|Food Bank Name||America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.
TALLAHASSEE , FL
|Post Date||April 19, 2017|
|Job Title||Director of Food Resources|
|Description||Director of Food Resources position in Tallahassee, FL|
Job Responsibilities: Program Oversight and Administration
Product Solicitation and Procurement
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)
Education: Four year degree in marketing or social service field, or four years experience in related field. Knowledge of food banking systems and practices.
Experience: Minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive experience and responsibility in a procurement and supervisory position
Understanding of warehouse and inventory control systems and practices. Ability to work in partnerships with other staff. Ability to persuade, negotiate, and convince donors to make contributions to the organization Ability to manage multiple and complex projects Strong supervisory skills, verbal and written communication skills, judgment and decision-making skills Ability to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the organization Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties Computer skills with experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Compensation and Benefits The position pays $46,000 - $50,440 with excellent benefits
|Deadline||June 30, 2017|
|How to Apply||
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: HR@Fightinghunger.org
|About the Organization||
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend is the food bank that distributes millions of pounds of food every year to hungry families in the 11-county region of the Big Bend. In Fiscal Year 2015-2016, we distributed over 6.5 million pounds of food, enough for 5.2 million meals, to our partner agencies in the Big Bend community. These nonprofit and faith-based organizations distributed the food to over 50,000 people each month. The food that we distribute includes donated products from national manufacturers, local wholesalers and retailers, other food banks, and local food drives. We also distribute USDA Commodities through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and food that we purchase. We do this in partnership with over 100 non-profit and faith based organizations who serve individuals, families, children and other low-income persons with special needs. Our food is delivered and distributed to the partner agencies, who provide food pantries, feeding sites and residential programs for those in need. Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and designated holidays. Food is distributed though our partner agencies and no food is distributed to the public at this location. One in five people in the Big Bend experience hunger on a regular basis. Every month, more than 50,000 people receive our food, one-quarter of whom are children, and 11% are seniors. An additional 750,000 pounds of food is estimated to be available if Second Harvest could obtain the resources to process and deliver it. Ten pounds of donated food provides approximately 8 meals for a family. A $10 contribution allows Second Harvest to obtain 50 lbs. of food or 40 meals for a family. The numbers of those in need continue to increase, so we are also working to increase the amount of food available. We hope that you will join us as we fight hunger and feed hope
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust and focus. Work Environment The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This position may include:
The Director of Food Resources plays a vital role in managing all aspects of food and grocery product procurement. This position has oversight and responsibility for product procurement from the following channels: local and regional food donors, purchase program vendors, other food banks, Feeding Florida, Society of St. Andrew and Feeding America.