Tillamook County Food Bank Assistant Manager

Food Bank
Tillamook County Food Bank Assistant Manager

Who You Are:
You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.

Position Summary:
The Tillamook County Food Bank Assistant Manager will assist and support the Tillamook County Food Bank Manager in overseeing branch operations and supervising staff to carry out OFB’s mission within the associated counties. The Tillamook County Food Bank Assistant Manager works with staff and community partners to develop and implement strategies to build food access and equitability throughout the region with particular focus on communities disproportionately impacted by hunger. Responsibilities include oversight of all warehousing, inventory, transportation, agency relations, program management, and community outreach functions. The position requires flexibility, a solutions oriented mindset and a commitment to racial justice and equity in addition to the ability to develop a thorough understanding of OFB’s warehouse management system (WMS/Primarius), process flow and standard operating procedures, and state and federal requirements for food safety and workplace safety.

Opportunity type
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
Supervise a small, flexible team charged with building a strong, coordinated, equitable and highly effective network of hunger-relief partners across the food bank service area.
Define critical competencies (skills and mindset) and provide regular feedback to ensure a high level of productivity, excellent customer service, teamwork and professional growth.
Design and communicate clear team roles and accountability to maintain a positive and collaborative work culture. Facilitate open communication, representing diverse experiences.
Maintain a positive, collaborative and productive work culture amongst project teams.
Manage food bank operations. Perform and direct warehouse and transportation duties to ensure the flow of food into and out of the branch in order to maintain adequate and equitable distribution. Support local independent food and fund drives and fundraising events for the Branch. Assist with processing donations and bank deposits, checking the mail, or maintaining office equipment. Make staffing decisions in the case of inclement weather or disaster response.
Support a strong network of hunger relief partners. Work with a broad base of partners, coalitions and low-income people on solutions to hunger and its root causes in support of Oregon Food Bank’s mission. Support strategic direction to ensure programs are integrated with other strategies to end hunger and meet needs in local areas. Coordinate with Oregon Food Bank’s Compliance Team to ensure that partners meet or exceed all USDA, Feeding America, ServSafe and local health department regulations.
Participate in collaboration and peer learning amongst other Regional Food Bank managers, Oregon Food Bank colleagues and community partners to improve nutrition for low-income individuals and families: increase variety and choice in food access, increase cultural competencies, spur innovative programing and sustainable solutions. Represent the Branch as the voting member of the OFB Network.
Support the management of contracts and relationships with program partners and funders – including administrative oversight, writing grant reports and assisting with applications, and tightly managing the budget and outcomes.
Actively participate in Oregon Food Bank efforts to develop and support community ownership of the Columbia Gorge Food Bank.
Contribute to the P&P management team to define and build consensus for OFB’s strategic direction and culture; including personal learning to address systemic inequity and its role in food insecurity.
Participate in developing the Branch annual work plan, goals, objectives and program budgets for incorporation into OFB annual plan and budget. Operate within annual budget of income and expenditures and ensure successful completion of the annual work plan. Create and utilize standard department documents such as program descriptions, project plans, logic models, and evaluation plans.
Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good.

In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
Cross-departmental efforts
Work culture activities and programming
Advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others.
Plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience:
Three or more years demonstrated success in warehousing, grocery, inventory systems, community food security and/or local food systems. Desired knowledge of non-profits, food banking, proposal development, fundraising, and marketing/promotions.
Experience in staff and volunteer management, including budget and project management.
Proven track record with computer-based inventory management systems; experience with Primarius is a plus.
Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
Interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and meeting facilitation skills.
Experience in the operation of standard warehouse equipment and ability to train and certify staff.
Proficient in computer skills and familiarity with software and applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, CRM (HighRise) and GoToMeeting; ability to quickly master new software and online tools.
Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing conditions and shifting demands.
Proven success as a relationship manager while building durable community partnerships.
Ability to obtain food safety certification.
Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem-solve, test, fail and adjust.
Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, meet deadlines and complete accurate work.
Self-directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about the end goal. Clear on personal role in the team, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional or volunteer experience within food banking, hunger relief programming and/or community food systems work.
Experience in social services, community organizing, group facilitation, community and adult education, and/or organizational development and creating inter-organizational cooperation.
Clear dedication to social justice, inclusion and equity and an ability to effectively apply these frameworks in the context of anti-hunger work.
Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.
Integration is defined as being able to “code-switch” or move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.


Comprehensive benefits package provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly thrugh our website www.oregonfoodbank.org

About the organization

Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Additional information

Applications accepted until filled, first review April 5th.

Please submit a cover letter for consideration. This position is on-site in Tillamook. The pay range is $54,000-$58,000.
Work environment:
Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively. Work is performed in a warehouse environment while moving around and/or using heavy machinery for extended periods of time. Work regularly performed independently driving for extended periods of time, collecting and delivering food. May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours. Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available.