Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

June 10, 2016

Fuel your Future Summer Corps

Dates: June 20th, 2016 to August 26th, 2016
Locations: Seattle, Auburn, Renton, Federal Way, Des Moines/SeaTac, Kent
Background: In King County, 100,000 low-income children and teenagers rely on free or discounted meals during the school year, but less than 20% access free meals during the summer. Serve the community this summer at partner meal sites across King County to deliver free meals and educational activities to children while concurrently developing meaningful professional and life skills. We are seeking full time members to be a part of United Way’s Summer Meals Program, a program to help children and teens access healthy meals during the summer. Launch your career in nonprofits, gain professional experience and help your community!
Position Responsibilities:

  • You will be assigned to one or more Summer Meals sites and use the skills and experiences you have to make sure kids have a safe, fun and engaging environment.
  • You will plan and lead activities, serve meals, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out.
  • As a part of a federal program, you will ensure that the policies and procedures are followed, meals are accurately counted, and meals are prepared correctly.
  • You will gain experience working directly with the community and in support of a respected and influential nonprofit.
  • Training will be provided in site management, marketing, youth engagement and data tracking – hard skills that will make your summer work influential on your resume.
    We Are Looking For:
  • Self-starters who are passionate about improving their community and public service.
  • Experience working with and actively engaging with children.
  • High-energy and outgoing personality.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to effectively promote the Summer Meals program to parents, kids and community members.
  • A willingness to be flexible and do whatever it takes to feed hungry kids.
  • Ability to create a fun environment while following the federal guidelines of the Summer Meals program.
  • Creativity in planning activities and conducting community outreach about the Summer Meals program.
  • Staying organized, calm, and collected in hectic environments.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience with community outreach and mobilization
  • Foreign language skills, especially Spanish or East African languages
  • Access to reliable transportation to the site(s) you’re assigned to.
    Mandatory Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States.
  • Must be available 40 hours a week for five days a week from June 20th, 2016 to August 26th, 2016.
  • Must be available for mandatory training from June 20 – 22, 2016.
  • Cannot miss more than two days of the entire term of service. No exceptions can be made.
  • Must go through a Washington State Patrol background check and National Sex Offender Registry check.
    Benefits and Compensation:
  • Living allowance of $1,069 per month, pre-tax
  • Eligibility to receive $1,194.71 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a cash stipend ($230-287) after successful completion of the summer.
  • Public transportation pass to and from your site (ORCA).
  • School credit available, must be arranged by individual.
  • Receive your food handler’s permit.
  • Become part of the AmeriCorps Network and a part of a high impact team.
    Timeline: Apply as soon as possible! Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.
    To Apply: Complete our online application form:
    Questions: Please contact Cassie Marshall or Jacquee Kurdas at