Careers

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


Youth and Nutrition Programs Coordinator I

Posting Date: 8/25/15

Summary: 

The Program Coordinator is responsible for facilitating classes, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with partnering agencies, and working closely with volunteers and other food bank staff. The Program Coordinator will have direct contact with community members and work will take place primarily in community settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cultivates relationships with schools, churches and community organizations through speaking engagements, nutritional education and other activities for CM.
  2. Coordinates and manages CM program in accordance with stated national program implementation guidelines.  Coordinates two or three  CM classes per week, for a total of 13 per year which includes 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.
  3. Coordinates and implements nutrition education programming for FAITH-DM participants in accordance with specific research study protocols, using materials and direction provided by FAITH-DM national support staff.  
  4. Responsible for maintenance of program storage areas; inventory of program supplies, as well as frequent shopping for food and materials used in programming.  
  5. Conducts site visits at community locations. Identifies, coordinates, schedules and evaluates community-based sites for CM classes to ensure all agencies comply with CM guidelines.  Develop relationships with agencies to review their responsibilities and expectations for hosting a class.  
  6. Develop working relationships with staff at FAITH-DM pantries for scheduling of nutrition education sessions. 
  7. Assist with enrolling Spanish speaking participants into the FAITH-DM research project by providing informed consent and assisting with and occasionally preforming Hemoglobin A1C and Blood Glucose testing as needed.  
  8. Completes required reporting and accounting tasks.
  9. Requires flexibility of scheduling including evenings and occasional weekends.
  10. Performs extra tasks upon request to enhance service to program participants.
  11. Participates in program, department and agency meetings and trainings as required.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.


Temporary Position: Detroit Volunteer Support

Posting Date: 08/24/15

Summary: 

We are looking for someone to work in the Detroit volunteer area from the beginning of September through the end of the year. Ideally this person would be working Tuesday through Saturday, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Someone who has experience working with volunteers is preferred. Must have excellent computer and communication skills, and be comfortable leading volunteer groups.

Candidates interested in this temporary position should submit their resume and cover letter directly to Sheryl at sstoddard@gcfb.org.


Customer Service Associate - Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC)

Posting Date: 8/7/15

Summary: 

The Customer Service Associate will serve as a receptionist/phone operator to offer customer service support to internal staff and external stakeholders including FREC partner organizations, members of the community, volunteers, and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for providing relief services to the Senior Managing Director, of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at Mexican Town Mercado.
  2. Responsibilities include operating a one line office phone, directing and offering accurate information to callers for successful completion of their inquiry, and returning messages.
  3. Responsible for responding to e-mails and preparation of other written documents, as requested.
  4. Responsible for directing guests to their correct destination and facilitating walk-in inquires, ensuring that proper connection is made between visitor and partners.   
  5. Spanish as a second language is required.  There will be some translation.  
  6. Responsible for helping with set up and take down of equipment for events.
  7. Flexibility in working schedule is required.  
  8. Responsible for filing, relaying messages to partners, routing interoffice mail and managing other paperwork, including monthly reports. 
  9. Management of storage areas, allocations, keeping track of keys via a report. 
  10. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission and work with our community partner Ford Engagement and Resource Center, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  11. Flexible Schedule a need to work some Saturdays and Sundays for Special Events.
  12. Attending Meeting, Scheduling Tours and Giving Tours and History Background of Facility when Senior Managing Director is not available.
  13. Keeping Program Boards and Community Boards updated at all times (update weekly)
  14. Other duties as assigned.

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.


Chef Coordinator

Posting Date: 8/7/15

Summary: 

This position is responsible for executing the activities of the specific program for which they are assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Complete assignments related to grant and contract goals.
  2. Implement programs according to prescribed guidelines.
  3. Track metrics as required, complete monthly reports and complete other required documentation of program implementation.
  4. Communicate and coordinate activities with external partners as required by Gleaners programs.
  5. Create opportunities for program integration with other Gleaners programs.
  6. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities. 
  7. Other duties as assigned.

MiFBAN (Michigan Food Bank Access to Nutrition) Chef Coordinator Key Functions:

  1. Plan, shop and prepare for demos and/or tastings for 600 individuals per week
  2. Maintain working relationship with commercial kitchen contact and staff
  3. Create weekly work-plan and schedule
  4. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to do conversions of recipes and prepare portion controlled samples
  6. Ability to cost recipes
  7. Ability to work independently
  8. The standard work environment will be a commercial kitchen and outdoor settings for event tastings year round
  9. Operate program under safe food handling guidelines and regulations

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.


Advancement Operations Manager

Posting Date: 07/28/15

Summary: 

This position is the lead manager for the advancement operations team. S/he is responsible for the performance and integrity of the databases used by the Advancement department. S/he also supports the donor data and reporting needs of the fund-raising staff, volunteers and leadership of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that there is a thoroughly documented data integrity plan and document in place, and being followed.
  2. Ensure that data imports, exports and reports are timely and accurate.
  3. Execute periodic database maintenance tasks, security set-up, duplicate record merging, records clean-up and quality control audits.
  4. Provide training and technical support to data entry and fundraising staff and assists fundraising staff with the generation of reports, donor and prospect files, as well as assisting with stewardship opportunities.
  5. Input and update constituent data and ensure proper data entry of all donation and gift acknowledgments
  6. Maintain accurate coding to ensure accurate and timely tracking of all appeals, stewardship and cultivation activities
  7. Maintain database structure and guidelines for use of database to ensure data integrity, ease of use and accuracy of queries and reports
  8. Produce mailing lists, pledge reminders, donor invoices and other reports
  9. Update and maintain Advancement Operations Policy and Procedure Manual to reflect current/revised policies and processes
  10. Perform monthly reconciliation with Finance
  11. Assist with maintenance of vendor relationships, and work with ISS and outside vendors to troubleshoot network and software issues
  12. Respond to donor inquiries and requests for information
  13. Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security
  14. Install and test new versions of the database
  15. Control access permissions and privileges
  16. Communicate regularly with staff to ensure database integrity and security
  17. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities
  18. Other duties as assigned

 

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.


Communications Coordinator

Posting Date: 07/23/15

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

  • Assists in internal and external communications, including:
    • Provide communication support for donor stewardship and development operations functions, including drafting gift-acknowledgment letters and other donor correspondence
    • Assist Marketing Manager with production of Harvest magazine, Web site administration and impression reporting, and e-mail blast creation and distribution
    • Write, edit, design, and curate other content for daily updates/posts to Gleaners’ Social Media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)
    • Curate content and manage production and distribution of Gleaners internal bi-weekly newsletter
    • Write, edit, design and proofread copy for Web site, social media and other print and e-mail publications
    • Create and maintain an archive of Gleaners’ publications, photos, video and other collateral material, including the volunteer photo database
    • Photograph or otherwise document events
    • Interview, produce and edit video footage and sound bites
    • Provide communication support/brand management for other departments (i.e. proofreading/editing writing, writing content, logo management, etc.)
    • Receive, answer, forward, and follow-up on all website administrator emails
    • Research, create, and maintain library/resource materials/statistics on hunger issues
    • Represent Gleaners at public events
    • Provide informational tours and presentations to Gleaners volunteers and other groups
    • Assist other departments with related projects as needed
  • Assist in facilitating Gleaners’ contacts with the media
    • Assist communications director and public relations counsel with PR activities
    • Maintain clippings/records of media coverage
  • Help make sure that Gleaners philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.


Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Member

Posting Date: 06/29/15

Summary: 

The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member 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 most important‐affordable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work 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. Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
  3. Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  4. Participate in actively seeking out, working with, and maintaining positive relationships with agencies serving low‐income clients to host Cooking Matters courses and tours.
  5. Assist with the development of Cooking Matters outreach materials and handouts for Cooking Matters audience, as needed.

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

Resumes should be sent to kjohnston@gcfb.org.