Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
Position: WRP (Wholesale Recovery Program) Dispatch Coordinator
Location: City of Bell, CA
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. Fruits and vegetables are collected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal. This recovered produce is provided, free of charge, to low-income populations across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, food banks, domestic violence shelters, transitional youth homes, veteran services, after-school programs, LGBTQ+ teen/adult/senior services, programs serving people with disabilities, college student assistance programs, and many more. Thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff will help feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.
Food Forward is seeking an organized and detail oriented WRP Dispatch Coordinator to join our team. The WRP Dispatch Coordinator will report to the WRP Manager and will be primarily responsible for the logistical coordination of Food Forward’s fleet in the procurement and distribution of fresh produce throughout Southern California and beyond. The WRP Dispatch Coordinator will achieve this by gaining intimate working knowledge of Food Forward’s various produce donors and recipient agencies, while providing excellent customer service to both through the use of emails, phone and direct person to person communication. The WRP Dispatch Coordinator will be an excellent team player supporting and working with drivers, warehouse staff as well as other Food Forward employees or stakeholders. This position will be based out of City of Bell, Food Forward’s Produce Pit Stop, the warehousing space for the Wholesale Recovery Program.
The ideal candidate is passionate about improving food systems and eradicating hunger in a fast-paced environment and is a skilled multi-tasker and communicator. They will need to be able to think critically and demonstrate strong decision-making and time management skills as well as have strong working knowledge of the produce industry and general growing seasons.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
Hours: Full-time, non-exempt position
Compensation: $16 - $18.25 per hour
Send a cover letter in the body of the email including 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why? Please attach your resume as a PDF and send to [email protected]
The subject line should read, WRP Dispatch Coordinator – (Your Name). No phone calls, please. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.
Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.
*Food Forward Core Values: