Union Square Main Streets (USMS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to increase accessibility efforts by acting as Bilingual SNAP Facilitator for the 2023 Union Square Farmers Market in Somerville, MA.
In this position, the Bilingual SNAP Facilitator will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in communication, marketing, and knowledge of programs aimed at increasing access to local foods. This position will aid the Market Manager and Farmers Market Vendors to ensure a positive customer experience by facilitating SNAP transactions, translating processes related to SNAP/HIP transactions, as well as interactions with volunteers and market customers regarding benefits programs and the market as a whole. The ideal candidate should be reliable, friendly, self-motivated, and comfortable communicating with a diverse customer base.
Communicate effectively with customers to explain food access programs like SNAP & HIP
Administer local token currency and process transactions for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
Set up, break down, and staff the Market Manager Tent to display and distribute educational materials, capture market data and sell promotional merchandise
Be responsible for SNAP token sanitation
Assist vendors, volunteers, and consumers by providing market-related information and general aid as appropriate
Safeguard the tokens as if they are cash
Create an inclusive atmosphere for farmers and customers alike
Other duties as assigned
[Part-Time (Hourly)] Hourly Rate: 17-17
Union Square Farmers Market Commitment
6hrs/week on Saturdays from May 13–October 28 from 8am–2pm
This position may be shared with another individual, in which case facilitators would alternate Saturdays
The Farmers Market is open rain or shine from 9am-1pm
Availability for training one day between May 1-13, 2023
Friendly, dynamic and positive energy
Dependable, punctual and responsible, with a high level of professional integrity
Resourceful and creative, with strong problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and through hands-on experience
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while handling competing priorities
Demonstrated ability and desire to meet new people, foster connections, build community relationships, and ability to talk with a wide range of individuals, including those occasionally disgruntled
Ability to lift 50lbs
CPR/First Aid certification preferred
Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin a plus
Level of English Required: Intermediate
How to Apply:
Compensation will be paid bi-weekly. This is an hourly position paying $17.00/hr and supervised by the Market Manager and the Executive Director.
Union Square Main Streets is an equal opportunity employer. USMS recruits, hires, trains, promotes and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, national origin, military status or any other similarly protected status. Employees will be selected, retained, and promoted on the basis of their qualifications and job performance.
Union Square Main Streets
Union Square Main Streets is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the dynamic neighborhood of businesses and people in Union Square.
How to Apply
Email your resume to Lizzie McCarty at email@example.com with the subject line “Bilingual SNAP Facilitator” by 11:59 pm on April 25, 2023. We will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis as applications are received.