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Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization, offering a full plate of services to Delaware Valley residents at risk of chronic hunger and malnutrition. Philabundance’s staff is filled with impassioned people dedicate to our mission.

Philabundance is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in applying for a JOB, please submit your resume and cover letter through Philabundance.catsone.com/careers.

If you are interested in applying for an INTERNSHIP, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or to the attention of HR Department, Philabundance, Philadelphia, PA 19148-7555.

Summary of Current positions open:

  • Open Salaried Positions
  • Open Hourly Positions
  • Open Internship Opportunities

SALARIED POSITIONS

Job # 161

Position Title: Coordinator – Member Relations (monitor)

Primary Location: Berks

Reports To: Sr. Manager – Member Relations

Department: Community Food Programs

Status: Full-time, exempt, eligible for benefits

Position Summary:

The Coordinator – Member Relations is responsible for monitoring Philabundance member agencies for compliance to ultimately ensure that food is being provided in a safe and healthy manner across the network.  When not on the road, this position serves a member support role by assisting members to place orders and maintaining member files.  This position spends a significant amount of time visiting member agencies across our nine-county service area.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license and own means of transportation required
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required
  • Computer skills required: Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Microsoft CRM or relevant database experience a plus.  Excellent level of comfort with computer applications a must.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Visit member agencies (~150-200/year) to ensure that operations and recordkeeping comply with Philabundance and Feeding America guidelines
  • Provide appropriate post-monitoring follow-up, documenting visits and taking next steps as required by department policies and procedures
  • Maintain member agency files and electronic records
  • Investigate potential violations of membership rules and requirements according to procedure
  • Assist in the placement of orders via answering incoming order calls and voicemails, and responding to fax orders
  • Communicate as needed with relevant PHLB departments (e.g. transportation, food acquisition, warehouse, inventory)
  • Serve as back-up according to CFP back-up procedures
  • Perform other duties as requested

Job # 159

Position Title: Database Analyst/Application Developer

Reports to: Director – IT/MIS

Primary Locations: Berks/Galloway

Department: IT/MIS

Status: Full-time, exempt, eligible for benefits

Position Summary:
The Database Analyst works closely with the Director – IT/MIS and the IT/MIS team to support the Business Process functions within Philabundance. The Database Analyst will be responsible for support and maintenance of all related database applications, including our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, Navision/CERES software, as well as applications and business processes supported in Microsoft CRM and other in house built applications. Much of the Database Analyst time will be spent on Business Process Improvement activities as they related to Systems Maintenance and Development, including change/release management, end user training and second-level support of these applications.

Competencies:

  • Ability to provide direction and training
  • Ability to provide suggestions for long range goals and objectives
  • High energy, strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, good communication skills and flexibility
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, a need to work on multiple projects in parallel

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in Information Technology roles
  • Prior experience in developing reports with third party reporting tools, i.e. SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Prior experience in developing small to mid-sized applications Knowledge of financial or ERP software systems preferred
  • Knowledge of programming and development of workflow enabled applications (Microsoft CRM) preferred
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and sustaining effective working relationships with management, peers and subordinates
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

Essential Job Functions:

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements
  • Programming — writing computer programs for various purposes
  • Troubleshooting — determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it
  • Complex Problem Solving — identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Systems Analysis — determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Operations Analysis — analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Active Listening — giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

Job # 153

Position Title: Buyer/Category Manager

Primary Location: Galloway

Reports to: Fare & Square Director

Department: Fare & Square

Status:  Full-time, exempt, eligible for benefits

Position Summary

The Buyer/Category Manager is responsible for purchasing at Philabundance and its Programs such as Fare & Square, Community Kitchen, Kid’s Bites, Fresh for All, and other programs as developed. The Category Manager/Buyer establishes product assortment plan and identifies, sources, develops, selects, tests, refines, and implements products for the categories he/she oversees.  Develops and executes a plan for growth of the assigned categories. Negotiates discounts and pricing and manages the inventory. Analyzes the category sales trends to develop appropriate strategies to meet the company’s objectives.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; or 3-5 years equivalent experience of retail buying
  • Knowledge of purchasing , contracting methods, advertising, and sales
  • Vendor development skills, including negotiating and product analysis
  • Ability to be results-focused, detailed-oriented, highly organized
  • Ability to be successful and adaptable working independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and all office equipment
  • Strong mathematics and analytical skills

 

Specific responsibilities

  • Build and maintain assigned categories
  • Develop and implement brand building strategies including new products and programs
  • Determination of retail pricing and achievement of margin expectations
  • Help plan and determine items for ad, displays/promotions
  • Monitor inventory expenses and make recommendations to improve gross margin as necessary
  • Meet with vendors and supplies
  • Evaluate vendor performance based on knowledge of prices and deliveries and information received from store relative to product acceptability and vendor service
  • Help maintain a balanced inventory of product mix and assess trends and season to determine appropriate purchases
  • Recommend actions to Managing Director to identify and control inventory levels/shrink expense
  • Ensure execution of programs at store level
  • Provide performance metrics to the store
  • Utilize strong judgment and problem analysis techniques in order to work across the business to resolve conflicts and deliver excellent results

 

 


HOURLY POSITIONS

Job # 162

Position Title: Assistant – Direct Programs

Primary Location: Berks

Reports To: Manager – Direct Service (CSFP)

Department: Programs – Community Food Programs

Status: Full-time, non-exempt, eligible for benefits

Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Position Summary:

Assistant – Direct Programs will provide support for CFP programs, primarily Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Fresh For All (FFA) and Help Line. Responsibilities include data entry, quality control of client information, coordinating regular mailings, and assisting at distributions.  Ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required
  • Computer skills required: Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Microsoft CRM or relevant database experience a plus  Excellent level of comfort with computer applications a must
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Asian languages a plus

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Accurately enter all registration, certification and visit information for CFP programs into client tracking system in a timely manner
  • Identify ineligible registration forms and take appropriate action
  • Assist with program mailings on a regular basis
  • Answer Food Help Line calls and direct callers accordingly
  • Accurately enter agency orders received via fax and phone, assist agencies with orders if necessary
  • Assist at two FFA sites per week on a regular basis, registering/checking-in clients and other tasks assigned by Site Coordinator
  • Help support other programs as needed
  • Serve as back-up for CFP programs according to Back-Up Procedures
  • Perform other duties as requested by CFP Managers or Directors

Job # 158

Position Title: CDL Truck Driver

Reports to: Transportation Manager

Primary Location: Galloway

Department: Transportation

Status: Full-time, non-exempt, eligible for benefits

Position Summary:

A Philabundance driver carries out the primary operation of the organization – efficiently picking up and delivering donated surplus, prepared and perishable foods, in the Philadelphia region.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently within a defined operating system
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • High energy level, strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, flexibility, discretion
  • Be able to work cooperatively in a diverse work environment
  • Bend, stoop, crouch, climb, stand, sit, walk, and turn/pivot throughout an 8 hour shift, 5 days a week
  • Lift /lower, push, pull, and carry at least 60 pounds at a time throughout an 8-hour shift
  • Lift packages to heights above shoulder and lower to foot level
  • Operate standard transmission
  • Operate pallet jack, both manual and power, and ride jack to load/ unload trucks
  • Reach, grasp, and maintain control of items and materials used to perform activities associated with delivering and picking up packages
  • See, hear and speak with sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions and communication with the public
  • Maintain an acceptable work pace
  • Work in an environment that will contain:  variable temperatures and humidity, outside weather conditions, exposure to noise, dust/dirt, confined work areas
  • Demonstrate cognitive ability to:  follow directions and routines, work independently with appropriate judgment, exhibit spatial awareness, read words and numbers, concentrate, memorize, recall, identify logical connections and determine sequence of response, process up to 2-3 steps ahead
  • Must meet all of the applicable requirements as specified by the DOT

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • CDL class B or A license required
  • Two years minimum experience driving a straight truck
  • U.S. Department of Transportation certification required
  • Clean driving record
  • Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia region
  • Strong map-reading skills

 

 


INTERNSHIPS

Position Title: IT/MIS Intern: Application Developer
Location: Berks
Reports to: Director of IT/MIS
Department: IT/MIS
Status: Intern/unpaid
Position Summary: The intern will be an integral part of the IT/MIS team. The intern will work as an Application Developer designing and building applications to streamline data management operations and assist with business decision making. The intern will work closely with the IT and MIS teams to design create and deploy the application(s). The intern will not be expected to be a subject matter expert, and will be provided with close guidance with respect to business process change management, application design, database structure design and business rules implementation.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Engineering or CompSci student
  • 2 + years college education
  • At least 1 semester of a programming language (any)
  • A desire to learn more about
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Logistics
  • Accounting
  • Application Development
  • Data Base design and analysis
  • Human Data interactions

Desired Skill Set

  • Data base structure and design
  • Visual Basic programming language exposure / experience
  • Business Process experience
  • Logistics experience
  • Accounting experience
  • TelCom and Network infrastructure experience
  • GIS / Mapping

Position Title: Community Kitchen (PCK) Intern
Location: Woodstock
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Department: Job Training
Status: Intern/unpaid
Position Summary: The PCK Intern will assist the Job Training team with daily operations including: student oversight, career development support, and program development responsibilities during the Summer/Fall 2012 Semester. A learning experience can be gained through modeling, observation, and direct work with our students.

*Please note that we are in North Philadelphia, blocks from Temple University. We are accessible by public transportation, with street and lot parking available as well.

Please send resume and cover letter to Candace Matthews-Bass at [email protected].

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication including phone etiquette, presentation, and interpersonal skills in motivating individuals to achieve success.
  • Flexibility, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with low income populations preferred

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Periodic development of curriculum components: life skills, basic computer literacy, job readiness, and workplace ethics
  • Tutoring students in curriculum areas upon request
  • Career development support (mock interviewing, job postings, job seeker resources, employer research)
  • Shadowing one on one counseling sessions (with client consent)
  • Program promotions and recruitment assistance
  • Oversight of student employment resource area
  • Student file management

Qualifications & Experience

  • College student with human/social service-related major in third year of school or beyond
  • Candidates should be sensitive to circumstances related to low income individuals.
  • Strong level of professionalism
  • Computer skills:  Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, Microsoft Power Point

 

 

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