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Food Access Coordinator

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Metro Caring
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Denver, CO
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Published 19 days ago

Do you:

  • Support building an anti-hunger movement in Colorado?   
  • Enjoy building relationships with volunteers and partner agencies?
  • Enjoy working as a part of a team?   
  • Love executing from an idea to build a team and make a vision come to life?
  • Approach your work with a racial equity lens?

 

Metro Caring, Colorado’s leading anti-hunger organization, is accepting applications for our Food Access Coordinator to join the Food Access team.   + (including neighborhood, religious, and civic organizations) and willingness to do outreach to community groups and leaders

  •  Experience working with a wide array of individuals from diverse populations and backgrounds
  • Ability to implement inventory plans and operate autonomously in the warehouse
  •  Experience overseeing a team of volunteers and setting direction and goals with the team
  • Warehouse maintenance and/or grocery store experience  

Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to job@metrocaring.org with “Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator” in the subject line, and title your documents “First Name_Last Name_FAC”. Please use your cover letter to communicate why you are excited to work to help build an anti-hunger movement in Colorado, highlight any experience you have in a warehouse/grocery store setting, facilitating volunteer experiences, training, and delegating to others, and highlight any of the above skills, abilities, and experience above that you have. This position will be filled on an ongoing basis. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled; however, priority will be given to those applicants who submit their materials before 5:00 PM MT on May 13, 2022.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

POSITION TITLE: Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator

REPORTING TO: Metro Caring Food Access Manager

LOCATION: The Metro Caring office is located at 1100 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218. Onboarding and training will take place at the office, and work will also take place onsite. 

STARTING DATE: TBD. We are committed to finding the right addition to our amazing team.

COMPENSATION: $23-$24.04 per hour, full time, nonexempt annual salary. Metro Caring offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: joining a diverse, passionate, enthusiastic and collaborative team; annual professional development options, 120 hours per year of paid time off; paid sick leave; paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 5 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, short-term disability and family leave plans.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Energized by interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and the ability to communicate with diverse communities
  • Ability to engage groups of people and motivate others
  • Ability to work autonomously, highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs repeatedly throughout the shift
  • 1-2 years foodservice and/or warehouse experience
  • 1 year experience in a leadership role (paid or volunteer)
  • Bilingual Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin speaker preferred
  • Able to work Tuesday evenings on a regular basis; other evening or weekend hours may be required
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Comfort and ability to do manual labor and “dirty” work AND the ability to generate that enthusiasm with volunteers
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a busy, service-oriented environment

The Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator duties include:

Market and Warehouse Operations

  • Responsible for the daily workflow in the market and warehouse
  • Develop and implement best practices for market and warehouse management and maintenance
  • Ensure that participants have an excellent experience in our market
  • Monitor stock levels and communicate shortage or surplus to the Food Access Manager
  • Continuous process improvement in the market and warehouse
  • Implement inventory-management procedures to ensure Metro Caring is well-stocked and waste is minimized
  • Prioritize safety in all areas of the loading dock, warehouse, market and parking lot
  • Serve as back-up truck driver to pick up food donations as needed
  • Support the home delivery process and workflow


Volunteer Management

  • Serve as primary shift supervisor for about 50% of volunteer shifts
  • Provide supervision, clear direction and coaching for Food Access volunteers and interns
  • Implement intentional conversations to develop volunteers using a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Design and execute ongoing training to give Food Access volunteers the tools to excel in their roles
  • Work closely with the volunteer team to ensure volunteers have the support they need to be successful


Community and Collaboration

  • Communicate clearly with diverse groups of people including volunteers, donors, and participants
  • Articulate and model Metro Caring’s values for volunteers and others in the Metro Caring community
  • De-escalate conflicts which may arise between individuals as needed   
  • Build relationships with volunteers, donors, and participants
  • Supporting and maintaining relationships with external partner organizations and food distributors  
  • Working closely with the Food Access Manager and the Food Access team to implement and execute policies and procedures in the food access department

Culture of Engagement

  • Attend weekly team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings/retreats
  • Attend all volunteer gatherings per week and meet and greet volunteers
  • Articulate and model Metro Caring’s values amongst staff, volunteers and others in the Metro Caring community

The Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator must be self-motivated, with strong communication and organizational skills. They must be able to keep composure in a stressful environment and possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines under pressure. They must have a desire to learn on the job and meet any challenge with a positive attitude with the ability to hold yourself and others accountable for reaching goals.

Applicants must have reliable transportation. Relocation costs are not covered by Metro Caring.

Metro Caring is an equal opportunity employer. The organization is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse staff and we encourage applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), veterans, women, first generation Americans, and those that identify as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted following submission of application materials. 

Do you:

  • Support building an anti-hunger movement in Colorado?   
  • Enjoy building relationships with volunteers and partner agencies?
  • Enjoy working as a part of a team?   
  • Love executing from an idea to build a team and make a vision come to life…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 13, 2022
  • Experience Level
    Entry level
Compensation
USD $23 - USD $24
/ hour

Benefits

Metro Caring offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: joining a diverse, passionate, enthusiastic and collaborative team; annual professional development options, 120 hours per year of paid time off; paid sick leave; paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 5 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, short-term disability and family leave plans.  

Metro Caring offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: joining a diverse, passionate, enthusiastic and collaborative team; annual…

Level of Language Proficiency

·      Bilingual Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin speaker preferred

·      Bilingual Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin speaker preferred

Location

On-site
1100 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO None, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to job@metrocaring.org with “Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator” in the subject line, and title your documents “First Name_Last Name_FAC”. Please use your cover letter to communicate why you are excited to work to help build an anti-hunger movement in Colorado, highlight any experience you have in a warehouse/grocery store setting, facilitating volunteer experiences, training, and delegating to others, and highlight any of the above skills, abilities, and experience above that you have. This position will be filled on an ongoing basis. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled; however, priority will be given to those applicants who submit their materials before 5:00 PM MT on May 13, 2022.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to job@metrocaring.org with “Metro Caring Food Access Coordinator” in the subject line, and title your documents “First Name_Last…

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