The Outreach Coordinator will work with leaders of partner agencies within a designated territory of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's service area. These partner agencies are community organizations, with 501(c) 3 status, that provide services to individuals, families and groups who have been identified as at risk of hunger. The Outreach Coordinator along with the partner agency will facilitate the safety and integrity of local food distribution. In addition, they will work to leverage community relationships of the Food Bank and of the partner agency network to collectively generate more food, more money, and a stronger voice on behalf of underserved people.
The Outreach Coordinator ensures compliance with all Local and Federal Government, Feeding America and Food Bank regulatory guidelines. The Outreach Coordinator will also support the implementation and use of technology to enhance departmental objectives.
- Assist, organize and develop community organizations in under-resourced communities; maintain effective lines of communication between partner agencies and the Food Bank and among partner agencies themselves; help link partner agencies with their own local resources both public and private to assist partner agencies in accomplishing their mission.
- Provide support to the Partner Resources team and Programs team to recruit agencies in identified areas; recommends termination and suspension of partner agencies as appropriate.
- Conduct site monitoring visits of partner agencies to ensure safe food storage and handling and ensure the practice of good stewardship of Food Bank product and appropriate record keeping; maintain updated reports of agency visits.
- Encourages the provision of technical assistance needed by partner agencies, assist with capacity assessment and development and maintain methodology of categorizing agencies by service, capacity and scope of work.
- Create and support local food distribution and food systems in assigned areas; work with the Food Bank staff to support such systems.
- Be knowledgeable of the population and needs of assigned service area; coordinate state, regional and local resources as requested, appropriate and available to meet those needs as defined in the Food Bank's mission.
- Implement departmental work plans.
- Assist in the development of local/regional Talking Council. Serve as the primary manager of local Talking Council.
- Support Food Bank programs such as Kids Cafe, Weekend Power Pack, Kids Summer Meals, Commodity Supplemental Food Program and other future programs by conducting site visits, assisting with distribution of food and making recommendations for recruitment.
- Support efforts to expand participation in nutrition programs such as Food & Nutrition Services (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), the School Breakfast Program, WIC, etc.
- Assist the Development Department in fundraising and public relations when appropriate.
- Actively participate in team processes to create a high functioning support system for partner agencies and a high functioning Department.
- Perform other duties requested as appropriate to the position
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
CONTACTS: Partner Agencies, local community members, and general public
- General office environment with extensive travel (40%) throughout in the Food Bank's service area.
- Persons in this position may be subject to fluctuations in temperature due to the warehouse environment.
- Environment includes administrative offices and applicable warehouse areas.
- The employee will occasionally be required to drive an automobile, as occasional travel within the Food Bank's 34-county service area, or to professional development opportunities and conferences are required. Overnight travel may very rarely occur.
- The employee will be required to visit and review processes, procedures, and facilities on-site at partner agencies.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
- The warehouse can be extremely cold at times and extremely hot during the summer months, with temperatures ranging from -10 degrees Fahrenheit to 42 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential functions and skills required of personnel so classified.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not regard race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or any protected class characteristic when seeking to hire. This practice, in addition to hiring, applies to our recruiting, training, transfers, promotions, job benefits, pay, dismissal practices, social and recreational activities, and any other term or condition of employment.
We care about our employees, our candidates, and our community.
As such, please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
- Be able to demonstrate initiative and strong time-management skills and perform with little supervision.
- The successful candidate must have outstanding people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in building work teams.
- In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office and related programs is a requirement.
- Must be able to work with diverse groups of people and have a commitment to social justice.
- Excellent driving record as extensive travel throughout Food Bank's 34 county service area is required.
- Ability to speak Spanish preferred as is experience with direct client services or a third party, direct service provider.
$36,000 per year
Full benefits, including medical, dental, vacation, sick, and personal leave.
Complete an application on our website: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_jobs
Compassion, empathy, and respect--these are some of the core values the Staff of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina share. If you believe in our mission that 'No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina,' and you would like to be a part of that effort, then we encourage your interest in a career with us. A career at the Food Bank means being part of an organization that makes an impact on the lives of many people.
Hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In our 34 county service area, more than 600,000 people struggle each day with food insecurity. We believe that there is no more personally rewarding work than being a part of the effort to ensure that our friends and neighbors have nutritious food to eat daily. We partner with more than 800 agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through six Food Bank branches with warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington.
We recruit and develop talented people for our career opportunities and offer competitive pay, as well as a comprehensive employee benefits package. Integrity, dedication, and teamwork round out the remaining core values of Food Bank employees. If these values speak to you, then you may have found the right place in which to put them to good use. Thank you for your interest!
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