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Warehouse/Mobile Food Bank Coordinator

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Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank


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March 22, 2021
March 19, 2021
$41,600 - $41,600

WAREHOUSE/MOBILE FOOD BANK COORDINATOR

Job Announcement: February 22, 2021     Application Due Date: March 19, 2021 

Application Submission Requirements: Email is the best form of communication; please do not call.

Submit application with a cover letter, resume and two professional references to:     

Erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or 

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank 

179 1st Ave. SE 

Issaquah, WA 98027 

Job Description: 

For hundreds of families, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is the first place they visit when they need a little extra help. We not only provide our community with basic needs - food, clothing and assistance accessing services and resources - we provide heart, hope and comfort.  

The essential role of the Warehouse/Mobile Food Bank Coordinator is to support the Operations team in managing logistics, food transport and inventory at our warehouse and other off-site locations; help lead and regularly staff our developing Mobile Food Bank program; interface with our clients at off-site program locations and lead volunteers with IFCB food drive events.

This position is primarily in a warehouse-like setting and requires the ability to regularly lift items of up to, or more than, 50 pounds. The average weight of food managed and moved weekly by a team of volunteers is 25,000 pounds. Candidates must be independent, self-motivated, organized, effective at leading diverse large groups, individual volunteers, and skilled at interfacing with the public. Position hours are full-time, 40 hours per week with some schedule flexibility (evenings and weekends) as our Mobile Food Bank program develops. 

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STATUS:  Full Time – 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required.  Benefits eligible 

PAY: $20/hour

LOCATION:  Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank 

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager

JOB SUMMARY:  

Lead the operation of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank (IFCB) off-site warehouse, including regularly transporting and sorting food. Leading includes intake and distribution of food, along with maintenance of physical layout of the space to ensure efficiency, cleanliness, safety, and security. Staff the operation of the Mobile Food Bank Program, including the loading and transportation of food in an IFCB or volunteer vehicle, supporting volunteers, and connecting with clients at the Mobile Food Bank Program. This position also assists in the operation, logistics and transportation requirements of other IFCB special programs, including, but not limited to, Groceries to Go/emergency deliveries, clothing events, and IFCB youth-feeding programs both on and off-site.

This position provides leadership for volunteers and will be available to support staff and volunteers throughout the week, on evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

1. Work independently at off-site warehouse, manage food transportation logistics, and lead volunteer groups at off-site locations.  Responsibilities include:

  • Sort and quality check new food donations.
  • Work with IFCB Operations team to determine food needs at various locations.
  • Creat pallets, regularly rotate inventory, and maintain inventory tracking.
  • Transport pallets of food to and from IFCB and other off-site locations on regular schedule.
  • Staff warehouse food donation drives

2. Participate as a key staff member of the IFCB operations team, working closely with operations and program coordinators on integrating and streamlining all IFCB operations.

3. Lead Mobile Food Bank Program operations.  Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Mobile Food Bank volunteers.
  • Interact directly with and provide service to Mobile Food Bank clients.
  • Work with Program Manager to develop outreach and expansion strategies.
  • Ensure appropriate variety/quantity of food at Mobile Food Bank sites.
  • Address complaints and/or conflict calmly and graciously.

4. Develop and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with staff members, volunteers, and other community organizations.

5. Stay informed in all areas of food safety standards and warehouse safety and security standards. Perform all duties in conformance with appropriate cleanliness, safety and security standards.

6. Act as an ambassador for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

7. Participate in disaster or emergency-related duties, as needed.

8. Provide support to fellow program team members, as well as outside program areas, as needed.

9. Attend training as requested.

10. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions.    

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be experienced and comfortable with using equipment like an electric/manual pallet jack, box truck, and lift gate
  • Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, and reaching with hands and arms in tight spaces.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  

Two years of warehouse or team leadership experience preferred. Experience working in a food pantry or similar operation. Mature, reliable person who can work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

A. Knowledge of warehouse organization.

B. Knowledge of intake and distribution practices and procedures.

C. Knowledge of food safety and warehouse operations safety.

E. Ability to organize, set priorities and meet deadlines.

F. Ability to supervise and motivate volunteers.

G. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality of clients, co-workers and agency.

H. Ability to relate well to individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic levels.

I. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, donors, volunteers, and coworkers verbally and in writing.

J. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.

K. Ability to operate and use general office equipment and basic computer knowledge

BENEFITS: 

  • Sick and vacation paid time off  
  • Healthcare and dental plans


WAREHOUSE/MOBILE FOOD BANK COORDINATOR

Job Announcement: February 22, 2021     Application Due Date: March 19, 2021 

Application Submission Requirements: Email is the best form of communication; please do not call.

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Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

paid vacation and sick leave

Simple IRA

Health insurance

paid vacation and sick leave

Simple IRA

Health insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish, Russian or Chinese (Mandarin) helpful

Spanish, Russian or Chinese (Mandarin) helpful

Location

On-site
179 1st Avenue Southeast, Issaquah, WA 98027

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Application Submission Requirements: Email is the best form of communication; please do not call.

Submit application with a cover letter, resume and two professional references to:     

Erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or 

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank 

179 1st Ave. SE 

Issaquah, WA 98027 

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