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TITLE:  EDUCATION COORDINATOR                         STATUS:  FULL TIME,NON-EXEMPT

Job Overview:

The Education Coordinator will focus on outreach to youth in all four counties of western Massachusetts to educate and inspire them to take action against hunger. This position will develop and implement educational materials, conduct outreach to engage community groups in The Food Bank’s work, and to work directly with schools, educators, and other institutions interested in teaching about hunger. A primary component of the job is to recruit, lead, and coordinate volunteer activities at The Food Bank.

Essential Functions:

Education & Outreach

  • • Facilitate relationships with schools and youth groups (K-12, as well as colleges/universities) to engage students in The Food Bank’s work through a variety of activities, such as volunteerism, food drives, advocacy campaigns, etc.
  • • Work directly with educators (K-12) to promote and implement The Food Bank’s education curriculum in classrooms
  • • Create and implement hunger-related initiatives that appeal to youth (e.g. Hunger Badge Program, school art competitions, etc.)
  • • Conduct outreach to schools, community organizations, and civic groups to get them involved in The Food Bank and educate them about our work, including speaking engagements and/or presentations to these groups
  • • Lead simulation activities with groups as an introduction to advocacy and the underlying causes of hunger
  • • Develop, implement and improve educational activities with groups at The Food Bank, including facility tours, games, and more
  • • Work with the Communications Department to recognize and promote publicly youth activities
  • • Represent The Food Bank at tabling and outreach events
  • • Organize and execute family volunteer events, bringing youth and parents to volunteer during school breaks
  • • Plan and execute annual events and campaigns including large food drive competitions

Volunteers

  • • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator to conduct Volunteer Orientations twice monthly
  • • Match groups that participate in educational activities with appropriate volunteer opportunities, such as in the warehouse, on advocacy campaigns and food drives, etc.
  • • Work with the Food Processing Coordinator to assist in managing volunteer activities, including planning appropriate group sorting activities

Food Drives

  • • Organize food drives with schools and youth groups, including providing appropriate guidance/materials, coordinating pick up or drop off, and thanking the groups after their donation

Other Responsibilities:

  • • Working with the supervisor, create a youth advisory council
  • • Assist the Development and Marketing Division on an as-needed basis on other related activities
  • • Other duties as assigned by the Development and Marketing Manager

Working Conditions:

  • • Ability to work standing or walking for up to 2 hours at a time
  • • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
  • • Ability to bend, squat or lift items frequently for short periods of time

Job Specifications & Requirements:

  • • Bachelor’s degree in education, human development or related field
  • • Strong diplomacy, written and interpersonal skills
  • • Ability to present information succinctly and clearly to an audience, including strong rapport with youth/children
  • • Strong public speaking skills and experience
  • • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • • Ability to coordinate trainings and educational programs
  • • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • • MS Office and database management skills
  • • Experience and comfort working in a variety of cultures and communities
  • • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • • Valid driver’s license and positive driving record

Job Preferences:

  • • Knowledge of, and experience with, issues related to hunger, poverty, and nutrition
  • • Proficient in program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • • Familiarity with Common Core educational standards for K-12

Reporting Relationships:

  • • Reports to: Development & Marketing Manager
  • • Supervises: Volunteer groups, schools, civic groups and businesses

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line EC2014.

Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

THE FOOD BANK IS A FRAGRANCE FREE WORKPLACE. WE ASK THAT ALL CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEWS REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG FRAGRANCES OR PERFUMES.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

TITLE:  ASSISTANT NUTRITION COORDINATOR                     

STATUS:  PART TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK/NON-EXEMPT)

Job Overview:

The Assistant Nutrition Coordinator will create and conduct programs to further The Food Bank’s mission of feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger . This work will include assessing the community nutrition education needs of our member agencies (food pantries, meal sites, and shelters) and their clients, and providing audience-specific nutrition programs. This position requires extensive driving throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts.

Essential Functions:

  • • Plan and conduct audience-specific nutrition activities for Food Bank member programs, their staff and clients. Activities may include general nutrition workshops, food samplings, supermarket tours, Mobile Food Bank outreach and coordination of other nutrition-related trainings
  • • Plan and implement an educational campaign to increase awareness and use of dietary guidelines by member agencies
  • • Work with Food Operations and Agency Relations staff to provide recipes to help distribute unfamiliar or less popular products and produce items for improved flow of inventory
  • • Assist with coordinating food safety and ServSafe trainings for member agencies
  • • With oversight by Nutrition Coordinator, update lesson plans and handouts as needed, using standards based on USDA Dietary Guidelines
  • • Based on Feeding America recommendations, update nutrition programs and materials as needed
  • • Develop written materials for member programs and elder Brown Bag members, including articles/recipes for weekly and monthly newsletters as well as Food Bank website
  • • Assist with supervision of interns and volunteers
  • • Attend nutrition-related meetings as needed at The Food Bank and in the community
  • • Represent The Food Bank at various community meetings and events

Working Conditions:

  • • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • • Must be able to stand for at least one hour
  • • Must be willing and able to drive extensively throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts

Job Specifications & Requirements:

  • • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Background in health, nutrition, or community education
  • • Excellent writing skills
  • • Proficiency in Windows, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Office
  • • Basic cooking skills
  • • Must be comfortable working with individuals and families from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • • Must be comfortable working with children and elders
  • • Reliable car and a positive driver’s history

Job Preferences:

  • • Awareness of multicultural dietary needs and cultural norms a plus
  • • Spanish language skills strongly preferred
  • • Proficiency in Russian, Vietnamese or Khmer desirable

Reporting Relationships:

  • • Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator
  • • Supervises: Volunteers and Interns

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line ANC2014.

Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

THE FOOD BANK IS A FRAGRANCE FREE WORKPLACE. WE ASK THAT ALL CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEWS REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG FRAGRANCES OR PERFUMES.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

TITLE:  PLANNING AND ADVOCACY COORDINATOR                         STATUS:  FULL TIME,NON-EXEMPT

Job Overview:

The Planning and Advocacy Coordinator supports The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and its network of member agencies by carrying out advocacy projects, and by conducting research and planning for possible new programs and/or initiatives in collaboration with community partners. This position is based in Hatfield but requires some travel throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts.

Essential Functions:

Advocacy

  • • Assist in coordinating The Food Bank’s advocacy strategies with a special focus on increasing the role that member agencies play in The Food Bank’s legislative advocacy efforts.
  • • Participate in advocacy strategy meetings, communicate our advocacy needs to member agencies, and lead agencies to participate in advocacy efforts, including a community engagement campaign.
  • • Provide staff support and leadership to a taskforce that will assess and define a plan to end hunger in Western Massachusetts.

Research and Planning

  • • Research effective models and best practices for senior and child feeding programs. This will include learning about food bank and non-food bank models in use across the country, assessing their feasibility and cost-effectiveness for The Food Bank, and developing a plan for implementation.
  • • As appropriate, develop and/or support a pilot program for a new senior/child feeding program based on the implementation plan.
  • • Research effective models for transitioning from mobile food bank locations to permanent agencies in locations that are currently underserved by The Food Bank’s network.
  • • Assist in the design and implementation of a depot distribution site in Hampden County, at which member agencies can pick up their food orders.

Other Responsibilities:

  • • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  • • Moderate driving

Job Specifications & Requirements:

  • • Bachelor’s degree
  • • Project development and management skills
  • • Very strong computer skills including:
  • o Word—ability to write, edit, and format professional documents including memos, reports, and letters
  • o Excel—ability to input, manipulate, and format data; create and use intermediate formulas; read and understand spreadsheets
  • o PowerPoint—ability to create and edit professional PowerPoint presentations
  • o Internet—ability to conduct research online
  • • Very strong communication skills, including written and verbal. Ability to present information to small and large groups succinctly, clearly, and professionally, both verbally and in writing. Comfort communicating with others in person, on the phone and by email
  • • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • • Demonstrated ability to meet established objectives on time
  • • Understanding of the legislative process and ability to explain this process to others
  • • Ability to coordinate trainings and educational programs
  • • Ability to work well within a team and to be comfortable and flexible in a changing environment
  • • Experience and comfort working in a variety of cultures and communities
  • • Ability to drive, excellent driving history, and access to a reliable vehicle. Willingness to drive extensively throughout Western MA

Job Preferences:

  • • Experience in public policy and/or advocacy
  • • Experience coordinating trainings and educational programs for adults
  • • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger, poverty, and nutrition
  • • Strong analytical skills
  • • Strong organizational and time management skills

Reporting Relationships:

  • • Reports to: Director of Programs
  • • Supervises: N/A

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line PAC2014.

Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

THE FOOD BANK IS A FRAGRANCE FREE WORKPLACE. WE ASK THAT ALL CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEWS REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG FRAGRANCES OR PERFUMES.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

TITLE:  MOBILE FOOD BANK DRIVER / WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE            STATUS:  FULL TIME,NON-EXEMPT (Must speak English & Spanish)

Job Description:

Assists the Manager of Food Operations to fulfill distribution and delivery goals, principally preparing goods for delivery, picking, loading and driving. The position’s primary responsibility is to deliver food to the Mobile Food Bank sites, and work with site coordinators to facilitate activities at each Mobile Food Bank distribution. When not working on Mobile Food Bank, this position provides warehouse support, picking orders and handling inventory as needed.

Job Components:

  • • Follow the standards of performance established by the Manager of Food Operations for receiving and handling delivery orders, picking, and shipping product
  • • Work directly with the Food Distribution Coordinator regarding schedule and routes for product pick-ups and deliveries
  • • Pick, prepare, and load product for distribution
  • • Arrive at Mobile Food Bank site ½ hour before the beginning of distribution, unload truck and work with site coordinator to ensure a smooth flow of products
  • • At the end of each Mobile distribution, load leftover product back onto the truck or coordinate with local agency to transfer food to their truck or storage location
  • • Maintain, replenish, repair or replace all supplies related to the Mobile distribution (tables, sandwich boards, traffic cones, tents, etc)
  • • Maintain all delivery records, health and safety standards for vehicles
  • • Deliver products to agencies in coordination with agency personnel and as directed by Manager of Food Operations
  • • Provide general assistance in the warehouse
  • • Emphasize quality customer service in all interactions with agency personnel.
  • • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Specifications & Requirements:

  • • Must be bilingual in English & Spanish
  • • Class B (CDL) license, good driving record
  • • Medium-heavy physical demands: standing and walking, pushing/pulling, sweeping, twisting, handling, and ability to lift up to 80 pounds, (medical exam required)
  • • 1 yr. minimum experience in forklift operation and other materials-handling equipment
  • • Ability to pass pre-employment drug test
  • • Knowledge of western Massachusetts geography
  • • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills
  • • Good attendance
  • • Expected to drive in a variety of weather conditions

Reports to: Manager of Food Operations

How to Apply:

Please mail resume and letter of interest to: The Food Bank, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038, or e-mail jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line DWA2014.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

THE FOOD BANK IS A FRAGRANCE FREE WORKPLACE. WE ASK THAT ALL CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEWS REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG FRAGRANCES OR PERFUMES.

Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

TITLE:  HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER            STATUS:  30 HRS/WEEK,EXEMPT

Summary:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering strategies, policies, and programs for all human resources functions striving for positive employee relations and employee retention. The Manager will follow the Human Resource standards of performance established by the Executive Director, the Personnel Committee, and in compliance with relevant state and federal law. .

Job Components:

Primary Responsibilities

  • 1. Plan and implement Human Resources activities to support The Food Bank’s Strategic Plan. Establish, meet and measure specific Human Resources performance goals.
  • 2. In conjunction with hiring supervisors, coordinate all aspects of hiring processes including recruitment, selection, and orientation schedule.
  • 3. Develop, implement and oversee effective on-boarding / orientation program for new hires.
  • 4. Administer compensation program to ensure internal equity and competitiveness with non-profit market. Counsel management on appropriate compensation levels for existing employees and new hires.
  • 5. Oversee performance management to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization; including annual performance reviews, performance improvement plans and disciplinary action.
  • 6. Manage workplace injury claims and lost time accidents with workers compensation insurer and medical professionals. Maintain appropriate records and ensure ongoing communication with appropriate personnel and affected parties.
  • 7. Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a high level of employee morale. Keep the organization informed of best practices and new developments. Manage all aspects of work place investigations related to EEO, discrimination or harassment.
  • 8. Work with Directors and Managers to identify, develop and implement training options that address organizational needs and promote employee development and organizational effectiveness.
  • 9. Collaborate with accounting on personnel matters with fiscal implications and to ensure accurate payroll and benefit transactions are processed timely and in accordance with policy.
  • 10. Respond to inquiries regarding HR policies & procedures; provide coaching and counseling as appropriate. Make policy and program recommendations.
  • 11. Prepares employee separation documentation and coordinate exit procedures with appropriate personnel. Conducts exit interviews.
  • 12. Manage the maintenance of up-to-date records and tools such as HR Policy Manual, Employee Handbook, Supervisory Manual, various forms & checklist and job descriptions.
  • 13. Maintain employee personnel and medical files and respond to information requests as appropriate.
  • 14. Maintain DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing compliance by keeping abreast of any changes to DOT regulations.
  • 15. Keep abreast of legal requirements and government reporting regulations; minimize exposure and ensure compliance by advising/training supervisory staff, posting requirements, employee notifications, EEO reporting, etc
  • 16. Serve as liaison and provide documentation to Personnel Committee, such as personnel policies and procedures, benefits, and provide research as requested.
  • 17. Serve as liaison to staff committees.
  • 18. Occasional supervision of consultants and interns.
  • 19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Job Specifications & Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • • Bachelors degree and 5 years Human Resources or related experience
  • • Considerable knowledge of personnel administration and strong comprehension of state & federal employment laws, rules & regulations.

Skills

  • • Demonstrated ability with MS Office
  • • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work independently to meet deadlines
  • • Excellent interpersonal, problem-prevention & problem-solving skills
  • • Excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to organize complex information; writing sample required
  • • Record of providing good service, maintaining confidentiality and a high level of ethical behavior
  • Job Preferences:

    • • Human Resources certification(PHR or SPHR)
    • • Experience in a human services or other non-profit setting
    • • Management experience
    • • Bi-cultural, bilingual in Spanish

    How to Apply:

    Please mail resume and letter of interest to: The Food Bank, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038, or e-mail jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line HR2014.

    Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

    TITLE:  AGENCY RELATIONS ASSOCIATE                         STATUS:  FULL TIME,NON-EXEMPT

    Job Description:

    Responsible for implementing services to member agencies including: customer service and customer check-in, and recording and assisting with monthly service reporting from member programs. Primary responsibility for shopper check-in and data entry of Monthly Service Reports.

    General Responsibilities:

    Customer Service

    • • Enforce Food Bank, Feeding America, USDA and MEFAP policies and procedures.
    • • Provide customer service to programs to include in-person, phone, fax and email communication.
    • • Staff and coordinate shopper check-in, including evolving check-in and/or check-out process for online ordering.
    • • Assist with onsite monitoring of member programs.

    Agency Communications, Training and Support

    • • Assist with the production of newsletters, product alerts and other member program communication in English and Spanish.
    • • Create and administer volunteer mystery shopper program for agency appreciation and accountability.
    • • Prepare and assist with presentation of monthly New Shopper Orientations and Online Ordering Training Sessions.

    Administrative

    • • Assist with maintaining member program files and electronic information.
    • • Perform administrative tasks for the department such as communication with member programs, maintenance of agency database and maintenance of member program files.
    • • Assist with gathering, entering, and evaluating member service data.

    Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Job Specifications & Requirements:

    • • Minimum 2 years of client service or customer service experience
    • • Excellent telephone and in-person communication skills.
    • • Strong data entry, database management and database reporting skills
    • • MSWord, Excel and Outlook skills
    • • Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish
    • • Access to a reliable automobile, clean drivers history and ability and willingness to occasionally travel throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties
    • • Experience working effectively in a variety of cultures and communities

    Optional Requirements (Experience a plus):

    • • Non-profit or human services experience
    • • Experience in food pantries or meal sites.
    • • Familiarity with food safety and food storage

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line ARA2014.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

    Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

    Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

    TITLE:  NUTRITION INTERN (unpaid)                         STATUS:  PART TIME (20-25 HRS/WEEK)

    Prerequisites: Senior Nutrition student or recent nutrition graduate preferred.

    Skills Needed:

    • • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher.
    • • The intern must be able to work independently as well as with Food Bank staff, be dependable, work with a diverse and low income population, pay careful attention to detail, and be organized, professional, and punctual.
    • • Reliable vehicle required.

    Primary Responsibility:

    • • Create presentations and corresponding handouts for workshops on the following topics: heart healthy/low sodium diet, weight reduction, diabetes management, and food safety.
    • • Assist with entering recipes into Food Processor SQL for nutritional analysis.
    • • May assist with outreach and recipe distribution at mobile markets and food samplings.
    • • May assist with recipe planning and food preparation for nutrition workshops or sampling events.
    • • Other special projects as needed.

    Best Practices for a Successful Internship:

    • • Strong diplomacy, written and interpersonal skills
    • • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • • Proficient in MS Office and internet

    How to Apply:
    Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line Nutrition Intern.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

    THE FOOD BANK IS A FRAGRANCE FREE WORKPLACE. WE ASK THAT ALL CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEWS REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG FRAGRANCES OR PERFUMES.
    In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202/720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Category : Jobs | Staff Positions

    TITLE:  WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE                         STATUS:  FULL TIME (40 HRS), NON-EXEMPT

    Job Description:

    The Warehouse Associate is responsible for conducting daily order selection and other related tasks to distribute food to our member agencies in order to advance the goals of the Food Operations Division of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

    Primary Responsibility:

    • 1. Pick orders
      • • Carry out pre-shift checks of equipment
      • • Handle paperwork
      • • Read order sheets to locate individual items within warehouse
      • • Remove full case(s) of product from storage rack and place on pallet
      • • Safely maneuver pallet on an electric pallet jack until order is complete
      • • Ensure item pick accuracy and safety of product to prevent damage
      • • Inform supervisor of any discrepancies in case quantity and/or product description
      • • Manually wrap pallets by circling load with roll of plastic wrap until secure
    • 2. Prepare, load and ship product as needed
      • • Load and unload orders and/or product onto trucks with pallet jack
      • • Ensure loads are properly labeled prior to loading
    • 3. Restock products as needed
      • • Ensure all products being stored have identification labels
      • • In some cases, attach pallet identification labels to the pallets
    • 4. Keep work area tidy by picking up scrap wood, paper, plastic wrappers, and broken pallets
    • 5. Maintain warehouse clean and within safety standards.
    • 6. Maintain warehouse within Feeding America standards and industry regulations.

    Back-up Responsibility:

    1. Release orders to member agency representatives in a professional manner
    2. Maintain and monitor orderly and safe agency shopping area
    3. Provide assistance in our volunteer sorting room

    Job Specifications & Requirements:

    • • 1-year minimum experience in forklift operation and other materials-handling equipment
    • • Physical demands: standing, walking, driving, carrying, twisting, bending, swooping, twisting, pushing/pulling and handling paperwork Lifting of objects weighing from 50 lbs consistently to 75 lbs occasionally. (medical exam required)
    • • Ability to work in all temperature zones
    • • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
    • • Good customer service skills
    • • Class D Drivers License and good driving record
    • • Ability to pass pre-employment drug test
    • • Excellent attendance
    • • Maintain a sanitary and safe work environment

    Job Preferences:

    • • Experience with food industry and food safety preferred
    • • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural in Spanish
    • • Proficiency in computer data entry in the Windows environment

    Reports to:

    Manager of Food Operations

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and your résumé to: jobs@foodbankwma.org with the subject line WHA2014.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

    Résumés will be considered immediately. Search will continue until the position is filled.

    Category : Jobs | Staff Positions