Field to Family

Food Hub Program Associate

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Posted On: Friday, 1st February 2019
Category: Administrative
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About Field to Family:

Field to Family works to create a more local, healthy and sustainable community food system in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (IC/CR) foodshed. We envision a region where people eat with the seasons, where farmers make a living, and our ecosystem is diverse, abundant, and healthy.

 

Position Summary:

Food Hub Program Associate will assist the Food Hub Manager in the general operations of the Field to Family Food Hub.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of weekly food deliveries including lifting, moving, cleaning, organizing and tracking warehouse equipment.
  • Receive, assess/grade and re-stock cases of produce and other local food product.
  • Conduct and maintain product inventory and report information to supervisor.
  • Maintain food safety protocols for food storage, inventory, equipment and premises.
  • Prepare inventory by processing requests and supply orders; pull orders; pack boxes and vehicles; maintain produce storage protocols.
  • Utilize GoogleDrive, Microsoft Excel or other management software to efficiently manage and track available product, inventory and customer orders
  • Drive refrigerated fleet vehicle (sprinter van or box truck) to receive and deliver food hub product.
  • Assist in marketing, promotion and outreach with producers and customers when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with volunteers, interns, and other personnel as assigned.
  • Assist Food Hub Manager, Director of Field to Family, Director of Table to Table, other staff, agency personnel as needed to support operations.
 

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds
  • High-energy individual with a strong work ethic
  • Competent working with Google Drive, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated with ability to work with limited supervision
  • Some warehousing experience, k​nowledge of operating warehouse equipment (pallet jacket, etc) preferred
  • Ability to transition from driving long routes to unloading deliveries quickly
  • Produce grading experience preferred.
  • Passion for food system work and social justice work is a preference.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse population of the public and work in various communities.
  • Team player and supportive of program and community development projects.
 
 

 

To Apply:

To apply: $12-15 per hour- commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Field to Family Food Hub Manager Giselle Bruskewitz at ​giselle@fieldtofamily.org​ or by mail to PO BOX 93, Iowa City, IA 52244 by February 11, 2019.

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