Open AmeriCorps Positions

2023 – 2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Positions

  • For more information about how to use AmeriCorps as an internship or the potential for flexibility in start/end date, please contact Haley Desilet at hdesilet@rhnscny.org. 
  • For information about our 2024 – 2025 positions (starting in September 2024), please click here.

All AmeriCorps positions require:

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency
A full COVID vaccination (original shots and at least one booster)
A high school diploma or GED

  • All members will:

Participate in Cornell’s Public Health Essentials Training (60-80 hours) and receive a certificate from Cornell University
Serve for 10-12 months (or have increased hours in a shorter time period)
Receive College Loan Forbearance (if desired)
Gain a Living Allowance and Education Award according to the following chart:

Term of Service Average hours/week  FTE (Full Time Equivalent) Living Allowance Stipend Education Award Total Compensation
900 hours 30 0.5 $11,000 $3,447.50 $14,447.50
675 hours 25 0.38 $8,250 $2,626.27 $10,876.27

 

Available Positions

(listed by county)

Allegany County

Early Childhood Development Assistant (Wellsville, NY)

Two positions available

May – November 2024, 900 hours (25-35 hours/week)

May – August 2024, 675 hours (40 hours/week)

Primarily M-F 8:00-5:00 with 1 hour lunch or 8:30-5:00 with 30-minute lunch

Under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Development Coordinator, the PHA Early Childhood Development Assistant will play a key role in advancing early learning and family development ensuring Allegany County children birth-age 5 and their families thrive. This position will support day-to-day operations of the First Step Family Resource Center helping to create a trauma-informed, safe, and enriching environment for children and families. The position will assist with marketing, scheduling, clerical functions, and interact with families acting as a role model and mentor. The position will also assess families for social determinants of health that can impact early learning resulting in closed-loop referrals to existing partners.

Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in human services, sociology, social work, early learning, education, psychology, communications, human development, or related field; OR an Associate’s degree with a minimum of one years experience (including experience in the field of child services and/or family development).

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a clean driving record, proof of valid car insurance, and a full COVID vaccination.

Broome County

Youth Education Specialist (Johnson City, NY)

Two positions available

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network’s Youth Services department is seeking two talented and inspiring individuals to join our team as Youth Education Specialists. Under the direction of the Youth Services Director, the YE Specialists will be involved with all aspects of the Youth Services department and will work alongside the educators to facilitate programs, create and/or edit program content, promote program information, and analyze data. Youth Services primarily works with middle and high school students in classroom settings, parents and caregivers, and local school districts to promote comprehensive sexuality education and life skills with the goal of providing young people with the information they need to protect their health and future.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Mobile Grocery Bus Assistant (Binghamton, NY)

One position available

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

The Greater Good Grocery Bus is a mobile market that sells fresh, healthy, and affordable food in different communities across Broome County. The Public Health AmeriCorps Greater Good Grocery Bus Assistant is responsible for ensuring safe, timely, and efficient operations at each site as assigned by their daily route and schedule. Daily responsibilities include loading/unloading, restocking the bus, driving the van used for excess stock, providing exemplary customer service, handling money and other transactions with the point-of-sale system, and data collection. 

Program goals:

  • Educate SNAP customers about the programs available to increase their access to affordable healthy foods.
  • Provide local program information on how to access food or other services to customers who are struggling with food insecurity. 
  • Stock the Greater Good Grocery Bus at the beginning and end of each shift.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a full COVID vaccination, and the ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.

NYS Public Health AmeriCorps Education Member (Whitney Point, NY)

One position available

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

The Public Health AmeriCorps Education Member will advance the health and well-being of rural people and communities by supporting several public health projects within the Community Health team at Rural Health Network. From an office in Whitney Point NY, the PHA member will work directly with rural older adults in Northern Broome County to deliver food, assist with shopping, and foster social connection through various group activities (book club, craft club, walking group, etc.). The PHA member will have the opportunity to promote the services available in Northern Broome through community presentations. In addition, the PHA member will also be responsible for sending regular mailings of educational materials on relevant health topics and coordinating survey data collection with participants in community health education workshops.

This position will require the member to be in Whitney Point, NY at least three days per week. 

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License and a personal vehicle for travel.

Chemung County

Health & Nutrition Programs Assistant (Elmira, NY)

One position available 

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

The Health & Nutrition Programs Assistant will work on initiatives aimed at supporting the wellbeing of our local community. This position will be largely focused on supporting Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home (food delivery programs for pregnant mothers and prediabetic patients, respectively), in addition to working on nutrition education initiatives, and supporting the Food Bank of the Southern Tier‘s partners in the healthcare field. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working directly with community members, who is knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition and health, and who is interested in innovative new partnerships and strategies for addressing food and nutrition insecurity.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Personal vehicle OR other means of transportation to the Food Bank required.

 

Position Details:

Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home Participant Support

    • Assist Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home participants with their weekly orders (I.e., provide tech support, update customer profiles, assist with order placements, answer questions about products, assist participants needing language services)
    • Communicate important program information and updates with Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home participants through texts, calls, website updates, and paper fliers
    • Follow up on new participant self-referrals for Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home
    • Assist with preparation, packing, delivery, and pick up of Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home food orders  
    • Assist with offboarding and provide post-program resources for Kitchen Stork and Health Meets Home participants

Nutrition & Cooking Education

    • Develop cooking and nutrition resources including recipes, nutrition handouts, videos, and other health-related resources for Kitchen Stork, Health Meets Home, healthcare partners, and other Food Bank programs
    • Conduct and/or assist with nutrition trainings, workshops, and recipe demonstrations in the community
    • Accompany medical students and community health workers on participant home visits to provide nutrition education and cooking support if requested by participant

Healthcare Partnership Connections:

    • Support hospitals and clinics in establishing strong screening and referral systems for patients experiencing food insecurity
    • Educate patients on Food Bank network services and supports by tabling at clinics and hospitals

Cortland County

PROJECT ASSISTANT WITH SEVEN VALLEYS HEALTH COALITION (CORTLAND, NY)

One position available 

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) PHA Project Assistant will provide support to SVHC on both their food systems and community health education efforts focused on addressing Cortland County’s priority areas of preventing chronic disease; promoting well-being and preventing mental and substance use disorders; and preventing communicable diseases. The strongest focus will be on food systems work including but not limited to: participation in the Cortland Food Project (CFP) food policy council and subcommittees; supporting efforts towards addressing hunger and healthy, local foods access such as the Seven Valleys Food Rescue and Produce Prescription programs; collecting narratives for a food insecurity storytelling program overseen by the CFP Hunger Coalition; and other health education initiatives. The PHA Project Assistant will provide additional support to SVHC’s efforts to address social determinants of health in Cortland County including grant writing, project research and volunteer recruitment as required. The member will serve for approximately 30-35 hours/week in a hybrid work environment including remote and in-person at the Seven Valleys Health Coalition office in Cortland.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Outreach Specialist WITH the Rural Health Institute of New York (CORTLAND, NY)

One position available 

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

This Public Health AmeriCorps member (PHA) will be working to support the work of the Rural Health Institute of New York, a regional public health agency based in Cortland County. The PHA will support outreach and engagement efforts tied to all projects across the agency including early childhood literacy, youth prevention, overdose prevention and work around other emerging issues. The PHA will support the roll out of the Life Needs Assessment, help manage and oversee communications work, carry out a wide range of outreach and educational activities and more!
  • Facilitate communications with partner organizations and to the community.
  • Develop, write, and format letters, articles, reports, presentations, newsletters, grants.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of public health strategies, including education and awareness campaigns.
  • Support the maintenance of the CACTC, Upstream Parent, Hello Cortland and Healing Cortland websites and help to manage social media accounts and other communication channels.
  • Support Life Needs Assessment (LNA) development and implementation.
  • Help organize community events and trainings, including naloxone trainings.
  • Assist with community education activities and programs, including the bi-annual Drug Take Back Events (September & April).
  • Support research and/or data related activities tied to health education.
  • Maintain and organize records of project activities.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Tioga County

Community Health Educator with Tioga County Public Health Department (Owego, NY)

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

Work closely with health department staff to conduct outreach and education in the community about healthy eating, physical fitness, and sun safety. Outreach will be either in-person or via the creation and distribution of materials through social, print, and paid media. Collaborate with community organizations and businesses on the creation and implementation of policies that support healthy behaviors. Assist community organizations and businesses in the assessment and identification of strengths and weaknesses, with the intent to create action plans that will improve the community’s health.

Applicants must be fully vaccination for COVID-19

Environmental Health Educator with Tioga County Public Health Department (Owego, NY)

May – November 2024, 675 hours (30-35 hours/week)

Work closely with health department staff to conduct outreach and education about safe drinking water, healthy homes, and other environments. Outreach will be either in-person or via the creation and distribution of materials through social, print, and paid media. Coordinate with home and business owners on water testing and preventing the contamination of drinking water supplies. Conduct outreach and direct services with residents about home health assessments and the identification of hazards and threats. Provide community education and outreach related to preventing accidental poisonings in young children due to access to chemicals/toxic substances and medications.

Applicants must be fully vaccination for COVID-19

2024 – 2025 Public Health AmeriCorps Positions

  • More 2024 – 2025 PHA positions are coming soon! These positions will start in September 2024, and there is flexibility in term length, hours/week, and start/end date.
  • Please reach out to Haley Desilet at hdesilet@rhnscny.org with any questions.
Term of Service Average hours/week  FTE (Full Time Equivalent) Living Allowance Stipend Education Award Total Compensation
1200 hours 30 .7 $15,500.00 $5,176.50 $20,676.50
900 hours 20 – 25 0.5 $11,375 $3,697.50 $15,072.50
675 hours 20 0.38 $8,500 $2,817.14 $11,317.14

 

Available Positions

(listed by county)

Broome County

Youth Education Specialist (Johnson City, NY)

Two positions available

Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
(Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)
 

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network’s Youth Services department is seeking two talented and inspiring individuals to join our team as Youth Education Specialists. Under the direction of the Youth Services Director, the YE Specialists will be involved with all aspects of the Youth Services department and will work alongside the educators to facilitate programs, create and/or edit program content, promote program information, and analyze data. Youth Services primarily works with middle and high school students in classroom settings, parents and caregivers, and local school districts to promote comprehensive sexuality education and life skills with the goal of providing young people with the information they need to protect their health and future.

This position requires a personal vehicle, driver’s license, and a four year college degree. 

 

PHA Position Details:

  • Facilitate small group discussions in after-school or evening settings, or as part of in-school clubs and programs.
  • Facilitate middle school classroom programs as needed with a focus on healthy relationships, nutrition, puberty and hygiene.
  • Help to create and launch virtual parent education sessions.
  • Work with the Youth Services team to update or create content and materials for presentations and social media.
  • Assist with data collection and entry and some analysis.
  • Attend community events, meetings, or webinars as needed.
NYS Public Health AmeriCorps Farm to School Member (Binghamton, NY)

Two positions available

September 2024 – June 2025, 900 hours (24 hours/week)

Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) Farm to School members are a part of the Food and Health Network‘s regional Farm to School program that works collaboratively with 29 school districts in South Central New York. PHA Farm to School members will work as part of a team with the Farm to School Coordinator to develop, implement, grow, and evaluate programs to bring healthy, local food to students. Members will work with staff, students, parents, farms, and community partners to increase capacity for hands-on learning, local procurement, and creating a school-wide culture of health.

This position requires a personal vehicle. 


Program goals:

  • Increase access to healthy, locally grown food through school meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks;
  • Engage students in hands-on learning through growing, cooking, and tasting new foods in order to build their skills, food literacy, and healthy food preferences;
  • Cultivate farm to school leadership among students, staff, and volunteers;
  • Build capacity and sustainability through improved coordination, community outreach, parent involvement, and volunteer recruitment and management


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develop and maintain relationships with Farm to School partners; including School Food Service, school staff, farmers, and community organizations; 
  2. Create and deliver educational programs and special events including taste tests, after-school or summer clubs, community programs, and harvest celebrations;
  3. Maintain a regular presence in school cafeterias to promote healthy options, local food, and NY Thursday menus;
  4. Design outreach and publicity materials; 
  5. Assist with promotion of local food, NY Thursday menus, and related farm to school content through social media, blog posts, newsletters, and video; 
  6. Assist school staff, students, and volunteers with school garden maintenance and hands-on learning opportunities;
  7. Support food access for students and families in the community through sharing resources, participating in community meetings, and assisting with food distribution as needed;
  8. Attend regular trainings; 
  9. Regularly record programming data for evaluation and reporting 
  10. Serve as an independent member of the Farm to School team
  11. Assist in resource development to support Farm to School activities to the extent permitted (10% of total time in service, no work on federal funding applications, etc. by the AmeriCorps National Service Program and with the specific guidance of the Rural Health Network).

 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience gardening and/or farming, community organizing, studying food systems or sustainable agriculture, or working in public health
  • Experience teaching or working with groups of kids (formal or non-formal) 
  • Comfort working in a kitchen (home or commercial) desirable but not required 
  • Commitment to public service
  • Strong public speaking, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Connection to and/or knowledge of the community you want to serve
  • Understanding of our mission and scope
Community Overdose Prevention Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

Two positions available

Flexible schedule: 900 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
(Ex/ September 2024 – August 2025, 900 hours, 20 hours/week)

The Public Health AmeriCorps Community Overdose Prevention Specialist works on special projects that involve overdose reversal training and Narcan distribution in the community and at the Truth Pharm office.

This position requires a personal vehicle and a driver’s license. 

PHA Position Details:

Direct Service, Training, and Community Outreach:

  • Attend tabling events (health and community events) to provide education, referrals and supplies
  • Provide walk-in service response to community members to assist them with their immediate needs such as basic needs resourcing, drug testing supplies, treatment resources and overdose reversal supplies
  • Distribute Narcan Kits and provide overdose reversal training

Program and Material Creation and Management:

  • Assemble Narcan kits
  • Prepare materials related to tabling, outreach, training, overdose prevention and Narcan Distribution
  • Promote social media campaigns related to overdose prevention
  • Assists with additional Truth Pharm projects and tasks related to overdose prevention.
  • Grant writing assistance is limited to 10% of member’s time. No federal grants.
  • Track data for reporting

Volunteer Management:

  • Manage and organize community member volunteers to utilize their assistance for various overdose prevention strategies
    Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

    Two positions available

    Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
    (Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)

    The Public Health Americorps Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist will assist in engaging residents in the development and implementation of initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles among residents living in the North and East sides of Binghamton. This position is responsible for providing support to the weekly pantry distribution at the Lee Barta Community Center and the Liberty Street community gardens. Additionally, the position will assist with community engagement efforts around the social determinants of health, including program development to address community needs and recruitment.

     

    PHA Position Details:

    Food Access (80% of member’s time):

    •  Assist with the weekly pantry distribution including intake and assisting residents with picking and packing their groceries.
    • Clean and reset the pantry and community room following pantry hours.
    • Place, pick up, and receive deliveries from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW and stock the pantry according to safety guidelines.
    • Assist with planting, maintaining, and harvesting designated garden beds in the VINES Community Garden.
    • Communicate as needed with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, CHOW, VINES, and other partners who provide food to the center.

    Program Development:

    • Support staff in the development of new programs to address the social determinants of health.
    • Support partner organizations as needed in existing programming and new initiatives as they develop.

    Community Engagement:

    • Support the development of neighborhood buy-in for the agency initiatives by meeting with residents, businesses, faith leaders, and other civic leaders in the target communities as assigned.
    • Support the development of neighborhood leadership by recruiting, training, and supporting residents from the target communities to serve as volunteers.
    • Represent the agency at community events, forums, planning meetings, and work groups as assigned.
    • Coordinate the dissemination of information about the agency activities, events, and progress.
      Chop & Chat Assistant (Binghamton, NY)

      One position available

      Flexible schedule: 675 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.

      Food insecurity and social isolation both have a large impact on the health of older adults due to lack of income and an increased risk of eating disorders caused by depression and anxiety. To help alleviate these issues, Faith in Action developed the program “Chop & Chat,” to encourage older adults to consider healthier eating habits and provide socialization. The program brings vegetarian recipes and fresh ingredients to senior centers for participants to chop up while engaging in conversation with one another. They then take the meal home to cook and enjoy. Each meal provides 3-4 servings, and most dishes can be frozen and saved for later. Chop & Chat provides healthy alternatives to pre-packaged food, the opportunity to make and maintain friendships, and presents new ways to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables at no cost to the participant. With the rising cost of food, Chop & Chat helps offset some of that cost and eases the financial burden many seniors face. And, they enjoy the time they get to spend with their peers. Many participants that come regularly have commented that because of Chop & Chat, they are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, are socializing more, and believe that it has a positive impact on their health.

       

      PHA Position Details:

      • Represent the Council and Faith and Action Volunteers in public, specifically at the local senior centers.
      • Assist the program coordinator with the planning, preparation and execution of Chop & Chat sessions.
      • Encourage conversation and engage with participants during Chop & Chat sessions.
      • Research healthy recipes and nutrition information.
      • Obtain data and statistics about the program by analyzing surveys, attendance, the cost of meals, and other record keeping tasks.
        Community Garden Assistant (Binghamton, NY)

        One position available

        March 2025 – November 2025, 675 hours total, 20 hours/week

        The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Community Garden Assistant will assist with the development, maintenance, and expansion of community garden operations, which will include the initiation of the community composting program and systematic soil testing. Furthermore, they will help implement Green Thumb Educational Workshops. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by educating program participants on how to plant, care for, and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables in VINES’ network of approximately 20+ community gardens. The Community Garden Assistant will help build relationships with community gardeners and site coordinators to ensure that community members are receiving the information and materials they need to grow their own food and make changes in their health.

         This position requires a driver’s license.

        PHA Position Details:

        • Assist with logistics and distribution of supplies, tools and materials to and from VINES’ 20+ community garden sites.
        • Assist with managing volunteers through garden improvement projects and maintenance on volunteer days.
        • Assist with data collection and entry regarding community garden needs and impacts.
        • Conduct outreach including but not limited to tabling, distributing flyers, and door to door outreach to engage community members in all of VINES’ programs;
        • Engage and educate volunteers and supervise volunteer work with Farm Share, Green Thumb Workshops, Soil Testing, the Community Meal and other areas as needed;
        • Assist in the coordination of Green Thumb workshop series which provides educational events for the public on the topics such as raised bed gardening, home composting, food preservation, and healthy cooking. This may include but isn’t limited to, identifying and communicating with instructors, being VINES’ representative at workshops, attending and assisting with instruction of workshops.
        • Assist the Community Garden Manager with creating educational materials for community garden members;
        • Assist in the collection of soil samples for both Community Gardens and Build-A-Garden (residential) program.
        • Occasionally drive van for distribution of Farm Share vegetable boxes.
        • Assist with running community meal on the 5th Tuesdays of the month (~3 times per year) at the United Presbyterian Church;
        • Document, report on and evaluate programs/progress;
        • Assist in resource development to support VINES activities to the extent permitted (10% of total time in service, no work on federal funding applications, etc. by the AmeriCorps National Service Program and with the specific guidance of the Rural Health Network).
        Farm Share Program Assistant (Binghamton, NY)

        One position available

        March 2025 – November 2025, 675 hours total, 20 hours/week

        The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Farm Share Program Assistant will assist the Farm Share Program Manager with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identify, store, and prepare produce. The Farm Share Program Assistant will increase the number of individuals receiving support, services, education, and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also focus on volunteer recruitment and retention

         This position requires a driver’s license.

        PHA Position Details:

        • Assist with planning and implementation for VINES Farm Share Program;
        • Input data into Farm Share Database on customer payments and other information from weekly pickups;
        • Utilize Farm Share Database to create reports and extract other data;
        • Create educational materials including recipes and cooking and storage guides for VINES Farm Share members to further understand how to utilize their shares;
        • Create weekly recipe samples, demonstrations and/or tastings for the VINES Farm Share members;
        • Organize educational events for the public on topics such food storage, preservation, and healthful cooking;
        • Ensure adequate membership in the program by conducting outreach efforts in target communities;
        • Engage and educate volunteers and supervise volunteer work with the VINES Farm Share Program;
        • Increase volunteer recruitment and retention;
        • Actively promote the VINES Farm Share Program through the development of written and electronic products, brochures, press releases, reports, etc.
        • Document, report on and evaluate programs/progress;
        • Assist in resource development to support VINES activities to the extent permitted (10% of total time in service, no work on federal funding applications, etc. by the AmeriCorps National Service Program and with the specific guidance of the Rural Health Network).
        Urban Farm Assistant (Binghamton, NY)

        One position available

        March 2025 – November 2025, 675 hours total, 20 hours/week

        The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Urban Farm Assistant will help the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season. This includes all aspects of agricultural production and the supervision of volunteers and youth employees in this endeavor. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by increasing convenient access to healthy foods, and educating program participants on the production of fresh foods. The Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will help with day-to-day farm tasks, and also help to increase the growing area under production at the Binghamton Urban Farm, developing new systems for efficiency of production, data management, volunteer tracking and retention, and attend farmer’s markets.

         This position requires a driver’s license.

        PHA Position Details:

        • Helping with all aspects of plant care, including seed starting, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvest.
        • Helping with other farm maintenance tasks including but not limited to, mowing, weed trimming, managing compost, setting up irrigation, mulching, and pruning.
        • Helping the Farm Manager coordinate volunteer events and workdays including leading small groups of volunteers in farm tasks and leading tours of the Urban Farm.
        • Helping the Farm Manager in managing, collecting, and inputting harvest, growing, and volunteer data.
        • The Assistant will aid the Farm Manager in writing the weekly CSA newsletter, including taking photos and conducting youth and volunteer interviews.
        • Helping with distribution of produce at farm stands and farmer’s markets.
        • Assist the CGYPM and UFM with supervising youth employees participating in VINES’ Grow Binghamton summer youth employment program and developing educational lessons to teach youth about food production, nutrition, cooking, food insecurity, local food initiatives and the need for fresh, affordable food;
        • Document, report on and evaluate programs/progress;
        • Assist in resource development to support VINES activities to the extent permitted (10% of total time in service, no work on federal funding applications, etc. by the AmeriCorps National Service Program and with the specific guidance of the Rural Health Network).

        Chemung County

        Health & Nutrition Programs Assistant (Elmira, NY)

        Two positions available 

        Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
        (Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)
         

        The Health & Nutrition Programs Assistant Public Health AmeriCorps Member(s) will work on initiatives aimed at supporting the wellbeing of our local community. This position will be largely focused on supporting tailored food delivery programs for pregnant and postpartum mothers, prediabetic patients, and other priority populations. This position will also support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier‘s partners in the healthcare field, as well as provide cooking and nutrition resources to community members utilizing Food Bank services. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working directly with community members; who is knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition, health, and cooking; and who is interested in innovative new partnerships and strategies for addressing food and nutrition insecurity.

        A personal vehicle and driver’s license is required for this position.

         

        Position Details:

        Supporting Home Delivery Programs

        • Assist participants with their weekly orders (I.e., provide tech support, update customer profiles, assist with order placements, answer questions about products, assist participants needing language services)
        • Assist with preparation, packing, delivery, and pick up of food orders
        • Communicate important program information and updates through texts, calls, website updates, and paper fliers
        • Follow up on new participant referrals  
        • Assist with offboarding and provide post-program resources for program participants

        Nutrition & Cooking Education

        • Develop cooking and nutrition resources including recipes, nutrition handouts, videos, and other health-related resources for Kitchen Stork, Health Meets Home, healthcare partners, and other Food Bank programs
        • Conduct and/or assist with nutrition trainings, workshops, and recipe demonstrations in the community

        Healthcare Partnership Connections

        • Support hospitals and clinics in establishing strong screening and referral systems for patients experiencing food insecurity
        • Educate patients on Food Bank network services and supports by tabling at clinics and hospitals

        Cortland County

        Community Health Educator (CORTLAND, NY)

        Two positions available 

        Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
        (Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)

        The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) PHA Project Assistant will provide support to SVHC on both their food systems and community health education efforts focused on addressing Cortland County’s priority areas of preventing chronic disease; promoting well-being and preventing mental and substance use disorders; and preventing communicable diseases. The strongest focus will be on food systems work including but not limited to: participation in the Cortland Food Project (CFP) food policy council and subcommittees; supporting efforts towards addressing hunger and healthy, local foods access such as the Seven Valleys Food Rescue and Produce Prescription programs; collecting narratives for a food insecurity storytelling program overseen by the CFP Hunger Coalition; and other health education initiatives. The PHA Project Assistant will provide additional support to SVHC’s efforts to address social determinants of health in Cortland County including grant writing, project research and volunteer recruitment as required.

        This position requires a personal vehicle, driver’s license, flu shot, and a four year college degree.

        PHA Position Details:

        • Support Project Coordinator with planning, implementation, and evaluation of dental health education month programs, including creating and editing oral health videos for the local schools and facilitating preschool story hour at the public library.
        • Support Project Coordinator with the planning and facilitation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Eat Healthy Be Action workshops.
        • Support the planning and execution of the annual Community Forum.
        • Collaborate with staff and community members to promote the SVHC Winter Challenge and Summer Challenge.
        • Collaborate with Project Coordinator to plan a 2-1-1 promotion plan for 2-1-1 Day in February.
        • Compile Produce Prescription recipes into a vegetable and recipe guide for clients.
        • Other program duties assigned by Executive Director, Assistant Director, and/or Project Coordinator.

        Tioga County

        Community Health Educator with Tioga County Public Health Department (Owego, NY)

        Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
        (Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)

        Work closely with health department staff to conduct outreach and education in the community about healthy eating, physical fitness, and sun safety. Outreach will be either in-person or via the creation and distribution of materials through social, print, and paid media. Collaborate with community organizations and businesses on the creation and implementation of policies that support healthy behaviors. Assist community organizations and businesses in the assessment and identification of strengths and weaknesses, with the intent to create action plans that will improve the community’s health.

        This position requires a driver’s license.

        Environmental Health Educator with Tioga County Public Health Department (Owego, NY)

        Flexible schedule: 1200 hours must be completed within one full year of service starting in Sept ’24 or later.
        (Ex/ September 2024 – July 2025, 1200 hours, 30 hours/week)

        Work closely with health department staff to conduct outreach and education about safe drinking water, healthy homes, and other environments. Outreach will be either in-person or via the creation and distribution of materials through social, print, and paid media. Coordinate with home and business owners on water testing and preventing the contamination of drinking water supplies. Conduct outreach and direct services with residents about home health assessments and the identification of hazards and threats. Provide community education and outreach related to preventing accidental poisonings in young children due to access to chemicals/toxic substances and medications.

        This position requires a driver’s license.

        Application

        Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

        • An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
        • Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
        • Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
        • Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
        • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED