Food Distribution Specialist

Employment Type
Job Category
Member Services
Flushing YMCA
Salary: $25.00 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all. 
The Flushing YMCA is seeking a Food Distribution Specialist. Under the supervision of the Membership Sales & Engagement Director, the Food Distribution Specialist will play a critical role in supporting the overall operations of our food distributions, including receiving shipments, organizing and sorting, and distribution. The Food Distribution Specialist will be responsible for providing a safe and clean environment for our community members when they arrive for food distribution and for ensuring all supplies are stored properly. In addition, the Food Distribution Specialist will support with managing the day-to-day operations of the food distribution and maintaining accurate program documentation and supplies. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure proper and accurate receipt of shipments.

  • Loading and unloading shipments and ensuring all supplies are properly stored.

  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of other staff and community members at the YMCA food distribution.

  • Support the Membership Sales & Engagement Director with the day-to-day operations of the YMCA food distribution.

  • Support with the distribution of food and supplies to community members.

  • Maintain accurate program documentation (invoices, delivery receipts, sign-in sheets, etc.).

  • ​Support community members with any questions on distribution days.

  • Ensure that supplies and equipment are available and kept safe.

  • Actively participate in all training sessions and designated meetings.

  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.

  • Serve as a positive role model for community members.

  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the YMCA Community Shops to community members.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community members.

  • Adhere to all Food Bank for New York City, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of six (6) months of customer service/hospitality experience.

  • Food distribution or other related distributions preferred.

  • Fluency in more than one language preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and comfortable with working with diverse youth and adults. 

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.
How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.
If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone.
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