Backyard Bounty Coordinator

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. We serve the community as a leader and expert in improving the nutritional health of our county through increased food security.

Position: Backyard Bounty Coordinator
Time Commitment: 25 Hours/week 

Overview of Responsibilities: The Backyard Bounty Coordinator oversees logistics and communications for the program, rescuing local produce across the county for the benefit of those in need in our community.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage produce donation requests from first donor inquiry through scout, harvest, and warehouse intake, including pickups of already gleaned produce and at farmers markets
  • Oversee harvest schedule and assist community members in organizing gleans, partnering with other local gleaning organizations
  • Maintain donation records for Backyard Bounty using inventory database
  • Schedule, supervise, and help with recruiting, retention, and appreciation of Backyard Bounty volunteers
  • Maintain ongoing marketing and public relations for Backyard Bounty, including networking events, social media, and newsletters to increase community awareness and involvement
  • Conduct outreach among existing and prospective donor base
  • Work with warehouse staff to coordinate pickup, storage, and distribution of gleaned produce that is efficient, timely, and esures the integrity and quality of the food
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience and education
  • Experience with event planning and volunteer coordination
  • Expereince or interest in farming, gardening, and working outside
  • Experience in a non-profit setting

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interact, communicate, and network with a variety of people including donors and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have excellent computer skills and experience using software, web-based tools, and social media platforms
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to become a certified forklift operator
  • California Drivers License and ability to drive a pick-up truck

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to chenry@foodbanksbc.org.
No calls please.

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