Community Worker - FRCI & CI - part time (2019-113)

Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Location: San Jose, CA
Status: part time temporary

Overview Franklin McKinley Children’s Initiative (FMCI):

The Franklin McKinley Children’s Initiative (FMCI) is a collaboration of community members, service providers and stakeholders in government and education in the Santee neighborhood in East San Jose, CA.  The mission of FMCI is to transform community awareness and generate the political will to create systems changes that enable families and service providers to affect the change necessary to see Santee thrive.

 With the vision of an environment where families are supported in becoming self-sufficient, where they can thrive in safe neighborhoods and where all children graduate from high school prepared for college or career, FMCI relies on this strong network of academic, safety, and economic development partners dedicated to supporting at-risk children and their families.

 The mission of FMCI is to transform community awareness and generate the political will to create systems changes that enable families and service providers to achieve its vision of preparing youth for college/career through the development of an educational pipeline. Every FMCI child graduates High School ready for College and Career. A mission is to develop a community partnership that supports children from cradle to career through; 1) Community Schools; 2) Safe and Strong Neighborhoods; and 3) Economic Development.

 POSITION:      Food Security Project Activity Assistant – Family Resource Center Initiative (FRCI)

LOCATION:     Horace Cureton Elementary, 3720 E Hills Dr, San Jose, CA 95127 (FRC office)

SUPERVISOR:           FRCI Program Director

STATUS:         Non-Exempt, Part Time, 30 hours per week

Grant funded position ends December 31, 2019


Key roles of this position will be to provide leadership and support for food security programs offered to families in the eight FRCs listed below.


1.      Programs and Activities Component.  Development and coordination of food security programs.

2.      Community Partnerships Component.  Support FRC Director and Program Managers in developing and sustaining family, staff, and community partnerships.

3.      Data Maintenance.  Collect and maintain contract and grant compliant data and reporting systems.

4.      Volunteer Component.  Support with on-site volunteer development, maintenance, and coordination consistent with FRC food security needs and contracts.

5.      Budget and Fiscal Component.  Together with the Program Director oversee and monitor grant funding and expenditures.


1.      Support organizational initiatives, goals and outcomes of The Health Trust / Packard food security grant.

2.      Coordinate food distribution for FRCs including but not limited to coordination with Second Harvest Food Bank for community food distributions, snack ordering, and pick-up and delivery functions.

3.      Attend professional trainings offered through Catholic Charities as required, including vehicle safety training.

4.      Coordinate and facilitate food access and nutrition classes for families, including securing for child care and making arrangements for providing workshop snacks and meals.  A minimum of one “Food Connection Workshop” to be provided by SHFB staff with support from CCSCC per FRC as listed below.

5.      Use Catholic Charities vehicles as needed and required.

6.      Create, stock, and maintain FRC emergency food pantries as appropriate.

7.      Advertise, promote and distribute information about community food resources to FRC families.

8.      Identify barriers to food resource access for families and use funding to support reduction of barriers (for example, heavy duty shopping bags, child care during food distributions, etc.)

9.      Track data of number of families served, including for food distribution, workshop attendance, and other programs as identified and upload into database.

10.  Identify and implement site specific food security and distribution plans for each of the eight FRCs as listed below.

11.  Work in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner with families from diverse backgrounds.

12.  Be able to work weekends and non-traditional hours.

13.  Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Region 2:

Evergreen FRC @ Katherine R. Smith Elementary

2025 Clarice Dr. Room B5, San Jose, CA 95122


Hubbard FRC @ Hubbard Media Arts Academy

1680 Foley Ave, San Jose, CA 95122


Dahl FRC @ 3200 Water St, San Jose CA, 95111


Educare FRC @ 1399 Santee Dr. San Jose, CA 95122


Region 3:

Josephine Guerrero FRC @ Robert Randall Elementary

1300 Edsel Dr. Portable #1, Milpitas, CA 95035


Cureton FRC @ Horace Cureton Elementary

3720 E Hills Dr, San Jose, CA 95127


San Miguel FRC @ San Miguel Elementary

777 San Miguel Ave. Room: K-5 Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Sunnyhills FRC @ Sunnyhills United Methodist Church

355 Dixon Rd. Milpitas, CA 95035


Region 4:

Luther Burbank FRC @ Luther Burbank School

4 Wabash Avenue, San Jose CA 95128


Sherman Oaks FRC @ Sherman Oaks Elementary School

1800 Fruitdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95128


§  Excellent written and verbal communication

§  High school graduate

§  Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

§  Must have valid TB screening

§  Must have a valid California Driver’s License in good standing

§  Bilingual language capacity in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus

§  Computer literate

§  Ability and willingness to multi-task within interactive environment.

TO APPLY:  Please submit resume to or fax to 408-944-0276