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Hiring: Food Hub Warehouse Coordinator – Food Connects

Position Title: Food Hub Warehouse Coordinator (FHWC)

Supervisor: Food Hub Warehouse Manager (FHWS)

Employee Status: Part-time (20-30 hrs/wk), Non-Exempt from Overtime

Food Connects is an equal opportunity workplace that does not discriminate on the basis of disability or other legally protected categories. If an employee has a disability that makes it difficult to perform their job duties, they are encouraged to notify us to discuss reasonable accommodations. 

About Food Connects

Food Connects is a nonprofit organization based in Brattleboro, VT. We distribute regional foods through our Food Hub, provide educational and consulting services to bring producers to market, and inspire kids to love local foods through our Farm to School Program.

We partner with producers and customers across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Western Massachusetts to transform the local food system. We’re growing quickly and are looking to expand our fun and quirky team.

Position Summary

The Food Hub Warehouse Coordinator (FHWC) ensures things run smoothly in our Food Hub warehouse. This involves keeping the warehouse organized and in compliance with food handling regulations, making sure products come and go safely and efficiently. The FHWC must have organizational, planning, problem-solving, and record-keeping skills. This is a hands-on position and should be able and willing to jump in where needed to support coworkers and keep operations flowing.

Core Competencies

  • Attention to Communication
  • Task Management
  • Time Management
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Flexibility

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Food Hub Warehouse Coordination

  • Assists FH Warehouse Manager with day-to-day warehouse operations.
  • Practice compliance with safe food handling regulations.
  • Assists with inventory management, as needed, including monthly inventory process.

Fleet Loading

  • Assists with loading products on and off delivery vehicles.
  • Coordinates last-minute order changes, paperwork updates, and route details.
  • Assists FH drivers with questions as needed.

Warehouse Compliance & Sanitation

  • Assists with facility setup and warehouse maintenance programs.
  • Ensures compliance with food safety processes, including product temperature tracking, allergen handling, product handling and storage, and storage zone temperature control.
  • Assists with warehouse sanitation tasks and record keeping.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Fill in for other staff when needed.
  • Assist with training new employees, as needed.
  • Occasional paid off-hours meetings and events (with plenty of advance notice).
  • Attend regular one-on-one check-ins with supervisor.
  • Engage in annual self-review.
  • Participate in annual peer-review processes for employees as required.
  • Other duties as needed to assist Food Connects in fulfilling its mission.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Schedule:

The ideal candidate has availability during the hours below and is available to work between 20-30 hours per week over the course of the week. This position is likely to work 3 or 4 regular scheduled shifts, from 4 – 8 hours each, depending on the needs of the candidate and the Food Hub.

  • Monday: 7:30AM-5PM
  • Tues: 9AM-5PM
  • Weds: 7AM-5PM
  • Thurs: 7:30AM-5PM
  • Fri: 7AM-5PM

Work Conditions:

  • The position is based in the Food Connects Food Hub facility in Brattleboro, VT.
  • This position works in a varied environment: warehouse, delivery vehicles, and office/desk workstation.
  • Evening and weekends may be required but will have plenty of lead time for planning.
  • Some federal holidays may require at least part-time work. Adequate advanced notice will be provided.
  • This role is hands-on with minimal opportunities to work remotely.

Physical Demands – Required:

  • Ability to repeatedly lift and move products (up to 50 lbs) as needed.
  • Ability to operate pallet jacks and lift trucks in the warehouse.
  • Ability and willingness to operate  delivery vans and trucks, as needed.
  • Ability to work and drive in variant weather/temperature conditions.
  • This position entails some use of a desktop or laptop computer, sitting or standing at a desk workstation.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in one or more of the following types of roles:
    • Warehouse operations
    • Distribution operations
    • Farming/Manufacturing
    • Other applicable experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal: in person, over the phone, email, text.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Reliable transportation for getting to headquarters in Brattleboro, VT.
  • Reliable cell phone with data plan.
  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • At least three professional references.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in logistics and/or food distribution.
  • Knowledge of basic food safety regulations.
  • ServSafe Certified.
  • Experience operating pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • General knowledge of veggies, fruits, or other locally-produced items.
  • Familiarity and alignment with Food Connects’ mission and organizational culture.
  • Existing relationships with local food producers.
  • Familiarity with the geographical area of delivery services.

Compensation

  • This is an hourly, non-exempt position.
  • Beginning at $20.00 hourly. Negotiable depending on experience.
  • The following benefits are offered:
    • Paid time off: vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave
    • Short-term disability insurance (for employees working 20+ hours p/week)
    • Life insurance (for employees working 20+ hours p/week)
    • Access to vision and dental insurance
    • 15% employee discount on food purchases.
    • 2% retirement contribution

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