Careers

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

No Kid Hungry: Summer Youth Ambassadors

Posting Date: 2/24/2020

The Position: 

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our No Kid Hungry community partners.

For the summer program, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan will host two (2) Youth Ambassadors working on initiatives related to Summer Meals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitoring sites for program adherence to USDA regulations (65%)
  2. Administrative (15%)
  3. Community Outreach (10%)
  4. NKH weekly meetings, blog, website, social media (10%)
  5. Monitoring sites for program adherence to USDA regulations.
  6. Conducting ongoing outreach and promotion at the sites.
  7. Attending No Kid Hungry partner meetings and weekly Share Our Strength professional development activities, such as Google hangouts.
  8. Participating in NKH outreach events and supporting other NKH outreach activities as possible.

Application Process:

Click here to download the application packet.

Interested parties should should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors

Transportation Manager

Posting Date: 1/29/2020

The Position: 

Gleaners Community Food Bank is committed to ending food insecurity in SE Michigan. Last year the food bank distributed 34 million pounds of food through 5 regional warehouses serving 500 partners agencies in SE Michigan. This position leads the transportation and logistical operations of the food bank.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure efficient and cost-effective fleet management by assessing delivery/pickup routes, truck assets utilization, service contracts and lease agreements.
  2. Supervise team of 10 drivers to ensure safe, on-time delivery performance, with high quality customer service.
  3. Daily/weekly route scheduling to ensure timely pickups/deliveries and efficient truck assets utilization.
  4. Supervise/facilitate all truck asset preventative maintenance and activity logs, including AIB and DOT requirements.
  5. Manage organization transportation expense within budget.
  6. Benchmark fleet costs to food bank peers and industry norms to understand cost and performance competitiveness. Champion improvement to top quartile performance among food bank peers.
  7. Demonstrate service leadership style with emphasis on safety and customer service. Foster a positive work environment that encourages communication, engagement and cross-functional teamwork.
  8. Ensure all transportation operations comply with all applicable regulations and guidelines.
  9. Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  10. Accomplish staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures.
  11. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities
  12. Other duties as assigned

Application Process:

For a full job description click here.

Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Vice President of Finance

Posting Date: 12/18/2019

The Position: 

The Vice President Finance (VP Finance) is a key leader of the food bank responsible for maintaining positive morale, representing the food bank with energy and enthusiasm, and ensuring Gleaners forward momentum in reaching substantial, community-driven goals.  The VP Finance must have a clear understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations in society and the importance of maintaining the public trust, protecting assets, serving the greater good, and creating/maintaining sustainable systems for supporting food insecure individuals and households in Southeast Michigan. Gleaners VP Finance will:

  1. Be an effective organizational leader and a key member of senior management;
  2. Be an effective and proactive leader of the finance, accounting and audit functions
  3. Bring professional qualities to their role and to the food bank.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop plans, budgets, forecasts and financial statements to guide management decisions and improve financial results.
  2. Accomplish organization’s strategic financial objectives by developing, monitoring and evaluating plans and results; enforcing controls.
  3. Track, measure, evaluate and forecast financial results to assure that the organization has sufficient funds and liquidity to operate; identify needs and trends; analyze capital needs and expenditures; and negotiate credit with banks.
  4. Protect assets by establishing credit policies; developing and managing credit procedures; establishing, and enforcing internal controls.
  5. Lead the annual financial statement audit as well as other audits should they arise.  Assure that financial reporting and accounting adhere to new or changed standards.
  6. Comply with regulatory requirements by approving and filing statements and reports; filing returns, and overseeing tax; makes sure that tax regulations are adhered to and systems are in place to assure compliance.
  7. Oversee accounts receivable and payable systems.
  8. Manage financial planning by organizing the planning process; analyzing critical information; updating projections; recommending financial actions; monitoring outcomes.
  9. Review, help manage, and track organization’s contracts, leases and other agreements with financial and budget implications.
  10. Prepare reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and cash flow based on past, present and expected operations and provide the President, Gleaners leadership, the board, and the finance committee with timely and accurate reviews of financial position and progress as related to the approved budget.
  11. Create and present materials for the board, finance committee, and audit committee including performance, filings, and issues.
  12. Represent the organization to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  13. Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans and drive productivity improvements throughout the food bank.
  14. Lead the annual effort to complete form 990.
  15. Have a working knowledge of food bank operations nationally and incorporate best practices into Gleaners practices.
  16. Provide information management support by approving hardware and software concepts and technology; directing information support services.
  17. Provide framework for supporting benchmarking, establishing key performance indicators and working baselines, and tracking progress against a structured accountability matrix.
  18. Provide insight into best operating practices for social service and/or basic needs nonprofit organizations and effectively shares those insights with relevant stakeholders.
  19. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  20. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process:

For a full job description click here.

Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Sheryl Stoddard at sstoddard@gcfb.org.

Director of Donor Engagement

Posting Date: 12/09/2019

The Position: 

The Director of Donor Engagement will enjoy the opportunities associated with partnering with “Mighty Middle” donors—building relationships with those who have already demonstrated belief in the cause. Mid-level donors tend to identify strongly with Gleaners Community Food Bank’s values, enjoy engaging in volunteer and mission-driven opportunities, and demonstrate their commitment through consistent giving.

The incoming director will be essential to the organization’s fundraising success: mid-tier donors serve as steady support and provide significant income potential. At the Food Bank, the middle represents 3.5% of the donor population and gives 33% of the dollars.

Middle giving also represents a tremendous area for growth. Giving from these donors, who can be prone to neglect across the nonprofit sector, will flourish with the dedicated attention of the next Director of Donor Engagement.

She or he will also have the opportunity to help spread awareness and democratize philanthropy—by engaging a broader swath of the community in supporting the Food Bank that they respect and consider essential.

The new director will benefit from working with an organization that has earned a trusted reputation over decades of service—both in the community and around the nation. Most importantly, this new team member has the opportunity to embrace the power of philanthropy for a meaningful mission—joining a team of passionate colleagues, who together serve the city’s most vulnerable populations, and find a deep sense of purpose in their work.

Named the 2019 Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America, Gleaners Community Food Bank operates a wide range of programs to fulfill its mission of ending hunger. To achieve this, Gleaners efficiently delivers three million meals per month, operates engaging programming for local schools and champions education and community engagement initiatives. The Director of Donor Engagement, joined by passionate colleagues, has an opportunity to strategically maximize the Food Bank’s community impact. As the organization continues to advance the lives of local residents, he/she can leave a legacy of success.

The Director of Donor Engagement drives the organization through portfolio management, donor cultivation and solicitation, communication, documentation, metrics and reporting, events, and leadership; all in an effort to end hunger in Southeast Michigan.

Application Process:

Benefactor Group is pleased to be working with Gleaners Community Food Bank to identify the Director of Donor Engagement.

More detailed information about the opportunity and requirements for this position can be found at http://bit.ly/GleanersEngage

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: HR@benefactorgroup.com

Candidates are urged to visit the Gleaners website at https://www.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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