Host and direct large volunteer groups of youth and adults in packaging Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) food product, creating a positive experience for volunteers. Perform general labor and warehousing tasks.
Pay, Schedule & Benefits:
Wage is $13.70/hour. This is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position.
Regularly scheduled for 16-24 hours per week, subject to site staffing needs. Initially scheduled for shifts on Mondays 5pm-10:30pm; Tuesdays or Thursdays 8:30am – 2:30pm; Saturdays 8:15am-4:00pm. Occasional Sunday and holiday availability required. Must occasionally pick up sub shifts.
Attend occasional required meetings, e.g. team meetings on a weeknight once per month.
Benefits include 401k with employer match and paid sick leave.
Opportunity to travel internationally on an expenses-paid trip to meet FMSC’s food recipients and learn more about sharing FMSC’s story.
What You’ll Do:
Direct volunteer check-in, and educate volunteers on our story and mission. Adjust presentation for each audience.
Instruct volunteers on packaging food product; monitor volunteers to ensure adherence to procedures.
Ask volunteers to donate through financial gifts and/or by purchasing products from the MarketPlace™ store.
Uphold personnel and food safety policies and procedures.
Maintain the flow of supplies and finished product around the packaging area and warehouse.
Label inventory, palletize boxes, wrap and strap pallets, and use a forklift and/or pallet jack.
Track and complete production reports.
Interact over the phone and in-person with registered volunteer groups to drive attendance, encourage fundraising efforts, and increase on-site donations.
Clean and maintain the orientation area, packing areas, restrooms, warehouse, etc.
Perform transactions for merchandise sales; restock retail inventory.
Lead a brief Christian prayer, inviting volunteers to pray over the packaged food.
Act as backup to the Warehouse Specialist/Assistant as needed.
Provide leadership, work direction, accountability, and operational decision-making in absence of Site Manager when assigned as Person In Charge (PIC).
Will have consistent exposure to soy, a known allergen.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Work location is Aurora, IL. Reports to Site Manager.
Join our group of professional world-changers. Work alongside dedicated, talented folks.
To Apply: Go to www.fmsc.org/apply. You may upload a resume along with your application (not required).
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
Able to stand for up to 8 hours, push, pull, repeatedly lift 30-50 lbs., bend, twist, use fine manual dexterity, etc.
Enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude.
Strong interpersonal and large-group communication skills, including demonstrated public speaking experience. Able to educate, persuade, and instruct large groups. Experience asking for donations desired.
Assertive and able to coordinate and delegate.
Flexible, adaptable, and able to troubleshoot.
Able to perform responsibly, follow directions, and use good judgment and discretion.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to respectfully communicate and work with diverse community groups varying in age, religious beliefs, ethnicity, ability level, etc.
Christian non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has tackled world hunger since 1987 by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries. These meals are specifically designed to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are used in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. In 2015, FMSC welcomed more than 1 million volunteers to pack nearly 273 mil...lion meals through its permanent sites and nationwide MobilePack program. The Minnesota-based charity spends more than 90% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org for more information.