New American Initiative Hunger Relief Coordinator

Employment Type
Job Category
Administrative & Clerical

Salary: $20.00 - $24.00 P/H


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The YMCA of Greater New York is seeking a New American Initiative Coordinator who responsible for supporting the Director with the strategy, implementation, fidelity, and quality of the New Americans Initiative programs and services, including Hunger Relief Efforts. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide ongoing support and case management to participants and community members including providing and documenting referrals as per program standards. 
  • Handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations
  • Oversee recruitment, registration, authentic assessment and orientation for new students.  Ensuring consistent community outreach, retention and recruitment within local communities.
  • Work as a thought partner in developing and implementing strategies, systems, data collection, reporting and evaluations for food distribution and related supportive services. 
  • Provide community resources and assistance to community members in addressing and reducing social determinants of health.
  • Support preparation and distribution of food across distribution sites.
  • Ensure fair and orderly distribution of food, enforcing social distancing and other health and safety requirements.
  • Maintain internal case files and ensure timely data entry into in various databases, including ASISTS (Adult Student Information and Technical Assistance), DYCD Connect, Salesforce and others as assigned, including but not limited to intake, goals and outcomes, pre and post testing, attendance, case notes, referrals and insuring that supporting documentation is scanned and uploaded into the database. 
  • Assist with reporting to government and private funders; tracking and reporting student data, community engagement and achievement results.
  • Schedule capacity building workshops based on participant and community needs assessments.
  • Maintain up to date referral network including MOUs and linkage agreements. 


  • Assist in organizing and managing Instructor and Intern/Volunteer schedules including coverage of schedules due to vacations, sick time or personal time. 
  • Assist with the recruitment, on-boarding and supervision of volunteers and interns by articulating expectations, displaying model behavior, maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships. 
  • Ensure that workshop instructors deliver contextualized, community-driven workshops that integrates technology, family, health, and financial literacy. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Model the best practices of hospitality and positive culture. 
  • This position supports all aspects of programming, including but not limited to community outreach, recruitment and participant outreach. 
  • Work enthusiastically as part of a team.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Mental Health or a related field required.
  • Related experience preferred. 
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with participants, the community, collaborators and partnerships.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to adult literacy and civic education, immigration legal services and case management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
  • Knowledge of Windows based computer applications and database management.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, patient and able to work well with others.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and travel across all five boroughs.  

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a committed to serving all members of our community.  As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To be considered for this position, please attach your proof of COVID-19 vaccination, along with your resume.  

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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