Careers

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

Cooking Matters Coordinator (Bilingual)
2019 Youth Ambassador - Cooking Matters
Nutrition Coordinator
Gleaners Internships

Cooking Matters Coordinator (Bilingual) 

Posting Date: 12/10/2018

Description: 

The Cooking Matters Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cooking Matters Program operated by Gleaners Community Food Bank.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach healthy cooking, nutrition and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Cooking Matters classes.
  • Coordinate all aspects of partnering agency relations.
  • Coordinate and manage the Cooking Matters Program in accordance with stated national program implementation guidelines, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Coordinating three or four CM classes per week (to total 26/year)
    • Introducing and supporting volunteer instructors
    • Setting up tables, unpacking supplies, washing produce, assembling take-home grocery bags and washing dishes.
    • Coordinate all class logistics including frequent communication and planning with volunteer chefs, nutrition instructors and site coordinators.
    • Prepare materials and supplies for classes including buying food, transporting supplies, preparing written materials and completing required evaluations, teach cooking and nutrition lessons as needed.
  • Support the learning objectives of the Cooking Matters Americorps members, student interns and program volunteers.
  • Assist with the promotion and outreach to potential sites and volunteers, volunteer management, publication of newsletter and other administrative tasks, including any fundraisers affiliated with program outreach.
  • Maintains program storage areas; inventory of program supplies, shopping for weekly groceries and weekly produce pick up for all CM classes
  • Coordinate and conduct site visits at approximately 20-30 community agencies annually.
  • Identify, coordinate, schedule and evaluate community based sites for Cooking Matters classes to ensure all agencies comply with required guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with agencies to review their responsibilities and expectation for hosting a class.
  • Produce monthly reporting of outcomes for program.
  • Cultivate relationships with schools and community organizations through speaking engagements, nutritional education and other activities.
  • 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. 


2019 Youth Ambassador - Cooking Matters

Posting Date: 11/26/2018

Description: 

Gleaners has an opening for one (1) Youth Ambassador working on Cooking Matters in Spring 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Youth Ambassador will aide in program expansion by utilizing new models for recruiting potential sites and participants for nutrition education courses.
  • Their primary role will be in conducting outreach events, which seek to recruit new host sites or participants for Cooking Matters courses or tours.
  • The Youth Ambassador will take a Cooking Matters at the Store (nutrition education around shopping on a budget) training and lead at least two tours for low-income individuals.
  • The Youth Ambassador will support Cooking Matters referrals from healthcare partners and other community organizations, by connecting the referrals to nutrition education programming.
  • The Youth Ambassador will record follow-through on class registration and attendance for Cooking Matters referrals.

Download the full job posting here.

Please apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.


Nutrition Coordinator 

Posting Date: 12/6/2018

Description: 

The Nutrition Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for executing the nutrition education activities of the School Food Mobile Program and the Healthy Pantry Initiative. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement ‘healthy choices’ nutrition training for pantry site staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and implement nutrition education, recipes and tip sheets for pantry customers.
  • Coordinate recipe tastings and other nutrition promotion activities using  program implementation guidelines, which include but is not limited to:
    • Coordinate 6 to 10 nutrition education activities per week.
    • Coordinate logistics including frequent communication and planning with site coordinators.
    • Prepare materials and supplies for each activity including buying food, preparing and portioning recipe tasting, and transporting supplies using safe food handling guidelines and Michigan Food Code regulations.
    • Maintain program storage area; monitor program supply inventory, and complete weekly grocery shopping.
    • Conduct program monitoring, provide quality assurance and ensure program fidelity.
  • Provide an environmental assessment of the pantry and develop an action plan to increase nutrition education at the pantry.
  • Collaborate with pantry site staff to implement strategies to promote ‘healthy choices’ with pantry customers.
  • Create, coordinate and implement a monthly plan of work.
  • Maintain program records, including but not limited to, program activities and customer participation.
  • Analyze the number of activities scheduled and the number of participants attended.
  • Develop Excel worksheets to track program outputs and maintain routine data entry.
  • Prepare and submit monthly performance reports.
  • Cultivate relationships with schools and community organizations through speaking engagements, nutritional education and other activities.
  • 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. 


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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