The Food Resource Coordinator is responsible for food acquisition and donor relations. Incumbent is directly responsible for building, maintaining, and stewarding local food donor relationships with a focus on quality donations and a high level of customer service. He/she creates and manages the process of procuring packaged food and fresh produce from area grocery stores, distributors, brokers, food processors, manufacturers, farmers, and other local donors, as well as a shared responsibility for securing corporate and national food donations through the Feeding America (FA) food bank network. In addition, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing annual and independent food drives within the community. The Food Resource Coordinator regularly interacts and collaborates with all departments in the organization, in addition to external community partners, providing current knowledge of food systems and procurement methodologies in addition to providing excellent customer service, logistics assistance, internal resource management, food safety, and creative problem solving.
About Community Food Share
At Community Food Share, we are a community connector. By strategically leveraging our donor’s time and money and our partners’ resources, together, we better serve the participants who rely on us. Accessing fresh, nutritious food isn’t always easy or affordable. That’s what we’re here for. By partnering with local farms and grocery stores, we provide participants with food they feel good about feeding their family. How are we able to distribute more than 10 million pounds of food a year? It takes a lot of hard work, a ton of collaboration, and a dynamic group of FEARLESS people and organizations to make it all happen.
• Cultivates current, active food donor relationships and creates new donor opportunities with the goal of increasing quality food item donation consistency, increasing poundage, and frequency. Nurtures within donors an awareness and understanding of the mutual business benefits of quality donating.
• Establishes and fosters collaborative relationships with the Colorado state cluster members (other area food banks) to generate consistent, cost effective procurement and distribution strategies.
• Collaborates with FA’s Grocery Rescue, Business Development, Product Distribution and Affiliate Services departments and member food banks to forecast and ensure the food needs of CFS and its target communities are met.
• Plans and executes procurement strategies in accordance with the organizational strategic plan; engages in donor negotiations; and ensures alignment of objectives with CFS’s mission and guiding principles. • Implements, trains and manages donor and donation maintenance processes, including receipting, reporting, evaluating, and tracking.
• Presents a comprehensive food donor education presentation to prospective donors.
• Trains staff and monitors accuracy in data recording as it relates to relevant reporting, including National Affiliate Report (NAR), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Quarterly Poundage Report (QPR), and Food Drives.
• Interacts regularly with internal and external community partners to ensure needs and timelines are met.
• Collaborates with Agency Relations Manager to expedite information dissemination concerning product handling and restrictions, withdrawals, and recalls to the Operations staff and partner agencies.
• Supports and attends special events, including donor events, donor outreach, and food drives.
• Attends staff and team meetings and assists in other Community Food Share tasks as needed or requested by the Director of Operations, Executive Director or management team.
• Advocates for and recommends necessary process improvements to align with organizational goals.
• Performs, on an as needed basis, warehouse and operational tasks including but not limited to inventory reconciliation, truck unloading, box truck and van driving, donation pickup, and other warehousing activities. Procurement & Inventory
• Manages the internal food procurement process and all attendant procurement activities within the food bank.
• Plans and implements annual procurement strategies through the collection and timely analysis of relevant metrics in collaboration with Director of Operations.
• Ensures procurement options and choices are aligned with the organizational goals in terms of quantities, nutritional value, and origin of sourcing.
• Chairs the Food Drive Planning Committee, coordinating all aspects of annual food drives as well as any independent food drives.
• Procures fresh food and other immediate consumables for special events (e.g. Farm to Fork, Spring Gala, etc.).
• Generates monthly food procurement reporting, quarterly FA poundage reporting, and grant/restricted purchases documentation in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
• Manages receipt of product into ECCA Primarius system.
• Creates and maintains food donor information in ECCA Primarius system.
AIB & ServSafe Compliance
• Collaborates with the Director of Operations, Operations Manager, and the HR & Compliance Manager to ensure that AIB standards are achieved and maintained within the warehouse at all times.
• Ensures the Warehouse Lead and Programs staff are advised of potential violations and are proactively remediating issues on an ongoing basis.
• Serves as Food Safety Coordinator of the Food and Occupational Safety Committee. Collaborates with the Safety Coordinator to organize committee members, plan and execute monthly meetings, conduct regular food safety walks, triage and address any issues or process improvements as required in a timely manner.
• Develops, reviews and confirms, in collaboration with the HR & Compliance Manager and Director of Operations, implementation and adherence to SOPs in the areas of food safety, personal safety, relevant regulatory requirements and other relevant areas.
• Advocates for and recommends necessary changes to improve safety (physical/personal safety and food safety).
Budgeting and Financial Planning
• Forecasts projected food needs annually based on analysis of past requirements, current organizational targets and goals, and current trends, in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
• Provides fiscally sound feedback and appropriate metrics for Development fundraising efforts to meet Operational goals.
• With oversight from Director of Operations has ability to make minor but financially binding decisions
• Travel locally in service area is required.
• Occasional overnight travel for events and conferences out of state may be required.
Who We are Looking For
The ideal candidate will be personable, flexible and adaptable, comfortable working with diverse individuals and committed to the mission of ending hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; or three to five years directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- Knowledge of the Feeding America “Choice” system and the Feeding America “Purchasing” system for food procurement preferred.
- Must possess a valid Colorado drivers’ license and maintain an acceptable MVR.
- ServSafe Food Safety Manager’s Certification or ability to secure certification within 6 months of hire.
What We Offer the Right Candidate
We offer a great compensation package, including
Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday
20 paid days off in the first year and 9 paid holidays
95% company paid health benefits (Kaiser Gold Policy)
100% company paid dental, short term disability and life insurance benefits
Competitive pay ranging from $42000 to $45000/year DOE
A great culture