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Community Relations Manager

Reports To: Director of Corporate & Community Engagement  Positions Supervised: None  Status: Full-Time  FLSA:  Non-Exempt  Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, flex hours as needed

Job Summary:  Community Relations plans and coordinates Mid-South Food Bank fundraising and awareness events, including food & funds drives, third-party/cause related events.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a strong community relations program to raise food, secure new and increased financial support, and raise community awareness about food insecurity and hunger.  Cultivate new and existing corporate, organization and individual donor relationships to meet goals.

  • Develop and maintain a pro-active food and funds drive program, focused on Food Bank-driven events and events sponsored by others that benefit the Food Bank (cause related).
  • Plan and coordinate appropriate fundraising events including procuring sponsors to cover event costs and/or in-kind donations for necessary services. 
  • Evaluate the viability and appropriateness of third-party cause marketing events that are offered to the Food Bank and ensure those events adhere to Food Bank guidelines on cause-related activities, including a clear understanding of expectations for each party and projected food and/or funds to be raised.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to businesses and organizations that have the ability to benefit the Food Bank via in-kind donations or special events, particularly Food Bank events: Kids Kan, Operation Feed, Student Food Drive.
  • Maintain an accurate calendar and records of food and funds raised by events.
  • Work with Transportation to ensure food collected at food drives and off-site locations is picked up in a timely manner, being mindful of the demands on transportation services.  Seek partnerships with local carriers and partner agencies for assistance with food collection.
  • Oversee and expands the grocery scan card program, ensuring stores have supplies and tracking funds.
  • Represent the Food Bank at speaking opportunities and Food Bank tours.
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Food Bank programs.  This includes positive interpersonal relationships with community representatives, volunteers, Food Bank management and staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; at least one year’s community relations/special event experience
  • Knowledge of and some proficiency in using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Ability to conceive, plan, implement and manage fundraising events and programs
  • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records on community projects
  • Ability to work and interact well with community representatives, volunteers and Food Bank staff
  • Proficiency in basic database management (Excel)
  • Strong communications skills.  Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to work off site with minimum supervision
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

MSFB Mission: We change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.

MSFB Vision Hunger to Hope

MSFB Values: Accountability, Collaboration, Dignity & Respect, Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Service, Stewardship, Urgency

To apply, stop by the office at 3865 S. Perkins Rd. Memphis, TN 38118 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Or, download an Application Form and return it completed to the email address: HR@midsouthfoodbank.org

Truck Driver

Reports To: Transportation Manager  Positions Supervised: None  FLSA: Non-exempt  Hours: 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Mon –Fri, other hours as needed

Job Summary: Safely operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles. Safely load, transport, and unload or assist in unloading food and related product. Maintain working relationships with food donor representatives. 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles to pick up and deliver products.  Ensure truck is properly loaded, secured and within weight limits.
  • Inspect and verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working order and report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles
  • 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.
  • Report delays, accidents or other traffic and transportation situations to supervisor using mobile telephones
  • Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • 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.
  • Accurately pull order for pickup and delivery
  • Provide assistance as needed to maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Mid-South Food Bank’s safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets the Feeding America and 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 Mid-South Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff
  • Comply with specialized regulations, such as US Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; commercial drivers license (CDL) required
  • Two years experience driving a truck in all weather conditions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records and current files
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to read maps, speak clearly over phones and radios and follow written and verbal geographic directions
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of  75 pounds
  • Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, agencies and other Food Bank staff
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

Working Conditions:

Depending on the route the driver may operate the vehicle in moving freeway traffic or through congested surface streets.  Work is performed in weather that may make driving hazardous.

The driver may be exposed to other hazardous conditions, such as doing field repairs, climbing and descending from a high truck, etc.

The driver’s back, legs, arms and hands have increased exposure to stress due to extended sitting for long times and vehicle vibrations.  The driver’s eyes have increased exposure to stress due to driving when there is inadequate illumination or in direct sunlight.  The driver is exposed to exhaust fumes when standing near a running vehicle.

May push and pull pallets up to 2,000 pounds while operating pallet jack.  May lift, move and carry objects up to 75 pounds.

MSFB Mission: We change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.

MSFB Vision Hunger to Hope

MSFB Values: Accountability, Collaboration, Dignity & Respect, Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Service, Stewardship, Urgency

To apply, stop by the office at 3865 S. Perkins Rd. Memphis, TN 38118 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Or, download an Application Form and return it completed to the email address: HR@midsouthfoodbank.org