Careers

Interested in working at Gleaners? The following positions are currently available (EMAIL ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE):

Grants Coordinator
Distribution Coordinator/Truck Driver
Marketing Coordinator
Inventory Management Analyst 
Senior Operations Director
Gleaners Internships

Grants Coordinator

Posting Date: 05/08/2019

Description: 

This position is responsible for the administrative activities associated with the grant process, both before and after the awards process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes standards and deadlines for proposals, reviews proposals for completeness, and ensures compliance with organizational or foundation standards.
  • Work across all departments to develop and maintain all grant agreements and MOUs pertaining to grant awards.
  • Serve as the resident expert on grant compliance and all applicable regulations, policies and procedures. Interpret applicable regulations and translate into operational policies as required.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of funding sources and grant applicants.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership across multiple departments to ensure compliance with processes and timelines.
  • Develop and maintain a basic grant-making manual and communicate appropriately with staff concerning policies and procedures and updates.
  • Research various grant management systems and work in collaboration with senior leadership to identify opportunities for automation.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
    Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Distribution Coordinator/Truck Driver 

Posting Date: 05/05/2019

Description: 

The scope of this position spans warehouse operations coordination and food pickup and delivery.  This position is responsible for both traditional agency and My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) food distribution programs, including 1) food distribution to partners, order confirmation, selection and staging; 2) food distribution to MNMG customers, inventory management, replenishment, ordering and receiving; and 3) pickup and transporting deliveries locally in accordance with company guidelines and DOT regulations, including MNMG sites, agencies and suppliers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quantity and quality of items on the MNMG truck and racks.
  • Load and unload racks from the MNMG truck as required.
  • Prepare truck for operations and assist team with setup at each MNMG site.
  • Pull MNMG customer orders and verify accuracy.
  • Train volunteers to assist in pulling orders.
  • Inventory management and fulfillment for MNMG including maintain accurate inventory and controls, identify inventory requirements and inform management/team members or order as appropriate, receive deliveries and replenish racks to be ready for use the following day.
  • Adjust rack configuration as necessary due to item additions, deletions or product changes.
  • Inform management of any quality or shortage issues.
  • Responsible for all duties related to selecting, loading and confirming partner orders, including reporting any deficiencies or breakages to management.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workplace at all times to include moving pallets, sweeping, and disposing of debris.
  • Meet and perform all related AIB International and Feeding America Food Safety sanitation and food safety guidelines including maintaining food handlers card, temperature recording documentation, and vehicle cleanliness.
  • Inform management of any inconsistencies regarding product location or replenishments.
  • Work along with Volunteer Coordinator to setup, coordinate, and cleanup volunteer activities.
  • Provide daily preventive maintenance on all facility equipment; notify management immediately if equipment is in need of repair.
  • Assist distribution facility manager with basic and intermediate computerized inventory management. This includes receiving, printing orders, product identification, replenishment, and activation. These duties will be assigned by site manager as needed.
  • Transport deliveries locally according to schedule in a safe, responsible manner, and in accordance with company procedures and applicable DOT regulations.
  • Must maintain a CDL Class B or chauffer’s license (dependent on location) with a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Load/unload and pick-up/deliver food and miscellaneous items to/from assigned destinations.
  • Employ safety measures as well as maintain accurate shipping documents and records to ensure that shipments operate efficiently; inform management of any discrepancy in documentation.
  • Apply knowledge and ability to safely load and unload deliveries according to size of load and contents.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Perform a daily DOT pre-trip inspection according to checklist, and keep an accurate copy in the vehicle at all times.
  • Maintain and submit legible daily truck log and mileage log sheet that includes location, type, description, and times, as required.
  • Provide basic maintenance for vehicle such as maintaining vehicle in a neat and clean manner; report any necessary repairs, all accidents, damage, and malfunctions to management.
  • Maintain proper documentation in the vehicle including valid/current proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org. 


Marketing Coordinator

Posting Date: 3/22/2019

Description: 

This position supports Gleaners’ annual fundraising campaigns, media and public relations, publications, donor relations, Web and electronic communications, external communications and food & fund drives. Coordinates at the task level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in annual fundraising solicitations and communications, including:
    • Assist Marketing Managers and Marketing Director with Web site administration and reporting, production of Harvest magazine, email blast creation and distribution, and food drives, events, and Virtual Food Drive set up on website
    • Support Marketing Manager in editing, design, and curation of content for updates/posts to Gleaners’ Social Media accounts, website, and other print and email publications
    • Organize and maintain an internal shared archive of Gleaners’ publications, photos, video and other collateral material for organizational use
    • Photograph or otherwise document check presentations, programs, events and other necessary initiatives
    • Provide marketing support/brand management for other fundraising departments (i.e. events, grants, strategic gifts, senior leadership)
    • Represent Gleaners at public events
    • Provide informational tours and presentations to Gleaners volunteers and other groups
  • Assist Food Drives Manager in managing high levels of donor requests
    • Provide drop-off and pick-up support for active food and fund drives
    • Support night and weekend activities and events when necessary
    • Assist with creation of support material for food drive solicitation and communication
  • Assist in facilitating Gleaners’ contacts with the media
    • Assist Marketing Director and public relations counsel with PR activities
  • Help make sure that Gleaners mission and vision and brand are practiced appropriately throughout the organization
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Download the full job posting here.

Please send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Inventory Management Analyst

Posting Date: 2/5/2019

Description: 

Gleaners’ strategic plan targets growing our impact through innovative, direct-to-consumer programs in the retail grocery, health care, and related spaces. This position is lead responsible for overall management of food inventory for these programs, working in conjunction with both the Operations department and program teams.  Specific responsibilities include inventory management, order management, receiving, and forecasting and analysis.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and processes to forecast food needs across programs and associated inventory requirements based on in-depth understanding of programs’ objectives and deliverables.
  • Coordinate with My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery and other project teams to ensure timely food availability including order placement, to support distributions.
  • Track inbound food receipts and outbound transfers of inventory across programs.
  • Load/unload and pick-up/deliver food and miscellaneous items to/from assigned local destinations as needed.
  • Manage inventory turnover.
  • Maintain accurate inventory, ordering, and receiving records. Conduct inventory cycle count and physical inventory on a regular schedule. Resolve any inventory issues including inconsistencies regarding product location or replenishments. Document and report damaged, lost, or stolen items.
  • Prepare reports and perform inventory analysis.
  • Continuous improvement of processes and procedures to reduce costs and increase efficiency, accuracy, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Research alternative products and sources to better meet program needs.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate clearly with internal functions and program teams; build positive relationships with external suppliers and partners.
  • Meet and perform all related AIB International and Feeding America Food Safety sanitation and food safety guidelines.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Download the full job posting here.

Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at kcierpial@gcfb.org. 


Senior Operations Director

Posting Date: 1/25/2019

Description: 

Gleaners Community Food Bank is committed to ending food insecurity in SE Michigan. Last year the food bank distributed 43M pounds of food through five regional warehouses serving 500 partners agencies in SE Michigan.  The Senior Operations Director provides operations, facilities and transportation leadership for the safe and efficient receipt, storage, packing and transfer of food and non-food product through Gleaners’ warehouses, and distribution to our partner organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee management of warehouse operations, ensuring safe, efficient and cost-effective utilization of operations resources, while maintaining high-level of service to partners. Effectively manage operations expense to budget.
  • Direct efficient and cost-effective deployment of transportation resources including trucks, drivers and contracted freight. Assess transportation capacity utilization and implement process improvements to ensure efficient utilization of transportation resources. Effectively manage transportation expense to budget.
  • Manage all Gleaners facilities and operational equipment, ensuring safe and reliable operation. Ensure robust facility and equipment preventative maintenance and lifecycle management programs are in place and operational. Proactively lead facility and equipment cost, utilization, lease renewal assessments and contract management. Manage facility and equipment expense to budget.
  • Oversees an effective food safety program and training. Ensure compliance with all applicable AIB, Feeding America and government regulations and guidelines.
  • Actively engage with and build a strong operations team, reinforcing a culture of empowerment, teamwork and accountability.
  • Ensure active performance tracking, management and reporting to deliver targeted results and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Effectively manage cross-functional teams to deliver targeted program results.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key external constituents, including, but not limited to food donors, agency partners, FBCM, Feeding America, etc.
  • Maintain thorough and up to date knowledge of facility and food distribution management in order to implement innovative ways to improve and maximize efficiency.
  • Provide supervision, coaching, training and evaluation to operations staff. Provide constructive feedback and work to enable personal growth opportunities.
  • Promote and enable a positive work environment where team members feel empowered, engaged and connected to Gleaners mission and strategic plan. Foster a culture of professionalism, safety and excellence.
  • Serve as an active, supportive and engaged member of the Gleaners management team. Collaborate with other functional teams to enable achievement of organizational goals.
  • Demonstrate support for Gleaners’ mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Download the full job posting here.

Please send resume and cover letter to Jason Oertell at Jason.oertell@roberthalfes.com.


Gleaners Internship Opportunities 

Gleaners is pleased to announce it's new internship opportunities! Internships are unpaid and are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please take a look at the openings below to see what Gleaners internship is a fit for you! 

Community Liaison Intern

Summary:

Gleaners operates a number of programs involving direct client interaction including My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG), Food Hub at the Mercado, and Henry's Groceries for Health. MNMG is a nutrition-focused pop-up grocery for people with limited access to affordable, healthy foods in Madison Heights, Center Line, Southfield, Detroit and Highland Park. Food Hub is a client choice emergency food pantry operated in southwest Detroit. Henry's Groceries is a partnership with Henry Ford Health System offering home delivery of healthy food to patients experiencing food insecurity. Interns will have the opportunity to experience all three programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients at emergency food pantry with shopping and encourage healthy food choices/cooking methods
  • Ride in van with Gleaners staff member to help deliver boxes of food directly to people in their homes
  • Orient new clients and assist returning clients at pop-up grocery locations
  • Answer questions about My Mobile Money and Double Up Food Bucks incentive programs
  • Enter client information into spreadsheets for documentation, follow up, and tracking purposes
  • Track trends in order to give feedback to leadership
  • Show interest and concern for all clients, treating them with respect and care

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