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Current Openings 2019-02-15T08:21:29+00:00

Current Openings

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.

Position Type: Short-term Unpaid Internship

Contact: Andrea Solazzo, Agriculture and Community Outreach Manager, asolazzo@vtfoodbank.org

Location: Chittenden County

Length of Internship: Approximately June 1st – December 10th or May 15th – September 15th

Schedule: 3-5 hours per week. 1-2 days / week. 8:30am – 12pm Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday. A required time slot will be every Friday’s 8am – 12. Other times can vary based on schedule.
Also (2 – 5) additional days during semester for volunteer recruitment, community meetings and events

Internship Description:
Primary responsibility involves assisting and helping the Northern Region Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator (GCOC) with cooking demos through the Vermont Foodbank’s VT Fresh Program and assist with Community Outreach. This position would travel weekly to food shelves primarily within Chittenden County. Primary responsibilities involve conducting cooking demonstrations and nutrition education activities at partnering food shelves and the Winooski School. This can be a credit bearing internship at UVM.

VT Fresh, a nutrition education program of the Vermont Foobank that aims to increase utilization of fresh foods by our Network partner food shelves and food shelf visitors. The intern would have primary responsibility for implementing the cooking demonstrations at 1-2 sites each week during the internship experience.
The intern would also be responsible for 2 – 5 community outreach events during the semester. This could include tabling at UVM events, doing class presentations and attending Burlington wide-community events.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
 Work cooperatively with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Vermont Foodbank, and meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
 Implement up to 1 – 2 cooking demonstrations a week at food shelves in Chittenden County.
 Adhere to all safety issues affecting the movement and handling of food.

Skills and Abilities:
 Interest in community-based gleaning, food systems, and nutrition education
 Must be able to lift 40-60 pounds.
 Able to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people and work in partnership with other staff.
 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.
 Interest in working with children, particularly at large events and engaging in conversation about vegetables.
 Additional projects are possible based on interest and skills of intern. Such as photography, video projects, social media etc.

Other Requirements:
– Intern would be required to provide their own computer, email, and cell phone for communication.
– Intern would be required to provide own vehicle for travel to food shelves and farms.
– Has access to a clean kitchen for cooking demo prep work

Position Type: Short-term unpaid Internship

Contact: Andrea Solazzo, Agriculture and Community Outreach Manager, asolazzo@vtfoodbank.org

Schedule: 6 -12 hours per week. 2-3 days/ week. Schedule to include Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Friday. Aprox. 8am – 3 pm, depending on the day.

Length of Internship: Approximately May 16 – Novemeber 15, 2019. (flexible)

Location: Chittenden County

Description: Primary responsibility involves assisting and helping the Northern Region Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator (GCOC) with fresh food donations through the Vermont Foodbank’s Gleaning Program. This position would travel daily to farms or food shelves primarily within Chittenden County. Primary responsibilities involve assisting with gleaning activities and distributing food at partnering food shelves.
Gleaning is the act of harvesting and gathering surplus or “seconds” from farms. The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no Vermonter will go hungry. The Gleaning Program is a key part of this mission. Through gleaning we are able to collect fresh and nutritious food that might otherwise go to waste. It gets delivered to food shelves, meal sights, and senior centers throughout Vermont.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
 Work cooperatively with staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Vermont Foodbank, and meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
 Assist the GCOC with the gleaning/harvesting of produce on regional farms in the Chittenden County region. This position requires a work outside in all types of weather conditions including lifting, bending, pushing and pulling.
 Adhere to all safety issues affecting the movement and handling of food.

Skills and Abilities:
 Interest in community-based gleaning, food systems, and agriculture
 Must be able to lift 40-60 pounds.
 Able to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people and work in partnership with other staff.
 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.

Other Requirements:
Intern would be required to provide their own computer, email, and cell phone for communication.
Intern would be required to provide own vehicle for travel to food shelves and farms.