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Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and lifesaving aid to the world’s most vulnerable in countries all over the world. The organization’s mission is to build awareness and drive a global commitment to ending hunger by 2030.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be an integral part of the day to day warehouse functions and the meal packaging events. This position will be a main support for the Manager and Assistant Manager and is responsible for shipping and receiving, truck loading/unloading, staging for events and equipment upkeep. This candidate will also manage event facilitation and volunteer recruitment and coordination.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lives and advances the Rise Against Hunger Core Values: 1) LOVE It (Passion, Compassion, Advocacy, Optimism); 2) OWN It (Responsibility, Strategy, Adaptability, Balance); HANDLE It (Accountability, Effectiveness, Excellence, Persistence); SHARE It (Engagement, Empowerment, Relationship, Teamwork).
Facilitate large groups of volunteers to package meals, including delivering a hunger education presentation to diverse crowds
Ensure accurate ordering and delivery of materials for meal packing events
Load trucks for shipment and delivery of packaged meals and goods.
Support meal packing by staging ingredients and equipment for delivery to volunteer events.
Maintain working equipment in the warehouse which may include cleaning, testing, and light preventative maintenance.
Ensure accurate inventory of finished goods, supplies, and equipment.
Some responsibility for promoting Rise Against Hunger and Rise Against Hunger’s Meal Packaging Program
Support meal packaging events through the recruitment and coordination of warehouse volunteers to complete daily warehouse chores
Innovation/Learning: Regularly recommends and executes improvements to processes or policies within their domain, with their Manager, in the spirit of continuous improvement and learning.
Maintain warehouse up to FDA, USDA and OSHA standards
Current valid driver’s license, clean driving record and current passport
Experience using specialized equipment such as box trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks
Ability to frequently lift 50 lbs., occasionally up to 75 lbs. and move pallets of up to 2,500 lbs. utilizing pallet jacks and lifts
Must be able to work flexible schedule including most weekends and some evenings
Ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently
Must be able to comply with DOT regulations
Must be able to work in non-climate controlled warehouse
Strong presentation and public speaking skills, comfortable speaking in front of large groups
Be comfortable with operating large vehicles in heavily populated and high trafficked areas