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Compensation

$13 to $17.50 Hourly

Benefits Offered

Medical

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“Have experience making local deliveries, but looking to make a difference? Do we have the job for you!”

Have experience making local deliveries, but looking to make a difference? Do we have the job for you! Join NourishKC as we transform the way we feed our community…and our future.

Internationally known for our work transforming the Kansas City Community Kitchen into a restaurant-style community kitchen, now known as Dining with Dignity, NourishKC is looking for dedicated, organized people who have service delivery experience and passion for being a critical component of addressing food insecurity in our community.

About NourishKC:

NourishKC [creates/facilitates/advances] evolving opportunities for anyone to [recognize/embrace/champion] dignity and [build/transform/sustain] a food secure community. Learn more at www.NourishKC.org and follow NourishKC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position: Full-Time Delivery Driver

  • Shifts to be assigned, will include weekends and early mornings.

  • Some holidays and evenings may also be required.

Pay: $13.00-17.50/hour

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly

Benefits: Health care reimbursement (employer-paid health insurance coming in 2019), cell phone reimbursement, paid time off (10 days, 9 holidays), knowing you are making a difference

Career Advancement: With the exciting anticipated growth of NourishKC over the next 3-5 years, this position has ample opportunity for growth and promotion within the organization. Also, as a well-respected member of the non-profit and culinary landscape of the Greater Kansas City area, working with NourishKC has the potential to open many doors within and beyond the social service community.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director, Food Security Warehouse, the Driver will facilitate food rescue efforts and food distribution between farmers, food pantries, community kitchens and other locations across the Greater Kansas City region. This pivotal role will serve as the face of NourishKC, Kansas City Food Hub, Kanbe’s Market and other collaborating partners working to create a food secure region where everyone has access to the healthy food they need to survive and thrive.

Responsibilities

The Driver will perform some or all of the following duties:

Food Distribution and Logistics

  • Deliver a wide variety of items to different addresses and through different routes within and outside Kansas City region.

  • Follow routes and time schedule.

  • Load, unload, prepare, inspect and operate a delivery vehicle.

  • Complete logs and reports as assigned.

  • Monitor quality of donations, ensure food safety and organizational best practices are met.

Safety, Compliance and Maintenance

  • Follow all Department of Transportation regulations and safety standards.

  • Adhere to all warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements, including Food Safety & Sanitation.

  • Maintain cleanliness of delivery vehicles and other assigned organization property.

  • Maintain vehicle maintenance and mileage logs, reporting any work required to supervisor and arranging for service as needed.

    Represent Organization

  • Serve as primary day to day point of contact between farmers, restaurants, grocery stores, food pantries and other key partners across the entire food system.

  • Works in partnership with food rescue partners, outside agencies and collaboration partners to promote values and mission of NourishKC.

  • Ask for feedback on provided services and resolve food rescue and collaborative partners complaints.

  • Provide feedback and/or recommendations to immediate supervisor should you believe there may be a more efficient way of performing daily duties.

Complete other tasks as assigned by the supervisor which are consistent with the definition and intent of the job description.

Qualifications:

Personal Characteristics:

  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of NourishKC.

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

  • Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

    Education/Experience

  • High school diploma, GED.

  • Previous delivery experience, preferably in food industry.

  • Possess a valid Missouri or Kansas driver’s license, with clean driving record; CDL preferred.

Language/Mathematical Skills & Reasoning Ability

  • English, bilingual preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook; Office365 preferred.

  • Ability to comprehend and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and policy and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, volunteers and clients of the organization.

Working conditions

  • Ability to work assigned hours, noted above, and work some holidays and evenings, as needed.

  • Ability to work in a wide variety weather conditions.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced industrial warehouse.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Want to learn more before you apply? Sign up to volunteer for a shift at the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

Volunteers fill several different roles, from helping in the kitchen to washing dishes or being wait staff in the dining room. The Kansas City Community Kitchen is open EVERY weekday, including holidays and in winter weather. We serve a continental breakfast from 7:30-9 and lunch from 11 am - 2 pm. You're welcome to volunteer as an individual or bring a group.

Recommended volunteer shifts and roles:

  • Morning prep teams, every weekday, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Common tasks might be helping with breakfast dishes, chopping fresh fruit and salad ingredients, or sorting that morning's donations.

  • Lunch service, 10:30-2:30 each weekday. At 10:30, before lunch begins, we provide training on how the whole system works. After we lock the doors at 2 we ask everyone to help us clean up, getting you out no later than 2:30 pm (often earlier when everyone pitches in). Volunteers can choose from among the “front of house” positions, including roles as hosts, wait staff, bussers & beverage station.

About NourishKC:

NourishKC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger and creating a food secure region in Kansas City. From the Kansas City Community Kitchen and Culinary Cornerstones Training Program to the Food Security Warehouse Collaborative and the KC Corner Deli, NourishKC provides a variety of unique food-related programs intended to help people feed themselves today, tomorrow, and for years to come. Learn more at www.NourishKC.org

Company address: 11 E. 40th Street, Kansas City MO 64111

Posted date: 2 months ago

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