Food to the People Coordinator - Temporary at Third Sector New England in New London, Connecticut

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Third Sector New England

Location: US-CT-New London
Job ID: 2021-1922
Category: Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Type: Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
FRESH New London


FRESH New London ( is a small food justice non-profit located in New London, CT. Our mission is to build momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment. We use food to connect to the community, encourage leadership, inspire stewardship and incite change. FRESH is focused on urban farming, community gardening and youth, as a way to build resiliency in our City and to inspire more people to take part in the community food system.

FRESH New London is a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE (


FRESH New London is partnering with the Health Improvement Collaborative to coordinate a weekly food pantry that will continue to address Covid related food insecurity in New London, to share the lessons and strengths of the project with regional partners and to assess the gaps in service and values of the emergency food system in New London and southeastern Connecticut.

Essential Functions
  • Oversee all aspects of the operations of the Food to the People distribution;
  • Order food for pantry, monitor nutritional content, track inventory, and receive weekly deliveries, keep budget for foods ordered, and other statistic details;
  • Monitor annual program spending allocation as instructed by Director;
  • Oversee recruitment, retention, and training of volunteers. Track all volunteer participation;
  • Maintain calendar of staff and volunteers;
  • Grant writing to support programs, as needed;
  • Works to established gaps and duplication in the food security system within geographical areas identified by the HIC and FRESH NL;
  • Assist in the establishment of a Food Justice Team of the HIC;
  • Participate in regional partnership meetings and projects, as needed;
  • Attend HIC meetings as needed


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
  • Experience facilitating a weekly emergency food distribution program that aligns with the values and expectations of FRESH and the Health Improvement Collaborative;
  • Ability to work independently, while being mindful of FRESH's larger organizational work;
  • Understanding of racial and social justice principles and how to apply them in pantry settings;
  • High level of organization and accountability;
  • Positive attitude and energy;
  • Ability to work in different environments;
  • Interest in developing interpersonal relationships;
  • Working knowledge of FRESH Urban Farm and FRESH Programs;
  • Strong drive to learn and practice good communication; work with team and community members respectfully and with patience;
  • Interest in working with diverse populations - different ages and various economic, social and political backgrounds;
  • Qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation;
  • Successful Driver's License and Background Check.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move; About 1/2 time spent lifting and moving boxes & 1/2 desk work
  • Often lift and/or move up to 40 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed at F.R.E.S.H New London, CT.

Compensation: The pay for this position is $28.00/hr.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/FRESH envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/FRESH will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.PI154911854
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