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Sort Room Coordinator 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  


Reports to: Warehouse Manager

Supervises: Sort Room volunteers

The Sort Room Coordinator oversees the work and training of a large and diverse group of volunteers in a warehouse setting. The SRC coordinates daily food sorts: including providing an orientation how to sort donated food, providing safety training, and excellent customer service to the volunteers who come each day to support the food bank.


Customer Service

Develop and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully, cooperatively and effectively with staff members, volunteers, agencies, community organizations, growers, packers, processors, and potential donors.

Communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles; demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs.


Coordinate and supervise the training and daily work of volunteers, court referrals and trainees.

Collaborate with warehouse, agency relations, and development staff to ensure the smooth functioning of daily sort activities.

Warehouse Operations

Move a variety of foodstuff and related material in and about the warehouse for the purpose of inspection/sorting.

Safely drive a forklift in a warehouse setting.

Model for volunteers and assist in packaging of FFC bags, UDSA bags, some FFFF bags and EPP boxes.

Ultimately responsible for the barcoding of all items in the warehouse.

Sign off and distribute EPP boxes; monitor the bread and produce distribution to volunteers while making sure all criteria are met and all paperwork is complete.

Maintain safe food handling practices.

Maintain safe warehouse practices.

Assist in the distribution of commodities (including USDA and TEFAP items).

Maintain the Sort Room and produce area in a clean and orderly condition.


Strong customer service experience, any experience managing volunteers a plus. Two years of warehousing or inventory experience.  Any experience in safe food handling, storage, and transport.


Knowledge of safe food handling requirements for transport and storage.

Knowledge of produce and ability to determine quality and estimate edibility.

Some knowledge of inventory control practices, procedures and recordkeeping methods.

Ability to work as a part of a team, to foster teamwork and to provide excellent service to coworkers and customers.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people of various ages, educational, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Must have a minimal ability to use computers.

Basic math skills.

Bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.

Physical Requirements

Able to repeatedly lift bulky items weighing as much as 50 pounds.

Able to see and read documents.

Able to hear normal conversations in person and on the phone.

Able to work in a cold environment.

Bi-manual dexterity.

Requires standing throughout the day.


Position Requirements



Forklift certification preferred. At a minimum, must enroll in training program immediately upon hire.

Must have access to a motor vehicle, as well as valid auto insurance coverage, for occasional driving on the job.

Must have valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record, as documented by a current MVR (will be obtained by the Food Bank’s insurance carrier).

It is the responsibility of all SHFB personnel to participate in our Food Safety/Food Defense programs.

In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume at 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Pay Range $18-$22 per hour  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
About the Organization Second Harvest Food Bank provides over 8 million pounds of food assistance annually, to over 55,000 people per month, through its network of 200 member agencies and programs. By increasing access to healthy food, Second Harvest is making a profound impact towards growing a healthier community.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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