Reports to: Community Engagement Manager
Supervises: Volunteers, Interns
The Community Food Co-Op Coordinator is an integral part of the Programs department; they provide a combination of direct program services and community partner collaboration for projects. They are responsible for day-to-day coordination of the program; participant and volunteer advocacy, outreach, and recruitment; preparing periodic and special reports/presentations; and overseeing and training volunteers. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for the families in the community.
Community Food Co-Op Site Portfolio:
Manage operations and logistics at Community Food Co-Op, ensuring a positive distribution experience for participants
Use CERES and other platforms to order Food for the Food Co-Op
Plan and execute monthly Saturday community distribution
Work to recruit and retain volunteers to help run the Community Food Co-Op
Stocks, rotates and faces products with attention to product quality and expiration dates
Builds displays and arranges department products to make attractive presentations, highlighting featured/unique/seasonal items
Manage weekly deliveries with SHFB staff and cleared volunteers
Receives and unloads merchandise, checks quality, count, and condition. Communicates any issues to the management and merchandising team
Performs janitorial tasks in compliance with sanitation standards established by SHFB policy and state and local health departments. Contributes to Food Co-Op cleanliness.
Conduct engaging nutrition education at the site; collaborate with Nutrition Education Program Manager as needed for training and development
Use popular education as a framework to engage with the community and deliver nutrition education to various audiences
Host monthly nutrition education cooking clubs with 10-15 participants
Provide nutrition education to walk-in participants and share recipes with available food at Food Co-Op
Serve as the face of the food bank, representing the organization with a high level of customer service both in the office and in the community
Take the lead on the Community Needs Assessment activities, in order to better understand community needs and perceptions, and better inform what the team can do to attract more participants.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully and cooperatively with staff members, volunteers, agencies, community organizations, participants, and potential donors
Communicate effectively and respectfully with people of different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, different backgrounds, and lifestyles, demonstrating knowledge of, and sensitivity to, their needs.
Build community and relationships with volunteers and the participants connecting to common values
Collect data (demographics, participant, or volunteer surveys) at the site to contribute to shared knowledge
Participate in professional development coaching and/or training as needed on community engagement or other topics of interest in order to improve practices
Prepare correspondence, attendance tracking, reports, forms, and schedules in a timely manner; proofread typed and other materials for accuracy, completeness, and correct language usage
Generate performance reports for grant compliance; create or collect supporting materials and documentation for grant proposals and applications
Participate, as needed, in special SHFB food bank events to educate the community and promote the goals of the food bank and its nutrition program
Attend and represent Programs team and SHFB in a professional manner at external meetings as assigned by the supervisor
Work with the communications department to help promote Community Food Co-Op
Reliable and efficient work ethic
Able to work in partnership with Pajaro Valley Unified School District policies
Maintaining professional and efficient communication with PVUSD and other partners on site
Other duties as required
Training and Experience
Experience working with low socio-economic residents, government, nonprofit or faith-based organization
Experience with community outreach and engagement
Experience working in retail, grocery store
High School Diploma or equivalent experience
Comfortable communicating respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups, and from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles; sensitivity and understanding of diverse, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of residents in the community-at-large
Experience with community engagement and knowledge of community resources (governmental, community, and social service organizations and their functions)
High degree of flexibility, ability to multitask, and meet strict deadlines
Strong personal computer skills, including spreadsheet and word processing to generate files and manipulate data, utilizing spreadsheet and word processing tools.
Correct English and Spanish usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Basic filing and record-keeping methods and procedures
Maintain confidentiality of information
Promote SHFB and/or program to prospective participants and or the community
Able to safely lift or carry items weighing up to 25 pounds
Able to hear normal conversations and speak clearly in person and on the phone
Able to see and read documents
Able to walk up and down stairs
Requires outdoor work, frequent standing and sitting throughout the day
Bilingual English/Spanish required. Bicultural strongly preferred
Must be able to work evenings and weekends in order to best reach the community
Schedule for this position is Tuesday- Friday 11 am- 7 pm, Saturday 9 am -4 pm
Must have access to a motor vehicle, as well as valid auto insurance coverage, for occasional driving on the job
Must have a 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.
TB exam needed
Must be able to pass PVUSD fingerprinting and background check prior to starting job
Benefits: For the employee: free dental and vision insurance (shared cost for dependents). Free life, long-term care, long-term disability, and AD&D insurances. Shared cost medical insurance: Kaiser and Blue Shield. Eligibility begins on the first day of month following 30 days of employment (i.e. if you are hired June 20th, you are eligible starting August 1st). This benefit package is valued at an average of over ten thousand dollars a year.
First year: 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 holidays.
403(b) Retirement Plan: Second Harvest matches employee contributions up to an annual cap.
Employee Assistance Program
Job Details: This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position with a competitive hourly salary of $23.70-$25.80
Evening and weekend work are required.
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter at https://www.thefoodbank.org/careers
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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