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Position: Food Distribution Coordinator
Organization: Richmond Food Bank Society
Location: Richmond, Greater Vancouver BC

The Richmond Food Bank is a safe and confidential place for people with low incomes or in crises to receive grocery assistance. It provides a congenial volunteer environment for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to contribute to their community.

The Food Distribution Coordinator has a range of responsibilities, from supporting volunteers and clients to working in the warehouse (receiving incoming donations as well as picking orders to go off-site) and supervising offsite grocery distribution depots. The successful candidate will also be prepared to learn and assist with other duties as needed (such as representing the Food Bank at community events, or driving the van to pick up donations on certain occasions as required).

Characteristics and competencies needed: Committed to respectful, sensitive, and confidential workplace relations; communicates effectively with a diverse mix colleagues, clients, donors, volunteers, including seniors, people with various abilities and disabilities, and people learning English; works closely with colleagues; leads by example and sets a good example for volunteers at all times; is responsible, flexible and able to organize and prioritize tasks.

Job Description:

  • Assist and serve clients, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment
  • Coordinate grocery distribution depots off-site (includes driving van or 3-tonne truck to off-site location, unloading food, coordinating volunteer team to give out food to clients), especially on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
  • Assist in warehouse: unloading incoming donations, preparing grocery items for offsite distribution sites, picking up offsite donations when needed etc.
  • Help donors, clients, and volunteers in a professional and positive manner
  • Work with colleagues to schedule, support and supervise volunteers
  • Assist with outreach activities, special events, and other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Physically fit with the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Class 5 driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Van / refrigerated truck driving experience a strong asset
  • Forklift operator ticket preferred, or willingness to complete training within 3 months of hiring
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in client, volunteer and/or warehouse environment a strong asset
  • First aid certification or willingness to obtain within 3 months of hiring
  • Fluency in a second language an asset (Cantonese, Mandarin are particularly useful, Spanish, Arabic and other languages also useful)

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent verbal skills in English and basic competency with MS Office, email
  • Multitasking and prioritizing tasks
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people (staff, volunteers, donors)
  • Passion and support for community service and a desire to contribute to a positive, caring and supportive environment

Compensation: Starting wage per hour is $18, thirty-five hours per week (full-time) usually from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday (once trained to coordinate depots, shift will be until 6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, with shift starting later in the day, or other weekly shifts adjusted to equal 35 hours/week – mutually agreeable schedule to be determined). Some evening and weekend work may be required for special events and evening distributions. Group insurance benefits when eligible.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
stephanie@richmondfoodbank.org
subject: Food Distribution Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their interest but only the ones selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 /hour

Licence: Drivers License (Class 5) (Required)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 28 2019    ID: 54616