Programs Outreach Representative

City
Denver
State
Colorado
Title
Programs Outreach Representative
Description

Summary/Objective:

The position is an integral member of the Food Bank of the Rockies Programs team and is to serve as an ambassador in assigned areas, building awareness of hunger and encouraging collaboration among community groups involved in poverty relief. In addition, this position is responsible to achieve and maintain Feeding America’s compliance requirements and attain significant progress towards reducing the meal gap. To accomplish these objectives, this position serves as a liaison with county contacts and partners in key geographic areas of Colorado to increase their food distribution capacity.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Programs / Agency Relations / Clients
Job responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Coordinate special food security collaborations in markets like healthcare and colleges including establishing partnerships, and setting up reoccurring meetings and listening sessions
In coordination with the Operations Department, work with special distribution models like food hubs and culturally responsive foods initiatives; communicate these programs to partners and within community meetings.
Attends and engages in community meetings to ensure Food Bank of the Rockies’ mission is communicated within the community while fostering and strengthening relationships and encouraging collaboration between community groups.
Research, evaluate and compile data as it relates to complete County and Partner profile information.
Strategically plan and recommend partner consolidation actions with the objective of increasing food distribution pounds/meals and alleviating or minimizing overhead transportation and/or associated expenses. Such plans will include, but are not limited to:
Sequential process steps for optimal achievement of objectives.
Creative and productive processes to ensure successful execution.
Predetermined metrics to provide detailed analysis and balance between return-on-investment for increased services and decreased expenses.
Recommend adjustments to plans and processes based upon analyzed outcomes.
Facilitate capacity building application process from partners to increase storage, transportation, or other operational barriers to increase food they can distribute in their communities.
Develop application and communicate timeline to partners
Collect completed applications and facilitate review
Compile list of equipment purchased; work with vendors to obtain quotes. Place equipment orders and coordinate deliveries with partners.
Familiarize with Link2Feed to support training and roll out efforts as needed. Communicate information during community outreach.
Be the primary point of contact with online training vendor, NeoGov; create communications and support account activation along with others within the programs department.
Prepare briefings, newsletters, reports and presentations for potential partnering organizations, donors, internal senior management members and other governing parties.

Application qualifications

Competencies:

Excellent organizational, time management and analytical skills
Self-directed, accountable for results and proactive; independent problem solver
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Exercise independent judgment, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others and follow through to execute projects
Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing
Ability to represent Food Bank of the Rockies with professional poise; ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents
Ability to speak and write in Spanish is highly preferred.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree a plus
2-5 years of experience successfully leading projects or programs
Non-profit experience preferred
Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
Comfortable speaking and presenting to a group.
Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite; advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
Experience using collaborative tools for file storage and sharing, meeting scheduling, and virtual collaboration; prior experience with SmartSheet a plus
Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Benefits

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave. We offer 8 hours of volunteer time.

About the organization

About Food Bank of the Rockies

Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.

Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. So far in 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.

Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of 180 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope.

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