Careers

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

Distribution Associate/Truck Driver (Howell)

Posting Date: 06/17/2019

Description: 

This position is responsible for transporting deliveries locally in accordance with company guidelines and DOT regulations; this position is also responsible for day-to-day warehousing functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transport deliveries/pickups locally according to schedule in a safe, responsible manner, and in accordance with company procedures and applicable DOT regulations.
  • Must maintain a Chauffeurs license with a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Stock product in distribution center utilizing equipment and manual labor.
  • Employ safety measures as well as maintain accurate records to ensure that shipments operate efficiently.
  • Meet and perform all related AIB International and Feeding America Food Safety guidelines including maintaining food handlers’ card, temperature recording documentation, and vehicle cleanliness.
  • Process shipment documents neatly and efficiently, and inform management of any discrepancy in documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain proper delivery and pickup documentation, and submit on a daily basis.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Perform a daily DOT pre-trip inspection according to checklist, and keep an accurate copy in the vehicle at all times. Maintain a daily, legible truck log submit as required.
  • Responsible for all duties related to loading, unloading, and transfer of incoming and outgoing product. Stock product in distribution center utilizing equipment and manual labor.
  • Submit a legible daily mileage log sheet that includes location, type, description, and times.
  • Provide basic maintenance for vehicle such as maintaining vehicle in a neat and clean manner; report any necessary repairs, all accidents, damage, and malfunctions to management.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workplace at all times to include moving pallets, sweeping, and disposing of debris.
  • Maintain proper documentation in the vehicle including valid/current proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle.
  • 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

Cooking Matters by Share Our Strength: AmeriCorps

Posting Date: 06/17/2019

Description: 

The Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member will work with Gleaners Community Food Bank Cooking Matters staff to implement programs that teach parents and caregivers of children 0-5 with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals.  Member responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to: 

Program Coordination:

  • 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 with emphasis on serving priority audience.
  • Complete all preparations for class including, but not limited to, assembling and transporting equipment, materials, and groceries, and preparing volunteer staff.
    Complete program evaluation and other program reporting documentation as necessary.
  • Participate in actively seeking out, working with, and maintaining positive relationships with agencies serving parents and caregivers of children 0-5 to host Cooking Matters courses and tours.
  • Assist with the development of Cooking Matters outreach materials and handouts for Cooking Matters audience, as needed.

Volunteer Management and Training:

  • Provide volunteer instructors with training and materials needed to teach courses and tours and make sure they follow procedures and course guidelines.
  • Support and manage volunteer instructors during class to make sure they have all required materials and communicate key messages.
  • Provide timely and consistent communications with volunteers.
  • Identify and participate in opportunities to recruit volunteers. Build relationships with chefs, dietitians, nutritionists and other potential volunteers to maintain enough trained instructors to reach course goals.
  • Provide recognition of volunteers.
  • Help with special events such as volunteer appreciation/recognition events.

Administration/Miscellaneous:

  • Work with supervisor to set personal goals and follow the work plan created for the AmeriCorps National Direct Member.
  • Ensure all necessary course reporting is in order in database and network resource center.
  • Complete additional reporting and communications contributions as required, which may include blog posts, newsletters, photographs, and volunteer and participant story gathering.
  • Submit timesheets in accordance with AmeriCorps and Share Our Strength guidelines.
  • Participate in national, state and other trainings as requested – some may require travel out of state.
  • Maintain a high level of working knowledge related to hunger, nutrition standards, regulations, and trends.
  • Collaborate with other Gleaners Community Food Bank departments, as necessary, to ensure high quality service to individuals within our network of agencies.

To apply, please visit the AmeriCorps Recruitment Site at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51656&fromSearch=true

 

Cooking Matters Coordinator

Posting Date: 05/31/2019

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:

  1. Teach healthy cooking, nutrition and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
  2. Coordinate and facilitate Cooking Matters classes.
  3. Coordinate all aspects of partnering agency relations.
  4. Coordinate and manage the Cooking Matters Program in accordance with stated national program implementation guidelines, which includes but is not limited to:
    1. Coordinating three or four CM classes per week (to total 26/year)
    2. Introducing and supporting volunteer instructors
    3. Setting up tables, unpacking supplies, washing produce, assembling take-home grocery bags and washing dishes.
    4. Coordinate all class logistics including frequent communication and planning with volunteer chefs, nutrition instructors and site coordinators.
    5. 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.
  5. Support the learning objectives of the Cooking Matters Americorps members, student interns and program volunteers.
  6. 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.
  7. Maintains program storage areas; inventory of program supplies, shopping for weekly groceries and weekly produce pick up for all CM classes
  8. Coordinate and conduct site visits at approximately 20-30 community agencies annually.
  9. Identify, coordinate, schedule and evaluate community based sites for Cooking Matters classes to ensure all agencies comply with required guidelines.
  10. Develop relationships with agencies to review their responsibilities and expectation for hosting a class.
  11. Produce monthly reporting of outcomes for program.
  12. Cultivate relationships with schools and community organizations through speaking engagements, nutritional education and other activities.
  13. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

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

Grants Coordinator

Posting Date: 05/08/2019

Description: 

This position is responsible for the administrative activities associated with the grant process, both before and after the awards process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes standards and deadlines for proposals, reviews proposals for completeness, and ensures compliance with organizational or foundation standards.
  • Work across all departments to develop and maintain all grant agreements and MOUs pertaining to grant awards.
  • Serve as the resident expert on grant compliance and all applicable regulations, policies and procedures. Interpret applicable regulations and translate into operational policies as required.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of funding sources and grant applicants.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership across multiple departments to ensure compliance with processes and timelines.
  • Develop and maintain a basic grant-making manual and communicate appropriately with staff concerning policies and procedures and updates.
  • Research various grant management systems and work in collaboration with senior leadership to identify opportunities for automation.
  • 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 Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Distribution Coordinator/Truck Driver (Warren)

Posting Date: 05/05/2019

Description: 

The scope of this position spans warehouse operations coordination and food pickup and delivery. This position is responsible for both traditional agency and My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) food distribution programs, including 1) food distribution to partners, order confirmation, selection and staging; 2) food distribution to MNMG customers, inventory management, replenishment, ordering and receiving; and 3) pickup and transporting deliveries locally in accordance with company guidelines and DOT regulations, including MNMG sites, agencies and suppliers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quantity and quality of items on the MNMG truck and racks.
  • Load and unload racks from the MNMG truck as required.
  • Prepare truck for operations and assist team with setup at each MNMG site.
  • Pull MNMG customer orders and verify accuracy.
  • Train volunteers to assist in pulling orders.
  • Inventory management and fulfillment for MNMG including maintain accurate inventory and controls, identify inventory requirements and inform management/team members or order as appropriate, receive deliveries and replenish racks to be ready for use the following day.
  • Adjust rack configuration as necessary due to item additions, deletions or product changes.
  • Inform management of any quality or shortage issues.
  • Responsible for all duties related to selecting, loading and confirming partner orders, including reporting any deficiencies or breakages to management.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workplace at all times to include moving pallets, sweeping, and disposing of debris.
  • Meet and perform all related AIB International and Feeding America Food Safety sanitation and food safety guidelines including maintaining food handlers card, temperature recording documentation, and vehicle cleanliness.
  • Inform management of any inconsistencies regarding product location or replenishments.
  • Work along with Volunteer Coordinator to setup, coordinate, and cleanup volunteer activities.
  • Provide daily preventive maintenance on all facility equipment; notify management immediately if equipment is in need of repair.
  • Assist distribution facility manager with basic and intermediate computerized inventory management. This includes receiving, printing orders, product identification, replenishment, and activation. These duties will be assigned by site manager as needed.
  • Transport deliveries locally according to schedule in a safe, responsible manner, and in accordance with company procedures and applicable DOT regulations.
  • Must maintain a CDL Class B or chauffer’s license (dependent on location) with a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Load/unload and pick-up/deliver food and miscellaneous items to/from assigned destinations.
  • Employ safety measures as well as maintain accurate shipping documents and records to ensure that shipments operate efficiently; inform management of any discrepancy in documentation.
  • Apply knowledge and ability to safely load and unload deliveries according to size of load and contents.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Perform a daily DOT pre-trip inspection according to checklist, and keep an accurate copy in the vehicle at all times.
  • Maintain and submit legible daily truck log and mileage log sheet that includes location, type, description, and times, as required.
  • Provide basic maintenance for vehicle such as maintaining vehicle in a neat and clean manner; report any necessary repairs, all accidents, damage, and malfunctions to management.
  • Maintain proper documentation in the vehicle including valid/current proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle.
  • 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

Marketing Coordinator

Posting Date: 3/22/2019

Description: 

This position supports Gleaners’ annual fundraising campaigns, media and public relations, publications, donor relations, Web and electronic communications, external communications and food & fund drives. Coordinates at the task level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assists in annual fundraising solicitations and communications, including:
      • Assist Marketing Managers and Marketing Director with Web site administration and reporting, production of Harvest magazine, email blast creation and distribution, and food drives, events, and Virtual Food Drive set up on website
      • Support Marketing Manager in editing, design, and curation of content for updates/posts to Gleaners’ Social Media accounts, website, and other print and email publications
      • Organize and maintain an internal shared archive of Gleaners’ publications, photos, video and other collateral material for organizational use
      • Photograph or otherwise document check presentations, programs, events and other necessary initiatives
      • Provide marketing support/brand management for other fundraising departments (i.e. events, grants, strategic gifts, senior leadership)
      • Represent Gleaners at public events
      • Provide informational tours and presentations to Gleaners volunteers and other groups
    • Assist Food Drives Manager in managing high levels of donor requests
      • Provide drop-off and pick-up support for active food and fund drives
      • Support night and weekend activities and events when necessary
      • Assist with creation of support material for food drive solicitation and communication
    • Assist in facilitating Gleaners’ contacts with the media
      • Assist Marketing Director and public relations counsel with PR activities
    • Help make sure that Gleaners mission and vision and brand are practiced appropriately throughout the organization
    • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
    • 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 Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Inventory Management Analyst

Posting Date: 2/5/2019

Description: 

Gleaners’ strategic plan targets growing our impact through innovative, direct-to-consumer programs in the retail grocery, health care, and related spaces. This position is lead responsible for overall management of food inventory for these programs, working in conjunction with both the Operations department and program teams.  Specific responsibilities include inventory management, order management, receiving, and forecasting and analysis.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and processes to forecast food needs across programs and associated inventory requirements based on in-depth understanding of programs’ objectives and deliverables.
  • Coordinate with My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery and other project teams to ensure timely food availability including order placement, to support distributions.
  • Track inbound food receipts and outbound transfers of inventory across programs.
  • Load/unload and pick-up/deliver food and miscellaneous items to/from assigned local destinations as needed.
  • Manage inventory turnover.
  • Maintain accurate inventory, ordering, and receiving records. Conduct inventory cycle count and physical inventory on a regular schedule. Resolve any inventory issues including inconsistencies regarding product location or replenishments. Document and report damaged, lost, or stolen items.
  • Prepare reports and perform inventory analysis.
  • Continuous improvement of processes and procedures to reduce costs and increase efficiency, accuracy, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Research alternative products and sources to better meet program needs.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate clearly with internal functions and program teams; build positive relationships with external suppliers and partners.
  • Meet and perform all related AIB International and Feeding America Food Safety sanitation and food safety guidelines.
  • Provide good customer service and maintain a professional manner and appearance to enhance the organizations image.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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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! 

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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