SNAP/EBT Coordinator/Intern

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City of Alexandria, VA
301 King St.
Alexandria, VA
Posted: May 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Would you like to learn about local food systems while helping provide local and fresh food to low-income community members? Volunteer with Alexandria Old Town Farmers’ Market as our EBT Coordinator!

The City of Alexandria, Department of General Services is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the EBT Coordinator at the Old Town Farmers’ Market. This unpaid volunteer position will provide support for the new Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program at the Old Town Farmers Market (located at Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA).

The EBT program will allow individuals to utilize their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, at the Market to purchase eligible items including fresh fruits and vegetables.

Position Description:

This is an unpaid, part-time position, which requires a minimum of 4 hours of work per month—one Saturday/month at the market. The EBT Coordinator is responsible for providing support for the planning, design and implementation of the EBT program throughout the Farmers’ Market season and performing related administrative tasks and outreach activities.

Requirements

Requirements:
Friendly and outgoing; Strong customer service skills and experience; Financial/accounting and secure cash handling experience; Ability to work in an environment requiring flexibility, responsiveness, and multi-tasking; Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions; An interest/passion in farmers markets, local economic development, and place-making; Excellent time management and organizational skills; Fluency in Spanish and/or language other than English is a plus.

Work Schedule:

The EBT program will be offered at the Old Town Farmers’ Market Year round on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Interested applicants should be willing commit to a regular schedule of 6 months of, with possibility of extension.

Skills

Required - Basic Accounting, Bilingual-English/Spanish
Preferred - Nutrition

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