record details of operations for reports
Enhance professional and leadership development by improvising volunteer training, recruitment, and management
Conduct evaluations of programs and assist with research projects
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Multi-tasking, team player, work ethics, self-motivated, effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, Microsoft office, outlook, PowerPoint, excel, word, and one of design software ex. canva, publisher, photoshop
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience
Current student at UK
Food service management, basic cooking skills, and knowledge of food safety. ServSafe Food Safety manager Certification. Background in health, nutrition, education, community service, social work, management, or related field
Deadline to Apply 10/16/2020 University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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