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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of March 18, 2014:

Employment Opportunities

Job Title:  CDL-B Driver                                           Location:  Florence
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.

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Title:  Cool Can Sam Character              Locations: Greenville 
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

Requirements:

• 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.

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Job Title: EFP Assistant  (Bilingual)                           Location: Greenville, EFP
Supervisor: EFP Manager
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 (some evenings and weekends required)

Position Description: The EFP Assistant is primarily responsible for intake, translating, and SNAP Applications. The EFP Assistant is responsible for setting up appointments daily for clients to apply for food stamp applications through the grant funded Benefit Bank program and assisting client with application. Candidate must keep accurate records for the Benefit Bank. This position is also responsible for administrative tasks such as reports, making signs, and translating appropriate material into Spanish for clients. This position also assists as needed with volunteers, reception, CSFP, and cleaning the front of the building.

Minimum Requirements:
• High School Diploma or equivalent; some college preferred.
• 1-2 years experience
Bilingual (English & Spanish), preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and the ability to learn new software.
• Working knowledge of a multi-line phone system.
• Ability to multi-task and work independently.
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America.
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic.
• Excellent customer service skills.

Major Duties:
1. Intake for clients in both Spanish and English.
2. Translating as necessary for EFP or HHFB as needed.
3. SNAP outreach and makes daily appointments for food stamp applications.
4. Complete Benefit Bank applications make necessary copies, mail proper forms.
5. Fills in for receptionist when needed.
6. Administrative tasks such as daily reports, making signs, sending menus.
7. Assists with cleaning in front of building.
8. Assists with CSFP.
9. Building relationships with volunteers to make an effective positive work environment.
10. Performs various administrative duties and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

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Job Title: EFP Warehouse Stocker & Warehouse Sanitation           Location: Columbia
Supervisor: EFP Manager & Warehouse Manager 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (some nights and/or weekends)

Position Description:  EFP Warehouse: Candidate is responsible for pulling, rotating and stocking food items in cooler and freezer units. Keep EFP coolers and freezers neat, orderly and maintain proper temperatures. Clean coolers and freezers. Must be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and positively influence others regarding the needs of Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Candidate must have the ability to work with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds. 

Warehouse Sanitation: This position is responsible for cleaning the warehouse and dumpster area. This includes mopping, sweeping, operating scrubber while following all safety guidelines and also cleans up any spills and breakage. 

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma
• 6 months experience in a warehouse, stocking and custodial experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good organizational skills and multi-tasking. 
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Good math skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
• Able to operate forklift, pallet jack and other standard warehouse equipment.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds in a labor intensive environment.
• Working knowledge of basic principles of inventory management preferred.
• Able to successfully work in a team environment.
• Able to follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules.

Other Desired Characteristics:
• Strong communication skills those are effective to our clients and volunteers.
• Must be able to pass a post offer drug and criminal background screening.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to: Human Resources or fax to: 803-254-6011.
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Job Title: Agency Relations Inventory Associate      Location:Columbia
Reports To: Agency Relations Director
Hours:  Full-time:  Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, some nights and weekends


POSITION SUMMARY
The Agency Relations Inventory Associate (ARIA) is responsible for receipting inventory for all AR Programs and providing support to the distribution team (AR and Warehouse).  This person will work directly with the Child Feeding, Senior Feeding, Mobile Pantry Coordinators, Warehouse and Transportation Managers providing accurate inventory counts and pulls for orders and packing lines.  This person will help to ensure that all HHFB policies and procedures are fulfilled and standards maintained appropriately, while cultivating a culture of excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The ARIA is responsible for the day-to-day activities necessary to maintain an accurate inventory of all products in the three warehouse locations (Columbia, Greenville & Florence) pertaining to the AR Programs.  The ARIS is responsible for understanding the product flow and overall food bank operation in general and specifically how the work of inventory control, impacts other areas of the department.   Also will participate as a member of the Agency Relations Department team, attend team meetings and support other areas of the food bank as needed.

OVERALL DUTIES
1. Assist in maintaining the warehouse in sanitary, food handling condition that is in full compliance with all pertinent health, safety, and accrediting standards.
2. Be accountable for verification of quantity and quality of products at receipt and at distribution.
3. Responsible for quality control (cleanliness) and rotation (FIFO) for dry, cooler, and frozen products.
4. Insure product is received correctly and corresponding paperwork is on file.
5. Maintain accurate physical inventory counts daily including all donated, USDA, and grant purchased product.
6. Maintain close working relations with the AR Department/Coordinators as well as the warehouse and transportation managers.
7. Provide timely reporting to all AR Coordinators as well as the Inventory Specialist.
8. Assist coordinating pick-up and delivery of orders.  Alert Program Coordinators if delivery is delayed. 
9. Set up packing lines and help pack orders, receive and store freight.
10. Work with AR Dept. to ensure consistency, customer service excellence and support of
the HHFB mission.
11. Accurately monitor, pull and track inventory monthly as well as daily cycle counts.
12. Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
13. Travel to HHFB locations within South Carolina as needed. 
14. Cross-train in Agency Distribution and warehouse as needed.
15. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
● Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related major preferred
● Experience working with community based/nonprofit organizations helpful
Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft office required
Proficiency in inventory management software preferred
● Strong skills in organization, time management, and written/verbal communication
● High quality customer service skills (exhibit objectivity, calmness and helpfulness)
● Detail orientation and able to comply with regulations
● Valid driver’s license with good driving record
● Ability to work with diverse groups
● Ability to set own priorities and work independently and as part of a team
● Ability to research, analyze and troubleshoot problems
● Excellent math skills

DEMANDS
● Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
● Ability to take, execute, and provide clear directions in a fast-paced environment
● Reliable transportation and the ability to travel often (weekly to branches)
● Ability to be on your feet for extended periods up to 4 hours
● Ability to safely lift items weighing 0-100 pounds occasionally, and up to 50 pounds frequently using safe lifting techniques.
● Able to work in extreme temperatures:  Cooler, Freezer.

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

                Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 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