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The Texas Hunger Initiative believes that Texas has enough food to feed the people of Texas, but that the system making food accessible needs to be organized. So we seek to develop and implement strategies to end hunger through policy, education, community organizing, and community development.
The Regional Director provides oversight, leadership and vision for a THI regional office. The Regional Director supervises regional staff, coordinates with THI’s Central Office and manages day-to-day operations of the regional office. The Regional Director position is not a full-time position in and of itself, and each Regional Director also carries out the duties of either the offices Child Hunger Outreach Specialist or CPRI Specialist.
The Hunger Outreach Specialists' primary responsibilities include a focus on outreach and education for federal child nutrition programs, such as the School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. This will include assessing and identifying gaps in services, working to increase participation and to ensure access to these programs for low-income/at-risk children in their communities. The Hunger Outreach Specialists will collaborate with THI's No Kid Hungry Campaign Manager.
The Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) Specialist’s primary responsibilities include providing leadership and expansion of state benefits programs through Texas Hunger Initiative’s regional community partners. This will include the development and execution of initiatives to recruit, monitor and enhance HHSC’s Community Partner Program operations and providing the necessary training and support to organizations that become Community Partners to ensure regional offices reach program goals. The Regional Field Director supervises a staff of four VISTA AmeriCorps members.
Interns at Texas Hunger Initiative have an opportunitiy to be involved in many aspects of community development. As such, all interns share responsibilities for administrative tasks which keep the office running smoothly and ensure top quality program support. In a busy professional setting, candidates must be good team players, know how to prioritize tasks and manage their time well.