RudiEmployment Opportunities at MANNA FoodBank

Thank you for your interest in working at MANNA FoodBank.  There is 1 open position at this time.

Position Announcement:

Eastern Zone Outreach Coordinator
MANNA FoodBank – 7/11/16

IMPORTANT: To apply for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume via email only addressed to the MANNA Human Resources Director at

  • Please, no phone calls or faxes
  • Application deadline: July 31, 2016

MANNA FoodBank is seeking a dedicated professional to fill the role of Eastern Zone Outreach Coordinator to join us in our mission of working to end hunger in Western North Carolina.

Position Summary:
The Eastern Outreach Coordinator’s (EOC) work will be focused in the Eastern Zone which includes: Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties. The EOC’s time will be split 75/25 between Agency Relations work and Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS) Outreach work. In Agency Relations, the EOC will serve as the primary point of contact for MANNA Partner Agencies based in the Eastern Zone, and will work with those agencies and other local community partners to promote best practices in food distribution, build collaboration, and expand food and organizational capacity in underserved areas. The EOC will also ensure that partner agencies are in compliance with the MANNA FoodBank Partner Agency Agreement. In FNS Outreach, the EOC will be responsible for administering MANNA’s FNS Outreach Program within the Eastern Zone, through contributing approximately 10 hours per week around FNS outreach work, including the FNA helpline, conducting outreach at existing sites as well as identifying new locations and reaching out to communities in need. The EOC will provide information about the FNS program to potentially eligible individuals and families, providing pre-screening and application assistance, maintaining accurate program data, creating and distributing outreach materials, communicating with community partners, and staying abreast of current Food and Nutrition Services regulations and information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Agency Relations (75% of job)

  • Provide primary point of contact for MANNA Partner Agencies and other community partners in the Eastern Zone, serving as liaison between MANNA Partner Agencies and MANNA FoodBank as necessary.
  • Plan and coordinate one annual all-agency meeting for the Eastern Zone.
  • Plan and coordinate annual county-level Talking Councils, bringing together MANNA Partner Agencies, along with community partners and leaders, to explore ways to increase food capacity in underserved communities.
  • Identify partners and areas in need of extra support and work with MANNA staff and support volunteers to develop strategies to meet those needs.
  • Work with Food Sourcing Coordinator to facilitate and help establish direct-to-agency opportunities with local farmers and food retailers.
  • Develop and participate in county interagency networks on behalf of MANNA, such as local hunger coalitions, poverty forums, etc.
  • Work as a team with Agency Relations team to support efforts and assist in conducting special meetings and poverty simulations across the MANNA service area.
  • Coordinate efforts with and serve as resource for the work of MANNA interns, as needed.
  • Provide communication, social media material, and hunger education guidance to MANNA’s Zone staff and volunteers.
  • Additional duties as required.

FNS Outreach (25% of job)

  • Provide pre-screening and direct application assistance to potentially eligible clients.
  • Provide onsite mentoring, outreach, and capacity resource materials to agencies as needed.
  • Increase/develop other FNS outreach and Agency partners.
  • Promote the FNS and MANNA Program in the region through local community outlets. Represent and present information about MANNA and our work at conferences and meetings.
  • Maintain relationships with the five Departments of Social Services within the Eastern Zone.
  • Educate the community, faith communities, community leaders, and local officials about hunger, MANNA, FNS and the economic impact of the program on local communities (FNS).
  • Maintain data/recordkeeping/reporting records and submit on deadline. Attend required MANNA meetings.
  • Maintain complete client confidentiality.
  • Additional duties as required.

A commitment to the mission of MANNA FoodBank in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina, and a commitment to federal nutrition programs, particularly the Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS/formerly called Food Stamp Program) as a safety net for low-income Americans. Four-year college degree or equivalent experience required. Strong organizational, communication, project management, public speaking, group facilitation, supervision, and community organizing needed. Must have the ability to work independently and communicate well with a diverse group of people. Professional office computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Flexible schedule, clean driving record, and use of an insurable personal vehicle required. Must undergo a national background check. Residents of Madison, Mitchell, Yancey, Avery and McDowell counties preferred.

Additional Skills:
Training or familiarity with principles of nonprofit management.

Working Conditions:
This position is largely a field based position and offers some flexibility on the primary office location.

Generally the work will be performed in a typical office environment with occasional exposure to warehouse environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Physical Demands:
Light work. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work. Worker sits most of the time, but driving and transporting outreach materials is required. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Routine travel is required within the 5-county service area. Out of state travel to conferences may occasionally be necessary, depending on staff availability. Current driver’s license required; copy of current auto insurance; and clean MVR required.

Hours typically fall within a regular M-F 8:30a-5:00p structure. Occasional evening and weekend meeting and site visits will be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Important: To apply for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume via email only addressed to the MANNA Human Resources Director at

  • Please, no phone calls or faxes
  • Application deadline: July 31, 2016

* MANNA PDF job application 3-10-16
* MANNA MS Word job application 3-10-16