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

Seasonal Food Drives Driver
Food Drives Coordinator
Grants Writer
Gleaners Internships

Seasonal Food Drives Driver

Posting Date: 10/02/2018


The Driver will load and unload food drive donations at multiple locations as directed by the Food Drives Manager. Work will be from October - December. The hours of work will flex between Mon – Fri & Tu – Sat.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have a clean driving record and a Chauffeur License
  3. Be experienced with driving small to medium sized trucks
  4. Be able to lift 50 – 100 lbs
  5. Have exemplary customer service skills
  6. Be familiar with pallet jacks

Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at 

Food Drives Coordinator 

Posting Date: 9/26/2018


This full-time position is responsible for recruiting businesses, volunteers, and other community groups and leaders to conduct food drives as well as other efforts required to successfully complete 100 - 200 food drives per year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Enthusiastically solicit businesses, community groups, schools, churches, and other interested people or organizations to conduct food and fund drives. Solicitations will be made by phone, by email, by letter, in-person, and in other ways as deemed appropriate.
  2. Prepare, send, and deliver information and materials to groups conducting a food drives.
  3. Be present on site as needed at food drives. Help solicit and collect financial contributions and assure the smooth and efficient operation and execution of the food drives.
  4. Pick up and deliver food drive materials in gleaners vehicles
  5. Accurately organize and track activities and be able to report before, during, and after each food drive the status and results of each food drive. Must be able to use a computer, spreadsheet, and/or database for tracking and reporting purposes.
  6. Be available after hours and on weekends as needed for food drives and events.
  7. Drive assigned vehicle to and from various locations on a regular basis, perhaps several times a day in all types of weather. (A CDL is not required.)


  1. Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
  2. Minimum of 1 year experience in a coordinator role, preferably overseeing the work of volunteers.
  3. College degree preferred.
  4. Ability to use an electric pallet jack or certification to drive a hi-lo a plus

Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at 

Grants Writer

Posting Date: 5/23/2018

Description: This position is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  2. Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  3. Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  4. Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc) to corporate and foundation donors.
  5. Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  6. Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  7. Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
  8. Work with Grants Administrator and other key stakeholders to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
  9. Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
  10. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  11. Other duties as assigned

View full description here.

Please send resume and cover letter to Krista Cierpial at 

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


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.


  • 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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