Position Overview: Looking for a part-time gig with a local organization doing big things? This job is ideal for a reliable, friendly, and organized person available mornings during the week. The Food Rescue Dispatcher is responsible for supporting the daily function of the food rescue program and its volunteers in a friendly and fast-paced environment. This person dispatches volunteers for their assignments, occasionally driving and completing the food rescue route alongside a volunteer partner. The best candidate is a team player who enjoys leading people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Applicants must be energetic, self-motivated, and have strong communication skills. This position reports to the Food Rescue Program Manager.
Review the Dispatcher Job Description here.
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Work Hours: 20-25 hours per week
Monday-Friday mornings starting at 7:30am with flexible shift end time; occasional half-day Saturdays.
Wage: $14-$16 an hour, depending on experience
- Coordinate daily food rescue routes by getting volunteers started and directing their tasks for the day.
- Drive food rescue vehicles and rescue food on routes when volunteer positions are unfilled.
- Communicate with key staff at donor/recipient sites to ensure smooth pick-up and delivery of food donations.
- Unload and organize food received at Table to Table and work with staff to determine the appropriate distribution of food donations.
- Assist with orientation and training of volunteers.
- Complete Fleet & Facility Prep duties as needed when volunteer positions are unfilled.
- Experience in customer service, volunteer leadership, delivery, or reception in a fast-paced environment
Required Licenses & Skills:
- Required: Over 21 with a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 4 years and good driving record (must be insurable under organization liability insurance); willing to drive large vehicles.
- Required: Must be able to regularly and repeatedly lift and move 20-40 lbs.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced public-facing role, maintaining energy through often repetitive tasks and communications.
- Ability to sustain positive communications and model a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to volunteers.
- Must be able to use technology including computers, printers, phones, vehicle and refrigeration units, and other equipment. Functional knowledge of computer systems and Google suite.
- Retirement Plan Match to 3% of salary
- Paid sick time
- Paid Holidays – 5 hours per day for 9 paid holidays
Table to Table is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. We reserve the right to conduct background checks.
AmeriCorps Food Rescue Specialist
The AmeriCorps Food Rescue Specialist will contribute to the hunger relief efforts in Johnson County by supporting the daily function of the food rescue program and its volunteers in a friendly and fast-paced environment. This person will be part of the team directing volunteers and actualizing smooth pick-up and delivery of food donations, and preparing T2T’s fleet of vehicles for food rescue routes. This position may also participate in the gleaning (harvesting) of excess produce from farms and gardens as well as getting the food to food-insecure individuals via pop-up free produce stands and other efforts with partner agencies. T2T serves as the hub for 60% of the food distributed by Johnson County’s hunger relief network. The best candidate is an energetic team player with strong communication skills who enjoys interacting with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
Schedule and Duration: Average 20 hours per week from December 5, 2022 – August 11, 2023
Primarily Monday-Friday mornings from 8AM with some flexibility (especially the first couple weeks of service, if needed to accommodate an academic calendar). Other days and times as needed and agreed upon; will require some evenings in the summer.
Required: Willing to consent to an AmeriCorps background check.
Ability to lift and move 20-40 pounds repeatedly.
Strongly preferred but not required: Over 21 with a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Supervision Given by: The Food Rescue Specialist is supervised by the T2T Program Manager and is part of a team including the T2T Logistics & Relationships Coordinator.
If you’re interested in this AmeriCorps position, please submit an email of interest and/or a resume (both preferred, if available) to Allison Gnade at Table to Table via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being an AmeriCorps member is about making a tangible difference for communities and individuals dealing with some of our nation’s biggest challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education. Summer AmeriCorps members help organizations with activities that work to alleviate the effects of poverty all across the country. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve in a project identified and managed by the community while earning a modest living allowance that reflects the income level of the community where you’re serving.