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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of July 16, 2014:

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: EFP Assistant                                            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.


 Position: EFP Manager                                          Location: Cayce, EFP
Supervisor: EFP Director
Hours: Monday –Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm (some evenings and/or weekends required)

Overview: This position is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing the day to day operations of Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Lexington Emergency Food Pantry. This person will work in a fast-paced and demanding environment and must work very well with the public, including volunteers and clients.  It is critical that this person be able to constantly prioritize their tasks and multi-task.  This position’s primary job duties are to ensure efficient and effective daily onsite operations by maintaining the Lexington facility and coordinating as necessary with the Columbia Warehouse;  by supervising staff and volunteers; providing food for those in need of assistance with dignity, compassion, and education; to provide community resource materials/information to clients; to monitor and assess the food inventory and to properly secure food through the assigned food bank’s departments as needed in a timely and consistent manner. Candidate must have the ability to work with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds. 

Minimum Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years management experience, Master’s Degree with 2 years management experience or equivalent experience. Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or related field preferred. 
2. Experience in planning programs and program management in a social service or non-profit agency or the food industry preferred
3. 2 + years of supervisory experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Outstanding customer service skills, experience including developing interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution
2. Excellent organizational skills
3. The ability to work in a fact paced environment while constantly prioritizing and multi-tasking
4. Good computer skills  particularly in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
5. Good oral and written communications skills including public speaking (presentations and tours)
6. Ability to lift at least 30 lbs and work on your feet in various temperatures
7. Ability to be trained and use warehouse equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts.
8. Must be able to train at the Columbia location for two full weeks from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Primary Job Duties:
 Oversee EFP Operations (50% of time)
o Coordinate the efficient operation, supervision, and maintenance of the EFP daily service to ensure clients receive nutritionally balanced food and supplies and best practices for food pantry service are being followed.
o Ensure the EFP is operating in accordance with all appropriate guidelines set by our compliance department for food safety and employee safety, and the USDA, OSHA, DHEC, Feeding America and all other relevant agencies.
o Maintain off-site operations and the Lexington Facility; coordinating repairs and needs with the Columbia Warehouse
o Responsible for staff training, assessment, and disciplinary procedures.
o Manage daily and monthly inventory; balancing supply vs. demand.
o Coordinate the EFP schedule with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure we have the daily supply of volunteers and projects needed to meet daily service demand
 Oversee Social Services/Customer Service (50% of time)
o Providing for the client intake process, which includes:
 Ensuring clients are treated by social work standards: all clients should be treated with dignity and compassion
 Gathering and recording and safeguarding confidential client information 
 Connecting clients with appropriate resources
 Training and supervising volunteer intake workers 
 Maintaining all client records, USDA forms, records checks, and all monthly and yearly reports for food service and all other programs run by EFP   
o Resolve all client issues and complaints and ensure good customer service
o Oversee CSFP management and food distribution
o Oversee Food Stamp Outreach and other Benefit Bank programs
o Provide training, nurturing and guidance to EFP volunteers and coordinate volunteer needs with the volunteer coordinator.
 Assist in any other way needed or as requested by the Director


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 
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.


Job Title: Warehouse Worker                              Location: Florence  Supervisor: Warehouse Manager
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm (some nights and/or weekends)

Position Description: The Warehouse Worker is responsible for loading and unloading product as well as assisting member agencies with their needs.  The incumbent is responsible for storing product using effective warehousing and inventory management principles and ensuring the quality and safety of all product in inventory.  This position will be required to ensure high levels of service and courtesy to all customers, drivers, co-workers and visitors.  In addition, the Warehouse Worker properly accounts for all product by demonstrating attention to detail regarding all shipping, receiving and inventory documentation.    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. 

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma (some college preferable)

• 2+ years of warehouse experience preferred

• Forklift Experience/as well as other standard warehouse equipment required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Good math skills with demonstrated attention to detail
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds in a labor intensive environment
• Working knowledge of basic principles of inventory management
• Able to successfully work in a team environment
• Able to successfully pass a background check and random drug screens

Major Duties:

1. Ensure that all outbound loads are properly loaded
2. Ensures shipping documents are completed and that they display the correct product description and quantities before the load leaves the dock
3. Verify product received against receiving documents, notes and reports discrepancies and any obvious damages.
4. Follow all warehouse safety procedures, including those related to attire, material handling, packaging and operating warehouse equipment
5. Monitor and maintain proper cooler and freezer temperatures
6. Identify and communicate process improvements opportunities for consideration and implementation
7. Follows “First In First Out” (FIFO) procedures to ensure high levels of product quality
8. Properly maintains warehouse at a high level of cleanliness, careful to maintain the safety and quality of the inventory
9. Performs daily cycle counts and researches any discrepancies in an effort to maintain inventory accuracy
10. Complies with all appropriate policies stipulated by the USDA, Feeding America, the Department of Social Services and Harvest Hope Food Bank
11. Performs all other duties as needed


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                                            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:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related field
• Minimum 2 years nutrition experience
• 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


                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