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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of April 8, 2015.

Employment Opportunities

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

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

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Job Title: CDL A or B Driver                                               Location:  Columbia
Supervisor:   Warehouse Manager
Hours:   Monday thru Friday from 7:30AM – 3:00PM (some evenings or weekends)


The driver will load, transport and deliver items within Harvest Hope Food Bank’s 20 county service areas.  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
• 3+ years of Driving experience required
• Valid South Carolina 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


Other Desired Characteristics:
• Strong communication skills that are effective across a variety of constituencies including donors, volunteers, potential agency members and others to educate about our mission and various services for the purposes of building brand
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America
• Must understand that good customer service and good public relations skills are essential to every job
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic


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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Job Title:   Volunteer Coordinator                         Location:  Columbia
Reports to:  Emergency Food Pantry Director
Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 – 2:30 with some weekends and evenings

The Volunteer Coordinator organizes and coordinates volunteer activities for the Columbia locations of Harvest Hope Food Bank. This includes scheduling, supervising, working in the volunteer data base, and assisting with volunteer recognition.   This position will be responsible for the planning of daily volunteer tasks as well as projects which range from very small to very large while working with other internal departments.  In addition, education about the food bank needs to be provided to each volunteer orientated and indoctrinated to the organization so that volunteers understand the mission and functions of the food bank as a whole to ensure a worthwhile meaningful experience.   A great working relationship with volunteers must be kept at all times to help cultivate the volunteer passion for the food bank and in turn create food and financial donors.   This person will be in charge of establishing and maintaining good community relations with groups and individuals to assure a constant source of volunteers are available.

Requirements:
• Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of relative experience and education
• 2 years experience working with the public; experience leading or directing volunteers preferred
• Experience building a volunteer base or recruiting experience a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Advanced computer skills and experience working in Microsoft Office and a database
• Preferred experience in a leadership role and/or in the non-profit sector.
• Ability to manage team based projects in a variety of environments to include warehousing, administration, etc.

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. To coordinate for the daily needs of volunteers to the Emergency Food Pantries, Product Rescue, Mobile Food Pantry and any other department serving the Midlands area of the Food Bank as needed.
2. To plan for volunteer special projects such as, but not limited to food sorting, food packing, special events and other volunteer jobs as requested.
3. To respond to volunteer communications including the numerous phone calls and emails in a timely and courteous manner.
4. To supervise volunteers in the Columbia location each day to include assisting with complaints, concerns, etc.
5. To assist the Volunteer Data Entry Specialist with maintaining the volunteer data base and assist in keeping them up to date and assist in entering volunteer information, time sheets, applications, etc.
6. To provide guidance to other Departments on how to work with and utilize volunteers.
7. To coordinate with the Director of Emergency of Food Pantries and provide appropriate volunteer recognition and fellowship activities as needed to motivate and thank volunteers for their services.
8. To assist the Director on marketing the volunteer program to groups for recruitment purposes such as outside speaking presentations, tours, agency fairs and other activities as appropriate to build and develop the general community knowledge that volunteers are needed.
9. All other duties as assigned.

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Job Title:  Volunteer Coordinator                 Location:  Greenville
Reports to:  Emergency Food Pantry Manager
Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 – 2:30 with some weekends and evenings

Position Summary: The Volunteer Coordinator coordinates volunteer activities for the Greenville location of Harvest Hope Food Bank. This includes scheduling and supervising both individual volunteers and large volunteer groups in various areas of the food bank.  This position will also assist with recruiting volunteers, entering data into the volunteer database, and assisting with volunteer recognition.  This position will conduct weekly orientations in order to ensure each volunteer understands the mission of the food bank, food and workplace safety, and various volunteer opportunities.  A great working relationship with volunteers must be kept at all times to help cultivate dedicated volunteers and in turn create food and financial donors.   This person will be in charge of establishing and maintaining good community relations with groups and individuals to assure a constant source of volunteers are available.

Requirements:
• Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of relative experience and education
• 2 years experience working with the public; experience leading volunteers preferred
• Recruiting experience a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills to large groups of 30 or more
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Advanced computer skills and experience working in Microsoft Office and a database
• Ability to lift at least 40 pounds in a warehouse environment and willingness to be trained on warehouse equipment
• Ability to manage team based projects in a variety of environments to include warehousing, administration, etc.

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 great interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds including groups of staff, volunteers, clients, and donors. 

Major Duties:
1. To meet the volunteer needs of the Emergency Food Pantries, Product Rescue, Mobile Food Pantry, CSFP and any other department of the Greenville Branch of the Food Bank.
2. To plan, set up, and oversee volunteer special projects such as, but not limited to food sorting, food packing, special events and other volunteer jobs as requested.
3. To welcome, train, and start of all new and returning volunteers in various departments at the food bank.
4. To supervise volunteers on the EFP floor and other areas of the Greenville location each day to build relationships with the volunteers and also assist with complaints, concerns, etc.
5. Conduct weekly orientations in order to ensure each volunteer understands the mission of the food bank, food and workplace safety, and various volunteer opportunities
6. To respond to volunteer communications including the numerous phone calls and emails in a timely and courteous manner.
7. To recruit volunteers through marketing strategies such as outside speaking presentations, tours, agency fairs and other activities as appropriate to build and develop a larger regular volunteer base.
8. To assist the Volunteer Data Entry Specialist with maintaining the volunteer data base and entering volunteer information, time sheets, applications, etc. 
9. To provide guidance to other Departments on how to work with and utilize volunteers.
10. To coordinate with the EFP and Volunteer Department to provide appropriate volunteer recognition and fellowship activities as needed to motivate and thank volunteers for their services.
11. All other duties as assigned.

Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer Qualified candidates should submit their resumes 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