YMCA Food Field Monitor - AmeriCorps

Updated on: 10 Apr 2021
03 May 2021 3 months, 25 hrs/wk
Boston, MA, United States

Must complete an official AmeriCorps Member application here: https://americorps.equalheart.org/hiring.html

****Applicants Must select YMCA of Greater Boston Field Monitor Summer when applying****

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families. We are committed to improving the food security outcomes of our community through equal access to healthy foods and nutrition education initiatives. The YMCA is a year-round food sponsor of a federally funded program that provides meals for youth at 80+ sites throughout the city. We sponsor meal sites at YMCA camps and partner locations such as libraries, farmer’s markets, and community centers. We have an overall strategic goal of providing one million meals by the end of the calendar year 2021.

To assist in meeting our mission and goals, the YMCA is seeking a 2021 AmeriCorps Summer Food Field Monitor to join our team, reporting directly to the Nutrition Programs Coordinator.

Essential Responsibilities:

Each Field Monitor will be assigned a cohort of YMCA sponsored meal sites in Greater Boston and is responsible for overseeing the smooth operations of those sites, including: training program staff in state-mandated food service protocol, conducting regular site reviews to ensure adherence to those standards, and serving as the first point of contact for site staff on meal ordering, restocking supplies, and general questions.

In addition to the on-site portion of this position, each Field Monitor will be responsible for data management: collecting, reviewing, and inputting meal count and attendance forms for each site, as well as following up with sites to ensure full completion of paperwork.

Administration & Management:

· With the support of the Nutrition Programs Coordinator, is responsible for training site staff in meal service regulations.

· Plan, schedule, and implement structured monitoring visits to ensure compliance to state and federal accountability standards.

· Facilitate paperwork collection and accountability from all sites.

· Serve as a resource for program staff on general meal service operations questions and as a liaison between program staff and our meal vendor.

· Perform other duties as requested by YMCA supervisor.

Leadership & Communication:

· Maintain open, effective communication and interaction among the programs and partners; engagement of parents/families.

· Develop and instill positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger community.

· Promote programming with a focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with sites by professionally representing the YMCA.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model for children and staff.

· Ability to lead, teach/train, and interact with parents, staff, children, and the community, and work in a team with other Monitors to accomplish these goals.

· Some experience with food safety and sanitation preferred.

· Knowledge of and ability to facilitate all accounting and required paperwork.· Prior experience working with youth and community members of diverse backgrounds.

· Degree or degree-seeking in public health, community nutrition, or related field.

· Demonstrated interest in food justice and anti-hunger work strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license for at least 3 years with a good driving record
  • Age 18 or older by program start date
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be available May 3, 2021 through July 23, 2021
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Pass criminal background and drug test


  • $2,250 Total Living Allowance broken into bi-weekly checks
  • $1,311.11 Education Award, distributed after successful completion of the program and can be used for existing student loans or future education expenses like tuition and books
  • Experience in the service sector

Successful candidates should be:

  • Organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Able and willing to do daily manual labor
  • Interested in making a difference in the community

Great opportunity for students taking night classes or recent college graduates looking for experience in the non-profit sector.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a national community service program allowing individuals to give back to their community and get paid for it!

AmeriCorps is available to all, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, gender, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, creed, or veteran status.

****Applicants Must select YMCA of Greater Boston Field Monitor Summer when applying****

Desired skills

Customer Service

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