Part Time Volunteer Coordinator

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting resumes for the position of Part Time Volunteer Coordinator at its Milford location.  The Part Time 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:

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience or willingness to learn how to operate appropriate warehouse equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources relating to volunteering.
  • General understanding of social service system and anti-hunger programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated willingness to solicit and make presentations to diverse groups to encourage volunteering
  • 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.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • 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.

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

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

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.

 

 

Farm Manager

The Food Bank of Delaware is looking to fill the position of Farm Manager in our Newark Facility.  The Farm Manager will supervise all steps of crop production at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark Farm.  The Farm Manager is also responsible for all components of the agricultural workforce development activities of Delaware Food Works, this includes but is not limited to development of curriculum, classroom and field instruction, recruitment of students, internships, job placement and tracking, scheduling guest lecturers and field trips.

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent work experience in a field related to career decision making and job placement
  • Demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • At least two years’ work experience in a similar position
  • Computer literacy and typing skills required; knowledge and understanding of office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Must have very strong self-initiative
  • Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience dealing with individuals from many different backgrounds, cultures, and races
  • General understanding of social service system and anti-hunger programs a plus
  • Comfortable speaking to groups of people
  • A valid driver’s license for the previous three years with zero points
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to transport, lift, and carry operating equipment of 20 lbs or more.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Unusual work hours and unusual environmental conditions are necessary.
  • To sit or stand as needed
  • To type on a computer keyboard
  • May require walking primarily on a level surface for periods throughout the day
  • Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day
  • May include lifting up to 25 pounds on occasion
  • Ability to safely operate passenger or cargo van
  • Will require regular exposure to commercial kitchen environment
  • Will occasionally require exposure to warehouse 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, or marital or family status.

If interested please email resume to Jobs@fbd.org

 

 

Food Service Instructor

The Food Bank of Delaware is accepting resumes for a Food Service Instructor in our Newark Facility. The Food Service Instructor’s main responsibility is to oversee all components of food service instruction, this includes but is not limited to the establishment and maintenance of relationships within the Culinary Mentorship Program by instructing for the contract at Ferris School, Cleveland White and New Castle Detention Center which educates students about food service and food safety in an effort to curb recidivism, ServSafe training, Manage First training, and development of curriculum. The Food Service Instructor will work with the Communications Director to develop marketing for these and any future programs developed by the Food Bank of Delaware and may also support the Food Service Manager with Catering and Café efforts to ensure appropriate service and customer service of both areas.

To be considered or this position the candidate will need the following:

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

• Four year college degree and/or relevant experience
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people, including school aged students currently incarcerated
• ServSafe certified instructor or the ability to become certified within 30 days of hire
• Exemplary customer service skills
• Comfortable speaking to groups of people
• Good interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability in both written and verbal communications and listening skills. Computer literacy and typing skills required; knowledge and understanding of office programs such as word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook, etc.
• Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects
• Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
• Able to work some evenings and weekends.
• 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
• Clean drug screening
• To be able to receive a satisfactory and eligible letter as required by 31 Delaware Code, Section 309, fingerprinted backgrounds check from the State of Delaware, Department of Services for children, youth and their families to work within the state’s school systems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Will require standing primarily on a level surface for periods throughout the day
• Will require walking primarily on a level surface for periods throughout the day
• Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required throughout the work day
• Will include lifting up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds on occasion
• Will require regular exposure to commercial kitchen environment
• Will require exposure to warehouse, freezer and walk-in cooler environment

Any qualified candidate that would like their resume to be considered for this position should email the resume along with a cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@fbd.org.

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.