Job Details

Food Bank Name River Bend Food Bank
Post Date November 29, 2016
Job Title Director of Operations
Description Director of Operations position available in Davenport, IA.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• Develop and execute capacity plans in a timely manner sufficient to achieve the Foodbanks strategic goals
• Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of Foodbank operations
• Ensure full compliance with operational standards that are applied to us, including Feeding America, AIB, FDA, USDA, DOT and OSHA. In addition, develop and continually raise standards of safety, food safety, cleanliness, customer service and operational excellence.
• Take a lead role in disaster planning and emergency response

Application Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree is required; Master’s Degree is desirable Previous foodbanking experience is desirable Previous experience in warehousing/distribution, facilities and fleet management, including 6-8 years as a supervisor Long-range planning and follow-through skills Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting goals and deadlines Excellent leadership and communication skills Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and relationship skills Ability to work well collaboratively and independently Computer proficiency including experience in MS Word and Excel Ability to drive continuous improvement in operations of significant scope An interest in hunger issues and helping to end hunger in our service area


Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with similar positions with like organizations in the area. Competitive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick time, health, dental, vision insurances for the employee as well as spouse and dependents and life and long term disability insurances for the employee. The ability to contribute immediately to a 403B plan and a SEP plan where the Foodbank will make contributions to on your behalf after one year of employment

Deadline December 30, 2016
How to Apply

Send resumes to Steve Morenz, Director of Finance and HR at

About the Organization

River Bend Foodbank, a non –profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1982, collects wholesome donations of food from the food industry for distribution to more than 300 charitable community organizations that support the hungry. Located in Davenport, Iowa, River Bend Foodbank has 60,000 square feet of warehouse space. Our facilities include a 3,600 square foot freezer/cooler unit with almost 4,000 cubic feet of frozen and cold storage. This allows the Foodbank to handle donations of grocery product that our member charities are unable to handle on their own. The Foodbank’s service area includes the Quad Cities and 22 counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. River Bend Foodbank leads the way as the most cost effective distributor of donated food in the community. The food that our member agencies receive is free, with a shared maintenance fee included on most items to help defray the cost of transporting, soliciting, collecting, sorting, inspecting and distributing the food that serve families in need. For every $1 donated, we can distribute $10 worth of food. Our partner agency programs save millions of dollars each year by using our food distribution program. We also provide direct service to hungry kids through our Kids Cafés which serves thousands of meals annually. In the fall of 2007 the Foodbank implemented the Backpack Program which has grown to serve 2800 needy children on a weekly basis.

Additional Information

Responsible for the overall coordination, management and supervision of the RBFB’s total operational activities in support of goals, policies and objectives established by the Executive Director in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Foodbank’s Leadership Team.  This postion guides and Directs the Director of Warehouse and other staff members in overall RBFB operations including acquisition, storage and distribution of all food and non-food donations and purchases.


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