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Food Assembly Coordinator
The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc., a very fast pace, private non-profit organization that provides hunger-relief in the Brazos Valley, is in search of a full-time Assembly Coordinator.
The Food Assembly Coordinator is responsible for handling all individual and/or group volunteer inquiries, as well as requests to work off court-appointed community service sentences. Communication with and scheduling of potential volunteers is a significant part of the job; therefore, professional telephone and email etiquette is crucial. Creation of a monthly volunteer enewsletter, as well as development of appropriate and posting of volunteer updates on BVFB social media accounts, required.
The Food Assembly Coordinator is also responsible for training, then coordinating the activities of volunteers, community service workers and other non-hired help. Activities that the Food Assembly Coordinator train and supervise volunteers in include: sorting food donations, repacking food donations, assembly of BackPack, Senior Food Bags and/or Family Food Boxes, distribution center cleanliness and other duties as assigned.
The Food Assembly Coordinator is responsible for some physical and computerized food inventory management and data entry. Volunteer paperwork, as well as computerized tracking of volunteer hours, including various report completion, falls within the responsibilities of this position as well.
This position works closely with the Warehouse Coordinator. Position is supervised by the Distribution Manager.
Supervisory experience a plus – while some of the people you will work with will want to perform the task at hand, others will be mandated to complete hours at the Food Bank.
Ability to handle ethical dilemmas and set firm boundaries with others necessary.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly needed, oftentimes showing how to do things
Personal experience as a volunteer in some capacity preferred
Should enjoy working with all kinds of people (diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, physical and mental ability, educational level, etc.)
Ability to multi-task
Need to be detailed oriented
Need to have good boundaries and have the ability to apply all policies and rules objectively and fairly
Good judgment and initiative required
Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more
Physically able to be on his or her feet a good part of the work day
Ability to operate or learn how to operate warehouse equipment – pallet jacks, forklift, pallet wrap, etc.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Basic math and computer skills (Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel, email, internet and database entry) a must. Willing to learn Volgistics, a Volunteer Management Software
Must pass a criminal background check prior to hire.
Must obtain a Food Handler’s training certificate after hire.
Must obtain certification in CPR, First Aid after hire.
Health insurance, Simple IRA, paid vacation and sick days provided.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) workplace.
June 1st – August 31st
Monday-Friday with flexibility as needed to accommodate volunteers and work load.
September 1 – May 31st
Tuesday-Saturdays, Tuesday evenings required. Flexibility as needed to accommodate volunteers.
No calls please.