Supplemental Grocery Coordinator

Lakeland, Florida
Warehousing & Distribution (Transportation and Material Moving Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
US$ 10.00 - US$ 11.50 per hour
Ref. Number
Keilty, Alicia, Spherion
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Job Description

The mission of VISTE is to enable frail and elderly persons to live safely and independently in their own
homes. Go to to learn more.

Position Summary:
The Supplemental Grocery Coordinator is responsible for working with staff and coordinate volunteers
to sort, pack, and distribute supplemental groceries to VISTE clients.

Position Duties:
In order to support VISTE in the mission of enabling frail and elderly persons to live safely and
independently in their own homes, the Food Distribution Coordinator will do the following:
1. Supervise and coordinate warehouse volunteer operations including unloading of trucks; forklift
operations; sorting, packing and distribution of commodities, etc.
2. Coordinate the distribution of monthly commodities, which are delivered by volunteers.
3. Coordinate the distribution of monthly commodities, which are picked up by clients.

Position Standards:
It will be known that the person holding this position is successfully completing duties and performing
tasks when the following are accomplished:
1. All supplemental groceries are distributed to clients in a timely and courteous manner.
2. Volunteers are coordinated in order to carry out necessary tasks.
3. Volunteers feel appreciated and understand the significance of their role

Position Tasks:

Supplemental Groceries - Delivered by Volunteers
1. Design and maintain routes for monthly commodity delivery.
2. Assure that all clients will have commodities delivered during the promised time.
3. Assure that volunteer routes are appropriate and are not too big or geographically spread out
4. When necessary, determine substitute volunteer drivers, utilizing the Community Engagement
Director as needed.
5. When necessary, assign substitute volunteers to routes.
6. Create maps and directions for volunteers as necessary.
7. Update routes when client needs change.
8. Enter commodity deliveries into agency software and database.
9. Maintain Client special request for delivery with supplemental grocery delivery.

Supplemental Groceries ? Picked Up by Clients
1. Create the list of clients who will pick up each month.
2. Enter commodity pickups into agency software and database.

Other Duties
1. Communicate regularly with volunteers for all tasks.
2. Assure that volunteer roles are assigned well in advance of the need.
3. Use established resources to replace volunteers as needed.
4. Create yearly calendars for pick-up and delivery.
5. Oversee training of warehouse volunteers (sorting/ packing / stocking) and delivery volunteers.
6. Work collaboratively with the Warehouse Manager and other VISTE staff.
7. Handle reporting for USDA, RMS, and Feeding Tampa Bay.
8. Maintain relationships with local nonprofits VISTE partners with ? (Dream Center, Florida Baptist
Children?s Home, SPCA, Achievement Academy, Top Buttons).

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Position Eligibility:
1. Ability to communicate effectively
2. Strong organizational skills
3. Strong problem solving skills
4. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
5. Willingness to work on tasks as assigned
6. Willingness to work beyond standard hours, as needed
7. Willingness to travel locally as assigned
8. Valid Florida Driver's License
9. A high school diploma or GED, and three or more years of relevant experience, or an equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience to provide the necessary knowledge, skills,
and abilities necessary for success

High School

1-4 years

General Performance Requirements:
1. Flexible schedule with core hours Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. ? 12 Noon
2. Work environment is prima

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