Careers

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

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.

Program Coordinator (School Food Mobiles)

Posting Date: 12/17/2019

The Position: 

The Program Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for the nutrition education, program coordination and site monitoring for the School Food Mobile Program and Voices for Food Project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate quarterly site visits and recipe tastings to school food mobile locations in assigned region. Tasks will include:
    • Coordinating logistics including frequent communication and planning with site coordinators.
    • Preparing materials and supplies for each recipe tasting including buying food, preparing and portioning recipe tasting at an offsite kitchen, and transporting supplies using safe food handling guidelines and Michigan Food Code regulations.
    • Maintaining program storage area, monitoring program supply inventory, and completing weekly grocery shopping.
    • Conducting program monitoring, providing quality assurance, technical assistance and ensuring program fidelity.
    • Nurturing relationships with site partners and representing the organization when engaging in offsite visitations.
  • Work in partnership with selected partner agencies to implement environmental changes within the emergency food system network that results in a healthier experience and promote behavioral change for pantry participants. Tasks may include:
    • Assessing a pantries readiness for implementing change.
    • Providing an environmental assessment of the pantry and creating an action plan with pantry staff to implement environmental changes and adapt pantry policies.
    • Training and coaching pantry staff and volunteers to establish and maintain a healthy pantry.
    • Recommending strategies to promote ‘healthy choices’ with pantry customers.
  • Create, coordinate and implement a monthly plan of work.
  • Maintain program records, including but not limited to, site visit logs, program activities and customer participation.
  • Uphold USDA nutrition guidelines when conducting recipe tastings, nutrition education, and interacting with partner sites to implement environmental changes.
  • Prepare and submit monthly performance reports.
  • Cultivate relationships with schools and community organizations through speaking engagements, nutritional education and other activities.
  • Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Full job descriptions can be downloaded here.

Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to kcierpial@gcfb.org.

Major Gifts Officer

Posting Date: 12/09/2019

The Position: 

The first—and most important—opportunity for the incoming Major Gifts Officer at Gleaners Community Food Bank is the ability to directly improve thousands of lives in southeastern Michigan. Timing, too, presents a tremendous opportunity for the new Major Gifts Officer. The Food Bank has earned enthusiastic support from the organization’s major donors and has plans for exciting fundraising initiatives on the horizon. The incoming Major Gifts Officer can leverage the momentum to accelerate donor relationships and secure meaningful gifts.

The Major Gifts Officer will build on a robust fundraising foundation—the Food Bank has 45,000 active annual donors and raises more than $16 million each year—and embrace the opportunity to develop an even stronger program. She or he will work with the community’s leading donors and big thinkers who have chosen the Food Bank as their philanthropic priority, and who have partnered with the Food Bank to fulfill its important vision.

The new Major Gifts Officer will enjoy the benefits of an organization that has earned a trusted reputation over decades of service and is recognized as an important community pillar. Gleaners Community Food Bank was honored to be named the 2019 Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America—an award recognizing its courageous, adaptive leadership; strategically and innovatively driven decision making; and collaborative partnerships.
With a strong hold on fund development principles, a networking mindset, and a donor-centric approach, he/she will cultivate long-lasting change in the local community. 

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 Major Gifts Officer, supported by a strong team of devoted staff, will build on a robust foundation, developing an even stronger fundraising program. As the organization continues to make strides in the community, he/she can serve as a key change agent in the fight against hunger.

The Major Gifts Officer leads the organization through portfolio management, strategy development and planning, communication, donor cultivation and solicitation, relationship documentation, and collaboration; all in an effort to best serve Southeast Michigan.

Application Process:

Benefactor Group is pleased to be working with Gleaners Community Food Bank to identify the Major Gifts Officer.

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

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

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

Director of Data Analytics

Posting Date: 12/09/2019

The Position: 

This position is a tremendous opportunity for strategic, critical thinkers—for individuals who will contribute to Gleaners Community Food Bank’s success by enabling its leaders to make data-driven decisions. The Director of Data Analytics has a remarkable opportunity at a time of positive transformation and growth. As the organization continues to make strides in the community, he/she can serve as a key change agent in the fight against hunger. The new Director of Data Analytics will collaborate with every function of the development office: from broad-based to mid-tier to major donors. He or she will be exposed to diverse fundraising perspectives and grow as a development professional.

As the position is a new role for the Food Bank, the incoming Director of Data Analytics will make his or her mark—building new, efficient processes; helping to define donor segments and giving programs; adding a level of data into decision-making processes that will ensure success.

He or she will join an organization that keeps mission close to heart, that has cultivated an authentic culture of caring, and that delivers measurable impact for the people and families of Southeast Michigan.

Most importantly, this new team member has the opportunity to embrace the power of data and intelligence for a meaningful mission—using powerful analyses to make enormous advances for the community’s most vulnerable populations.

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 Data Analytics drives development through data analysis, strategy development and research, reporting, data management and training, and prospect screening; all in an effort to best serve the community in Southeast Michigan.

Application Process:

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

A complete job profile with more detailed information about the opportunity and requirements for this position can be found at http://bit.ly/GleanersAnalytics

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

Candidates are urged to visit the Gleaners website at 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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