Careers

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

Grants Writer
Business System Director
Food and Fund Drive Manager
Development Operations Coordinator
Volunteer & Pantry Coordinator - Howell
Food Drives Coordinator
Operations Director
Gleaners Internships

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 kcierpial@gcfb.org. 


Business Systems Director

Posting Date: 5/23/2018

Description: This newly created position will work cross-departmentally within the Organization to develop robust systems for data capture and interpretation and turn data into managerial decision-making tools.  Position requires intellectual curiosity to discover all data currently captured, uncover what pieces of data are missing, work with departments to capture new forms of data and evaluate/interpret results to enable Gleaners to make timely and sound business decisions.  Position will also work directly with senior leadership, providing data-driven support to help frame, evaluate and implement new strategic initiatives to solve food insecurity in southeastern Michigan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Access current landscape of data sources and uses; both internal and external including, but not limited to: Link2Feed, Self Sufficiency Study, Map The Meal Gap, as well as donor and program data captured internally.
  2. Partner with leadership to identify and develop operational metrics, reporting and dashboards of performance outcomes.
  3. Integration of the Food Bank’s business information systems and development of performance tracking and reporting tools. 
  4. Recognize missing critical data and determine how to access, collect or configure this data.
  5. Define associated data development and integration to support mission of achieving community food security including but not limited:
    1. How to measure and track food security (outcomes), what is needed, how much, how often and by whom.
    2. Capture insights re: needs beyond food (collective impact)
    3. How to leverage our existing data systems as tools to collect consumer insights, input tracking and outcomes measurements
    4. Data design and evaluation of program investments against outcome returns (cost/outcome measurements).
  6. Develop a thorough understanding of the data currently being collected and determine how to integrate the various data sources.
  7. While apart from the internal IT function, this position must work with IT to maintain the security and integrity of the data and data collection mechanism.
  8. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

View full description here.

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


Development Operations Coordinator

Posting Date: 5/08/2018

Description: Supports the food bank’s robust development program by safeguarding donor relationships through timely and cordial donor communications as well as ensuring the integrity of the donor data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Accurately import and export gift data and other donor-related information into development software database (Raiser’s Edge) in a timely manner.
  2. Prepare and send accurate and appropriate gift acknowledgements in a timely manner.
  3. Perform self-auditing to ensure data integrity
  4. Configure and mail acknowledgement letters using Mail function in Development software database.  Meet aggressive deadlines for gift entry and acknowledgement
  5. Import credit card donations from website donor database (NationBuilder).  Assure de-duplication
  6. Import donations from direct mail solicitations into donor database (PNC). Assure de-duplication.
  7. Export donor files for direct mail vendor on monthly basis; comply with other vendor requests
  8. Perform monthly reconciliation protocols with Finance including monthly credit card report
  9. Run daily audit and daily gift reports
  10. Process credit card donations of monthly donors and those from call-in donors. Run credit card expiration reports on a monthly basis and communicate with donors accordingly.
  11. Process matching gift and ACH transactions`          
  12. Run pledge payment reports and send invoices for overdue pledges
  13. Fulfill donor intentions per tribute gifts
  14. Work with Stewardship to assure proper coding and soft crediting in Raisers Edge
  15. Maintain gift documentation for grants and other large gifts in the media tab
  16. Maintain files and database for recurring gifts
  17. Assure that returned mail and change of address requests are handled promptly
  18. Ensure coverage of donor phone line and respond to caller inquiries in prompt and professional manner, ensuring donor satisfaction
  19. Run weekly reports as requested
  20. Run queries, reports, and mailing lists as requested
  21. Be cross-functionally trained on all systems used for: direct mail, unsolicited, phone in, walk-in, lockbox donation records,
  22. internal donation records, and online donor records
  23. Perform administrative duties as needed including but not limited to mailings, tribute cards, printing envelopes, retrieving files, de-duping records, system upgrade changes
  24. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  25. Other duties as assigned

View full description here.

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


Volunteer & Pantry Coordinator - Howell

Posting Date: 4/24/2018

Description: This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Shared Harvest Pantry (SHP) operation and volunteer functions in Livingston.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Recruit, schedule and screen new applicants for volunteer assignment in the SHP
  2. Coordinate scheduling and assignments for current SHP volunteers
  3. Coordinate training for all volunteers in SHP
  4. Coordinate scheduling of volunteer groups including requests for company matching grants
  5. Maintain volunteer and client databases (Volunteer Hub, Link2Feed) to provide accurate and timely statistics
  6. Provide accurate weekly summary statistics on SHP activity using client database, including # household visits, # lbs. distributed, and # first time clients
  7. Ensure SHP is adequately stocked; provide input to Operations Manager to facilitate SHP ordering and inventory management
  8. Follow-up with thank you notes and recognition for volunteers
  9. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities; be an advocate for Gleaners with all eternal constituents!

View full description here.

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


Food Drives Coordinator

Posting Date: 4/17/2018

Description: This 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. Attend meetings as needed.
  7. Collect all needed information for the proper receipting of gifts of food or funds.
  8. Be available after hours and on weekends as needed for food drives and events.
  9. 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.)
  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 kcierpial@gcfb.org. 


Operations Director

Posting Date: 2/28/2018

Description: The Operations Director provides facility and operations 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Oversees an effective food safety program and training. Ensure compliance with all applicable AIB, Feeding America and government regulations and guidelines. 
  5. Actively engage with and build a strong operations team, reinforcing a culture of empowerment, teamwork and accountability.
  6. Ensure active performance tracking, management and reporting to deliver targeted results and to drive continuous improvement.
  7. Effectively manage cross-functional teams to deliver targeted program results.
  8. Cultivate strong relationships with key external constituents, including, but not limited to food donors, agency partners, FBCM, Feeding America, etc.
  9. Maintain thorough and up to date knowledge of facility and food distribution management in order to implement innovative ways to improve and maximize efficiency.
  10. Provide supervision, coaching, training and evaluation to operations staff. Provide constructive feedback and work to enable personal growth opportunities.
  11. 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.
  12. Serve as an active, supportive and engaged member of the Gleaners management team. Collaborate with other functional teams to enable achievement of organizational goals.
  13. Demonstrate support for Gleaners’ mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  14. Other duties as assigned

View full description here.

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


Gleaners Internship Opportunities 

Gleaners is pleased to announce it's new internship opportunities! Interns 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! 

Client Intake Intern

Summary: Mercado Food Hub, located at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in southwest Detroit, is a client choice emergency food pantry. Intake Specialists assist guests, update client information, create new appointments, and direct clients to other available resources. Specialists have good people skills, friendly attitude, patience, and basic computer experience. Download the full description.

Transaction Specialist Intern

Summary: My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) is a nutrition-focused pop-up grocery for people who have limited access to affordable, healthy foods. For more information, go to www.gcfb.org/mnmg. Transaction Specialists work directly with customers to enter orders into computers, accept payment, manage incentive tracking and more. Download the full description.

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. Download the full description.

 

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