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Download PDF Application here (4-21-11)

Return in person at: 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas

or fax: (956) 682-7921


 PRODUCE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE______________________________________________

I. JOB SUMMARY 

To secure produce donations for Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. through calling upon established donors, lapsed donors, and non-donors within the produce industry.
Aggressively solicit the donation of produce from the local food industry in quantities sufficient to meet the needs of our partner agencies, and to share with other food banks through TFBN and Feeding America.
Offer support and gather information by representing the FBRGV at public, social and business events.
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Face-to-face meetings and presentations as well as cold calls with current, lapsed and prospective donors to secure a variety of donated food and grocery products as well as produce.
• Develop a yearly work plan for produce acquisition based on strategic planning including donor recognition, performance metrics, and annual outcomes/goals.
• Provide professional, responsive and appreciative customer service to all produce industry partners, donors, and co-workers.
• Utilize a donor tracking system which should include a management tool to maintain records of all contacts, correspondence, etc., as well as the  ability to run donor reports for tracking trends and volume, and a donor acknowledgement component.
• Track donations weekly by current donors, return of lapsed donors, and prospects turned to donors. Consider tracking product categories.
• Serve as coordinator for gleaning projects, working with the farmers and volunteers to harvest crops.
• Educate donors about TFBN and ensure freshness and quality of donations by inspecting ahead for any spoilage, arranging handling and discarding every time product is offered.
• Arrange all scheduling details of fresh produce delivery including transportation. TFBN will send surplus alerts; do billing and tracking of the produce. Anytime TFBN is not manned, the Produce Industry Representative will handle all of the arrangements
• Attend produce associations and/or organization meeting. Encourage members to call when they have large loads of produce that they cannot handle quickly.
• Work closely with Logistics Coordinator and Distribution Manager to identify and eliminate problems at the pick-up level.
• Establish and expand relationships with trucking companies and drivers for rapid response when their service is needed.
• Manage and keep accurate information on each grower/storage facility and its details for pick-up, donated product received and any issues that may arise.
• Report on weekly basis activities to the Chief Operating Officer.
• Evaluate existing procedures and recommend improvements to the Chief Operating Officer.
• Attend food safety classes and receive certification in Safe Food Handling. Keep certification current.
• Complete Certified in Food Resources training through Feeding America University.
• Develop relevant materials for industry partner presentations and product solicitation.
• Work cooperatively with other staff.
• Maintain records of all contacts, correspondence, etc.
• Obtain help to accomplish objectives by recruiting, scheduling, training and supervising volunteers in cooperation with the Development Manager.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks.
• Performs additional duties as assigned.


III.      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.
2. Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of the FBRGV.
3. College degree preferred, Bachelor’s or Associate’s
4. Minimum of three years sales experience (preferably within the food and grocery industry) or culinary/hospitality sales with Excellent presentation and communication skills; including customer service.  Must have strong written, analytical and organizational skills
5. Ability to work independently or collaboratively.
6. Personal experience in community service and an understanding of the role volunteerism
7. Ability to supervise staff and volunteers and to delegate responsibilities
8. Ability to train others in various procedures
9. Knowledge of or experience in the operation of warehouse equipment
10. Knowledge of food storage and handling regulations
11. Ability to politely be firm and decisive, always using good judgment and discretion.
12. Ability to represent Food Bank RGV in a courteous professional manner
13. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel
14. Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
15. Knowledge of correct way to lift heavy items and physical ability to do so
16. Orientation to detail, accuracy and the meeting of deadlines
17. Ability to present a professional demeanor under a variety of conditions
18. Possession of current Texas Class C driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.  Must have a clean driving record for at least three years prior to employment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

1. Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry under 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
2. Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
3. Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, forklift, electric and manual pallet jack.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.  The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment.

 



 

CSFP Distribution Associate                                    
(Commodity Supplemental Food Program)

I. JOB SUMMARY

The CSFP Distribution Associate includes all activities involving the distribution of commodities at all of our locations.  Works jointly with the CSFP Manager and CSFP Specialists to assure that compliance with Federal Guidelines of the CSFP program and Food Bank RGV policies and procedures are maintained. The CSFP Distribution Associate is a part-time non-exempt position. 


II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assists with the operations of the CSFP Program and compliance with contract requirements.
• Maintains a level of communication with CSFP Manager and CSFP Specialist.  
• Will work jointly with the CSFP Team to distribute food bags to eligible recipients at distribution sites.  
• Maintains records according to CSFP policies and procedures.
• Operates pallet jacks and other equipment in a safe manner
• Complies with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling
• Conducts periodic physical inventories as directed.
• Represents program at community functions and other meetings as needed.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Evaluates existing procedures and recommends improvements to the CSFP Manager.
• Performs additional duties as assigned by the CSFP Manager and Chief Programs Officer.

III.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.
2. Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of FBRGV.
3. High School Diploma or equivalent.
4. Personal experience in community service and an understanding of the role volunteerism
5. Ability to politely be firm and decisive. Good judgment and discretion
6. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel
7. Ability to multi task under a variety of conditions
8. Ability to lift 40 lbs on a regular basis
9. Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision
10. Orientation to detail and accuracy 
11. Ability to present a professional demeanor under a variety of conditions
12. Proficient in English and Spanish
13. Possession of current Texas Class C driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle. Must have a clean driving record for at least three years prior to employment


 


If you enjoy helping others while making a living, this is the place.

Pick up an application at 724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas or call 956-682-8101 for more information.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, political belief, age or disability.  The Food Bank RGV conforms to all applicable federal and state laws, rules, guidelines and regulations and provides equal employment opportunity in all employment and employee relations.

The Food Bank RGV assures that all applicants for employment and all Food Bank RGV employees are given equal consideration based solely on job-related factors, such as qualifications, experience, performance and availability.  Such equal consideration applies to all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, appointment, job assignment, training, transfer, promotion, merit increases, demotion, termination, pay rates and fringe benefits.  The Food Bank RGV reviews, evaluates and monitors all personnel matters to ensure that they are in accordance with this policy.

The Food Bank RGV takes seriously and will investigate promptly and thoroughly all charges of alleged discrimination in employment, and inform the Food Bank RGV employees of their rights in regard to equal employment.

The Food Bank RGV requires its personnel to act in conformity with the principles outlined in this statement through strict adherence to the above statements and recognizes that the effective application of equal opportunity in employment must involve more than a non-discriminatory statement.  The Food Bank RGV recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political belief, age or disability status.  The Food Bank RGV takes positive steps to eliminate any discrimination from its personnel practices, and creates an environment that encourages equal opportunity for all of its employees.

The Food Bank RGV distributes information regarding equal employment opportunity through the employee handbook and various publications.  Equal Employment Opportunity related complaints may be made to your supervisor or Department Director.