Careers

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

Administrative Coordinator (Temporary)

Posting Date: 1/28/2021

The Position:

The Administrative Coordinator is a full-time, temporary position responsible for supporting the administrative activities of Gleaners’ Government Nutrition Programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop Excel worksheets to track program outputs and conduct routine data entry. Ensure data entry is accurate and complete.
  2. Prepare data for completion of monthly claim reports.
  3. Process program information, including copying, retrieving, transmitting and filing documents.
  4. Maintain partner site information in State database and Excel spreadsheet.
  5. Communicate and problem solve with community partners daily.
  6. Work closely with Program Manager to accomplish day-to-day service delivery.
  7. As needed, address partner inquiries via telephone and email.
  8. As needed, participate in site and monitoring visits with program partners.
  9. Work closely with cross-functional staff, including the operations team.
  10. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process:

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Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Krista Cierpial.

Chief Development Officer

Posting Date: 3/1/2021

The Position:

Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as an executive leadership team leader in making strategic decisions to further the mission and work of Gleaners Community Food Bank (Gleaners). This position is responsible for a comprehensive philanthropy program. The CDO will help initiate new relationships to build Gleaners' visibility, impact, financial resources, brand strength, and sustainable and growth-oriented philanthropy. This position is also responsible for the development of Gleaners' marketing and communication strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Development

  1. Work closely with the President and board members on all major philanthropy initiatives, including existing, emerging, and strategic programs and opportunities. This includes strategy, initiation of programs and approaches, execution, budgeting, talent management, resource tracking, prospect development, solicitation, and other philanthropic and executive functions.
  2. Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to develop and implement Gleaners' financial strategy.
  3. Lead Gleaners in strategy development, budgeting, and measuring against agreed upon goals in all areas of philanthropy. Proactively determine if and when adjustments need to be made. Recommend a course of action when problem/issues arise.
  4. Have primary responsibility for leadership, development, and execution of all proposals and prospect/donor activity, assure proper record keeping and reporting, analysis, problem-solving, resource management, and relational connections and permanent tracking records.
  5. Oversee research of funding sources and trends to help position Gleaners to take advantage of major funding changes or trends over the next 5-7 years.
  6. Review donor information efficiently and analytically and make reports concerning same.
  7. Grow an existing stewardship program aimed at strategically cultivating deeper ties with donors that results in growth in strategic gifts.
  8. Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the philanthropy program and staff.
  9. Work collegially with executive staff to assure diverse thinking, innovation, communication, accountability, and problem-solving.
  10. Provide executive leadership for campaigns and special initiatives, including planning, strategy, donor development, volunteer leadership engagement, staff support, records, and other related functions.
  11. Gift/Data entry team oversight, ownership of donor database of record, increased utilization of data analytics & relational database tools to further department and organizational goals.

Marketing and Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership

  1. Develop and implement an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan to advance Gleaners's brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
  2. Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow Gleaners leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the board, media and key influencers
  3. Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external marketing and communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
  4. Serve as marketing and communications counselor to Gleaners leadership

Marketing and Communications Operations

  1. Oversee development of all Gleaners print marketing and communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic marketing and communications including Gleaners' website and new media; manage relationships with associated vendors
  2. Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization
  3. Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed
  4. Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding Gleaners programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
  5. Oversee the day-to-day activities of the marketing and communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development
  6. Lead, manage and execute quantifiably successful fund raising strategies for direct mail, online giving, cross-channel marketing, e-strategy, telethons, radiothons, match campaign activities, and other media and large-outreach efforts
  7. Improve use of technology in all areas of responsibility

Team Development/Management

  1. Recruit and manage the development, marketing and communications, and gift entry teams to support the development and execution of the marketing and communications strategy
  2. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  3. Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis
  4. Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  5. Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures.

Application Process:

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Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Sheryl Stoddard.

Cooking Matters and Garden Coordinator

Posting Date: 1/11/2021

The Position:

The Cooking Matters and Garden Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the Cooking Matters Program operated in partnership with Generation with Promise (GWP) of the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) (.7 FTE) and supports Gleaners Food Zoo Garden. (.3FTE)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinating Cooking Matters programming in accordance with stated national program implementation guidelines and USDA SNAP Ed requirements, which includes but is not limited to:
    1. Facilitate four to five CM class series per week October through April and provide culinary expertise in an instructor role.
    2. Communicate with and support volunteers and/or Henry Ford GWP program staff.
    3. Coordinate class logistics including frequent communication and planning in collaboration with Henry Ford GWP and Gleaners management.
    4. Procure and prepare materials and supplies for classes including buying food, transporting supplies, and preparing curriculum and evaluation materials.
    5. Ensure completion of required program outcome and process evaluations.
    6. Coordinate and conduct site visits at approximately 20-30 community agencies annually.
    7. Develop and maintain good relationships with agencies and review their responsibilities for hosting Cooking Matters courses.
  2. Provide support for other Henry Ford GWP programs as needed, including programming with youth and seniors.
  3. Maintain program storage areas; inventory of program supplies, shopping for weekly groceries and weekly produce pick up for all Henry Ford GWP programming.
  4. Produce monthly reporting of program expenses and compile reports of program outcomes.
  5. Cultivate relationships with schools and community organizations through speaking engagements, culinary and nutritional education and other activities.
  6. Demonstrate and support the Henry Ford GWP and Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process:

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Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Krista Cierpial.

Emergency Mobile Distribution Line Worker (Temporary)

Posting Date: 12/4/2020

The Position:

This temporary position provides onsite support to execute the drive-through food distributions around Metro Detroit related to Gleaners emergency (Covid-19 pandemic) efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working as part of a team onsite performing tasks related to distributing food in a "drive-through" type of setting, including but not limited to:

  1. Taking food off of pallets
  2. Organizing, bagging, and handing out food
  3. Keeping track of all food that is distributed
  4. Assisting with all set up and clean up tasks
  5. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  6. Other duties as assigned.
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Application Process:

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Garden Coordinator - Livingston

Posting Date: 2/8/2021

The Position:

The Garden Coordinator is a seasonal position responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Victory Garden located in Livingston County. This position is scheduled 30-40 hours per week during the garden season (approximately April 1st to October 31st).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct day-to-day activities for the Victory Garden including maintaining, growing, and harvesting produce.
  2. Recruit, schedule and supervise community volunteers for all stages of the garden season.
  3. Provide capacity building support to the Livingston County garden network through routine sharing of best practices, local resources and nutrition education.
  4. Maintain Victory Garden production and equipment records.
  5. Facilitates weekly deliveries of produce to Livingston County produce carts.
  6. Collect, record and report the production data for the cumulative Livingston County garden network.
  7. Schedule and facilitate community gardening education events.
  8. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  9. Other duties as assigned

Application Process:

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Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Krista Cierpial.

Sanitation Coordinator

Posting Date: 1/20/2021

The Position:

This position is responsible for cleaning of the building with food safety in mind.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Adhere to all related A.I.B. and Feeding America sanitation and food safety guidelines.
  2. Able to work independently, be attentive to detail and manage time wisely.
  3. Responsible for the cleanliness of the building inside and outside.
  4. Gather and empty trash, including maintaining the recycle program and keeping the bailer area free of cardboard.
  5. Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
  6. Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
  7. High dusting pipes, fixtures, tops of offices, fans, racks and overhead doors,
  8. Follow proper procedures when using chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent harm to the public, associates and food.
  9. Follow assigned daily zone cleaning schedule.
  10. Work directly with community service and other volunteers to accomplish sanitation and other duties.
  11. Assist with event set-ups.
  12. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process:

For a full job description Click Here.

Interested parties should send cover letter and résumé to Krista Cierpial.