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POSITION OPPORTUNITY - 2022-2023 AMERICORPS POSITION(S)

A wonderful opportunity at SCC to serve as a Basic Needs Resources Coordinator (10.5 month, full-time (40 hours per week) appointment). For more details on how to apply, email studentlife@scc.spokane.edu

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For our students to succeed, we realize basic needs must first be met. There is no need to qualify, with exception of being a currently registered SCC student, faculty, or staff, with the ability to provide a valid SCC ID number or present an SCC ID card.

We understand that circumstances can change at any moment, which is why we also provide resource information to individuals struggling to make ends meet.

Starting Fall Quarter 2022, Food Pantry and Resource Center Clients will be asked to present their SCC ID (either by providing their SCC ID number or presenting an SCC ID card). We're mindful that not everyone may carry their SCC ID card, but please note we are wanting to ensure we can provide the best support and quality experience and availability of resources for SCC students, faculty, and staff.

 
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Food insecurity, among other forms of basic needs insecurity, are realities everywhere - even on college campuses. The SCC CARES Food Pantry and Resource Center is here to assist members of the SCC campus community who need food and hygiene assistance, free of charge. We understand that circumstances can change at any moment, which is why we also provide information and referrals to individuals regarding campus and community support resources.

VISION | VALUES

The SCC CARES Food Pantry and Resource Center Program aims to alleviate basic needs insecurity to foster a healthy and inclusive community by providing access to food and hygiene resources and information on campus and community supports. We also seek to destigmatize basic needs insecurity and to create a safer space for students to engage in help-seeking behavior and peer support.

The SCC CARES Food Pantry and Resource Center has recognized this vision and the following values in our operating principles as a resource for student support and retention:

  • For SCC students to succeed, we realize that basic needs must first be met. We learn as whole people. The SCC CARES Food Pantry & Resource Center sees addressing basic needs insecurity as a critical tool for student success, retention, persistence, and completion of students' academic goals. 
  • For students that may be experiencing challenges with basic needs insecurity, we work together to support the student in meeting those needs and providing appropriate referrals.
  • The SCC CARES Food Pantry and Resource Center is here to assist students who may be experiencing basic needs insecurity (via) resource referrals. We understand that circumstances can change at any moment, which is why we provide resource information to help students connect with longer-term, sustainable solutions.
  • We seek to destigmatize basic needs insecurity and normalize the ability of students to access our services in a caring, supportive, and informative environment through education, outreach, and day-to-day interactions.

The CCS Foundation may provide emergency funding to students who experienced an unexpected hardship.

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