Community Plates To Hire Technology and Research Fellow

(for immediate release)

Technology and Research Fellowship
(Fairfield County, CT/NYC area)

About Community Plates:

Community Plates is committed to ending American food insecurity through direct transfer food rescue and has already rescued food equivalent to 1.2 million meals for the benefit of hungry Americans.   We are changing the face of food rescue with our ground-breaking technology, “GoRescue,” that makes it possible for us to deliver greater quantities and quality of fresh food than ever before.  Simply put, we pick up excess food from restaurants and grocers and deliver it directly to those who need it.  We are solving a hunger problem that doesn’t need to exist.

Position Summary:

Community Plates is seeking a student or recent graduate who is passionate about positive change and wants to play an active role in ending American food-insecurity.  This essential member of the Community Plates team will help leverage our proprietary technology and associated metrics to help shape the future of food rescue.  Our Fellow will delve into the day-to-day effectiveness of our three key streams: food donors, receiving agencies and volunteer food-runners with the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement and growth.  The Fellow will be responsible for maintaining our current web and app infrastructure and participating in its future development.

Essential Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze app-generated metrics to evaluate performance and identify specific opportunities for growth
  • Develop case study with strategic partners to measure impact
  • Research and present recommendations for ongoing development of proprietary technology
  • Keep company website current and relevant
  • Maintain existing CRM and proprietary app databases
  • Aid in development of turnkey best practices manual
  • Participate actively in weekly staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate, or currently pursuing graduate degree or in final year of undergraduate study (will consider other class levels)
  • Passion for social justice; interest in hunger-relief preferred
  • Strong quantitative analysis and interpretation skills
  • Web maintenance experience
  • Database management experience
  • Team-oriented and positive
  • Self-starter and self-motivated

Compensation and Time:

  • Employment of one year with target start date of June 1, 2013
  • 20 hours per week (some hours can be completed remotely)
  • Hourly pay rate

To apply, send resume with cover letter to fellowships@communityplates.org