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Did you know that one in five Berkeley residents is not able to put enough food on their table to live a healthy and hunger-free life? The Berkeley Food Network (BFN) is a young and rapidly growing non-profit organization using innovative strategies to address this issue and end hunger in Berkeley. We work through a community-centered, collaborative process to source, rescue, and prepare healthy food and get it to the people who need it.

The Berkeley Food Network has two open positions:


Director of Programs

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Job Overview: The Director of Programs is responsible for managing and growing our existing programs (Mobile and On-site Panty Programs, Food Redistribution Program, Food Recovery Program, and Network Membership Program) and for creating new programs in partnership with other Berkeley community-based organizations. The Director of Programs will also help to create and execute a new anti-hunger/anti-poverty advocacy program. The Director of Programs must be a mission-driven leader, able to work with a diverse group of people in a collaborative environment. Open communication, creative resourcefulness, and attention to detail while holding the big picture in mind are key to the success of this position.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Management

  • Ensure that existing programs are running smoothly and effectively.
  • Develop resources for program growth and improvement.
  • Leverage data to identify gaps in food assistance services in Berkeley and develop innovative ways to fill the unmet need in our community.
  • Create and perform ongoing program evaluation to ensure that need is being met in the most appropriate and effective manner.

Compliance Oversight

  • Oversee safety and other types of compliance among partnering programs that receive food from BFN
  • Arrange partner meetings and training.

Advocacy

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and execute an innovative advocacy program that addresses the root causes of hunger: income inequality and systemic poverty/racism.
  • Collaborate with existing anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocacy programs.

This role is also responsible for:

Managing volunteers — in collaboration with the Director of Operations and Food Recovery Program Manager, create volunteer job descriptions and schedules and provide oversight in partnership with appropriate staff.

Organizational strategy — in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, evaluate effectiveness of organizational strategies and make adjustments, as needed.

Outreach and communications — work with the Executive Director to develop and execute communications and outreach strategies for our current partners and for recruiting new partners; represent BFN in appropriate contexts.

Reporting — generate programmatic reports for the Executive Director and board of directors.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience:

  • Working in an organization with a multi-program structure.
  • Managing and developing programs that address food insecurity and/or poverty, including data management, program evaluation, and reporting.
  • Developing strong partnership relationships and working collaboratively with partners.
  • Training and supervising volunteers.

They also demonstrate a commitment to mission, are organized and detail-oriented, take a collaborative approach to work, are able to work with diverse partners, and possess strong communication skills.

Please email your resume to jobs@berkeleyfoodnetwork.org
Please note which job you are applying for in the email subject.

The Berkeley Food Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Director of Operations

This position reports to The Executive Director.

Job Overview: The Director of Operations is a newly expanded position in our organization. The position is responsible for all aspects of the safe and efficient running of our warehouse and pantry programs including food sourcing and procurement, inventory management, warehouse operations, and staff and volunteer management. The Director of Operations must be a mission-driven leader able to work with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Open communication, creative resourcefulness, autonomous decision-making, and a keen eye for detail while holding the big picture in mind are key to the success of this role.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Food Sourcing

  • Work closely with our Director or Programs and Food Recovery Manager to identify, develop, and maintain multiple channels of food sourcing, ensuring access to a variety of high quality, healthy foods including excess foods recovered from local food businesses.

Inventory Management

  • Implement and maintain an inventory management system appropriate to the needs of BFN and train staff on its use.

Distribution

  • Implement and maintain an ordering and distribution system (pick-ups and deliveries) for our partner agencies, mobile pantries, and on-site pantry.

This role is also responsible for:

Managing Warehouse Staff and Warehouse

  • Manage warehouse associate(s), interns, and volunteers.
  • Oversee warehouse maintenance and repair.

Managing Volunteers

  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Food Recovery Program Manager, create volunteer job descriptions and schedules and provide volunteer oversight in partnership with appropriate staff.

Budgeting

  • Work with the Executive Director to create and manage an operations budget.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience working in an organization with a multi-program structure; building food inventory systems, including data management; large-scale sourcing of food and food recovery; hiring, training, and supervising warehouse employees.

They also demonstrate a commitment to mission, are organized and detail-oriented, take a collaborative approach to work, can work with diverse partners, and possess strong communication skills.

Please email your resume to jobs@berkeleyfoodnetwork.org
Please note which job you are applying for in the email subject.

The Berkeley Food Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.