Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Please submit your materials to Human Resources, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA  24482. EOE Download our employment application

DATA SPECIALIST

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, one of the most respected non-profit charities in the area, is looking for a people-customer service oriented individual to support the IT needs of the Food Bank by working with internal and external end-users.

This position reports to the Data Analyst and will work with multiple data base applications ensuring data integrity, training users and resolving problems and discrepancies.  The successful applicant must have excellent customer service and communication skills including the ability to effectively explain systems and respond to questions of end users. Previous experience resulting in high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, cloud-based data system or SaaS and the ability to learn new application is required.  The Data Specialist must be able to problem solve computer issues and work cooperatively with departments and agency partners.

Individual must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and be willing to travel to agencies to train and problem solve.  Associates degree in IT from community college or technical school or equivalent amount of training and experience required.

This is a full-time position is based in Verona and is open until filled.  Application review will begin August 29, 2019.  Send a cover letter and resume to humanresources@brafb.org, or mail to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona VA  24482.  To learn more about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank or to obtain an application, please visit our website at www.brafb.org.

QUALITY ASSURANCE SALVAGE COORDINATOR

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, one of the most respected non-profit charities in the area, is looking for a people-customer service oriented individual to provide support of warehouse operations as the Quality Assurance Salvage Coordinator.

The QA Salvage Coordinator provides close and collaborative oversight of the salvage operations including training, scheduling, problem solving  and oversight of volunteers, ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures of the Food Bank, Feeding America, FDA, USDA and governmental regulations for food handling, storage, sanitation and product disposal.   Responsibilities also include managing product flow, scheduling and coordination of bulk product repackaging, and for coordinating, weighing, documenting and assisting in disposal of unsalvageable product.

In addition, the QA Salvage Coordinator provides warehouse support by loading/unloading product, receiving incoming donations, inventorying product and completing reports for processing in the computer system. Inspects and ensures the salvage area meets sanitation, pest control, fire prevention and safety standards.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent amount of training and experience
  • Experience in providing superior customer service
  • Experience in the operation of fork lift, pallet jack and stand up rider equipment
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers and staff
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations and write reports
  • Good basic computer skills
  • Valid VA driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment

This is a full-time position (Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30pm) in the Verona branch. Excellent benefits:  health, dental, vision, 401K retirement and immediate accrual of Paid Time Off (PTO).

To be considered for this role, submit  an application or resume, to humanresources@brafb.org, or by mail to Human Resource Office, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA  24482 by end of day August 12, 2019.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PC)- HEALTH INITIATIVES

Join a highly-functioning, talented team and one of the most respected charities in the area.  Use your talents to help BRAFB establish new programs that focus on providing charitable food assistance to chronically ill populations. The Program Coordinator for Health Initiatives reports to the Director of Agency Relations and Programs (DARP) and is primarily responsible for the development, planning, and evaluation of health initiatives.  This position will also support the design, implementation and scale of the Healthy Food Pantry Program and will manage grant and reporting deliverables. This position may also provide future growth opportunities as initiatives with health care partners and other health focused projects evolve.

The PC works collaboratively with BRAFB colleagues across the organization to meet mutual and related objectives.  Goals are accomplished by collaborating with BRAFB staff to identify and cultivate opportunities with potential health care partners, conduct assessment of health care partner level of readiness and work collaboratively with regional PSC’s to establish and maintain relationships with health care partners to expand and improve delivery of service to chronically ill populations; facilitates program development, planning, implementation and evaluation for health initiatives; conducts all administrative oversight for health initiatives including: developing and managing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/ data sharing agreements; HIPPA and ethics compliance (where applicable); manages and analyzes assessment and evaluation data; and manages grant deliverables and reporting; and assists with the development of programmatic policies and procedures specific to health initiatives.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, public health, nutrition or related field or equivalent amount of training and experience
  • Strong active listening skills, and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information and to share best practices and data through a variety of mediums;
  • Adept at using information and data to recommend and/or develop creative solutions and/or approaches and to suggest systems level processes and procedures;
  • Adept at developing rapport with partners, volunteers and stakeholders and to network with diverse community members;
  • Ability to transfer best practices knowledge in program design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to work effectively with customers and colleagues in a professional and confidential manner, as well as work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Outstanding computer software skills, including Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, inventory management systems, and cloud-based technology platforms, among others;

This is a full-time position with flexibility to work in the Charlottesville or Verona location of the BRAFB.  Duties may occasionally require work evenings and weekends.  Frequent driving and travel are required to visit program. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

To be considered for this role, please submit a BRAFB cover letter and resume, or application, to humanresources@brafb.org,  or mail to BRAFB, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. The position will be open until filled. Applications received by August 8th, 2019 will be considered as part of the initial review process.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR-PART TIME

Are you an excellent storyteller and experienced project manager?  Use your talents to make a difference by sharing the story of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, a respected, regional nonprofit serving 25 counties.

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator manages the logistics of a variety of marketing and communications projects and will reflect the Food Bank’s voice in social media channels.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in project management, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience in print and/or digital marketing strategies
  • Experience in managing social media is highly desired
  • Proven ability to juggle and meet deadlines for multiple projects
  • Experienced, effective team player
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, experience in Adobe Design Suite preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, related field, or an equivalent amount of training and experience required
  • Successful applicant must have a valid VA driver’s license with a good driving record.

The position is part-time, 25-30 hours per week – hours are flexible.  Competitive hourly salary.

To be considered send a cover letter, resume, and two published writing or marketing samples to humanresources@brafb.org, or by mail to Human Resource Office, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA  24482. Position will remain open until filled; applications will be reviewed beginning July 22, 2019.

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT-VERONA

Join a highly collaborative and talented team at one of the most respected charities in the area. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is seeking full-time Warehouse Assistants for their Verona, VA warehouse.  Duties involve activities associated with the receiving, storage and distribution of food products including packing orders, unloading deliveries, re-packing food products, operating warehouse equipment and general maintenance and clean-up.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have at least six months experience operating motorized equipment including forklifts, pallet jacks and stand-up rider
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally,
  • Serves as back-up driver for non-CDL vehicles.
  • Works cooperatively with volunteers and staff, works with detail in an accurate manner and ability to work independently.
  • Individual must have basic computer skills and the ability to learn new data applications.
  • Successful applicant must have a valid VA driver’s license with a good driving record.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits:  health, dental, vision, 401K retirement and immediate accrual of Paid Time Off (PTO).

To be considered for this role, please submit a resume, or BRAFB application, to humanresources@brafb.org, or by mail to BRAFB, Human Resources, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. Download our employment application.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of our policies, practices, operations and programs.