Careers

Interested in working at Gleaners? The following positions are currently available: 


Communications Coordinator

Posting Date: 6/19/2014

Summary: 

This position supports Gleaners’ special events, media and public relations, publications, donor relations, Web and electronic communications and internal/external communications. S/he ensures the timely production of print and electronic materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assists in writing, designing and producing internal and external communications, including:

  • Harvest Magazine, Web site, social media, and other print and e-mail publications
  • Photographing or otherwise documenting events
  • Writing acknowledgement letters to $1000+ donors and working closely with Advancement Operations Department
  • Interviewing, producing and editing video footage and sound bites
  • Creating and maintaining archive of Gleaners’ publications, photos, video and other collateral material 
  • Providing informational tours and presentations to Gleaners volunteers and other groups 
  • Web site updates and administration
  • Researching, creating and maintaining library/resource materials on hunger issues
  • Representing Gleaners at public events
  • Assisting other departments with related projects as needed

2. Assist in facilitating Gleaners' contacts with the media

  • Assist communications director and public relations counsel with PR activities
  • Maintain clippings/records of media coverage

3. Help make sure that Gleaners philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization

4. Other duties as assigned 

Further information can be found in the full job description, here.

Resumes should be sent to sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Food Hub Coordinator

Posting Date: 5/13/2014

Summary: 

This temporary, part time (20 hours per week) position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the client choice pantry located in the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Ensure pantry is properly stocked, staffed, and operating according to publicized policies and practices
  • Recruit, train, manage, and retain volunteers to work in a variety of functions within pantry
  • Work with consultant to establish policy and build collaborative of churches and community organizations to support pantry through financial contributions and volunteerism
  • Collect, store, and manage data on households and monthly outputs; prepare monthly reports
  • Prepare communications regarding closures, special events, or other activities relevant to pantry volunteers and patrons
  • Adhere to requirements stated in agency agreements with Forgotten Harvest and other food donors
  • Manage scheduling and intake process for households wanting to visit pantry
  • Order food necessary to stock pantry; schedule and manage deliveries
  • Be mindful of fact pantry is located in a public space which is shared with other community partners.
  • Demonstrate and support Gleaners’ mission, vision, and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Further information can be found in the full job description, here.

Resumes should be sent to sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Share Our Strength’s, Cooking Matters® AmeriCorps National Direct Program

Posting Date: 5/13/2014

Summary: 

Share Our Strength is seeking AmeriCorps members to help with its local partnering program at Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE MI in Detroit, Michigan. Members will work with Cooking Matters staff to implement effective cooking-based nutrition education courses for low-income families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Coordinate courses including managing the classroom, securing needed food and materials, and supporting volunteers and participants.
  • Work with community-based agencies who host courses for their clients in efforts to expand reach of program.
  • Recruit, train and support culinary, nutrition, and support volunteers who lead Cooking Matters courses.
  • Support activities of Cooking Matters program staff.
  • Perform clerical and reporting duties as required.
  • Participate in staff  meetings and trainings

Further information can be found in the full job description, here.

Resumes should be sent to sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Livingston Distribution Center Director

Posting Date: 4/17/2014

Summary: 

This position oversees and is responsible for the Livingston County Distribution Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Develop and implement a fund raising and marketing strategy for the county
  • Manage donor relations and stewardship activities for the county
  • Represent Gleaners on community collaboratives focusing on efforts to keep Livingston County hunger-free
  • Work with Vice President of Advancement on budget development and tracking
  • Develop strategic direction including deliverables and outcome objectives for the Livingston site
  • Professionally and enthusiastically represent Gleaners to various constituencies, including media, donors, government entities, partner agencies and others
  • 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, support and communicate Gleaners’ mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Resumes should be sent to sstoddard@gcfb.org.