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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of August 28, 2014:

Employment Opportunities

Job Title:  CDL A or B Driver                          Location:  Columbia
Supervisor: Warehouse Manager
Hours:   Monday thru Friday from 7:30AM – 3:30PM (some evenings or weekends)

The driver will load, transport and deliver items within Harvest Hope Food Bank’s 20 county service area.  This role will interact with many of Harvest Hope’s largest donors.  The driver will ensure great customer service to all donors and will perform work in safe, professional and timely manner. 

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• 2+ years of experience in a warehouse setting preferred
• Valid South Carolina CDL B Driver’s License and acceptable 10 Year Driving Record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Perform simple math functions
• Have legible handwriting
• Operate standard warehouse equipment
• Ability to lift a minimum of 30-50 pounds in addition to standing, reaching, bending, stooping and squatting
• Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

Major Duties:

1. To load, drive and unload trucks in an organized and safe manner
2. Receive donations and complete required paperwork in compliance with set policies and procedures
3. Maintain warehouse coolers and freezers in a clean and orderly manner in compliance with set policies and procedures
4. Count inventory and ensure product rotation to keep oldest product moving out first
5. Interact positively and work well with fellow food bank staff, volunteers, clients and donors
6. Perform regular checks on assigned vehicle for proper water, oil and general maintenance
7. Arrive at all assigned destinations in a safe and timely manner
8. Maintain set safety standards
9. Properly unload and weigh any items
10. All other duties as assigned

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.



Title:  Cool Can Sam Character              Locations: Greenville & Columbia
Supervisor:  Food Drive Coor. and Events Manager
Hours: As Needed

The Cool Can Sam character is a fun, educational mascot who helps provide hunger messages to community and children’s groups.  Cool Can Sam is part of a professional team intended to provide education and identification to further the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank which is to provide for hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Job Duties:

• Portray the reputation of Harvest Hope Food Bank in a manner that is attractive to the audience
• Characterize the seriousness of hunger in a friendly, kind character
• Shake hands with children and further characterize the messages contained in the Cool Can Sam Activity Booklet (act sad when discussing hunger and how being hungry makes his stomach hurt)
• Remain silent while in costume; Cool Can Sam’s accompanying team member will do the speaking on his behalf while Cool Can Sam acts out the appropriate parts


• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• Customer service experience helpful
• Prior mascot experience helpful
• Must be punctual
• Must have a willing attitude
• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.


Title:  Product Rescue Associate                   Location:  Greenville 
Hours:  8:00am – 4:00pm (some evening and/or weekends)

Position Description: The purpose of this position is to coordinate and run the daily operations of the Product Rescue area. This position is responsible for training and supervising all volunteers, making sure all operations are run in accordance with regulations, coordinating all inventory, transfers, and warehousing activities for the area.  This position is to maintain a great working relationship with all volunteers to help cultivate the volunteer passion for the food bank and in turn create food and financial donors.  

• High school diploma or equivalent
• 2 plus years experience in an warehouse environment
• Supervisory or training experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must be able to multi-task and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
• Working knowledge of basic principles on inventory management
• Able to operate forklift, pallet jack and other standard warehouse equipment
• Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds in a labor intensive environment
• Experience working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds
• Prior experience working with volunteers helpful
• Ability to use good judgment and to be a leader in decision making process
• Must have good communication and customer service skills
• Must be detail oriented
• Must have basic computer skills

Job Duties:
1.) Volunteer Projects
a. Responsible for welcoming, starting, and training all new and recurring volunteers
b. Supervises all volunteers to include making sure that all safety and food safety regulations are maintained, that all volunteers are behaving and working appropriately.
c. Maintain working relationships with volunteers and provide daily recognition and nurturing to assure that a fun atmosphere is provided to work in.
d. To coordinate with the Volunteer Manager on all signing and documenting all volunteer paperwork to include court mandated time sheets.
2.) Warehousing
a. In charge of maintaining Produce Rescue Food inspection and sorting process to Feeding America Standards.
b. In charge of maintaining warehouse area to include making sure all regulations to include but not limited to OSHA, Feeding America, DHEC, USDA.
c. In charge of inventory to include storage, transfers, weights, counts, and labeling of on all products.
d. In charge of maintaining all logs to include rodent, trash, quality control, inventory, etc.
e. Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of area.

Job Title: Nutritionist (PT)                               Location: Columbia

Supervisor: COO

Schedule: Part time-18 hours per week (some evenings and weekends required)

Position Description: The part-time Nutritionist is primarily responsible for developing and implementing nutrition and life skills curriculum for SNAP/Food Supplemental program participants served by Harvest Hope Food Bank.  This position will also develop partnership with HHFB member agencies, as needed, to achieve the goals and outreach objectives. 

This is a Part-time, Grant Funded position

Minimum Requirements:
• Senior Year Bachelor Degree Student in Nutrition, Public Health, Exercise Science or related field 
• Documented community nutrition work preferred
• Public speaking experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to produce high quality and effective products with limited resources
• Attention to detail and skilled in planning and organization
• Familiarity with cooking and testing recipes
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, ability to learn new software
• Ability to multi-task and work independently

Other Desired Characteristics:
• Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with co-workers, clients, volunteers and the general public
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America
• Must understand that good customer service skills are essential to every job
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic

Travel Requirements:  This position travels regularly to partner Agency sites in the Midlands and may occasionally travel to the Harvest Hope Florence and Greenville locations.

Major Duties:

1. Plan, implement and evaluate fun, exciting and easy to understand nutrition and cooking curricula serving agencies and clients.
2. Provide nutrition education to clients through Emergency Food Pantries, agencies, mobile food pantries, and back packs.
3. The nutritionist will create literature on healthy eating, active living as well as tasty, healthful and cost-effective recipes suitable for use in the nutrition program. 
4. This position will also be responsible for hosting grocery store tours (2 per month) and classes on shopping on a SNAP budget, healthy eating and living habits. 
5. Develop HHFB demonstration garden as a tool to educate agencies about nutritious fresh food and connect agencies wanting to start a community garden with knowledge and resources.
6. Present monthly cooking demonstrations to SNAP eligible and program participants.
7. Develop nutrition education materials for children and their parents to be distributed through the Back Pack Program as well as partner with HHFB mascot, Cool Can Sam, to distribute in local schools.
8. Seek out and participate in networking opportunities to increase program visibility.
9. Keep/track documentation of nutrition education activity to support reimbursement or grant proposal requirements.
10. Other duties as assigned


Job Title: SNAP Application Asst.  (PT& Temp.)    
Supervisor:  EFP Director
Schedule: Part time--32 hours per week (some evenings and weekends required, local travel required)

Job Summary:  Harvest Hope Food Bank is looking for a motivated individual to help us increase SNAP outreach in the Midlands area. The part-time SNAP application assistant is responsible for increasing SNAP outreach and applications through Harvest Hope's Mobile Food Pantries and Partner Agencies.  The Application Assistant will travel with the mobile pantry truck or drive separately depending on the type of pantry.  The Assistant will also be responsible for creating outreach materials and distributing printed materials to potential clients to increase SNAP outreach.

Minimum Requirements:
• High School Diploma or equivalent;  some college preferred
• Bilingual (Spanish & English) candidates preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with all socioeconomic classes
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, ability to learn new software
• Able to work with a flexible schedule (some weekend work may be required)
• Have a valid Driver’s License, clean driving record and reliable transportation
• Ability to travel locally with Mobile Food pantries and to partner agency sites
• Ability to multi-task and work independently

Other Desired Characteristic
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America
• Must understand that good customer service skills are essential to every job
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic

Major Duties:
1. Attend Mandatory training at SC Thrive to learn the SNAP benefit program as well as the computer system.
2. Create SNAP outreach literature to distribute at the food bank, through Mobile Food Pantries and partner agencies.
3. Assist clients with SNAP applications remotely by traveling with Mobile Food Pantries and through scheduling visits with partner agency locations.
4. Work closely with SNAP capacity advisor from Feeding America to help create a tool for evaluation of our SNAP outreach efforts
5. Work with the EFP Director on a plan to make our SNAP efforts more efficient, effective, and sustainable in the future.
6. Occasional travel to Harvest Hope Food Bank Branch locations in Florence & Greenville.

Job Title: Emergency Food Pantry Coordinator – Part-time            Location:  Florence
Supervisor: Pee Dee Branch Manager, Director of Emergency Food Pantries
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00AM – 3:30PM

Overview:  The EFP Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the day to day operations of the Florence Emergency Food Pantry.  This position will work in an often fast-paced and demanding work environment and must work well with the public, including volunteers and clients.  It is critical that this person be able to prioritize their tasks and multi-task.  Under the direction of the EFP Director, this position ensures efficient and effective daily EFP operations and coordinates as needed with the Florence warehouse.   This position is crucial to our mission to provide food for those in need of assistance with dignity, compassion and education as well as to provide community resource materials/information to our clients.

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of relative experience and education
• 3 years experience working with the public; experience leading or directing volunteers preferred
• Prior non-profit experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Outstanding customer service skills
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment while constantly prioritizing and multi-tasking
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution
• Advanced computer skills with experience working in Microsoft Office and a database
• Ability to lift at least 30 lbs and work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures
• Ability to be trained and use warehouse equipment such as pallet jacks and forklift

Other characteristics desired for the position: Must be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively, and influence others regarding the needs of the food bank.  Candidate must have the ability to work with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds which comprise groups of staff, volunteers, customers, and the general public. 

Major Duties:
1. Coordinate the efficient operation, supervision and maintenance of the EFP to ensure clients receive nutritionally balanced food and supplies
2. Ensure the EFP operates in accordance with all appropriate guidelines, including the USDA, OSHA, DHEC, Feeding America and all other relevant agencies
3. Maintain all service records, including USDA income eligibility, service, temperature logs, inventory, damaged product and other monthly statistics
4. Coordinate with the Receptionist/Volunteer Coordinator to ensure we have the supply of volunteers needed to meet daily service demand
5. Responsible for the client intake process, which includes training and supervising intake volunteers, gathering and recording client information, ensuring all clients are treated by social work standards, distributing resource information and overseeing relevant outreach programs (CSFP, SNAP, Benefits Bank, etc.)
6. Gather, record and safeguard confidential client information
7. Resolve any client issues and ensure good customer service
8. All other duties as assigned

Position:Community Development & Events Manager  Location:Greenville
Supervisor: Dir, Donors Relations
Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM and some nights and weekends

Primary Job Duties:  The Community Development & Events Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of events as well as marketing Harvest Hope Food Bank to churches, civic organizations, and both community and business partners.  This position will also work closely with the Director of Donor Relations to help build and manage strategic relationships to increase and maintain major gifts to support Harvest Hope Food Bank’s mission.  Events include but are not limited to food drive events, corporate events, media events, signature special events, etc.  The incumbent will assure appropriate printed, electronic and media contact is made to assist in the promotions of the event.

• Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience in successful individual and corporate major gifts and planned giving fundraising
• Must be highly skilled professional with proven track record of building donor relationship and closing gifts in the five figure range
• Event planning and community relations experience
• Must be highly skilled professional with proven track record of building donor relationship and closing gifts in the five figure range
• Media experience (generating media and being on camera)
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills along with a strong ability to public speak. Ability to write donor proposals, cultivation packets and correspondence to donors.  
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office; Experience in fundraising software, i.e., Raiser’s Edge preferred
• Must be able to synthesize the mission and core values of the organization using a high degree of mature discernment and communicate a consistent, positive message
• Demonstrated leadership skills coupled with the ability to motivate, encourage and supervise staff
• Ability to think quickly and manage multiple priorities
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people, including staff, volunteers and donors

Key Responsibilities:
1. Meet with potential partners, including civic groups, churches and businesses, to determine if there is a charitable interest and explain how these groups could partner with the food bank. This will include public speaking and presentations.
2. Plan, coordinate and implement all local special events which will assist in building resources to include financial friends and food donors. 
3. Develop and implement fundraising/marketing plans to meet yearly operational budget goals.
4. Partner with the Director of Donor Relations in all aspects of the major gifts program to meet fundraising plan goals.
5. Collaborate with Harvest Hope Food Bank co-workers regarding events, presentations, tours, etc. to assure that correct information is communicated in a timely fashion to assure that all responsibilities for adequate support are achieved
6. Track all activities in Raisers Edge fundraising software to document critical contact information
7. Responsible for appropriate and timely recognition to all event sponsors, including letters, plaques, and any other written communication to relay the importance of their participation to the mission and service of the food bank
8. Communicate events to media as well as partner with Development team (Columbia & Greenville)  to ensure information is posted on all media outlets, including print and electronic formats
9. Demonstrate personal leadership skills coupled with the ability to motivate, encourage and supervise other staff
10. Attend weekly development department staff meetings by conference call
11. Work with other development department members to build consistency in printed materials, spoken statistics and other distribution outlets to assist by maximizing donor participation and follow up for cultivation events
12. Oversee the calendar of events maintained by the Development Assistant.  Utilize this and other methods to communicate with all constituents for planning and involvement as needed with as much notice as possible.  This is particularly important to include for volunteers, staff and Board members. 
13. All other duties as assigned

                Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity EmployerQualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011.

  • Locations:

  • Columbia

    2220 Shop Road
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 254-4432
    (803) 254-6011 Fax
    (803) 223-6111 Agency
    Distribution Fax

  • Florence Pee Dee 2513 West Lucas Street
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843) 661-0826
    (843) 661-0699 Fax
  • Greenville 2818 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 281-3995
    (864) 281-3998 Fax
  • Lexington County Emergency Food Pantry 1775 12th Street Ext.
    Cayce, SC 29033
    (803) 794-1627
    (803) 794-1630 Fax