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SNAP Outreach Program Assistant
ATTENTION: This is a full-time temporary position funded through a COVID-19 response grant that will fund the position through to June 30, 2021.
Please also see remote work requirements in description below.
The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as Food Stamps) Outreach Program Assistant assists outreach efforts to connect Alaskans with food assistance through SNAP. This position was added to the SNAP Outreach team to help with COVID-19 response, including anticipated increases in benefit assistance requests.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
1. Provide pre-screening consultations, application assistance and follow-up to interested clients—both in-person (as allowable due to COVID-19) and over the phone/email/text platform.
2. Support clients and the State of Alaska Division of Public Assistance to ensure client applications are processed in a timely manner.
3. Collect and document stories of clients’ experiences with SNAP in an ethical manner.
4. Use technology including MS Excel, MS Word, and the SNAP online database to conduct data entry and tracking.
5. Support the SNAP Outreach Manager in developing and sharing outreach materials.
6. Conduct outreach and provide assistance on other nutrition programs as needed, such as Pandemic EBT.
7. Participate in Public Engagement Department team meetings and provide departmental assistance as needed.
BA or 2 years professional work experience in a related field.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the person selected for this position will need to have the flexibility to work remotely, this person could also be required to work onsite when it is essential to training or the position. Candidates considered for this position must have access to personal equipment like a working computer and cell phone with a good wifi connection.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to responsibly handle sensitive client data.
Ability to interact respectfully with diverse populations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to the Food Bank of Alaska mission to end hunger
Language skills significant to service populations are a plus
Position pay starts at $17.00- $18.00 hourly DOE. Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for the position.
This is a full-time position which reports to the SNAP Outreach Manager. The hourly rate is $17 – $18 per hour DOE. Send resume and letter of interest to: Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue, Anchorage, 99501, Fax 277-7368, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accounting and Office Administration Specialist
The Food Bank of Alaska is seeking a full-time Accounting and Office Administration Specialist. This position has primary responsibility to complete daily deposits, including coding, entry, posting, preparation for bank, and filing. Manage Accounts Payable, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness in process, including coding, entry, authorization, posting, payment and filing. Ensure timeliness of processing and assist with cash flow monitoring. Maintain W9 file and tracking for all current vendors. Manage Accounts Receivable process, including coding, entry, posting, monthly statements, and filing. Act as liaison with agencies and work with Programs department to ensure understanding of and prompt payment of invoices. Work with CFO on annual budget development and control by maintaining expense detail spreadsheets for each fiscal year. Make general journal entry corrections as needed. Be the primary or backup for payroll processing, as assigned. Assist CFO with journal entries, monthly financial reports, records retention, file maintenance and other financial tasks as needed. Prepare and submit reporting and billing for government grants and programs in a timely manner, as assigned. Assist with government program audits by providing records and backup as directed. Prepare and maintain detailed tracking and analysis of expenses, events and donations, as assigned. Assist CFO in preparation of materials for the annual audit. Assist during annual audit field work.
This position will also have an office administration role that will require the following duties; Act as the SPOC (Single Point of Contact) with FBA’s IT contractor and Internet Service Provider. Coordinate, troubleshoot, and prioritize all IT issues, and communicate them to the IT firm. Follow up to ensure that issues are brought to a satisfactory solution. Ensure required maintenance is performed on all network components and peripherals, including laptops. Train and support staff and volunteers in the use of our existing hardware and software programs.
Procure and maintain office supplies for the agency. Ensure that the common area, the offices, the kitchen and bathrooms are kept clean and neat by the office staff. Ensure that kitchen and bathrooms are adequately stocked, and clean. Monitor shredding and recycling needs and ensure that these are taken care of on a regular basis. Maintain office equipment, including copier, printers, postage meter, and phone system; monitor and make recommendation regarding the contracts on all the equipment. Train & support staff and volunteers in the use of all office equipment and phone system. Administer the phone system, ensuring that information is current, outgoing messages and extensions are maintained, and solving problems as they arise.
The ideal candidate should have a BA in Accounting or closely related field, minimum 3 years of accounting experience, or a combination of both. Experience with accounting, especially accounts payable and accounts receivable. Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check. Must be proficient with accounting and general office software. Detail-oriented with good organizational skills. Commitment to organizational mission to end hunger.
This is a full-time position which reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The hourly rate is $19 – $23 per hour DOE. Send resume and letter of interest to: Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue, Anchorage, 99501, Fax 277-7368, email email@example.com.