Volunteer Coordinator

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting resumes for the position of Volunteer Coordinator at its Milford location. The Volunteer Coordinator works under the direction of the Lead Volunteer Coordinator and closely with Food Bank staff to identify needs, develops and utilizes an effective volunteer training program, maintains good records of activities, develops strategies for increasing volunteer participation, and proposes and implements special events as related to volunteers. This position is also responsible for day-to-day hands on supervision of volunteer activities in support of critical Food Bank of Delaware programs. This position works to broaden community relations within the organization’s service area through activities and events used to stimulate or maintain relations with community partners.

The ideal candidate for this position would be outgoing and comfortable working and communicating with large, diverse groups of people. They would have very strong written and verbal communication skills. They would be highly organized and able to direct activities to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy. They should have the flexibility to adjust activities and goals when the needs of the organization dictate. They would have the ability to work independently, problem solve, and think and act strategically while working towards the Food Bank’s vision of a community free from hunger

Additionally, they should have the following:

  • Experience or willingness to learn how to operate appropriate warehouse equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources relating to volunteering.
  • Demonstrated willingness to solicit and make presentations to diverse groups to encourage volunteering
  • 4-year degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Clean drug screening
  • ServSafe Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Satisfactory background screening
  • Able to work evenings and some weekends as needed.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Professional appearance and demeanor is a requirement while interacting with a diverse array of volunteers, community supporters, potential supporters, clients, hunger relief partners, elected officials and other dignitaries.
  • General understanding of social service system and anti-hunger programs a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Comfortable working in a warehouse environment
  • Comfortable working in extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs. frequently
  • Must be able to pull in excess of 1000 lbs. on pallet jack
  • Must be comfortable working with large groups of people
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts
  • Must be comfortable in a loud work environment

The Food Bank of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status or family status.

Please send Resume to jobs@fbd.org

Chef Instructor

The Food Bank of Delaware is accepting resumes for a Chef Instructor for programs in New Castle County.  Working under the guidance of the Education Programs Director, the Chef Instructor is responsible for overseeing all components of culinary instruction, development, and evaluation for The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware.  This includes but is not limited to the development of curriculum, classroom and kitchen instruction, ServSafe training, recruitment of students, internships, job placement and tracking, scheduling guest lecturers and field trips. The Chef Instructor will also be responsible for coordinating food preparation for catering orders and special events.  This position requires someone who is friendly and works well with a diverse group of people, including coworkers, managers, volunteers, hunger relief partners and the community at large.  A qualified individual should be flexible, enthusiastic and committed to the Food Bank’s mission.  Additionally they should have the following:

  • 2-year culinary degree or equivalent work experience in the culinary industry as a chef or sous chef
  • Experience in culinary instruction and job training
  • Demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Computer literacy
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • A valid driver’s license for the past three years
  • A clean driving record (No points or moving violation within the last three years)
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
  • ServSafe certified instructor or the ability to become certified
  • Clean Drug Screening
  • Satisfactory Background Screening
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds on occasion
  • Ability to reach above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required throughout the work day
  • Ability to safely operate passenger or cargo van

Interested applicants should email their resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@fbd.org

 

Part- Time Van Driver

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting applications at its Milford  location for van drivers to deliver to feeding programs.  Drivers are responsible for delivering to feeding sites throughout the state.  This is a part time position without benefits.  In order to be considered an applicant should courteous and be able to communicate well with staff, volunteers and the public and serve as a good representative of the Food Bank in the community.  Additionally they should:

  • Be detail oriented and flexible
  • Be able to read and write and add and subtract
  • A valid driver’s license for the past three years
  • A clean driving record (No points or moving violation within the last three years)
  • Have a clean drug screening
  • Have a satisfactory background check
  • Be comfortable working in a warehouse environment
  • Comfortable working in extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs. frequently
  • Must be able to pull in excess of 1000 lbs. on pallet jack
  • Must be able to stand, bend, and climb in and out of van frequently
  • Must be able to safely operate a cargo van
  • Experience with warehouse equipment a plus

Interested applicants should stop by our Milford Location at 1040 Mattlind Way Milford, Delaware 19963 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday to complete an application.

The Food Bank of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status or family status.

 

Afterschool Meal Program (AMP) Monitors – (3 – one in each County) VOLUNTEER POSITION 

The AMP Monitors will assist with visiting afterschool meal sites that serve meals. They will be responsible for working with the Children’s Nutrition Coordinator to maintain site visits to our many locations throughout Delaware. Monitor responsibilities will include accurate site paperwork, observing meal service, and technical assistance and confidence in communicating USDA’s CACFP rules and regulations as well as the Food Banks expectations with site staff. Flexible availability because site visits vary depending on site meal service times.

This opportunity is available between December – June.

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma
  • Travel is required. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have very strong self-initiative
  • Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and written skills required with experience dealing with individuals from many different backgrounds, cultures, and races
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Computer literacy and typing skills required; knowledge and understanding of office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening

Interested volunteers should submit a resume with cover letter to to jobs@fbd.org.

 

Food Bank of Delaware Communications Intern

The Food Bank of Delaware is looking for a Communications Intern to assist the Food Bank of Delaware’s Communications department. The Communications Intern will assist with social media, media relations, designing brochures and other collateral materials, writing press releases, blog content and e-newsletters and updating the Food Bank of Delaware’s website. The intern will also play an active role in soliciting and writing stories about clients, volunteers and partners and developing new videos to inform the public about the Food Bank of Delaware.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to submit writing samples upon request
  • Experience with social media tools including blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
  • Exceptional grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Proven writing skills
  • Experience (or willingness to learn) Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and WordPress content management systems
  • Demonstrated good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with other Food Bank of Delaware staff and volunteers.

Education: Communication, Marketing or English majors

Timeframe: Fall Semester 2016

Hours: 10-20 hours per week (flexible scheduling – please note, this is an unpaid internship, however, internship can be used to satisfy college course credit requirements and/or service hour requirements)

Location: Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, Delaware

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Turner via email at kturner@fbd.org.

 

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