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Current Openings 2018-12-14T12:53:14+00:00

Current Openings

INVENTORY CONTROL COORDINATOR

Barre Distribution Center

NON-EXEMPT, FULL TIME

The inventory control coordinator is responsible for overseeing all VF inventory procedures, including but not limited to, receiving, invoicing, and reporting. This position will have oversight of USDA product ordering and network partner order fulfillment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Works cooperatively and be able to communicate with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Foodbank to meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
  • Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
  • The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
  • Prepare all funding source reports for USDA and other agencies, as required.  This includes Feeding America, Federal and State agencies, network partners, corporate donors and more.
  • Assist in the distribution, receipts, storage of all food products and maintaining an accurate inventory system.
  • Assist in VF food purchasing program to ensure timely turnover and to adhere to budget requirements.
  • Provide SOP training to operations staff as required.
  • Participate in month-end and quarterly inventories.
  • Coordinates and assists with physical inventory procedures with warehouse staff, reconciliation of inventory and reporting.
  • Coordinates and assist with on-line orders for network partner invoices and all procedures associated.
  • Coordinate receiving for all Foodbank distribution centers.
  • Coordinate transfers for all Foodbank distribution centers.
  • Order and receive TEFAP & CSFP product.
  • Work with director of food resources and the retail store program manager to accurately gather and report fresh rescue program results.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting of receipt and distribution of food products, as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of inventory and distribution systems experience is preferred.
  • Experience in order fulfillment is preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • The individual will possess excellent customer service and team skills.
  • Employee is required to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Employee is required to have the ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Excellent telephone skills.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a busy environment.

Language Skills:

  • The employee must have outstanding oral, written and presentation skills.

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and other emerging internet platforms.

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations:

  • A valid Vermont Driver’s License.
  • 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.
  • ServSafe Certification or the ability to complete this.

A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter & resume, attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

NON-EXEMPT, FULL TIME

This position is based out of the Foodbank’s Barre location. Each week, this position will require approximately 3 days in the Barre office working on administrative, reporting, evaluation, data analysis and additional program needs and will require approximately 2 days traveling from Barre to the Greater Burlington Area to implement cooking demos/tastings at food shelves and support gleaning activities on area farms and other program activities. On occasion, additional statewide travel will be required. Mileage reimbursement will be provided when utilizing a personal vehicle.

The Community Impact Programs Specialist (CIPS) is primarily responsible for supporting the administrative needs of the Vermont Foodbank’s (VFB) community health and fresh food programs including but not limited to VT Fresh, Community Kitchen Academy, the Gleaning Program, Pick for your Neighbor and Vermonters Feeding Vermonters. The (CIPS) will work closely with the Director of Community Health and Fresh Food Initiatives to meet the needs of these community-based programs and initiatives to promote community wellness as it relates to access to fresh produce, nutrition and health education, and food security. It is the responsibility of this position to perform a variety of administrative tasks related to program development, planning, and evaluation. This position will also implement program activities in the community including conducting gleaning activities on farms and delivering nutrition education and cooking demonstrations at community food shelves. Organization promotion and Network Partner outreach & visits will be a part of this position as time permits. This is a unique position that involves frequent office and computer work along with physically demanding activities of lifting, bending, pushing and pulling in all types of weather. Must be comfortable driving a company pick-up truck.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively and be able to communicate with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Foodbank to meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
  • Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
  • The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
  • Assist with the evaluation of community health programs including administering evaluations, tracking implementation, documenting and recording impacts, data entry, spread sheet management and reporting results.
  • Administer VT Fresh mini-grants to partnering food shelves and meal sites in order to accomplish goals around improving the food/nutrition environment of these community spaces through food displays, storage, point of decision promotions and signage.
  • Manage program supplies including purchasing, inventory, distribution and utilization.
  • Help administer standard procedures for accessing state funding for CKA and other programs.
  • Monitor and track progress in meeting the requirements and deliverable of state grants and other partnership agreements.
  • Support the recruitment, follow-up communication and job retention tracking for CKA students.
  • Support the recruitment of gleaning volunteers, including scheduling, communication and tracking of volunteer hours and paperwork.
  • Implement VT Fresh cooking demonstrations and taste tests at partnering food shelves approximately once per week to help meet the fresh food needs of partners.  Includes working collaboratively with the Operations team to help meet the fresh food needs of VT Fresh partners.
  • Assist with food rescue, both the gleaning/harvesting and pickup of produce on regional farms and orchards including physically leading gleaning activities approximately one day per week between June-November.

Coordinate gleans, including communicating with farmers, volunteers, and warehouse personnel around scheduling, and also manage the activities in the field.

  • Adhere to all safety issues affecting the movement and handling of food.
  • Work closely with Network Partners, Network Relations Manager, and Chief Community Impact Officer assisting with outreach efforts and annual visits as needed.
  • Engage in community events, as an opportunity for networking, volunteer recruiting, and promotion.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Exceptional administrative skills required including multi-tasking, attention to detail, a good problem solver and organized.
  • Experience with food safety, cooking and nutrition education required.
  • Knowledge of farming practices and produce handling desired.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, work in partnership with other staff and juggle many projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to successfully communicate with the general public, co-workers, partners, farmers and volunteers.
  • The individual must be self-motivated and committed to being part of a team
  • The individual must understand and agree with the vision and mission of the Vermont Foodbank and be committed to providing services to people facing situations of hunger and poverty.
  • Some nights and weekends may be required on occasion.
  • Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds.
  • Ability to drive a pickup truck.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent communication, writing, phone and public relations skills.

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • Excellent computer literacy including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. High level of proficiency if Microsoft Excel required.

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations:

  • A valid Vermont Driver’s License.
  • 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.
  • ServSafe Certification or the ability to acquire this.

A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter & resume, attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

NON-EXEMPT, FULL TIME

The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver and organized.  It is the responsibility of this position to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the administrative assistant include providing support to all departments and staff, assisting in daily office needs and performing general administrative activities.  This position backs up and supports front desk reception: answering and directing incoming calls, welcoming and directing all visitors. This position interacts frequently with CSFP participants, donors, network partners, volunteers, and staff members in the daily operations of the Foodbank.  Ability to provide excellent customer service combined with accuracy, friendly demeanor, tact and diplomacy are required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform variety of administrative functions including filing, word processing, copying, scanning, data entry, preparation of mailings, and invoices.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
  • Assist with training/event registration, planning, assisting with event communications, and more.
  • Assist in ordering supplies and clothing for all departments.
  • Create surveys, process responses, and present in a format that allows staff to analyze results.
  • Serve as part of the “front of house” team, backing up the reception position every day during the lunch hour and as needed to cover absences, vacations; and support hectic workflow.
  • Participate as a valued member of the Admin and Finance, Technology, and Human Resources team by attending team meetings and helping where needed, as assigned.
  • Help with preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls and meetings, as required.
  • Assist in planning, preparation, and coordination of presentations and related materials, ensuring that they are, succinct, appropriate for the audience, and clearly articulate the purpose of the meeting.
  • Work cooperatively and be able to communicate with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Foodbank to meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
  • Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
  • The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
  • Some night and weekend work is required.

Other Functions:

  • Take on special projects as directed by supervisor.
  • Assist with events and sort-a-thons.
  • Assist with other projects and committees as time permits. Priorities and focus vary and change throughout the year.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree or 2-3 years administrative experience.
  • Emphasis on customer service work, preferably in a high volume contact position with community organizations and volunteers.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • A sense of humor.
  • Good communication skills using a variety of resources (e-mail, social media, in-person, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Dedication to completing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. is required.

Language Skills:

  • Proficient in oral and written skills.
  • A firm command of the English language.

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft © Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and postage machines

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations:

  • A valid Vermont Driver’s License.
  • 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.

A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter. Attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT

This position primarily pickup and delivery of food; as well as, receipt, warehousing, fulfillment, inventory and management of all products stored in the Vermont Foodbank warehouses.

General Responsibilities:

  • Works cooperatively and be able to communicate with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Foodbank to meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
  • Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
  • The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
  • Ensure the proper sanitary and safe warehousing of all products in accordance with Feeding America and VFB guidelines.
  • Efficiently and safely pick up and deliver products as assigned and compute proper paper work to maintain accurate inventory.
  • Load and unload trucks using forklift and/or motorized pallet jack (or any other materials handling device available.
  • Assist agencies with pick-ups.
  • Maintain a clean warehouse, freezer, cooler and dock area.
  • Maintain vehicles in a high state of cleanliness.
  • Maintain a neat personal appearance, professionalism in all interactions with other staff, the public, and the clients the Foodbank serves.
  • Deliver products to all supported agencies and individuals.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in the fleet safety booklet regarding reporting accidents, daily vehicle checks, completing associated paperwork, and participate in random screenings for substance abuse.
  • Accept, receipt, store and stage all products.
  • Maintain accurate inventory control procedures.
  • Take part during physical inventory.

Other Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned by the driver supervisor.
  • Daily log sheets.
  • Keep accurate paperwork.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Six months’ experience in warehousing and distribution preferably in a food related industry.
  • Experience in the use of material handling equipment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service and team skills.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Become certified on Bendi, fork lift and power jacks.
  • Willingness to get a CDL-B license a plus.

Language Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Good writing skills.

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and smart phone technology.
  • Basic computer skills.

Certifications/Licenses/Registrations:

  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Please submit application on-line at https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter & resume Attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.