Fresh Rescue Coordinator (Food Shelf Assistant)

Posted by Groundworks Collaborative
Brattleboro, VT
November 19, 2020

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$15 an hour

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Position Title: Fresh Rescue Coordinator
Reports to: FoodWorks Coordinator

Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Work site: Foodworks

$15/ Hour + Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, and 403B Match after 1 Year

Position Summary

The Fresh Rescue Coordinator is responsible for supporting the food shelf’s day-to-day operations, including procuring, transporting, and stocking the shelf with food. The Fresh Rescue Coordinator will interact with shoppers experiencing food insecurity with dignity and respect to create a positive experience. At times, the Fresh Rescue Coordinator may become involved with clients experiencing crises, and will need to maintain boundaries, identify needs, and make referrals as appropriate. This position is part-time at 25 hours per week, and works flexibly between the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday, but typically operates during morning hours. This job has a high level of physical activity and requires the ability to regularly lift over 50 lbs with ease, walk up and down stairs several times daily, and lift boxes on and off our box truck each day.

Due to COVID-19, Foodworks is operating with a contactless model and tasks may be different at this time, including an increase in data entry and reporting, expanded delivery to the greater Brattleboro area, and collaborations with a number of community partners and initiatives to ensure equitable food access to all.


Client Support

  • Support shoppers experiencing food insecurity with dignity and respect
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all clients
  • Refer clients to case management as needed
  • Maintain working knowledge of other food sources, including daily meals and food shelves
  • Support clients in completing 3Squares applications, or being referred as needed

Daily Food Shelf Operations

  • Support food shelf volunteers, often working with a diverse team of people
  • Manage inventory, including the pick up, break down, and stocking of food shelf products
  • Coordinate delivery or pickup of all food and non-food items:
  • Weigh and record all food donations,
  • Operate a box truck for pick-up of donations each day, primarily in Brattleboro but also as far as Wilmington.
  • Responsible for coordinating truck maintenance including fuel, oil changes, and repairs as needed
  • Responsible for keeping the Food Shelf clean, orderly and stocked
  • Clean and maintain food shelf equipment
  • Ensure all food and products are within expiration date

Data Entry

  • Track data entry of all donations to Food Shelf
  • Track data entry of all client/household information
  • Track TEFAP and Commodity Box data entry

Key Competencies

  • Able to have a flexible schedule and work additional hours while Foodworks Coordinator is away
  • Comfortable driving a box truck
  • Basic awareness of food presentation
  • Passion for food
  • Dedicated to supporting people who are experiencing food insecurity with compassion
  • Able to thrive and be flexible within fast paced environment
  • Extremely reliable
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work without direct supervision

Desired Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License, and registered, insured, and reliable vehicle required
  • A Motor Vehicle Record free of infractions listed here, a records check will be performed prior to job offer:
  • Computer skills and experience with data entry required
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations highly preferred
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds at a time

Groundworks Collaborative was established in 2015 as a result of the merger of the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center and Morningside Shelter. We provide ongoing support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro, Vermont area. Groundworks offers competitive wages, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and a fast-paced, friendly atmosphere and culture.

***Please include resume AND cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.***

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Schedule: / Day shift / Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Mask and gloves must be worn at all times while working and additional sanitation practices must be followed.

Work Location: / One location

Work Remotely: / No

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