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Early Childhood Strategic Advisors - 2022 Application

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is seeking ten (10) champions who will help to further our work in the Early Childhood space (birth to five). We are excited to announce the request for applications for our 2022 No Kid Hungry Early Childhood (NKH ECH) Strategic Advisory group.
  
We are looking for passionate individuals who: 
  • Have a rich understanding and/or expertise at the intersection of early childhood and food insecurity 
  • Are champions in their perspective sector by promoting practices, programs, and initiatives that uplift children, families, and communities 
We hope to identify champions representing a variety of roles and types of organizations all across the country, but we have a strong preference for individuals with direct experience supporting or implementing programs and initiatives on the ground. We aim to create a network of internal and external collaborators who are eager to learn, strategize, and partner! 
 
GOALS: 
  • Develop recommendations that inform NKH policies and practices to ensure every child, from birth to five has access to the healthy food they need to grow and thrive;  
  • Work collaboratively with other experts to provide insight on evidence-based policies, programs, and initiatives that have proven to be impactful in the early childhood and food space; 
  • Raise the visibility of our ECH work and programs with other leaders across the country; 
  • Partner with the ECH team in planning, creating innovative strategies, and general discussion and feedback on early childhood initiatives; 
  • Evaluate current ECH strategies by reviewing and providing feedback on measures and metrics used to assess the efficacy and success of the NKH Early Childhood program.

ELIGIBILITY & COMMITMENT: 
  • Advisory members will be required to attend seven (7) advisory meetings
    • Meet regularly to operationalize the goals of the NKH Early Childhood Strategic Advisory group (meet monthly beginning July 2022) 
  • Advisory members will be available for up to two (2) planning & brainstorming meetings with the NKH ECH team 
  • Advisory members will be required to be active members of the group by completing meeting pre-work, pre/post surveys, and written & oral feedback on NKH policies and initiatives 
  • Advisory meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from 3pm – 5pm EST (except for the month of December) 
    • July 19th 
    • August 16th
    • September 20th 
    • October 18th
    • November 15th 
    • December 13th
    • January 17th ​​​​​​​
  • We anticipate advisory members to commit 3 – 5 hours/month as an engaged member of the NKH ECH Advisory group
  • Contingent upon attending and participating in advisory meetings, members will be compensated for their efforts (Honorarium = $3,000 total)
 
TIMELINE (tentative): 
  • Applications will close on Friday, May 27th 2022 at 11:59pm EST
  • Brief interviews (30 min.) with finalist will take place June 6th – June 10th
  • Announcements will take place the third week in June 

Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start the application now by clicking on the Continue button below.
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