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Nutrition & Wellness Summer Camp Coordinator

Company: LifeMoves
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Level
Entry

Job Location
Corporate Headquarters - Santa Clara, CA

Position Type
Seasonal

Education Level
High School

Salary Range
$17.75 - $17.75 Hourly

Job Shift
Day

Job Category
Nonprofit - Social Services

Position Description

About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy. LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community. Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity. A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff. Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Details:

LifeMoves is the largest nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Are you ready learn about the power of good food to help our clients improve their health and wellbeing? Summer camp workers will be deeply involved in improving the quality of food, nutrition and wellness services provided at LifeMoves locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Focus areas will include USDA meal programs, food pantries, gardening programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assessing nutritional quality of donated food to serve to clients.
  • Implementing and coordinating with site staff healthy nutrition education activities.
  • Practice health and food safety in regards to the ServeSafe protocols.
  • Shopping and Preparing Snacks and Lunch for campers.
  • Support the Volunteer Leads with daily camp activities- when available.
  • Connecting staff and clients to nutrition and wellness resources through material development and group programming.
  • Collect and analyze data around our client's connection to nutritious food, and their experiences with healthy meal options and food preparation; by creating surveys and facilitating focus groups.
  • Contributing to the development of strategic and sustainable nutrition and wellness plans.
  • Submit weekly reports on completed physical wellness & nutrition activities.
  • Collaborate with LifeMoves' Marketing team to create a Summer Adventure Camp blog for parents, donors, and supporters Learning Outcomes:
    • Gain understanding of the challenges of the charitable food system, social determinants of health, and role of nutrition in health.
    • Gain understanding of USDA Child Nutrition Programs as well as hands-on experience in their implementation and monitoring.
    • Gain experience in public health nutrition programming and curriculum development
    • Career development opportunities including mentorship and networking opportunities with LifeMoves staff, donors, volunteers, and partner agencies Main Location: The Nutrition & Wellness intern will work at one of our family shelters, which are located throughout the Bay Area in either Menlo Park, San Mateo, Daly City, or San Jose.

      Time Commitment: 7 Weeks (10 weeks available if required)

      Dates: June 17 - August 2
      • Internship/ Volunteer Program Lead Time Commitment: June 17 - August 2.
      • Orientation and training for all LifeMoves interns/volunteers (begins in person on June 20th & is mandatory)
      • Summer Camp dates (July 1- July 31).
      • Camp is from Monday to Wednesday. Thursday is a prep and meeting day. Friday is a day off, except for August 2nd)
      • Camp debriefs and deconstruction process, and data collection (July 31 - August 2) Position Qualifications
        • HS Diploma
        • Must have your own form of reliable transportation.
        • Preferred college coursework towards degree in nutrition, public health, health promotion, agriculture, pre-med or related field.
        • Interest in public health, food and nutrition.
        • Basic cooking or gardening skills.
        • Comfortable working in diverse low-income communities
        • Self-motivated, flexible, team player
        • Experience working with diverse and low-income populations
        • Knowledge of nutrition and food security issues
        • Must be able to show proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination
        • Must be able to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures
          To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at www.lifemoves.org

          LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Keywords: LifeMoves, Santa Clara , Nutrition & Wellness Summer Camp Coordinator, Other , Santa Clara, California

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