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The SLO Food Bank is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. We serve our neighbors who are food insecure, not knowing where their next meal will come from, as well as those at potential risk of hunger. Each year we supply an average of 4 million pounds of food to residents in San Luis Obispo County through a network of agency partners – including food pantries, homeless shelters and school-based programs. We believe every human being has the right to nutritious food, which is why 50% of the food we distribute is fresh produce. The SLO Food Bank prioritizes employee fulfillment and retention, offering competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for promotion.

​The SLO Food Bank is an at-will, equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, sex, marital status, age, or any other protected status covered by federal or state law. The job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement and are subject to change.

Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Applications Due By: May 18, 2020 by 5 pm PST
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Job Overview

The CEO is responsible for overall administration and management of the SLO Food Bank, including program development, fundraising, business operations, and community relations. The CEO manages a staff of approximately 30 people and provides overall leadership to a large group of volunteers. This is a full-time position, hired and directly accountable to the board of directors through its elected board chair.

Director of Development

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Applications Due By: May 9, 2020 by 5 pm PST
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Job Overview

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and overseeing the comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization. The Director of Development also supervises a team of three people working on communications and fundraising work for the organization. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Warehouse Worker/Driver

FLSA Status: Full-time
Hourly Rate: $13.76 to $14.26 / hour
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Job Overview

The Warehouse Worker/Driver (WWD) provides physical labor throughout the warehouse, as well as when deployed in the field and serves as a primary point of contact with volunteers, clients and Partner Nonprofit agencies. The WWD compiles and fulfills orders for various Food Bank programs and assists the Warehouse Manager (WM) and Warehouse Assistant Manager (WAM) with food donation collection from grocery stores, farms, and community food drives, order deliveries and other tasks, as assigned.

  • Provide physical labor in the warehouse
  • Work with volunteers to sort food donations and compile orders
  • Engage in courteous and professional interactions with Partner Nonprofits, clients and vendors
  • Drive box trucks or other vehicles for pick-up and delivery of product and orders, as needed
  • Receive, load, break down and move pallets/totes/supplies; operate forklift and pallet jack(s), as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine and inspect items for damage or defects and notify Warehouse Management accordingly
  • Actively look for and guard against workplace safety concerns
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Talents, & Abilities

  • Speaking and Communication – Talking and writing to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination – adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work in order to accomplish specified goals and objectives.
  • Ability to follow directions and problem solve.
  • Extent Flexibility — Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms, and/or legs.

Education and/or Experience

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Additional Information

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle, clean driving record, and proof of insurance
  • Must be willing to travel throughout San Luis Obispo County
  • Forklift and powered jack experience not required, but preferred
  • Experience operating box trucks or similar vehicles preferred

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The ability to stand for extended periods of time; the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer); to lift, carry, and load up to 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, stoop, climb, and crouch repeatedly throughout the day.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Variable work environment; work is conducted both indoors and outdoors with varying environmental conditions; indoor facilities kept at cold temperature, so warm clothing is required. Noise level varies from quiet office environment to very noisy warehouse. Exhaust and dust will be present in the warehouse.