WIC Outreach Coordinator

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting resumes for a WIC Outreach Coordinator in our Newark facility. This position is grant funded and will only run the length of the grant. The WIC Outreach Coordinator will work to eliminate the barriers to retention of children participating in WIC through outreach to WIC-eligible households at community access points, such as Early Childhood Education Centers and Health Care Facilities. The outreach will include marketing materials and on-site certification of eligible children.

Principal Qualifications:
• Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Food and Nutrition from a US regionally accredited college or university and coursework approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
• Registered Dietitian (RD) preferred
• Demonstrated ability in both written and verbal communications and listening skills
• Ability to effectively communicate with persons of diverse social-economic and educational backgrounds
• General understanding of social service system and state and federal nutrition programs
• Knowledge of Windows, Excel and other data base programs
• Ability to function in a community setting
• ServSafe Certified or other Food Safety training
• Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Clean drug screening
• Satisfactory background screening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle
• Able to lift and move 30 lbs regularly
• To sit or stand as needed
• To type on a computer keyboard
• May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day
• Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required

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

 

Volunteer Coordinator-Newark Location

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting resumes for the position of Volunteer Coordinator at its Newark 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

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


WIC Education Specialist

The Food Bank of Delaware is seeking a WIC Education Specialist at our Milford location. The WIC Education Specialist is responsible for all aspects of scheduling, promoting, and presenting nutrition education and cooking demonstrations through the Food Bank’s WIC Outreach Mobile Clinic and Education Program, highlighting the use of WIC foods to clients in WIC clinics and community locations in Delaware.

Principal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or food science from a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Experience in presenting food demonstrations is preferred, however a proven track record in presenting to a small audience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability in both written and verbal communications and listening skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with persons of diverse social-economic and educational backgrounds
  • General understanding of social service system and state and federal nutrition programs
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and other data base programs
  • Ability to function in a community setting and work with clients of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and literacy levels
  • ServSafe Certified, or ability to become ServSafe Certified within 90 days of hire
  • Have held a valid driver’s license for the previous 3 years
  • Have a clean driving record (zero points/no moving violations) for the previous 3 years
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Able to lift and move 30 lbs regularly
  • To sit or stand as needed
  • To type on a computer keyboard
  • May require walking primarily on a level surface periodically throughout the day
  • Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist, or lifting as required

All interested applicants should email their resume 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.

 

Community Nutrition Educator

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting resumes for a Community Nutrition Educator at its Newark Branch. This position is responsible for developing and implementing nutrition education programs for low income individuals in New Castle County. This position is also responsible for developing partnerships with Food Bank of Delaware member agencies and hunger relief partners in New Castle County, as needed, to achieve education and outreach objectives. This position requires someone who is outgoing, friendly, and works well with diverse groups, including coworkers, 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or food science, from an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved program.
  • Demonstrated ability in both written and verbal communications and listening skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with persons of diverse social-economic and educational backgrounds.
  • General understanding of social service system and state and federal nutrition programs.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel and other data base programs.
  • Ability to function in a community setting.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs frequently
  • ServSafe Certified or ability to obtain certification within 90 days of hire
  • Comfortable working in unusual working conditions
  • Comfortable working in diverse socioeconomic neighborhoods
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred

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

CACFP at Risk Afterschool Meal Program Monitor Part-Time

The Food Bank of Delaware is looking for a Part-Time CACFP At Risk Afterschool Meal Program Monitor in our Milford branch.  The Monitor will visit afterschool meal sites that serve meals in the Kent and Sussex Counties from October to June. 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 is a part time position and receives no benefits.

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 applicants should email their resume 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.

 

 

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 major

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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