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Director of Operations

 

The Organization: The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is a hunger relief organization whose mission is to end hunger and transform the health of our communities through good nutrition. We are looking for a Director of Operations who can lead our Operations team in the safe and efficient receipt, storage and distribution of healthy foods to non-profit organizations across the County.

 Position Title:  Director of Operations
Department:    Operations
Reports To:      CEO

Position Summary:  Provide strategic leadership and overall management of the Warehouse, Partner Services and Volunteer Services Departments.  Ensure the delivery of comprehensive services and programs, both short and long term that comply with and support the Foodbank’s stated mission and vision. Recommend, plan, coordinate and direct all ongoing activities associated with the daily operations of the Foodbank, with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy and accurate inventory.  Build and maintain working relationships with community resources, local agencies, donors and vendors.  Provide status updates on daily operations to the C.E.O. as requested.  Serve as a member of the Foodbank Leadership Team.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Warehouse Manager, Partner Services Manager, Volunteer Services Manager

Budgetary Responsibility:  Working with all departments to develop and manage the operating budgets for each of the functional areas assigned.

 Major Job Accountabilities:

  • Develops and recommends programs and process improvements that increase the safe distribution of healthy foods across our County.
  • Provide direction and oversight to the Warehouse Managers regarding the procurement, warehousing and distribution of donated, government and purchased food.
  • Oversee food donor engagement and appreciation across the County
  • Provide direction and oversight to Volunteer Services regarding the recruitment and most effective utilization of our volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with local food donors and food vendors to ensure a steady supply of healthy food for member agencies
  • Oversee all reporting and compliance for the Operations Department, including food safety standards for Public Health, AIB, and Feeding America.
  • Develop and oversee the budget related to the Operations Department, conducting regular cost-benefit analysis to determine the most effective use of available funding.
  • Build and maintain on-going relationships with community resources and other non-profit agencies.
  • Work with Human Resources to direct, motivate and review staff members as required.  In addition, collaborate with Human Resources as needed in all staff performance management issues up to and including termination when necessary.  Through key staff members, provide leadership for staff and their supervisors and provide direction and long-term planning for the organizational structure.
  • Performs all duties and maintains all standards in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the C.E.O.

Education/Experience/Skills/Qualifications: 

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, plus 3 – 5 years of progressive operations management experience.
  • Ability to handle detail of specific duties while still developing and maintaining a broad perspective of corporate vision, goals and accomplishments.
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate staff.
  • Proven ability to make decisions, allocate resources and prioritize operational objectives.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to present complex information to staff, executive management, major donors/corporations and the Board of Directors.
  • Experience working with the strategic planning process.
  • Ability to develop and maintain support of broad community leadership and build community relationships
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task.
  • Experience driving continuous process improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and personalities.
  • Must have financial acumen in order to develop and manage annual operating budget.
  • Exceptional conflict resolution problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated personal involvement within the social services community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office: i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook..
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to work in the evenings and on weekends when called upon.

 Preferred:

  • Experience working with inventory and inventory software
  • At least 4 years working experience in non-profit programs or directly related experience in social service agencies and/or business management.
  • Experience working with large scale kitchen operations or a food production environment.
  • Strong understanding of geriatric and children’s nutritional needs and the work of food banks.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus

How to Apply: Please submit half page cover letter and resume to jobs@foodbanksbc.org.

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Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinator

JOB TITLE      Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinator
Reports to: Programs Manager, Impact Department
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, Non-exempt
Location: The City of Lompoc and Santa Maria Warehouse

II. JOB FUNCTION- The Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Foodbank’s Health Initiative in Lompoc. This initiative is designed to bring together a whole neighborhood of families in the effort to build a resilient and nutritionally healthy community, where food and health become the focus for community engagement, education, and economic development. The Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinator is also responsible for bridging communication between the Lompoc Nutrition Advocates and community members with the Foodbank, in alignment with the Foodbank’s mission to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County. This position requires local travel in the Lompoc area and to the Foodbank’s Santa Maria warehouse.

III. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– Oversee the Health Initiative program development, volunteer training and management, and all logistics and weekly operations of the Community Food Access Center.
– Coordinate monthly Nutrition Advocate meetings, which includes ongoing communication with participants.
– Assist in the ongoing evaluation and monitoring of the Health Initiative and Nutrition Advocate programs.
– Manage the weekly logistics of the Community Food Access Center.
– Draft monthly reports on the status of the Health Initiative and support the Development Dept. with grants.
– Work effectively with multiple stakeholders both within and outside the organization and successfully engage in coalitions.
– Cultivate and deepen relationships with key government and community organizations in the Lompoc area.
– Work to provide tight integration of services in the Community Food Access Center that reflects the needs and desires of the surrounding community.

IV. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
– Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
– Thorough understanding of the Lompoc community.
– Program management and/or event planning experience.
– Experience with grants preferred.

V. SKILLS AND ABILITIES
– Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish and English, including the ability to give bilingual public presentations.
– A commitment to the mission of the Foodbank and to modeling health and wellness.
– Able to maintain an exceptional level of communication with the partners, media, community representatives, elected and appointed officials, and co-workers.
– Excellent writing skills and keen attention to detail. Must have the ability to achieve deadlines and be skilled in planning, people, and project management.
– Able to multi-task, collaborate with others to achieve goals, and produce high quality and effective products with limited resources.
– Able to lift 30 pounds.
– Must have access to reliable transportation and a valid CA Driver’s License.
-Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends.

Please email your resume and cover letter to bstetson@foodbanksbc.org. No phone calls please.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.

Community Programs Coordinator

JOB TITLE:         Community Programs Coordinator
Reports to:         Director of Community Impact
Hours:                   Full-time, Non-Exempt
Location:               Santa Barbara Warehouse

JOB FUNCTION- The Community Programs Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of Foodbank community programs, as well as the oversight and evaluation of programs, as we meet the Foodbank’s mission to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. This position will be directly responsible for the Foodbank Healthy Eating for Diabetes program which targets food insecure individuals at-risk or diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The Community Programs Coordinator will be part of an innovative, energized team within an organization that is constantly moving forward toward its mission.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage direct-to-client food security and food literacy programs, including the facilitation of program development, expansion, and sustainability.
  2. Oversee program administration, volunteer training and management, support with grants, and all logistics and day-to-day operations of the Healthy Eating for Diabetes program.
  3. Facilitate the adoption of programs by partner organizations and adapt programs to address the needs of target client populations, as applicable.
  4. Assist in the on-going evaluation and monitoring of all Foodbank programs.
  5. Communicate internally with all Foodbank departments as needed, including Operations, Development, Impact, Finance and Executive.
  6. Support Impact Department to reach goals related to budget, reports, grants, evaluations, events, compliance, client testimonials, interns, partnerships, Board of Trustees, etc.
  7. Other duties as assigned or delegated.
  1. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Social Science, Education, or Nutritional Science preferred)
  • Nutrition background/knowledge
  • 1-2 years project management experience
  • Experience managing grants preferred
  • Public speaking
  • Curriculum development

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (Social Science, Education, or Nutritional Science preferred)
  • Nutrition background/knowledge
  • 1-2 years project management experience
  • Experience managing grants preferred
  • Public speaking
  • Curriculum development

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish, including the ability to give public presentations in Spanish
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • A commitment to the mission of the Foodbank and to modeling health and wellness.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills, and ability to hold self and others accountable to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff, management and executives
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting low-income and underserved populations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional Suite

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid CA Driver’s License
  • Access to reliable transportation for occasional work-related travel

Please email your resume and cover letter to bstetson@foodbanksbc.org. No phone calls please.

 The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.  Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.