Employment Opportunities

Open Positions


Agency Mart Coordinator                                                                              

Responsibilities:

Working in our Agency Mart, which is the first point of contact for our Partner Agencies when they pick up their orders and offers additional products for Agencies to choose. 

  • Coordinate agency orders including agency order pick up, data entry, generate invoices, accept payments from agency representatives, post and close out daily invoices, report any discrepancies to Agency Relations Manager.
  • Greet agency reps and oversee the proper distribution of products, ensuring that agencies adhere to all Food Banks policies and procedures. 
  • Supervise senior aides and volunteers. Prepare and submit senior aides’ time sheets to Meritan.
  • Maintain a safe, clean environment, ensuring the Agency Mart facility meets Feeding America and Memphis/Shelby County Health Department guidelines.
  • Keep the Agency Mart is well stocked. Track close-dated items for appropriate distribution to agencies in a timely manner.
  • Identify agency shopping trends and make recommendations to management. Work with agency relations to promote products to agencies. 
  • Ensure that refrigeration and freezer equipment is operating properly.
  • Maintain working relationships that promote Food Bank programs. This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of  college or a minimum of four years retail experience
  • Ability to guide senior aide staff and volunteers to ensure they are working efficiently.. 
  • Ability to successfully complete Safe Food Handling certification.
  • Computer skills and the ability to work efficiently with an inventory control system.. 
  • Ability to maintain accurate and legible records.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and write legibly.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Previous forklift and pallet jack experience a plus. 
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking.

Send resume and cover letter to hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with Agency Mart in subject line.  Or, download the Employment Application and email to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.


Warehouse / Driver

Responsibilities:

Warehouse

  • Load and unload deliveries and shipments
  • Accurately pull orders for pickup and delivery
  • Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Food Bank safety and sanitation policies, Feeding America and Memphis and Shelby County Health Department’s guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning.

Driver

  • Serves a surplus and/or backup driver as necessary.  Drive vehicles with capacities of no more than seventeen tons in order to transport products to and from specified destinations
  • Inspect and verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers 
  • Follow a schedule of pick-up and delivery; maintain record of pick-up and delivery activities, as well as other records such as mileage, logs, and equipment.
  • Assist in receipting donated product
  • Load and unload trucks by hand, pallet jack, or forklift; or assist in loading and unloading of special or large quantities of product.

General

  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Ability to read maps and GPS and follow written and verbal geographic directions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior warehouse and food service experience preferred
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Court
  • Knowledge of good record keeping procedures and able to maintain accurate and legible records and files
  • Ability to work well with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, senior aides and other Food Bank staff
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

Send resume and cover letter to hr@midsouthfoodbank.org.  Or, download the Employment Application and email to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line. 


 

Warehouse Reclamation Handler

Responsibilities: Receive, inspect and properly weigh and/or count all incoming salvage ·Accurately scan products into data system and meet minimum production goals ·Properly clean, presort, pack and label product for distribution to partner agencies ·Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Food Bank safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets Memphis and Shelby County Health Department guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance ·Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff ·Assure completion of daily duties within the Reclamation area are completed prior to working warehouse duties as assigned by the warehouse manager. ·Assist and work to sort and pack various products, including but not limited to meats, assorted cans, assorted non-perishables, bakery, produce and bulk packed products. ·Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: ·High school diploma or equivalent ·Good verbal and written communication skills, ability to write legibly and perform basic math ·Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records ·Prior warehouse, production, food service experience preferred ·Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus ·Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time ·Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course ·Ability to work at a fast pace ·Ability to work well with donor, volunteers, agency representatives, volunteers, senior aides and other Food Bank staff ·Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.


Warehouse Worker

Responsibilities: ·Receive, inspect and properly weigh and/or count all incoming products ·Accurately pull orders for pickup and delivery ·Load delivery orders and unload shipments as needed ·Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Food Bank safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets Memphis and Shelby County Health Department guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance of the outside perimeters ·Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff ·Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ·High school diploma or equivalent ·Good verbal and written communication skills ·Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus ·Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records and current files ·Prior warehouse, production, food service experience preferred ·Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds ·Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course ·Ability to work well with donor, volunteers, agency representatives, volunteers, senior aides and other Food Bank staff · Acceptance of philosophy of food banking.

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.

VISTA Retail Store Donation Program Member

Duties: • Identify target stores by using the RSDP Opportunity Report provided by Feeding America • Create an onsite visitation plan. • Create a store donation toolkit used when visiting stores. • Create and maintain a contact data base. • Become familiar with the receipt process for tracking and reporting donated pounds of food. • Work with Agency Relations to establish a process for managing agencies participating in RSDP. • Establish guidelines for Food Bank staff to ensure stores are ready for driver pickups and are following donation guidelines. • Act as liaison between agencies and stores to increase donation frequency. • Develop a plan to recognize retailers, working with Food Bank communications staff for food bank newsletter, website, social media, awards, etc. • Develop and maintain a weekly activity report on donor visits and store-level interactions. • Learn and develop a program for agency personnel on the use of Online Marketplace for RSDP.   

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend .     

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA and to apply, visit:

http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare   

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended .    

Service Areas: Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach .    

Skills : organizational skills ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills .     

VISTA SNAP Outreach Program Members (2)

Duties : Essential Function and Responsibilities: • To work with the Director of Programs and Agency Relations Manager to develop a plan for SNAP outreach, strategies, SNAP education and training and promote it to our partner agencies. • Build and maintain relationships with Food Bank partner agencies in order to implement SNAP program to our agencies. • Learn applicable software to be able to train agency representatives how to process SNAP applications. • Maintain all activity files for education and to track client files for the SNAP benefit applications sent and approved. • Maintain contact with agencies as necessary for gathering information and resolving issues. • Monitor Federal and State policies to assess possible barriers and/or opportunities. • Maintain communication with potential referral and collaboration partners. • Track SNAP applications as part of the Food Bank's Meal Per Person in Need (MPIN) using the SNAP Calculator.   

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training .  

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA and to apply, visit:

http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare   

Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours .    

Service Areas: Homelessness ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach .    

Skills : General Skills ,  Recruitment,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Organizational Skills .    

VISTA PantryTrak Development Member

Duties: • To work with the Director of Programs and Agency Relations Manager to develop PantryTrak education to our partner agencies. • Learn applicable PantryTrak program. • Build and maintain relationships with Food Bank Partner Agencies to determine which agencies have the capacity to use PantryTrak. • Work with the Agency Relations Manager to develop a plan to train partner agencies in the use of PantryTrak. • Maintain a spreadsheet or other device to track agencies that have been trained. • Maintain contact with agencies as necessary for gathering information and resolving issues. • Maintain communication with partner agencies with potential future collaboration.   

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training .               

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA and to apply, visit:

http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare   

Terms : Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours .    Service Areas : Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development .    

Skills : Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring .                                  

Receptionist (Part-time)

Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors, answer and route telephone calls, accept and process food donations.
  • Sort incoming mail, separating any checks; distribute mail and checks, process outgoing mail for postage.
  • Provide callers with information such as company address, agencies addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Proofread thank you letters and prepare letters for mailing; oversee volunteers in this task during the busy season.
  • Maintain security by following procedures and controlling access by monitoring logbook and issuing visitor badges.
  • Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.
  • Provide clerical support to management staff in assigned project based work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of college plus 2 years clerical experience, including telephone switchboard.
  • Computer skills including advanced proficiency in Outlook, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word and Excel, including mail merge feature.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of good record keeping procedures and ability to maintain accurate records and files.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute.
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor with all internal and external contacts.
  • Motivated self-starter who can anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under pressure-sensitive situations. ‚Äč       

  • Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.

Staff Accountant                                                                         

Job Summary: Responsible for various functions in support of finance as well as clerical assistance for the CFO.  Duties include processing payroll, preparing monthly journal entries and reconciliations, processing deposits and accounts payable, preparing finance and budget reports, maintaining all finance files.

Responsibilities:

Verify and code and deposit log sheets, enter into Quickbooks; file deposit checks, copies, log sheets and reports, verify deposit entries to bank statement; reconcile donations monthly to Development Department.

Open and date stamp vendor invoices, obtain appropriate approvals, code invoices according to budgeted categories, calculate allocations for shared expenses, enter into Quickbooks, run batch reports, match checks, invoices, payment stubs and payment records, mail checks, file all documentation.

Prepare and enter monthly journal entries, prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, prepare and submit grant and contract invoices, prepare monthly allocations and reports.

Assist in annual budget preparation, audit and NAR reporting, and other annual reporting tasks.

Serve as backup for Receptionist, answering phones and greeting visitors.

Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Two years of college with courses in business/accounting plus 2-4 years general accounting experience.  Associates or Bachelors in accounting preferred.

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures.

Computer skills including proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word and intermediate to advanced Excel and accounting software.  Quickbooks experience preferred.

Knowledge of good record keeping procedures and ability to maintain accurate records and files.

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Ability to type 45 words per minute and use 10-key by touch.

Professional and pleasant demeanor with all internal and external contacts.

Motivated self-starter who can anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under pressure-sensitive situations.

Apply in person Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, download the Employment Application and email it to: hr@midsouthfoodbank.org with "Employment Application" on subject line.