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ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Our produce is predominantly recovered in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties but reaches those in need in eight Southern California counties via distribution by hundreds of hunger relief agencies across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, domestic violence shelters, street youth homes, veteran services, LGBT teen/adult/senior services, after-school programs, the mentally disabled, low-income college programs, and many more. With the volunteer-power of over 10,000 registered volunteers and a modest staff, we will help feed over 2 million Southern Californians in need this year alone.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Volunteer Engagement Supervisor will report to the Technology & Engagement Manager and the Outreach & Communications Director. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all volunteer outreach for approximately 200 volunteer-powered events per month, vetting inquiries from individuals and groups, communicating details to participants, and ensuring that Food Forward’s events are fully staffed by volunteers. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, comfortable handling a substantial amount of correspondence, and, most importantly, passionate about engaging Food Forward’s large and diverse volunteer community.
This person will also supervise the engagement and training of Food Forward’s interns and office volunteers. He/she will be responsible for working with program staff to identify and recruit Event Leaders to lead our volunteer-powered produce recovery events, and will work in collaboration with the Outreach & Communications Coordinator to ensure all Food Forward volunteer events are at capacity. Growing and improving Food Forward’s Volunteer Program is also a priority, as is volunteer retention, recognition, and tracking. There is also the opportunity to vision and plan for new volunteer engagement initiatives through the soon-to-be-opened Wholesale Depot.
Start Date: July 22, 2019
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week with occasional evening and weekend hours
Compensation: $19.75 to $21.75
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Send a cover letter in the body of an email including: where did you discover this listing; if you were a fruit or vegetable what would you be and why; and what can you bring to the Volunteer Engagement Supervisor position?
Attach your resume as a PDF and send it to [email protected] The subject line should read, Volunteer Engagement Supervisor – (Your Name).
No phone calls or in person visits. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.
Food Forward strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply.