Now Hiring - Community Harvest Gleaning Coordinator

TITLE: Gleaning Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Community Cupboard Program Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Do you enjoy working with other motivated, engaged people? Are you excited to spend a summer outdoors? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people in the Wenatchee Valley? Are you passionate about reducing food waste and creating a more sustainable community? Upper Valley MEND is expanding our team and we want to meet you!

The Gleaning Coordinator is a full-time seasonal (April 1-October 31) role responsible for managing Upper Valley MEND’s fresh produce projects, which work to reduce food waste and bring more produce into the Community Cupboard food bank as well as to food banks throughout Chelan and Douglas counties. This position primarily involves building relationships with gleaning partners, hosting and participating in gleaning events, managing volunteers during gleans, and coordinating the logistics of transportation, storage, and distribution of produce donations.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Gleaning:

  • Build and maintain relationships with donors, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Schedule harvest events and coordinate volunteers for gleans during harvest season.
  • Host gleans, including leading volunteers and transporting gleaned crop to donation or storage sites.
  • Keep accurate records of seasonal activities, utilizing the Salesforce database program.
  • Assist Community Cupboard program manager in managing Farm-to-Food Pantry purchasing contracts with local farms.

Outreach and communication:

  • Update and maintain Community Harvest flyers, Facebook page, email newsletters, and website.
  • Set up outreach tabling every Thursday at the Leavenworth farmers markets and other local events as appropriate.
  • Schedule and give presentations to local clubs and groups.
  • Supervise AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Associate.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • General interest in the non-profit, social service field or food waste field. 
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations.
  • Self-motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, including leading and supervising volunteers.
  • Flexible schedule, this position includes some evening and weekend work.
  • Comfortable work in a variety of settings including indoors in an office, outdoors in a variety of conditions, and in a fast-paced food bank/thrift store.
  • Competence using Microsoft Office programs, web-based databases and social media sites.
  • Spanish-speaking ability a plus.
  • Agricultural experience a plus.
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs (with or without assistance).
  • This position includes extended periods of standing, walking on uneven surfaces, bending, climbing ladders, lifting boxes, and picking fruit and vegetable crops, candidates must be physically capable of these activities.
  • Clean driving record and comfortable driving a cargo van.

Pay is $15.50 per hour and a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the season in November. This seasonal position is not eligible for benefits. Please email resume and cover letter to bob@uvmend.org. Accepting applications until February 21, 2020.

 

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