Careers

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

Director of Marketing
Marketing Coordinator
Summer Youth Ambassador
Project Coordinator (Warren)
Garden Coordinator (Livingston)
Inventory Management Analyst 
Senior Operations Director
Gleaners Internships

Director of Marketing

Posting Date: 3/22/2019

Description: 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing, the Director of Marketing is responsible for planning, development and implementation of external Gleaners marketing strategies and marketing communications. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for marketing and fundraising. Coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior Director of Marketing to provide thought leadership, create, and implement Gleaners’ comprehensive annual fundraising strategy, including the message, strategy & annual plan for all fundraising campaigns, food and fund drives, and assist with the message, strategy & annual plan for all other development initiatives as necessary (i.e. events, strategic gifts, grants, stewardship).
    • Overall management of Gleaners’ Web site and digital program, including:
    • Working with Marketing Manager to research & plan processes that focus on acquisition, retention & growth
    • Collaborate with Marketing vendor to create and execute action plans for campaigns
    • Create and maintain consistent analytics for digital program
    • Proof and edit assets
    • Provide final approval of all Web initiatives
    • Manage relationship with Web vendor(s) as necessary
  • Overall management of digital constituent database, including:
    • Troubleshooting of program
    • Working with the data entry team on clean-up of data and donor inquiries or changes
  • Overall Gleaners brand management, including:
    • Working with the Brand & Content manager to establish and execute a content plan that supports all fundraising initiatives and provides consistent, engaging, and reliable content for all marketing channels including the website, emails, social media, direct mail, major gifts, thank you letters, etc.
  • Overall management of Gleaners’ food and fund drives, including:
    • Works with Food Drives Manager to research & plan processes that focus on acquisition, retention & growth
    • Develop and track new food drive models that save program costs and increase overall food and monetary donations
    • Create strategy & process for both proactive and reactive donor communicationDetermine more efficient drop-off & pick-up process with possibility of building partner relationships
  • Overall management and final approval of the creation and publication of Gleaners’ annual Harvest magazine and Annual Report
  • Support the Senior Director of Marketing with all necessary reporting and budgeting for direct mail, digital communications, media buys, and food and fund drives, including recurring analysis of information and recommendations based on that analysis.
  • Manage invoicing of all marketing and food and fund drives programs
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  • Represents Gleaners at public events, check presentations, donor meetings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Download the full job posting here.

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


Summer Youth Ambassador  

Posting Date: 3/18/2019

Description: 

For the summer program, Gleaners Community Food Bank will host two (2) Youth Ambassadors working on boosting the success of the Summer Meal Program through community outreach promotion, evaluation of meal satisfaction and site monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gathering data on the participation rates of activities and youth satisfaction with the activities and the meals.
  • Monitoring sites for program adherence to USDA regulations.
  • Conducting ongoing outreach and promotion at the sites.
  • Attending No Kid Hungry partner meetings and weekly Share Our Strength professional development activities, such as Google hangouts.
  • Participating in NKH outreach events and supporting other NKH outreach activities as possible.

Download the full job posting here.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.  


Project Coordinator (Warren)

Posting Date: 2/20/2019

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 a range of food distribution programs to a network of 500 partner agencies.  We have also initiated new, innovative programs with healthcare providers and retail shopping models, and are embarking on a program to leverage bulk frozen produce. The scope of this position includes providing food distribution to healthcare participants as well as providing support for operations and deliverables tracking across this range of projects to ensure successful on-time completion of all deliverables.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transport deliveries locally according to schedule in a safe, responsible manner, and in accordance with company procedures and applicable DOT regulations.
  • Packing, distribution and replenishment support for special projects.
  • Must maintain a chauffer’s driver license with a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Create, coordinate, implement and track project-specific work plans with timed deliverables.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator for workload planning to meet project deliverables on-time with quality.
  • Work collaboratively with Volunteer Coordinator and Warehouse Manager on food packing for project-based distributions.
  • Assist in program food inventory tracking and management.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough project food delivery and pick-up records for participants.
  • Provide tracking management and follow-up on project deliverables to ensure timely completion of all project commitments.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organization’s image.
  • Build positive relationships with volunteers, partners and key external project constituents.
  • 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. 


Garden Coordinator (Livingston)

Posting Date: 2/19/2019

Description: 

The Garden Coordinator is a seasonal position responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Victory Garden located in Livingston County. This position is scheduled 30-40 hours per week during the garden season (approximately April 1st to October 31st).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day operations for the Victory Garden including maintaining, growing, and harvesting produce.
  • Recruit, schedule and supervise community volunteers for all stages of the garden season.
  • Provide capacity building support to the Livingston County garden network through routine sharing of best practices, local resources and nutrition education.
  • Maintaining Victory Garden production and equipment records.
  • Collect, record and report the production data for the cumulative Livingston County garden network.
  • Schedule and facilitate community gardening education events.
  • 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. 


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

Download the full description.