Employment Opportunities

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has employment openings for a Programs and Experience Manager, Environmental Services/Maintenance and Warehouse Specialist. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to . No phone calls, please.

 

Job Description:

Title:                                    Environmental Services / Maintenance

Classification:                      Full-time, Non-exempt, 40 hours/week

Reports to:                          Warehouse Manager

Salary Range:                      $11.00 - $14.00/Hour

Benefits of Working at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana:

  • Ten holidays – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Vacation and Sick Days – prorated for the first year based on hire date/available after 90 days.
  • Health Insurance – Available the first month following 60 days of employment. Employee is responsible for 10% of the premium.
  • Dental Insurance – free to employee regardless if covered under health insurance policy.
  • Hearing and Vision Insurance – free to employee covered under health insurance policy.
  • Life Insurance – free to staff member ($25,000 policy).
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – eligible the first month following 60 days of employment.
  • Simple IRA – eligible after 90 days during open enrollment period which is November 1.
  • Paid uniforms

Mission:

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

Job Summary:

  • The Environmental Services / Maintenance role is responsible for keeping the FBNI facility spaces and grounds clean and welcoming for our staff and community members.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains a neat and orderly janitorial storage areas (such as outside yard tools, inside staging area of brooms, dry mops, wet floor signs, etc. in all janitors’ closets), and ensures cleaning and maintenance supplies are stocked.
  • Performs routine maintenance on power equipment to ensure equipment is in proper working order and available for use.
  • Performing general cleaning of building flooring/steps by sweeping, mopping, shampooing rugs, floor scrubber and vacuuming.
  • Washing walls and windows.
  • Maintain cleaning chart, indicating areas that were cleaned and inspected.
  • Maintain and keep clean all basic equipment used to perform duties including vacuums, scrubbers, buckets, etc.
  • Maintaining cobweb control and dusting throughout the building.
  • Ensuring proper usage and understanding of all chemicals used to perform job.
  • Checking mouse traps on a bi-weekly schedule, logging any findings, replace any glue boards or traps if needed.  
  • Notifying management about unsafe conditions or concerning the need for repairs or maintenance.
  • Overseeing volunteers when assigned to assist with projects from beginning to end.
  • Inspecting all fire extinguishers monthly; log and report any findings.
  • Inspecting all exit lighting monthly; report any findings or change any light bulbs if needed. 
  • Changing all furnace filters monthly. 
  • Maintain the Safety Data Sheet Book.
  • Manage routine upkeep of exterior areas including grass cutting, weed control, brush trimming, debris picked up on property, snow shoveling/plowing on sidewalks and entry ways, spreading of salt/sand to prevent ice buildup as needed.
  • Handling any emergency clean up and upkeep requests.
  • Clean all bathrooms, boardrooms, breakrooms, and front office area (dusting, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning windows, etc.)
  • Clean and sanitize touchable areas such as tables, chairs, cabinet handles, door handles, flusher handle on toilets, light switches, paper towel dispensers, sinks, soap dispensers, stall locks, tables, water coolers, window ledges, etc.
  • Clean and stock necessary supplies in supply designated facility areas.
  • Empty and dispose all trash from designated facility areas (warehouse, bathrooms, boardrooms, breakrooms, and front office).  Wipe down trash cans as needed.
  • Refill paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, bar towels in the kitchen and soap dispensers.
  • Follow health and safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required
  • Two to four years of custodial, groundskeeper, or building maintenance related experience.
  • Ability to operate various types of power equipment including lawnmowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment, and the ability to learn other equipment as needed.
  • Knowledge of landscaping techniques and processes.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self -motivated with the ability to see what needs to be done and to follow through until all work is satisfactorily completed.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage time effectively and to multitask.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to perform basic math, maintain records and write legibly.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions.
  • Ability to perform basic repairs and operate tools or equipment used in routine building maintenance.
  • Ability to keep the facility and grounds clean and orderly.

Working Conditions:

This position requires frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing and crouching. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance or use of equipment. This position works in extreme temperature changes involving freezer and refrigeration units.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

Job Description:

Title:                                   Programs and Experience Manager

Classification:                     Full-time, Exempt, 40 hours/week

Reports to:                          Executive Director and CEO

Salary Range:                      $35,000 - $38,000/annually

Benefits of Working at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana:

  • Ten holidays – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Vacation and Sick Days – prorated for the first year based on hire date/available after 90 days.
  • Health Insurance – Available the first month following 60 days of employment. Employee is sponsible for 10% of the premium.
  • Dental Insurance – free to employee regardless if covered under health insurance policy.
  • Hearing and Vision Insurance – free to employee covered under health insurance policy.
  • Life Insurance – free to staff member ($25,000 policy).
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement - $60 per month.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – eligible the first month following 60 days of employment.
  • Simple IRA – eligible after 90 days during open enrollment period which is November 1.

Mission:

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

Job Summary:

The Programs and Experience Manager is charged with managing the development of a broad base of community volunteers, who actively support the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s mission of creating a hunger-free community, in addition to managing all programs for the Food Bank to help generate avenues of additional revenue while helping to improve organizational relevance and sustainability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop, evaluate and promote a volunteer utilization program from a diverse pool of active volunteers from the communities in the Food Bank’s six-county service area, including but not limited to: individuals, businesses, faith-based groups, civic groups, academic interns and governmental agency referrals.
  • Recruit, cultivate, and evaluate volunteers to ensure that the Food Bank is a volunteer site of choice in the community.
  • Foster relationships with current volunteers for continued partnership and work with key staff to develop volunteers into donors.
  • Represent Food Bank at volunteer recruitment fairs, Chamber of Commerce events, and Food Bank of Northern Indiana special events.
  • Create materials related to the volunteer management program.
  • Refresh current and develop new volunteer activities for Food Bank volunteers.
  • Research and implement best practices for volunteer management.
  • Maintain awareness relative to the field.
  • Assist Agency Relations Director in helping Food Bank partner agencies develop and implement effective volunteer management programs.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
  • Engage in financial resource development by actively seeking, soliciting and securing program resources through volunteer contacts and relationships.
  • Engage in organization capacity-building activities.
  • Adhere to Feeding America and Food Bank regulations and guidelines (e.g. food safety)
  • Utilize Primarius and Mobile Team for program record keeping and data entry.
  • Assist other departments with activities as needed (e.g. events).
  • Provide excellent customer service to all potential donors, visitors, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Ensure the development, implementation and financial health of organizational programs, including but not limited to: Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Healthy Choices Mobile Markets, Senior Nutrition Program, SNAP, and others as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or five years equivalent experience in customer service, sales, or program management.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) and work well with a variety of stakeholders and to manage people from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and customer service skills; comfortable with public speaking.
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and interest from others for working on Food Bank programs.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a changing business environment, including learning and applying new training and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve, analyze data, make sound decisions and manage projects.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through FBNI.
  • Ability to attend work functions and appointments outside of normal work hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Executive Director and CEO.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated relationship building.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups with a team approach and successful results.
  • Ability to be a strong team player, work independently and collaborate with others as appropriate.
  • Exhibit strong verbal, written, presentation, planning, time management and organizational skills. Ability to write, edit and proofread correspondence and presentation materials for accuracy and style.
  • Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to plan, prioritize, take initiative, resolve problems, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Must have high integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and self-supporting as to computer and clerical needs.

Working Conditions:

This position may require early morning, evening or weekend work or a longer workday, as necessary. Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel independently by car for work and have access to reliable transportation should the company vehicle not be available for use. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.​

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

06-2022

 

Job Description:

Title:                                       Warehouse Specialist

Classification:                       Full-time, Non-exempt, 40 hours/week

Reports to:                             Warehouse Manager

Salary Range:                        $11.00 - $14.00/Hour

Benefits of Working at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana:

  • Ten holidays – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Vacation and Sick Days – prorated for the first year based on hire date/available after 90 days.
  • Health Insurance – Available the first month following 60 days of employment. Employee is responsible for 10% of the premium.
  • Dental Insurance – free to employee regardless if covered under health insurance policy.
  • Hearing and Vision Insurance – free to employee covered under health insurance policy.
  • Life Insurance – free to staff member ($25,000 policy).
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – eligible the first month following 60 days of employment.
  • Simple IRA – eligible after 90 days during open enrollment period which is November 1.

Mission:

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph Counties and is a member of Feeding America, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and United Way.

Job Summary:

The Warehouse Specialist coordinates and organizes product for storage, sorting and distribution in a timely and safe manner. This position maintains equipment and adhere to all safety practices and procedures. The person in this role will assist teammates with inventory, inspections and selecting orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the selection of agency shopping orders in an accurate and timely manner with attention to food safety.
  • Responsible for the pre-selection of all orders for next day deliveries by Agency drivers.
  • Moves food product and related materials for inspection and/or sorting.
  • Assists with the inventory, distribution, location staging, and proper recordkeeping of fresh, frozen and dry foods received and delivered.
  • Participate in and contribute to accurate inventory and cycle counts.
  • Maintains the organization and cleanliness of the work area including coolers, freezers and distribution dry storage areas, and performs light duty cleaning in other areas as needed.
  • Unload incoming donations and purchased product, and verifies the weight and count of all items, then accurately records donations on receiving reports. Affix pallet tag to received product and move in the proper storage area.
  • Checks received product for discrepancies and reports discrepancies to the Warehouse Manager.
  • Perform daily inspections for refrigeration sanitation and neatness including cleaning cardboard and plastic shrink wrap, moving pallets and preparing for anticipated next day work.
  • Maintain and inspect all warehouse equipment to ensure proper working condition and report issues to supervisor.
  • Maintain and log updated temperature checks.
  • Serve as back-up for Agency Distribution Coordinator and assist agencies with loading product into vehicles.
  • Assist Warehouse Service Coordinator in the selection of USDA orders.
  • Assist in daily operation of warehouse and other related duties as assigned.

Minimu Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required
  • Two to four years of warehouse related experience.
  • One year forklift experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer functions, Microsoft Suite and able to accurately enter data.
  • Become ServSafe certified; commit to adhering to safe food handling and storage guidelines and practices.
  • Valid driver’s license for operating forklift truck required.
  • Ability to operate a variety of warehouse equipment - such as forklifts and power tools - and the ability to learn other equipment as needed.
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold climates – such as with freezer and refrigeration units.

Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage time effectively and to multitask.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact positively with a variety of personalities both internally and externally.
  • Ability to perform basic math, maintain records and write legibly.
  • Ability to be a strong team player, work independently and collaborate with others as appropriate.
  • Ability to accurately sort, count, and verify items received.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite to maintain records, input data, and create reports.

Working Conditions:

This position requires frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing and crouching. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance or use of equipment. This position works in extreme temperature changes involving freezer and refrigeration units.

Employment requires a negative drug screening, Covid test and vaccination verification and successful background check.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

06/2022

 

 

 

 

 

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