Food System Professional Employment Opportunities

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Job Detail: Food Hub Operations Manager

About: 

Field to Family is a mission-driven, nonprofit that provides food system education; supports a shared vision of a community food system that enhances our economic, environmental and community health; and expands access to locally grown and produced food to all citizens in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids region.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Manage warehouse, process orders and organize inventory; receive, assess/grade, monitor for food safety. Duties include: lifting, moving, cleaning, organizing, tracking and reporting orders and warehouse equipment;
  • Maintain online food hub software platform (Local Food Marketplace) with high-level of detail with respect to weekly producer inventory and customer orders; 
  • Design weekly food hub routes and logistics; pull orders, pack and sort boxes and pallets, drive refrigerated fleet vehicles (sprinter van or box truck) to receive and deliver food hub product; 
  • Maintain food safety protocols, update food safety manual and keep records for food storage, equipment and premises in accordance with Federal, State and Local Food Safety requirements; 
  • Coordinate with farmers, ensure timely and accurate aggregation, product quality and traceability, organize orders and record information on current and future inventory; 
  • Support business planning, reporting and data tracking 
  • Utilize GoogleDrive, Microsoft Excel, Local Food Marketplace or other management software to efficiently manage inventory, customer orders and invoice information, and market products to customers 
  • Work closely with volunteers, interns, and other personnel as assigned 
  • Assist in marketing, promotion, outreach and education with producers, customers and community 
  • Maintain connections and professional rapport with producers, buyers and other professionals and advocates in the food system and keep relevant records of all hub contacts 
  • Maintain good verbal and written communications with supervisor, staff and external partners 
  • Assist with other Field to Family programs as needed 
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Position Qualifications: 

  • Valid driver’s license -
  • Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds 
  • High-energy individual with a strong work ethic 
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Competent working with Google Drive, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to transition from driving long routes to unloading deliveries quickly 
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated with ability to work with limited supervision 
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of the public and work in various communities 
  • Team player and supportive of program and community development project

Compensation: 

Compensation will be commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience, from $33,000 to $42,000 salary with benefits.

How to Apply: 

Send cover letter, resume, at least one writing sample, and three references to: Field to Family Director at director@fieldtofamily.org or by mail to PO BOX 93, Iowa City, IA 52244 by May 4, 2020

About the job

Location Iowa City, IA
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 12 April 2020

About the company

Company name Field to Family
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