Careers at the FoodBank


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Sort Room/Volunteer Coordinator

Classification:            Full Time, Non-Exempt
Department:              Operations
Reports To:               Operations Manager
Revised Date:            November 2016

SUMMARY:

 The FoodBank’s team is dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient food distribution to eliminate hunger.  Staff is committed to embodying the FoodBank’s values in all activities.  Relationships are based on collaboration and respect.  Resources are leveraged in a manner that is strategic and cost effective in order to achieve the FoodBank’s mission and goals.

The Sort Room Coordinator will work collaboratively with a strong volunteer base of individuals and group members to provide direct coordination of the receipt, inspection, handling, storage and distribution of salvage product through the Food Bank to member agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates the daily activities involved in the receipt, inspection, cleaning/sanitizing, lining boxes, and labeling, recording counts of boxes, packing categorizing, weighing and movement of salvage products received from local donors.
  • Facilitates the introduction and oversight of FoodBank procedures to volunteers and warehouse staff. Monitors and assesses adherence to the standards in place and determines when additional training may be necessary in conjunction with Operations Manager.
  • Partners with Community Engagement Coordinator to identify volunteer opportunities and to develop and implement a plan for volunteer initiatives. Reviews volunteer schedules to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Directs the movement of salvage into the salvage isolation room for sorting, using forklift or pallet jack, unloads and moves product into racks following established operational and safety procedures.
  • Reviews receiving documents for accuracy, matches up with product, dates and signage complete and maintain trash log in accordance with FoodBank procedures, complete data entry, and report problems to Operations Manager in order to accurately record and track product in the Foodbank system.
  • Performs and oversees the sorting and inspection of products using visual inspection to ascertain contamination, infestation, expiration or spoilage; accepts or rejects products based on inspection to insure FoodBank requirements are met.
  • Performs quality control functions, including random audits, recording discrepancies, retrains volunteers as appropriate, and performs final check of boxes before product leaves the facility for mislabeling, breakage, expiration or contamination; insures paperwork accurately reflects product orders.
  • Sets up and maintains salvage warehouse layout design and storage racks to maximize space; establishes appropriate labeling to properly store and locate product; oversees the physical inventory counts to verify product levels and track/reduce losses.
  • Advises Operations Manager of uncategorized or slow moving products and moves merchandise to assigned areas.
  • Remains knowledgeable in all FoodBank products. Maintains up to date knowledge of salvage management procedures in order to implement ways to improve and maximize efficiency.
  • Conducts facility inspections for pest control and cleanliness; inspects traps, looks for rodent droppings, completes pest control log, and works with Pest Control contractors to eliminate and prevent problems. Conduct equipment inspections to ensure equipment and facility are operational; advises Operations Manager of malfunctions, breakdowns and needed repair or replacement. Completes cleaning logs and performs or oversees the cleaning, disinfecting, weeping, mopping of salvage section of warehouse in accordance with FoodBank procedures and to insure Board of Health requirements are met.
  • Works with Operations Manager to obtain approval for expenditures for purchases, supplies, maintenance of equipment or salvage facility area in accordance with established guidelines; identifies ways of reducing expenses and improving efficiency.
  • Builds good working relationships with Agencies, Health Department, and Feeding America representatives to ensure community needs and compliance requirements are met.

SCOPE

Responsible for effective collaboration with FoodBank staff and management of external volunteers.  Directly coordinates approximately 30-40 volunteers at a time; indirectly may coordinate with warehouse staff as assigned to salvage function.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • AA degree, BA preferred.
  • At least 1 years Warehouse experience preferably in a FoodBank or food related industry.
  • Ability to operate forklift, pallet jack; valid NJ driver’s license.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with volunteers, and collaborate with a high level of engagement
  • Commitment to the FoodBank’s values and mission are essential.
  • High level of energy.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Safe Food handling certification within first month of employment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of office suite.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  •  Knowledgeable of warehouse operation, safety and regulatory compliance issues desirable.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, and effectively work with a diverse group of volunteers and staff.
  • A high level of personal and professional integrity is essential.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is value, goal and deadline oriented; extensive external contact with volunteers and agencies; periodically works extended hours. Warehouse environment; extensive walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 100 pounds; operates forklift and may drive trucks.


Beat Center Operations Coordinator

Job Title:                    Beat Center Operations Coordinator
Classification:            Full Time Non-Exempt
Department:              Operations
Reports To:               Operations Manager
Prepared Date:          November 2016

SUMMARY

The FoodBank’s team is dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient food distribution network to eliminate hunger.  Staff is committed to embodying the FoodBank’s values in all activities.  Relationships are based on collaboration and respect.  Resources are leveraged in a manner that is strategic and cost effective in order to achieve the FoodBank’s mission and goals.

This position provides coordination for collection, storage and distribution of product through the BEAT Center to member agencies.  This includes coordination of staff and volunteers, maintenance, cleanliness, security and safety of the facility and equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all daily activities involved in the efficient movement of product including receipt, verification, handling, storage and distribution, maximizing space/resources and avoiding waste or damages.
  • Responsible for the direct distribution of products to member agencies picking up orders from the Beat Center.
  • Accurately accounts for all products received; completes receiving forms for inventory documentation.
  • Understanding of CERES system within the first 2 weeks of employment.
  • Inspects incoming product to ensure products for accuracy of Bill of Lading, container markings or damage, dates, temperature requirements and pest/contamination in accordance with Feeding America, AIB, and FBMOC.
  • Accurately, efficiently and safely stores items on racks, shelves, bins or refrigerated rooms/freezers according to product type, size, and expiration date or product code.
  • Utilize conscientious and safe handling of all warehouse material handling equipment including pallet jacks, hand dollies and forklift in order to avoid personal injury to self, others and damage to product, equipment or facility.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area at all times including warehouse, grounds, bins and equipment; cleans up spills immediately; keeps walk areas and exits clear; locks and secures equipment as required; notifies Operations Manager of problems or needed repairs immediately.
  • Responsible for opening and closing of facility. Including, but not limited to, setting the alarm system.
  • Responsible for coordination of all vendors; waste, electric, HVAC, etc.
  • Works with and oversees work of volunteers to complete order processing and customer service, requiring ability to communicate clearly and effectively in explaining procedures or following up with volunteers.
  • Performs and oversees the sorting and inspection of products using visual inspection to ascertain contamination, infestation, expiration or spoilage; accepts or rejects products based on inspection to insure FoodBank requirements are met.
  • Confers with Community Engagement Coordinator to coordinate volunteer scheduling, avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.
  • Conducts daily inspections for freezer/refrigeration levels, security, safety, pest control and cleanliness, completes procedural checklist or logs to monitor activity, avoid or identify problems. Reports problems and remedial actions to Operations Manager.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and speaks respectfully when interacting with staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and work at additional locations.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree required A.A preferred. At least 3 years Warehouse experience preferably in a Foodbank or food related industry with some lead position experience; valid NJ driver’s license and demonstrated commitment to the FoodBank’s values and mission are essential.  CDL desirable.

Thoroughly knowledgeable in warehouse operations, and good leadership skills are necessary.  Strong communication and the ability to effectively deal and build collaborative relationships with agency personnel, volunteers, contractors, community and government representatives to achieve the FoodBank’s goals.  Knowledge of safety and regulatory compliance issues, strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.  Must be creative problem-solver with good communication skills, able to handle multiple priorities and effectively work with a diverse staff and volunteers.  A high level of personal and professional integrity is essential.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is value, goal and deadline oriented; extensive external contact; Warehouse environment; extensive standing, bending, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 100 pounds, operates forklift and pallet jacks.

Please send your resume with a detailed cover letter including salary requirements to: careers@foodbankmoc.org