Organization: Food Forward, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Position: Agency Relations Partnership Associate
Hours: Part-Time, non-exempt
Location: Ventura, CA with occasional travel (this position is temporarily remote due to COVID-19)
Organizational 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. 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. Since Food Forward’s inception, thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff have rescued over 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, helping to feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.
Position Overview: Food Forward is seeking an organized, outgoing, and detail-oriented Agency Relations Partnership Associate to join our team. The Partnership Associate is a part-time position reporting to the Agency Relations Partnership Supervisor and will facilitate the distribution of Food Forward’s recovered produce, primarily focused in Ventura County. The Partnership Associate will achieve this by gaining an intimate knowledge of our receiving agencies and their needs as well as collaborating with Food Forward’s produce recovery programs to understand timing, quantity, quality, and type of produce being donated to Food Forward while supporting in the onboarding and maintenance of receiving agencies and partners. The ideal candidate is passionate about improving food systems, is able to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment, and is a skilled communicator. They will need to be able to think critically and demonstrate strong decision-making and time management skills. Due to COVID-19, this position is a hybrid of remote work with fieldwork days.
Partnership Maintenance - 50%
Agency Relations Logistics & Databasing - 30%
New Partnerships - 20%
Application Deadline: April 9, 2021, or until filled
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Part-Time, non-exempt
Compensation: $15.50 to $16.00 per hour
Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected]. In the body of the cover letter include 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why?
The subject line should read, AR Partnership Associate – (Your Name). No phone calls. 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.