As the successful candidate, you will report to the Chief Executive Officer and work in collaboration with other members of the Development team to ensure that clients’ needs are met daily. Utilizing the help of other staff and volunteers, you will be responsible to organize and oversee the food distribution process at the West Kelowna location, including pickup, receipt, and storage of food. You will act as a community liaison, maintaining client confidentiality, disseminating information regarding other community resources, and providing a safe and pleasant atmosphere for all clients who come to the food bank. This is an excellent opportunity to take on a growing leadership role and be part of a community that believes in serving those in need with kindness and compassion.
Central Okanagan Food Bank is looking for a high-energy Program Coordinator to build out internal programming and act as a liaison with other non-profits, grocery store retailers, and community organizations to share available resources regarding food insecurity in the Okanagan. The position shares operational and developmental responsibilities internally and externally to ensure programs are well supported and adapted to meet the diverse needs of program specifics. The program coordinator requires excellent relationship-building skills, using motivational techniques with retailers, PAs (partner agencies), and volunteers to elevate them towards best practices in service and food delivery to those in need.
Duties include picking up reclaimed food from various locations, lifting boxes (up to 50 lbs.), unloading, and general warehouse tasks; as well as inspecting the truck to ensure there are no apparent defects or safety concerns before driving; keeping an accurate drivers log, and cleaning and fueling the truck.
Driving, loading, and unloading for 8 hours per day. Occasional Saturdays, Sundays, or Statutory Holidays may be required.