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Current Open Positions

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center’s (MFB&CC) mission is to lead the movement to end hunger through advocacy, volunteerism, and healthy food for all. We nourish community.

We are a private, non-profit organization with a 42-year history of filling the hunger gap in Missoula County. In 2023, we served 1 in 5 people countywide. MFB&CC pursues our mission through direct nutrition programs and through advocacy efforts that impact the upstream causal issues of food insecurity. We have been carrying out this model of service since 1982 and take tremendous pride in the diverse network of support that keeps our community nourished, our food service programs effective, and our organization healthy.

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center is an anti-racist, LGBTQ2S+ ally organization.  BIPOC and gender diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Salary: $17-$19/hr

Position Overview

This is a full time (40 hr/wk) position reporting to the organization’s Program Manager. The Program Assistant provides support to MFB&CC’s programs and day-to-day operations by coordinating and leading volunteers for programs, leading groups of volunteers through tours and activities, acting as liaison for MFB&CC school satellite pantry programs, and maintaining positive and supportive working relationships with volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma preferred (or equivalent) and one year of related experience or suitable combination of education or experience.
  • Familiarity with anti-poverty work
  • Ability to work autonomously and complete assigned tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of people including other staff, volunteers, customers, social service agencies, businesses and the general public
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to drive large MFB&CC vehicles

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Work collaboratively within a team environment and have a willingness to assist other co-workers and volunteers.
  • Ability to grow and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group volunteers, coworkers and community members.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail oriented to support the balance of a wide range of tasks and responsibilities including multi-tasking, prioritizing and delegating tasks when necessary.
  • Be self-motivated, self-directed, and take initiative in performing a wide variety of tasks in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Be open-minded and flexible with regard to the work performed.
  • Exercise safe workplace policies and procedures and effectively communicate adherence of policies to volunteers and other staff.
  • Participate in ongoing equity and inclusion work.
  • Obtain ServSafe certification within 90 days of being hired and adhere to safe food handling practices.
  • Stand and/or walk for long periods of time; bend, twist, kneel and stoop; pull, push or carry heavy objects, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with reasonable accommodation.
  • The employee must have the ability to be physically active for long periods of time and to work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Have and maintain a valid MT state driver’s license and a safe driving record.

SPECIAL JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Walk up and down steps to reach and retrieve boxes and other items from shelves.
  • Must have the ability to be physically active for long periods of time and to work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.
  • Work within a range of temperature controlled environments including but not limited to handling cold or frozen items and retrieving items from walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Montana state driver’s license and have a clean driving record.
  • Schedule is generally 8am-4pm, except Tuesdays 11am-7pm to support evening distribution in the Store. Occasionally flexible hours, including weekend and other evening work may be required.
  • Background checks are required. Felony offenses of sexual or violent nature may disqualify an applicant from employment. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support to programs including; Kids Table Programs, Kids EmPower Pack Program, ROOTS, Fresh Food Box, and Satellite Pantries
  • Create nutritional education material for federal programming
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment for ROOTS and Fresh Food Box programs
  • Collaborate in leading and supervision of program volunteers
  • Engage groups of volunteers in one time volunteer opportunities and tours of the building, providing general information about MFB&CC services
  • Support volunteers with kindness and respect
  • Lead school pantry programs: tracking and maintaining all required records, scheduling and appreciating volunteers, maintaining positive relationships with school partners
  • Collaborate in annual summer events to enhances summer meal program, connect families to additional resources, and engage community members
  • Ability or willingness to drive a large vehicle
  • Assist with other MFB&CC programs as they are created
  • Support MFB&CC overall operations as needed
  • Provide support to Store operations
  • Assist with the larger food drives and events including but not limited to Empty Bowls and Missoula Under Construction
  • Co-lead evening distribution in our store one evening per week
  • Other duties as assigned.

NOTES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We strongly encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and other people of historically excluded identities. Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. We are committed to nurturing diverse leadership within a diverse network, so if you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to accomplish the job, we want to hear from you! 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jamie@missoulafoodbank.org by May 31st to apply.