Job Opportunities

Director of Programs & Policy
Full-time

Education & Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in not-for-profit program required
  • 3-5 years experience in advocacy and program capacity building preferred
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred
  • An understanding of programs and policy that affect nonprofits working to reduce hunger in the state of Alabama preferred

Responsibilities

  • Help build the capacity of member food banks to solve hunger in Alabama by raising food and funds and pursuing long-term, statewide strategies.
  • Guide the program work of the Alabama Food Bank Association, including but not limited to the summer feeding program, development for Alabama food banks and the State Association, license plate program, and grant reporting.
  • Help fulfill the long-range goals of member food banks.
  • Engage in advocacy work and program capacity building.
  • Lead short-term special projects or work groups as needed to research, test, and/or implement new programs, initiatives, or processes.
  • Represent the organization in meetings, community forums, or conferences as needed.
  • Identify funding sources to support the member organizations and association.
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing the annual operating budget
  • Maintain organization records including contracts, billing records, non-profit and tax-exempt forms, and grant reports.
  • Produce or assist in preparing periodic and annual financial records for use by Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Position will be based in Montgomery but require some travel.

Please sent resume and cover letter to llester@alfba.org to apply.

 

 

 

Summer Feeding Coordinator

 

Job Title: Summer Feeding Coordinator

Reports To: Director, Alabama Food Bank Association

Time Commitment: May 15-Aug. 4, 2017, average of 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. The hourly requirements for this position will fluctuate, with more hours (closer to 30/week) required for the first 3-4 weeks, and then fewer (10-15/week) for the remaining weeks. The Coordinator needs to be available during lunchtime and early afternoon Monday-Friday during the weeks of the program.

Salary: 12 Week Summer Contract- $15 per hour up to 300 hours, with reimbursement for mileage and a stipend for printing supplies and cell phone use.

Location: Florence, AL

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Background: The Alabama Food Bank Association is a non-profit organization representing the eight regional food banks located across the state. The Alabama Food Bank Association works to end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in Alabama.

The Summer Feeding Coordinator is a responsible self-starter who will support the Alabama Food Bank Association’s efforts to ensure children at risk of hunger have access to meals year-round. When school lets out, thousands of low-income children across north Alabama miss the school breakfasts, lunches and afterschool snacks they received during the school year. Summer Feeding sites hosted by local charities, civic groups or schools can ensure that low-income children 18 years old and under continue to receive nutritious meals even when schools are not in session.

 

Summary: Responsible for all activities associated with successful day-to-day operational support of Summer Child Nutrition Programs in Northwest Alabama with a strong focus in Lauderdale County. This includes actions related to recruitment, training, paperwork, reporting, delivery logistics, and inventory. Assists Alabama Food Bank Association and Food Bank of North Alabama staff to ensure federally funded child nutrition programs are operational and upholding program regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Attending and participating in all necessary staff training for the Summer Feeding Program, including one pre-event training day in Birmingham or Huntsville.
  2. Training summer feeding sites in Northwest Alabama with a strong focus in Lauderdale County.
  3. Communicating site meal orders and delivery with vendor.
  4. Assisting with site management and paperwork; ensuring sites are obeying rules and regulations of the summer feeding program.
  5. Communicating with site personnel to collect daily meal orders, meal counts, and necessary program paperwork.
  6. Scheduling and conducting monitor visits for participating sites. Providing additional training to site personnel if needed.
  7. Conducting data entry for items such as program applications, daily site paperwork, and program claims. Coordinating data entry and data management with two other site coordinators in other regions of Alabama. This position will be the person primarily responsible for the data.
  8. Administering satisfaction surveys to program participants.
  9. Responsible for learning, understanding, and abiding by local, state, and federal child nutrition program regulations.
  10. Assisting with planning and running pre-summer kickoff events for summer sites.

Additional Qualifications:

Individual will need to possess a valid driver’s license and have access to their own vehicle. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High School diploma, enrolled at a collegiate level, and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication and customer relations skills
  • Time management skills for short-, medium-, and long-term timelines
  • Organization and task planning skills
  • Ability to legally work with children and volunteers

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands and talk/hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

This employee will work remotely from their home. They will need to be a self-starter that can make a plan and implement it with little supervision.

Interested? Submit a resume, cover letter, and contact info for three references to Laura Lester, Executive Director of Alabama Food Bank Association, at llester@alfba.org. Deadline is Friday, April 14th. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed upon submission.