RudiEmployment Opportunities at MANNA FoodBank

Thank you for your interest in working at MANNA FoodBank. There are 3 positions available at this time.


MANNA FoodBank is seeking an experienced CDL Class B Drive to join us in our mission to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Position Summary:
The Driver is responsible for local, intrastate and interstate transporting and handling of MANNA FoodBank product as well as performing warehousing duties as described below.  This position receives direction from the Warehouse Manager. In the absence of the Warehouse Manager, the driver then reports to the Director of Operations.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Makes local pickups and deliveries of donated product. Makes pickups and deliveries to other food banks and donors within North Carolina and surrounding states. Verifies counts of product being picked up or delivered with corresponding documents (bills of lading, invoices, transfer sheets, receipts, etc.) and submits such documents to appropriate staff; oversees proper loading of vehicle with regard to weight distribution/capacity and securing of load.
  1. Maintains accurate mileage, maintenance and vehicle inspection logs to ensure that vehicles are in safe, dependable operating condition. Performs routine preventative maintenance on all MANNA vehicles. Communicates any vehicle problems or concerns with the Facilities & Safety Manager as soon as possible so that appropriate repairs may be made.
  1. Performs duties associated with assigned Mobile Delivery routes including: overseeing proper loading of vehicle with regard to weight distribution, securing load and delivery sequence, overseeing temperature control of product, confirming all scheduled orders are on board, physically offloading all product on board, verifying delivery of product on order sheets and submitting completed order sheets for invoicing to appropriate staff.
  1. Assists in unloading incoming product, segregate and weigh by product type, completion of related paperwork, and storing product in designated locations under direction of Warehouse Manager.
  1. Assists in loading outgoing product for mobile deliveries, shipment to MANNA partner agencies, other food banks and transfers to other MANNA storage/distribution sites, along with completion of related paperwork (order sheets, invoices and transfer sheets).
  1. Assists in general warehouse duties including (but not limited to): order picking; product repack/re-stack; restocking; inventory control.
  1. Assists in general warehouse maintenance including (but not limited to): sweeping, mopping, pest control duties, equipment safety checks, daily temperature logs.
  1. Assists other MANNA staff in any areas related to food drives, fundraising, and other special events as deemed necessary by the Warehouse Manager.
  1. Must be able to maintain requirements for North Carolina Commercial Driving License (Class B, no restrictions).
  1. Assists in daily implementation and practice of AIB standards in order to ensure food safety and good sanitation practices throughout MANNA FoodBank.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid North Carolina Commercial Driver License (Class B; no restrictions)/no insurance points
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact with diverse populations of volunteers, staff, donors and agency representatives in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible invoices, receipts and related paperwork
  • Must have the ability to navigate and make deliveries/pickups in a timely, effective manner
  • Requires frequent movement of product off the back of the truck using a lift gate and pallet jacks
  • Prior experience or proven ability to direct others in achieving the goals of the day-to-day operations
  • Must be able to perform the physical expectations of the position including but not limited to: safely lift and transport product as necessary (frequently 40+lbs), operate appropriate load-handling equipment (forklift, pallet jacks and reach trucks). Operate a manual and electric pallet jack with loads in excess of 2000lbs including pushing and pulling
  • Must be able to maintain production-orientated levels of work within specified time frames

Additional Skills:

  • Works effectively as part of a team and is a highly motivated self-starter
  • Outstanding Customer Service abilities and a positive attitude
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Understands and is committed to MANNA’s mission of involving, educating and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina

Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate in a within the Warehouse to moderately loud when in the field.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40+lbs, occasionally lift/move upwards of 100lbs, and at times move weights in excess of 2000+lbs with load handling equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and or heavy equipment.

MANNA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a generous PTO program, 401K, Health, Dental, & Vision plans.

To apply, please complete the application information available on our website at and submit via email addressed to the MANNA Human Resources Director at, or in person at 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC between the hours of 8:00a – 4:00p.

  • Please, no phone calls or faxes
  • Application deadline: November 2, 2016
  • For more information about MANNA FoodBank, please visit the website at:

MANNA FoodBank is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for the position.


Position Title: Grants Manager
Position: Full time
Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Job Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of successful grant proposals, with at least three years of solid grant writing experience. Minimum four year college degree required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and experience in budget management are essential.  Candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with professionals, non-professionals, and volunteers in a collaborative environment.  The candidate will have strong computer skills, including Internet research, Word, Excel and Outlook; demonstrated concern for vulnerable populations; willingness to learn all aspects of food banking and to be an ardent spokesperson for hunger relief;  and the ability to work comfortably in a multi-tasking environment for extended periods of time.

General Description of the Position: Responsible for maximizing grant funding from multiple sources by researching funding opportunities, writing and submitting compelling grant requests, maintaining gift records, submitting required reports, and building and maintaining relationships with grantors. 

Principal Activities of the Position:

  1. Conducts ongoing research for grant opportunities from local, regional and national foundations, corporations, civic organizations, government agencies, and Feeding America.
  2. Works with all relevant MANNA staff to produce and submit complete grant proposals, follow-up reports, and correspondence to various funding sources in a thoughtful, professional, and timely manner.
  3. Utilizes Donor Perfect software to calendar all submittals and maintain accurate records of grant submissions, awards, and contacts.
  4. Maintains positive working relationships with all grant source representatives.
  5. Prepares and submits monthly or as needed reports on grant activities and forecasts of future funding to the Chief Development Officer.
  6. Participates in Development Department meetings, special events, and various fundraising or food banking activities as directed by senior management.
  7. Works in cooperation and consultation with the Chief Financial Officer.
  8. Accepts whatever duties and responsibilities that may be appropriate to ensure the success of MANNA FoodBank.

MANNA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a generous PTO program, 401K, Health, Dental, & Vision plans.

Starting salary range for this position is $35,000 – $40,000/Yr. (This position offers the option of reduced schedule of 35 – 40 hours/week – negotiable)

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume via email only,  addressed to Susan Schwartz at

  • Please, no phone calls or faxes
  • Application deadline: November 3, 2016

For more information about MANNA FoodBank, please visit the website at:

MANNA FoodBank is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for the position. 


MANNA FoodBank seeks an experienced professional to manage and continue to build the capacity of our existing programs while working to identify and implement new program initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in working collaboratively in addressing issues related to poverty and a passion for the MANNA vision of a hunger-free Western North Carolina (WNC).

General Description
This position is responsible for performing a variety of activities including: oversight of existing programs (Food Stamp Outreach, Youth Programs, and Partner Agency Relations), as well as designing and implementing the collective impact initiatives which support MANNA’s strategic plan.   This position will partner with community organizations on hunger issues, collect and maintain historical and demographic data, build the capacity of our existing programs, ensure program compliance to the Feeding America Member Agreement, identify and implement new program initiatives, prepare materials to support program activities, and work with development staff to raise funds for programs.

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all collective impact initiatives on behalf of the FoodBank, utilizing FoodBank programs, and working to bring multiple community partners together to address hunger in our service area.  Responsible for performance and outcomes for all collective impact initiatives, and reporting to external stakeholders.
  • Oversee MANNA FoodBank programs including MANNA Packs for Kids, FNS Outreach, and Agency Relations, ensuring program compliance and efficiency, and developing new initiatives or ideas designed to provide added services to clientele and more efficient or effective hunger relief in Western North Carolina.
  • Work with program managers to assess and adjust the distribution network within MANNA’s 16-county service area to improve service in under-served areas and ensure equitable access to food.
  • Analyze regional need, assisting in the development of new programs and enhancement of current programs to meet the FoodBank’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Oversee all Agency Relations, FNS Outreach, and Youth Programs personnel functions in conjunction with MANNA’s COO, motivate and develop program staff, conduct performance reviews for program managers, oversee reviews process for programs, and coach employees in the development of work plans.
  • Develop and present training to staff and community partners on various hunger-related topics.
  • Oversee cross-department work to develop public policy priorities and strategies for the FoodBank.
  • Prioritize and oversee strategic education initiatives with key community stakeholders (i.e. poverty simulations, presentations to potential partners in collective impact work, etc.)
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of historical, demographic, comparative data related to the populations served by MANNA.
  • Complete periodic reports required by funders, donors, senior management, and the board of directors.
  • Comply with all FoodBank policies and procedures.
  • Manage multi-year plans and budgets for programs; monitor projections versus actual progress and budget; approve expenses.
  • Perform public speaking and FoodBank tours with community initiative stakeholders as required.

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience working collaboratively to address issues related to poverty.  Preference for candidate who is familiar with the region and regional organizations addressing other issues of poverty.

Additional Skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Manages a team with emphasis on collaboration, skill development, and support.
  • Effective in managing remote teams.
  • Displays passion and optimism for the work, provides vision and inspiration to peers, team members, community partners, and external audiences.
  • ServSafe Certification.

Compensation and benefits:
MANNA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a generous PTO program, 401K, Health, Dental, & Vision plans.

To apply, 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: Oct. 26, 2016

MANNA FoodBank is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for the position.

* MANNA PDF job application 3-10-16
* MANNA MS Word 97 job application (.doc) 3-10-16
* MANNA-MS-Word-job-application (.docx) 3-10-16