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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Careers that make a difference

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is a fun, dynamic and diverse environment to work in. Here, you can create a career where you make a significant difference in the daily lives of others. It is believed that each employee is an integral member of an organization that truly believes every person has infinite worth and promise.

Current Employment Opportunities

SNAP Outreach Specialist

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is seeking a SNAP Outreach Specialist. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada provides support to individuals in poverty across the state of Nevada. Please review our website before applying - www.ccsnn.org.

Summary: This position provides assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program previously known as food stamps) and Medicaid applications to people at a variety of convenient locations. Provides guidance through understanding benefits as well as acts as a liaison for future client follow up and communication. Holds an up-to-date knowledge and understating of the application process, policies and procedures, as well as other community resources to assist those in need.


  • Provide Outreach at various social service agencies and emergency food pantries, educating low-income individuals about SNAP benefits, administering pre-screenings, assisting with on-line application completion and follow-up.
  • Provide information and referral help to individuals and families, program staff and volunteers based upon a comprehensive understanding of food resources and other available benefits.
  • Advocate reducing barriers that currently hinder SNAP enrollment. Provide 100% of individuals contacted with general information regarding SNAP eligibility to assist in obtaining SNAP benefits.
  • Keep record of applications and referrals, and respond the other duties assigned.


  • Must speak, understand and communicate in Spanish fluently · Good listening skills and crisis intervention abilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and in a timely manner both verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, ability to manage time, multiple projects and diverse clients
  • Successfully pass pre-employment drug test screening, Level II Background Check, driving record check
  • Must be willing to travel within service area, maintain a valid Nevada Drivers License.

Job Type: Full-time

Required language:

  • Spanish

Nutrition Education Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is participating in the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) ,a nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA program, funded by the USDA with matching support from the Walmart Foundation, sponsored by the Hunger Free America (HFA). The AHOC program partners with some of the nation’s most innovative anti-hunger nonprofit organizations which support HFA’s mission of “moving families beyond the soup kitchen.”  AHOC engages those who commit a year of their life as community change agents in this best practices originating and highly commended program by way of new project implementation, capacity building, volunteer management and community support building while simultaneously breaking down barriers and providing improved access to nutritious foods via nutrition education and benefits utilization, including SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) and the Summer Food Service Program.

Position Description:

CCNN is seeking a full-time VISTA member who will work out of our downtown campus on East Fourth St., Reno and will engage in high impact work in the fight to end hunger and the inadequate levels of nutrition which can lead to poor health outcomes for low income clients. The VISTA will:

  • Identify and develop nutritional meal plans which can be produced with foods distributed at pantries and that can be purchased with SNAP, using quick, easy preparations and minimal cooking/refrigeration facilities
  • Recruit and train community volunteers to give taste demonstrations at food pantries and other related community sites
  • Develop SNAP nutrition education materials
  • Create nutrition education materials for distribution to low-income clients
  • Develop nutrition education based on the CCNN /UNR Hoop House program – giving low-income clients opportunity to volunteer, learn how to produce fresh foods in small spaces, and to create nutritional meals from their produce
  • Research availability of regional Farmers Markets where low-income families may use SNAP benefits to purchase locally grown, fresh produce.
  • Research possibility of partnering with existing markets or instigating a new SNAP market where consumers may buy produce grown at CCNN Hoop Houses using SNAP benefits.  

Desired Skills:

  • Strong research and organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Outgoing, engaging personality; strong interpersonal skills; willingness to be flexible and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills for a variety of audiences, including students, corporations, volunteers, nonprofit leaders, and other external groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs
  • Commitment to Hunger Free America’s mission to end hunger and to the CCNN Mission to ease the pain of poverty.
  • Spoken and written Spanish

Required Education & Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health or Sociology. (Failing the preferred majors, Behavioral Health or Political Science will be considered.)

IT and internet proficiency (MS Office)

Preferred bi-lingual (English/Spanish)

Culturally sensitive

Driver’s license and vehicle (mileage reimbursed at prevailing NV rates)

Time Commitment:

This is a one year, full-time position beginning November, 2016. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times, including days, nights and weekends. Because AmeriCorps VISTA service requires a full immersion in the project and community, there are restrictions on outside full-time employment, along with some restrictions on political and religious activities.  For more information, please review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms, Conditions and Benefits information available here -  http://bit.ly/1dAs2FM


You are responsible for finding your own housing.  Hunger Free America offers a small housing assistance of no more than $400 per service year to its members; however, members will need to fund their own housing outside of Hunger Free America’s assistance. CCNN may be able to assist with finding a room to rent.  

Program Benefits:

  • Professional work experience with a highly respected anti-poverty agency, aligned with the  nationwide Catholic Charities coalition
  • Living allowance of $455.70 paid biweekly 
  • Health benefits *
  • Segal Education Award ($5,775) or End-of-Service Stipend ($1,500)
  • Housing or alternative assistance of up to $400
  • Training support up to $500
  • Opportunity to forbear student loans while in service
  • Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
  • Childcare Assistance (if applicable)
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • One year non-competitive status for US federal government positions
  • A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA  volunteers and alums

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to  chigh@ccsnn.org please include ‘Nutrition Education Coordinator’ in the subject

*For more information on health coverage provided through CNCS, visit:  http://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service#health_coverage

Donor Greeter

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is currently seeking donation greeters to work in our donation drop-off centers for the St. Vincent's Thrift Stores.

Position Description:

A donation greeter is responsible for engaging donors who visit our donation drop-off centers. This person is responsible for collecting donated items from the customer and sorting them appropriately based on a variety of categories (furniture, clothing, shoes, housewares, books, etc.). A donation greeter is also in charge of keeping the donation center clean and organized. This person should also be knowledgeable about all Catholic Charities programs in order to educate donors about how their donations are being used to benefit the community.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Outgoing, engaging personality; strong interpersonal skills
  • Physically capable of lifting items up to 40 lbs.

Time Commitment:

This is a part-time position with an opportunity to eventually become full-time.

How to Apply:

Anyone who is interested can pick up an application at St. Vincent's Super Thrift, located at 190 E. Glendale Avenue, Sparks, NV.

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