Network Partnership Coordinator

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Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state. Our mission is to solve hunger. Last year we distributed more than 53 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food to our members who are food pantries, meal programs, and shelters throughout 35 counties in eastern Wisconsin.

JOB PURPOSE:

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has a strong network of dedicated and innovative community partnerships working together to solve hunger. The Network Partnership Coordinator is a relationship and compliance role that is critical to customer service, food distribution, resource generation and community engagement. This role is accountable for enriching and growing our relationship(s) with our network agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships and collaborative partnerships with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin network, including food pantries and meal programs.
  • Develop and execute an engagement strategy that focuses on indicators of: equity, food insecurity, partner capacity, clients served, meals distributed and compliance.
  • Strategically recruit new partners and process applications in support of the county engagement strategy. Orient and assist new partners in accessing Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s resources.
  • Conduct partner site visits to ensure proper food handling, storage, sanitation, preparation standards, and compliance with monitoring requirements via documentation and on-site inspection.
  • Assist Programs Coordinator with execution of projects, as needed.
  • Maintain Partner agency databases to reflect accurate records and generate reports.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as order processing and management and ensuring program compliance.
  • Participate in the state and local community events, as needed.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Commitment to understand and support FAEW’s mission, vision, and effective actions to end food insecurity and its causes
  • Respect for the people FAEW serves and commitment to learn the causes of their food insecurity and need
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Prior work experience with nonprofit organizations.
  • Ability to efficiently travel to communities within and outside of Milwaukee County.
  • Understanding of FAEW’s distribution system.
  • Must be comfortable addressing groups of 10 or more.
  • Excellent communications, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Must be comfortable addressing groups of 10 or more.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and database programs.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work safely following FAEW safety procedures.
  • Ability to see, talk and hear to exchange accurate information with internal and external individuals.
  • Ability to use keyboard, manipulate objects or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be open-minded of differing opinions and views.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance that meets Feeding America’s liability requirements and transportation to travel to work sites.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, and/or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds while moving files or small to large packages. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 

Work is performed in an office environment and off-site locations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounter while performing the essential functions of this position.

REMOTE WORK:

The ability to work from home is a flexible work arrangement that Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW) offers to enable employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. FAEW may offer this option to employees when it benefits both the organization and the employee. However, our FAEW facilities serve as a critical hub for collaboration and, while we want to embrace flexibility, the need to be in the office or out in the field and working on projects or networking through natural camaraderie, will be expected. This position does have the capacity to work from home in our hybrid work from home model.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. is committed to fostering diversity in our workplace. FAEW does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, race, color, creed, religion, handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical disability, mental disability, or veteran status. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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