Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Food Delivery Ambassador

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Posted On: Friday, 16th November 2018
Category: Other
Location: San Jose, California
100 West San Fernando Street, Suite 310, San Jose, California 95113
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

About Joint Venture Silicon Valley:

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. As part of their focus on action for the betterment of Silicon Valley, initiatives on important community issues get their start under the Joint Venture umbrella. A La Carte, the first pilot program of Silicon Valley Food Rescue, is one such initiative.

 

Position Summary:

In Silicon Valley, a staggering one in four adults and one in three children are food insecure or at risk of hunger. In Santa Clara County alone, there are more than 200,000 people living under the poverty line. As part of Santa Clara County’s efforts to reduce edible food waste and feed people living with daily food insecurity in the region, the County has partnered with Joint Venture Silicon Valley to create A La Carte, a fleet of trucks rescuing edible surplus food from corporate and university campuses and to those struggling to feed themselves and their families, always free of cost.

 

Position Responsibilities:

We recruit and retain insightful employees, who join our organization because they want to make a real difference in the lives of those in need. As the face of the organization, customer support and hospitality are of the utmost importance. The Food Delivery Ambassador is accountable for picking up food from donor locations around Stanford Campus, and delivering it to neighborhoods in need.

  • Collect food from food donors.
  • Strictly adhere to safe food handling practices. Training will be provided.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with food donors and recipients.
  • Keep accurate daily records of food collected by using the iPad provided.
  • Record all daily travel on the iPad provided.
  • Attend staff meetings and special events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Excellent driving record
  • Background check clearance
  • Understanding of vehicle care and maintenance
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Understanding and acceptance of food recipients’ circumstances
  • Comfort with diverse population
  • Ability to drive a large transit van without need for special license
  • Must be able to lift 10-20 pounds repeatedly throughout the day, occa-sionally up to 45 lbs, on and off truck

 

To Apply:

Positions are for either 2 or 4 days per week, and Monday through Thursday is available. Work will occur during the day, starting at 8:15am, typically finishing between 3-5pm. Please make your availability clear in your cover letter. $17-$20/hour. Saturday shifts are from 9am-1pm, and are all paid $20/hour. Send Resume to foodrescue@jointventure.org

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