Volunteer Coordinator-Newark Headquarters

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.

 

 

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.

 

Part Time Food Service Worker

The Food Bank of Delaware is accepting resumes for a Part Time Food Service Worker in our Café at our Newark facility.  We are looking for someone to assist all customers with a friendly and positive attitude. Responsible for brewing and serving coffee and other assorted specialty drinks in addition to prepping, cooking/baking, packaging a variety of café menu items such as salads, sandwiches and soups. Café workers are expected to maintain the cleanliness of the café and keep area neat and organized. The café will support catering events which may require light travel and transporting of items. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to local scheduled catering events is required as needed. This position will be expected to help maintain all temp logs and other recordkeeping necessary for safe and sanitary operations.

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • ServSafe Certified preferred
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • 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)
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening

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.

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.

 

CDL Truck Driver and Warehouse Associate

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting applications for a Class B CDL Truck Driver and Warehouse Associate at its Milford location.  This position is responsible for accurate and timely counting of product shipped and received and loading and unloading trucks.  They are also responsible for accurate order pulling and assisting with maintaining an accurate inventory.  This position will also deliver product to the Food Bank’s various programs.  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:

  • Previous warehouse experience with experience is preferred
  • Ability to read, write, add and subtract
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously
  • Forklift certification preferred
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs
  • A valid Class B CDL 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

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
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts
  • Must be comfortable in a loud work environment

Interested applicants should stop by the Food Bank of Delaware at 1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE 19963, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 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, or marital or family status.

 


Part Time Farming Assistant

The Food Bank of Delaware is looking to fill the position of Part Time Farming Assistant in our Newark Facility.  The Farming Assistant will work with the Farm Manager in all steps of crop production at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark Farm including maintaining outdoors vegetable gardens, indoors high tower gardens, farm plot.   In addition the Farming Assistant will also assist the Farm Manager with all components of the agricultural workforce development activities of Delaware Food Works; this includes but is not limited to recruitment of students, classroom and field instruction, internships and field trips.

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least two years’ work experience in an Agriculture-related field
  • Computer literacy and typing skills required; knowledge and understanding of office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • 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


SNAP Outreach Coordinator

The Food Bank of Delaware is currently accepting applications to fulfill a position for SNAP Outreach Coordinator at their Newark facility.  The position of SNAP Outreach Coordinator exists to facilitate enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by eligible individuals.  This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining outreach partnerships in communities.  This position identifies organizations to partner with to target eligible populations in order to optimize SNAP application and enrollment through outreach materials and presentations.  In addition, the SNAP Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for reporting and evaluating all progress and project outcomes to the Chief Programs Officer and State of Delaware management as deemed necessary.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Travel to community locations in their area to provide outreach materials and presentations to potential clients.
  • Submit weekly statistics and impact reports to Programs Director.
  • Network with partnering organizations and community leaders to identify clients who experience barriers accessing SNAP and other benefit programs.
  • Identification of partner organizations for the establishment of outreach materials.
  • Publicize and market SNAP benefits to low income communities by distributing marketing and outreach materials.
  • Works with FBD Development Department to create outreach and marketing materials.
  • Organization and analysis of all SNAP Outreach surveys.
  • Researches, completes, and submits grants for program funding and responsible for delivering on all proposed grant objectives and goals, including necessary tracking.
  • Maintains database for tracking program referrals and outcomes. Utilizes database to support grant proposals and state contracts as well as to complete scheduled progress reports to state and federal entities.

PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; degree preferred but not required
  • 1 year of previous experience in Community Organizing
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must have very strong self-initiative
  • Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal required with experience dealing with individuals from many different backgrounds, cultures, and races
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Clean drug screening
  • Satisfactory background screening
  • General understanding of social service system and anti-hunger programs a plus
  • Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

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.

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.

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and salary requirements 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.