33 Parker Road
Barre, VT 05641
Based out of the Vermont Foodbank Brattleboro Distribution Center in Southern Vermont
Schedule: The schedule for this position will be 40 hours/week and daily schedule varies slightly throughout the year. It will require working approximately 1 Saturday (or Sunday) each month during the gleaning season (June thru October), traveling to Barre 1-2 times a month for meetings, occasional weekday evening work throughout the year, and frequent travel to Bennington and other parts of Southern Vermont occasional weekday to implement cooking demos at food shelves.
This position is primarily responsible for implementing Vermont Foodbank (VFB) programs and initiatives related to fresh food, including the Gleaning Program and Pick for Your Neighbor (PFYN) program, which increase the availability of local fresh produce by mobilizing volunteers toharvest produce from farms and orchards and VT Fresh which includes educating VFB network partners and food shelf visitor in improved utilization of fresh foods. Primary responsibilities involve ensuring a steady flow of fresh food donations through the Vermont Foodbank’s Gleaning and PFYN programs and conducting cooking demonstrations and nutrition education activities at partnering food shelves. The Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator (G&COC) will develop new relationships and cultivate existing ones with local farms, Network Partners, volunteers, and other organizations that support the Vermont Foodbank’s Gleaning and VT Fresh work. G&COC will coordinate gleans, including communicating with farmers, volunteers, and warehouse personnel around scheduling, and also manage the activities in the field. Organization promotion and Network Partner outreach & visits will be a part of this position. G&COC will assist with the integration of fresh produce within Vermont Foodbank facilities, specifically the Brattleboro Branch. G&COC will maintain proper tracking and reporting procedures as is specific to the Gleaning and PFYN Programs and VT Fresh program, Foodbank receiving and distribution, and volunteer involvement. Position will require frequent instate travel and occasional weekends and evenings. This is a very physical position that involves frequent lifting, bending and driving a company pick-up truck, a forklift, and occasionally a small box truck.
The primary objective is to regionally ensure Vermont’s surplus farm produce is rescued by mobilizing community members and overseeing distribution to Network Partner agencies through direct and statewide distribution.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution.
· The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
Education and/or Experience:
· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant experience in communications, marketing, graphic design, social media or related field
· Experience using social media professionally, with experience creating content
Other Skills and Abilities:
|Date Posted||May 2nd, 2019|
|Deadline||May 24th, 2019|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Farm Inputs, Food Distribution or Storage, Cold / refrigerated storage facility, Support organization: Food Distribution or Storage, Other: Food Distribution or Storage, Gleaning programs, Child meal site / nutrition programs, Senior meal site / nutrition programs, Other: Food Access and Nutrition, Farm to School programs, Other: Education|
|Compensation||$18 - $20/hour|
|How to Apply||Please submit application on-line at: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/employment; be sure to include a cover letter & resume, attention: Human Resources Department. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.|