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Nov 10 / Padmaja Rao

Employment Opportunity at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan Job Description

Job Title: Program Services Director


Job Description:  The Program Services Director is responsible for child school and senior nutrition programs as well as nutrition and hunger awareness education programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Work with managers to develop new and improve current nutrition and hunger awareness programs within Gleaners, in the community and with agency partners.  2. Identify resources and opportunities to support education with agency partners and their customers, empowering both to make healthier choices. 3. Support initiatives to create healthier environments within the food bank network. 4. Integrate programs to create synergy 5. Nurture a culture of wellness amongst staff and agency partners 6. Represent Gleaners to collaborates, partners and other community stakeholders 7. Work with managers to manage and develop department and grant budgets 8. Provide oversight of grants in order to meet goals and timeline expectations 9. Develop tools for agency partners to promote and health 10. Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities. 11. Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; conducting training; enforcing policies and procedures. 12. Demonstrate and support the Gleaners mission, vision and values throughout all professional responsibilities and activities 13. Other duties as assigned


1. Bachelor Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, non-profit management or related field preferred but not required 2. A minimum of five years supervisory experience 3. Experience in training or adult education 4. Knowledge of USDA nutrition programs 5. Budget management or basic accounting 6. Two years or experience in program management 7. Must be able to meet flexible scheduling demands of programs with some evenings and weekends. 8. Valid drivers license and proof of insurance

Language Ability: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; with the ability to write routine reports, and correspondence are required. Strong interpersonal skills with all contacts, internal and external, are required.

Math Ability: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Basic knowledge of bookkeeping required.

Reasoning Ability: Strong analytical skills are required. Ability to proactively address and creatively solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Work Environment: The standard work environment is an office setting with fluorescent lighting and temperature and humidity controlled by air conditioning and heating. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. The employee will occasionally be required to perform duties in other settings (i.e. Warehouse or industrial environments, outdoors, other corporate settings.) Physical Demands The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to speak, hear and use hands. Moderate amounts of walking as well as long periods of sitting or standing are occasionally required.

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