Community Plates is Hiring!

Community Plates Needs You!

As always one of our most important needs is food runners, volunteers to transport food…..food runners are the backbone of everything we do.

However because volunteer-driven, direct-transfer food rescue has proben to be such a “right place and right time opportunity”, things are growing fast and we are in need of the following positions. These are initially volunteer positions, but we hope to make several of them paid positions in the coming months  (some of them as early as first quarter 2012) once we can afford to do it.

Some of you have said “I want to help in other ways”, so check these job descriptions out and if you’re interested in being a part in this way let us know!

Office Administrator

  • Key person to help the Executive Director organize schedules
  • Communication
  • Data Entry
  • Light bookkeeping
  • Filing
  • Can split time between home and Community Plates office in Norwalk
  • Coordinate with donors and receiving agencies
  • Food-Rescue supply management
  • 15+ hours per week
  • Social-media savvy a plus but not required

Web Engineer

  • PHP/JQuery/MySQL
  • A few hours per week
  • Remote is fine

Fundraising Partners

  • Raise awareness for American food-insecurity and the promise of volunteer-driven, direct-transfer food-rescue
  • help raise money to advance the cause of ending food-insecurity in Fairfield County
  • Work with Executive Director to develop national fundraising strategy

Volunteer Coordinator

  • manage volunteer recruiting, on-boarding, training, scheduling
  • oversee app engagement and work-flow for volunteers
  • Own an iPhone or an iPad and comfortable using it
  • 15+ hours per week
  • Remote is fine (occasional staff-meetings might require in-office)
  • Work with Executive Director to develop national volunteer-strategy

Donor Coordinator

  • Recruiting new donors, managing donor communication, and food donation process
  • 5+ hours per week
  • Remote is fine (occasional staff-meetings might require in-office)
  • Work with Executive Director to develop national donor strategy

Receiving Agency Coordinator & Development

  • Recruit, train and develop receiving agency (food-pantries, soup-kitchens) relationships
  • Recruit and inspire social-entrepreneurs to leverage Community Plate’s food sources for the purposes of new and creative ways to distribute those foods
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Partner with receiving agencies to help them with their processes
  • Manage ServSafe compliance
  • 8+ hours per week
  • Remote is fine (occasional staff-meetings might require in-office)
  • Work with Executive Director to develop national donor strategy

New Site Development Manager

  • Focused on opportunities outside of Fairfield County
  • New site research and selection process
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Development planning
  • Recruit initial local partners, volunteers, agencies, and donors (leading the way for other other Community Plates staff dedicated to those specific areas)
  • 8+ hours per week

We are also currently developing a team-member description for marketing and public relations in case you’d like to get a jump on that.

Be a part of ending American food-insecurity and have an amazing time doing it!