Outreach Worker, Admissions
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY

Title: Outreach Worker Unit: Admissions

Reports to: Director of Admissions Status: FT; Regular; Non-Exempt

Job Code: TBD Location: 5 boroughs, with central LIC office. Days/Hours:

Full week availability not to exceed 5 works days per week.

Date Prepared: August 23, 2016


Position Summary: Responsible for successfully conducting outreach (including disseminating outreach materials) throughout 5 boroughs. Must be willing to work weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Represent The Fortune Society and its core services in a professional manner at a variety of health fairs, community events, farmer’s markets, ect.;

 Collaboratively work with other community based organizations to link participants with SNAP;

 Must handout printed materials to individuals or to groups as part of presentations;

 Attend monthly SNAP taskforce meetings or any trainings related to SNAP eligibility;

 Follow a weekly field schedule from supervisor and provide daily and accurate reports of areas covered;

 Maintain inventory of outreach materials used in the field and accurately report to supervisor specifics about materials used and areas covered;

 Able to identify potentially SNAP eligible individuals or households

  Able to effectively organize and present information in group settings both formal and informal;

 Able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;

 Provide real time actionable recommendations on how to maximize outcomes for the program; and

 Perform other duties or tasks as directed. 


 Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Mandarin;

 Previous outreach experience preferred;

 High school diploma or equivalent; college preferred;

 Knowledge of entitlements & eligibility (specifically SNAP in NYC);

 Clear and concise communication skills, verbal and written;

 Basic computer skills, text messaging, e-mailing and internet navigation;

 Able to provide partner feedback to supervisor;

 Ability to find addresses, read maps, and arrive at specific locations in a timely manner; and

 We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus. Travel Requirements – Travel as required (with printed material) to conduct outreach throughout the 5 boroughs.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to carry printed outreach materials and work outside. Able to stand in one location or walk around a specific area.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.