LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
AND EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Position – Paralegal/Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator serving Albany County. The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.’s (LASNNY) Nutrition Outreach and Education Program currently covers six counties, each with its own Paralegal / Coordinator, and is designed to increase awareness of and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and child nutrition programs. In doing so, the Paralegal/Coordinator plays an essential role in combating hunger in our community. The Program Coordinator will have an office in LASNNY’s Albany office and will serve Albany County.
Responsibilities – The Paralegal/Nutrition Outreach and Education Coordinator will inform and educate Albany County residents about SNAP and child nutrition programs, .and assist potential SNAP recipients, especially elders and the working poor. The Coordinator is expected to make use of social media channels such as Zoom/GoToMeeting, Facebook Live or Facebook Chat, especially during this time when traditional contacts are difficult due to social distancing.
The Program Coordinator will prescreen individuals for potential SNAP eligibility, assist households in completing the SNAP application process and/or maintaining their benefits, help reduce or eliminate barriers to participation in SNAP, refer clients to other community resources, and refer to other LASNNY staff for full representation and wrap-around services as needed. The Program Coordinator will have an office in LASNNY’s Albany office and will develop and distribute written materials about SNAP; conduct outreach and educational presentations to low-income individuals, community agencies and the general public; and connect with other community groups serving potential SNAP recipients or providing food or feeding services in Albany County. Responsible for detailed grant reporting. Regular travel, and limited evening/weekend hours are required.
Qualifications – Must have attention to detail, good judgment, and a demonstrated commitment to the low-income community. Must be intelligent, hard-working, careful, reliable, organized, and compassionate. Must be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff and work well as part of a team. Must have relevant experience, paralegal certificate, or college degree. Must have a car and a clean, valid driver’s license and should possess good computer skills. Strong preference for candidate who is fluent in Spanish. Previous relevant experience, including experience with the SNAP program or media/communication activities, and/or B.A. degree is preferred.
Salary: $26,924 – $30,895 depending upon experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Application Deadline: April 2, 2021
No applications will be accepted without cover letter, resume, references and writing sample.
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We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ persons, applicants and recipients of public assistance, the elderly, protected veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.