Careers

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

Cooking Matters by Share Our Strength: AmeriCorps National Direct Program 
Information Technology Director
Grants Writer
Business System Director
Food and Fund Drive Manager
Operations Director
Gleaners Internships

Cooking Matters by Share Our Strength: AmeriCorps National Direct Program 

Posting Date: 7/16/2018

Description: The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members will work with Gleaners Community Food Bank Cooking Matters staff to implement effective hands-on courses and tours teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable and affordable. There are two openings currently available. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination:

  1. Working with chefs, nutrition educators and agency/site managers to implement courses and tours using Cooking Matters core curriculum and Cooking Matters at the Store curriculum.
  2. Completing all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  3. Completing program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  4. Participating in actively seeking out, working with, and maintaining positive relationships with agencies serving low-income clients to host Cooking Matters courses and tours.
  5. Assisting with the development of Cooking Matters outreach materials and handouts for Cooking Matters audience, as needed.

Volunteer Support:

  1. Providing volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and tours and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines. 
  2. Supporting and manage volunteer instructors during class to make sure they have all required materials and communicate key messages.
  3. Providing timely and consistent communications with volunteers.
  4. Identifying and participating in opportunities to recruit volunteers. Building relationships with chefs, dietitians, nutritionists and other potential volunteers to maintain enough trained instructors to reach course goals.
  5. Providing recognition of volunteers.
  6. Helping with special events such as volunteer appreciation/recognition events.

Administration/Miscellaneous:

  1. Working with supervisor to set personal goals and follow the work plan created for the AmeriCorps National Direct Member.
  2. Ensuring all necessary course reporting is in order in database and network resource center.
  3. Completing additional reporting and communications contributions as required, which may include blog posts, newsletters, photographs, and volunteer and participant story gathering.
  4. Submitting timesheets in accordance with AmeriCorps and Share Our Strength guidelines.
  5. Participating in national, state and other trainings as requested – some may require travel out of state.
  6. Maintaining a high level of working knowledge related to hunger, nutrition standards, regulations, and trends.
  7. Collaborating with other Gleaners Community Food Bank departments, as necessary, to ensure high quality service to individuals within our network of agencies.

View full description here.

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


Information Technology Director

Posting Date: 6/05/2018

Description: Oversees and manages all technological systems and services implemented by and provided for Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the planning, developing and implementing of all internal and external Gleaners technological strategies, communications and activities.
  2. Implement and maintain, a comprehensive technology strategy to include current systems and future enhancements required to provide the organization with the tools necessary to address technology issues critical to the operations of the food bank.
  3. Supervise maintenance, troubleshooting and help desk duties and provide third tier support regarding office software and hardware including but not limited to workstations, laptops, tablets, desk phones, cell phones, and smart phones
  4. Performs on-site network and server maintenance including but not limited to wired and wireless networks, phone systems, domain migration, and all network hardware.
  5. Recruit, interact, maintain and provide support to and from external vendors, consultants, and professional volunteers to support all Gleaners technological needs.
  6. Performs website and database support for end users including but not limited to: pantrynet.org, Primarius, Navision, Access, Raisers Edge, Avaya phone system, and all legacy software.
  7. Maintains communication with staff, board members and partners regarding technological issues including training sessions as needed.
  8. Works with others on technology strategic planning by assessing, selecting, re-assigning, and purchasing hardware and software to meet Gleaners business daily and continuity requirements including security protocols and remote access.
  9. Support current computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  10. Implement controls to ensure that technology functions within the departments of the organization are reviewed on a regular basis, with recommended corrective actions for improvement.
  11. Document information for all technology procedures, incidents and events.
  12. Work steadily to effectively improve the food bank’s overall technical proficiency.
  13. Researches and develops services, infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  14. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

View full description here.

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


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. 


Food and Fund Drive Manager

Posting Date: 5/23/2018

Description:This position is responsible for managing the growth strategy and day to day operations and supervision of the food and fund drive team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cultivate relationships with food and fund donors - recruit and engage new contacts for Gleaners in support of an aggressive growth strategy
  2. Provide structure and growth strategy for donors through physical food drives, virtual food drives and other outreach efforts
  3. Assist with all new campaigns, including development of program goals and written materials, preparation of budgets and contacting businesses
  4. Responsible for budget, task planning and status reporting.   
  5. Responsible for managing incoming donor requests related to food drives
  6. Oversee inventory of food drive supplies and order product when necessary.
  7. Oversee fleet of transit trucks and vans to ensure appropriate scheduling, reporting and maintenance procedures are followed.
  8. Collaborate with internal and external key stakeholders when appropriate.
  9. Demonstrate service leadership style with emphasis on customer service. 
  10. Foster a positive work environment that encourages communication, engagement and cross-functional teamwork.
  11. Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  12. Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures.
  13. Demonstrate and support the 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 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! 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! 

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.