Host and direct large volunteer groups of youth and adults in packaging Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) food product, creating a positive experience for volunteers. Perform general labor and warehousing tasks.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Greet volunteers, direct check-in, and educate volunteers on the FMSC story and mission. Adjust presentation delivery to each audience.
Instruct volunteers on how to package food product; monitor volunteers to ensure proper adherence to procedures.
Ask volunteers to donate through financial gifts and/or by purchasing products from the MarketPlace™ store.
Uphold workplace safety policies and procedures.
Uphold food safety and quality policies and procedures.
Maintain the flow of supplies and finished product around the packaging area and warehouse.
Label inventory, palletize boxes, wrap and strap pallets, and use a forklift and/or pallet jack.
Track and complete production reports for each volunteer shift.
Interact over the phone and in-person with registered volunteer groups to drive attendance, encourage fundraising efforts, and increase on-site donations.
Clean and maintain the orientation area, packing areas, restrooms, warehouse, etc.
Perform transactions for merchandise sales; restock retail inventory.
Lead a brief Christian prayer, inviting volunteers to pray over the packaged food.
Act as backup to the Warehouse Specialist/Assistant as needed.
Provide leadership, work direction, accountability, and operational decision-making in absence of Site Manager when assigned as Person In Charge (PIC).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Schedule & Details:
Part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Work location is in Aurora, IL. Reports to Site Manager.
Wage is $12.50/hour.
Regularly scheduled for 16-24 hours per week, subject to site staffing needs. Initially scheduled for shifts on Mondays from 8:30am-5pm, Thursdays from 5pm-10:30pm, and Saturdays from 8:15am-4:30pm. Occasional Sunday and holiday availability required.
Expected to occasionally sub for other Team Leaders. Occasional trainings and meetings also required, e.g. Team Leader meetings occur on a weeknight once per month.
Will have consistent exposure to soy, a known allergen.
To Apply: Complete the online application at www.fmsc.org/apply. You may also upload a resume (not required). Position is open until filled.
Required Experience & Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
Able to stand for up to 8 hours, push, pull, repeatedly lift 30-50 lbs., bend, twist, use fine manual dexterity, etc.
Enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude.
Strong interpersonal and large-group communication skills, including demonstrated public speaking experience. Able to educate, persuade, and instruct large groups.
Experience asking for donations desired.
Assertive and able to coordinate and delegate.
Flexible, adaptable, and able to troubleshoot.
Able to perform responsibly, follow directions, and use good judgment and discretion.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to respectfully communicate and work with diverse community groups varying in age, religious beliefs, ethnicity, ability level, etc.
Christian non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has tackled world hunger since 1987 by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries. These meals are specifically designed to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are used in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. In 2015, FMSC welcomed more than 1 million volunteers to pack nearly 273 mil...lion meals through its permanent sites and nationwide MobilePack program. The Minnesota-based charity spends more than 90% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org for more information.