Job Details

Food Bank Name Central Texas Food Bank
Austin, TX
Post Date October 21, 2016
Job Title Agency Relations Internship
Description Agency Relations Internship position available in Austin, TX.
Opportunity Type Internship
Job Responsibilities

PROJECT WORK WILL INCLUDE:
 • Working with emergency food assistance agencies in each county to assess capacity needs and opportunities for collaboration and/or coordination of services.
 • Offering capacity building opportunities to agencies to help them serve more people more efficiently using best practices.
 • Planning, implementing, and evaluating Partner Agency conference that will cultivate best practices for network
 • Managing, implementing, and tracking the internal rate of return for the Capacity Building Grant.
 • Researching tier incentive program for Partner Agency network.
 • Developing networks of emergency food providers and other local organizations to reduce duplication, increase collaboration, and identify community priorities around food access.
 • Organizing coalition meetings and task forces comprised of potential and current partners to address collaboration of food resources.
 • Working with established community partners to expand food resources.
 • Supporting agencies in providing new programs to their clients that focus on hunger prevention and self-sufficiency.
 • Assisting in the creation of reports as needed.
 • Working closely with the Food Bank’s Transportation team to facilitate timely and efficient scheduled donation pickups with active Agencies in the Retail Pick Up Program.
 • Providing information and assistance to non-profit community and faith-based agencies seeking partnership with the food bank.
 • Updating and maintaining partner forms, certifications and trainings both electronically and in agency files.
 • Providing oversight and direct service, as assigned, at various food bank programs.
 • Assisting in the creation of reports as needed.
 • Performing additional duties as assigned.

Application Qualifications

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
 • One - two year’s full-time, wage-earning relevant experience in inspections, auditing and/or compliance enforcement.
 • One - two years’ experience successfully collaborating, managing or mentoring partnerships with faith based and/or community based programs in the field.
 • Solid public speaking, facilitation, capacity building, training, and writing skills.
 • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
 • Knowledge of hunger insecurity both locally and nationally.
 • Demonstrated experience in inspections, auditing and/or compliance enforcement.
 • Treat with confidentiality any information about this and any organization, its staff, trustees or clients that is sensitive, personal or private.
 • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet applications in a Windows environment.
 • Ability to interact effectively in the community and at multiple levels within organizations, especially those serving culturally and economically diverse communities.
 • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff, leadership, volunteers and supporters of culturally and economically diverse community and/or faith based organizations and coalitions.
 • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
 • Continuously refresh knowledge in relation to job.

IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
 • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
 • Conditions may include working outside in inclement weather, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours including weekend, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
 • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. Please click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/agency-relations-internship No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. The Central Texas Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

Benefits
Deadline November 30, 2016
How to Apply

Please click on the following link to apply for the position: https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/about-us/careers/agency-relations-internship

About the Organization

A leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 35 years, our mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. We work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed us to bring 31 million meals to our community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to us for help.

Additional Information

The primary objective of this position is to support the Agency Relations Department on initiatives involving the food bank’s network of Partner Agencies. Initiatives include ReThink Hunger which is an agency segmentation to strategically align resources, Agency Retail Pick Up which is a program enabling agencies to rescue donations on-behalf of the food bank and assisting on multiple capacity programs including agency expansion and execution of the annual capacity grant process.  The Agency Relations Intern works with culturally and economically diverse communities and is able to ensure the highest level of service to partners. This requires outstanding coordination skills, critical thinking and effective communication.

 

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