Fulltime Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Meet with local agricultural producers including produce, egg, and dairy farmers, as well as meat and cattle producers on a regular basis, keeping them informed about the food bank’s programs, services, and donation guidelines.  Attend trainings and trade shows locally and regionally.  Administer the Farmers Feeding Florida program, including budget management, receipting, and logistics support.  Track, monitor and report donation progress to staff, donors, and others as appropriate. Develop and manage donor recognition and retention program for agricultural donors. The Agricultural Sourcing Specialist will collaborate with the rest of the Second Harvest team to uphold our mission to “Engage, Feed and Educate.”

Job Responsibilities

•             Manage and sustain current local grower/producer relationships through visits, presentations, phone calls, emails, thank you letters, and other correspondence

•             Create and distribute thank you letters and other communication tools, as well as yearly donation receipts

•             Identify prospective growers/producers; cultivate relationships and program support

•             Administer the Food Bank’s Urban Gleaning Program and communicate program needs to other departments as needed

•             Create and follow a farm visitation schedule

•             Create toolkit to utilize when visiting current or prospective growers/producers

•             Create and maintain contact lists and files for all growers/producers 

•             Coordinate with food bank transportation department to monitor and adjust pick-up schedule as necessary

•             Coordinate with Communications staff to recognize and honor local growers/producers (i.e. social media posts, newsletters, media coverage, etc.)

•             Track, monitor and report donations to food bank staff, donors, and others as appropriate  

•             Respond timely to special needs and requirements of growers/producers; troubleshoot problems preventing or hindering program participation 

•             Assist in monitoring of incoming product to ensure correct receipting  

•             Administer funds awarded through the Farmers Feeding Florida Program

•             Provide any required documentation for produce specific programs or grants

•             Ensure consistent produce levels in line with program goals

•             Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)

•             Four-year degree in a related field, or four years’ combined experience in a related field.  

•             Experience interacting with donors a plus

•             Experience in Agricultural production or administration a plus

•             Experience in a non-profit setting a plus 

•             Always represent the organization in a professional, pleasant, and courteous manner

•             Maintain positive public relations and exceptional customer service

•             Excellent project management skills; ability to organize and prioritize work and tasks 

•             Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

•             Attention to detail, accuracy, and timelines

•             Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, professional, and timely manner

•             Ability to travel within Big Bend service area 

•             Ability to travel statewide or nationally for trainings and conferences

•             Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The ability to both learn and use various management information systems

•             Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving record

Compensation

This position is a Exempt role with an annualized salary of  $50,000-$55,000,  commensurate upon experience. Second Harvest also provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Supplemental Insurance and the Simple IRA program. SHBB recognizes 12 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous PTO allotment

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, drive, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust and focus.  

Work Environment

The work environment described here is 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.

How to apply

Qualified applicants may submit your resume and cover letter to HR@fightinghunger.org