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Food Hub Warehouse Specialist

Full-Time


About Food Connects

Food Connects is an entrepreneurial non-profit that delivers locally produced food as well as educational and consulting services aimed at transforming local food systems. The Food Hub aggregates and delivers from over 115 regional farms and food producers to over 195 buyers in southeast Vermont, southwest New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts. Food Connects’ educational services focus on Farm to School programming. Acknowledged as a statewide leader, the program supports over 30 schools to increase local food purchasing, school meal participation, and food, farm, and nutrition education. Together these core programs contribute to a vibrant local economy by increasing local food purchases by schools and improving students’ nutrition and academic performance. Additionally, Food Connects is frequently hired to provide leadership and consulting services for efforts aimed at transforming local food systems in the New England region.


Position Overview


Start Date: Flexible, early Summer


This position is based in Brattleboro, Vermont. On-site availability required. Remote work opportunities will be infrequent.


The Food Hub Warehouse Specialist (FHWS) is responsible for overseeing the Food Connects Food Hub Warehouse, ensuring the warehouse is optimally utilized and in compliance with all applicable regulations, and contributing to the safe, timely, and undamaged flow of Food Hub products. 


The FHWS must have consistently exceptional organizational, systems thinking, problem-solving, and record-keeping skills. They should be adept at thinking and planning spatially and have a high level of attention to detail. 


This is a hands-on position with the expectation that this individual will be flexible and able to jump in where needed to optimize operations and support other team members. The FHWS is fully trained on all day-to-day warehouse tasks and all delivery and pick-up routes. They are expected to help cover various miscellaneous warehouse and general operational tasks as needed, such as: driving pick-up or delivery routes, assisting in the warehouse with receiving, picking orders, loading trucks, and other tasks as needed. It is a high-energy position that provides ample opportunities for those interested in food systems to get to know local food producers and buyers in the Central New England area.





Schedule


Full-time, 40 hr/week, non-exempt hourly position. Schedule will vary seasonally, but general availability during the below hours is required. (This will vary according to daily fluctuations in the Food Hub distribution schedule.) Some evening and weekend availability may be required with advance notice. 


Compensation & Benefits


This position is compensated hourly & is negotiable depending on experience.


After the introductory period, benefits include paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time), access to vision, dental, short-term disability, and life insurance, and discount on food purchases from the Food Hub. 


Collaboration


Job Responsibilities 


Warehouse Systems & Regulatory Compliance


Warehouse & Inventory Coordination


Driving/Delivery Coordination


Additional Responsibilities 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications


Qualifications 

Preferred Qualifications


Physical Requirements


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